Roland DGA Corporation - 9/8/2008
Roland Announces VersaArt Series of Wide-Format Inkjet Printers
Roland DGA Corp., a leading provider of wide-format inkjet printers and integrated printer/cutters, has
introduced the VersaArt RS series, the company’s newest 4-color wide-format eco-solvent inkjet printers
combining the latest technologies from the company’s SOLJET PRO III and VersaCAMM lines.
Ideally suited for the production of large indoor and outdoor CMYK graphics, the 64" RS-640 and 54" RS-540
are the perfect production tools for signs, POP/POS materials, banners, posters, vehicle graphics and wraps.
VersaArt printers also support soft signage and fabric applications.
The VersaArt series offers accelerated print speeds and delivers superior image quality thanks to Roland
Intelligent Pass Control™ technology. VersaWorks 3.0 RIP software is included offering a host of new features
and powerful productivity tools including support for Roland cutters which can be combined with VersaArt
printers to produce print/cut graphics. As low-maintenance devices, VersaArt printers are Energy Star certified
and carry Roland’s Eco-Label, an ISO 14021 Type II label certifying compliance with a company’s internal
"The new VersaArt series is compact and easy to use, yet achieves Roland’s high standards for image quality
and speed," said Rick Scrimger, vice president and general manager for Roland DGA Corp. "This new printer
line is aggressively priced while offering many performance features from our SOLJET PRO III series such as
Roland Intelligent Pass Control."
Roland Intelligent Pass Control
First introduced in SOLJET PRO III models, Roland Intelligent Pass Control technology (patent pending) is a
3-dimensional system combined with optimized mask patterns designed to control the ink firing at the edge of
each pass and deliver unprecedented imaging performance in all resolutions. The result is improved print
quality and throughput while virtually eliminating banding. With Roland Intelligent Pass Control, VersaArt
graphics reflect stunning image quality with exceptionally smooth gradations and flawless solid colors.
Designed for productivity, the 64" VersaArt RS-640 prints at an impressive 136.7 sqft./hr. in standard print mode
and 230 sqft./hr. in billboard mode. The 54" RS-540 prints at up to 131.3 sqft./hr. in standard print mode and
221.7 sqft./hr. in billboard mode.
VersaWorks 3.0 RIP Software
The VersaArt series comes complete with VersaWorks 3.0 RIP software, developed by Roland engineers for
the company’s wide-format inkjet devices. VersaWorks 3.0 combines powerful features with an easy-to-use
interface for outstanding results print after print.
Based on the latest Abobe CPSI engine (3018), VersaWorks 3.0 is more robust and precise than ever before and
features advanced print server functions allowing users to manage up to four Roland inkjet devices simultaneously.
VersaWorks 3.0 also offers support for Roland’s GX series cutters which allows professionals to manage stand-
alone cutting operations or pair a Roland cutter with a Roland inkjet printer such as a VersaArt for print/cut
applications. A new PerfCut function enables users to produce precision perforated cut lines as well.
In addition, VersaWorks includes proven productivity tools such as the Roland Color System for easy, precise
spot color matching, the Max Impact Preset for richer color contrast, and Variable Data Printing. Other
VersaWorks features include embedded ICC profile support, ink level adjustment tools, software proofing
capabilities and advanced cropping, tiling and nesting options. VersaWorks supports Windows 2000/XP
- 64" and 54" eco-solvent inkjet printers
- Roland Intelligent Pass Control technology
- Maximum print speed of 230 sqft./hr. (RS-640)
- ECO-SOL MAX inks in 4 brilliant colors (CMYK)
- Choice of 440 ml or 220 ml ink cartridges
- Up to 3 years outdoor durability without lamination
- Outstanding image quality up to 1440x720 dpi
- Roland VersaWorks 3.0 RIP software
- Easy-to-Use Graphical User Interface
- Roland Color System
- Variable Data Printing
- Max Impact Preset for richer color contrast
- Advanced media handling system
- RS-640 supports rolls up to 88 lbs.
- RS-540 supports rolls up to 66 lbs.
- Optional TU2 automated take-up system
- Energy Star Certified
- Roland Eco-Label
- Two-Year Trouble-Free Warranty
The new VersaArt series is priced at $16,995 for the RS-640 and $15,495 for the RS-540. The optional TU2 take
system is priced at $1,995 for both RS-640 and RS-540 models. VersaArt printers are available through
Authorized Roland Resellers.