Roland DGA Corporation - 2/16/2010
Roland Introduces VersaCAMM VS-640
Roland DGA Corporation today announced the new VersaCAMM VS-640 inkjet printer/cutter featuring DPI
award-winning Metallic Silver ECO-SOL MAX ink.
At 64" wide, the VS-640 is Roland’s largest, fastest and most versatile VersaCAMM printer/cutter to date,
designed to produce signs, banners, vehicle graphics and wraps, fine art posters, packaging prototypes, labels,
decals, POP displays, heat transfers for apparel and more. The VS-640 combines a new generation of print
head technology with integrated print/cut capabilities, print speeds up to 248 sqft./hr. in dual CMYK mode and
advanced media handling for unmatched print quality and unattended production capabilities. Metallic and
white inks allow users to add impact to virtually any graphic. The VS-640 is priced affordably at $26,495 and
scheduled for availability in March 2010.
“We are proud to introduce this revolutionary printer/cutter at an affordable price point,” said Dana Curtis,
product manager for Roland. “The VS-640 brings the last 20 years of innovation and expertise to one device,
including integrated printing and contour cutting capabilities, next generation print head technology and
accelerated print speeds all in a 64” platform. It also produces white text, graphics and floods and hundreds
of brilliant metallic colors for premium graphics and wraps. It is the industry’s best value and a powerful production
tool for today’s shops.”
The VS-640 features Roland Intelligent Pass Control, Roland’s most advanced inkjet technology, and the
industry’s newest print head technology featuring precision variable droplet capabilities. The new print head
design automatically positions droplets of seven different sizes to optimize image quality at resolutions up to
1440 dpi. As a result, the VS-640 delivers exceptional quality prints that display smooth gradations and flawless
solid colors when viewed up close.
With the VS-640, users can choose from three ink set configurations: CMYKKYMC for high speed production
with no trace of chromatic banding; CMYKLcLmCM for enhanced blues and reds, flawless flesh tones and
improved image quality across lighter colors; or CMYKLcLm+Mt+W for the added versatility of Metallic Silver
and White ink.
ECO-SOL MAX ink offers a wide gamut, fast dry time and superior scratch resistance for dense, rich colors on
a wide range of coated and uncoated media including vinyl, PET film, canvas, paper, transparent film and
banner. ECO-SOL MAX delivers outdoor durability of three years for CMYK and Metallic Silver inks and one
year for White ink. Roland’s patent-pending Advanced Ink Circulation System prevents the pigment in Metallic
Silver and White ECO-SOL MAX inks from settling in the ink lines, dramatically reducing ink waste. This fully
automated system requires no manual intervention.
As an integrated printer/cutter, the VS-640 prints and then automatically contour cuts images without any steps
in between for unattended operation. The print/cut feature also enables the VS-640 to print and cut without
registration or crop marks, expanding the usable print area. The advanced media handling system further
ensures accurate media feeding and supports rolls up to 88 lbs. An optional take-up system is available.
New “Roland OnSupport” Mobile Production Assistance
The VS-640 features “Roland OnSupport,” a new online customer support system allowing users to remotely
track the status of VS-640 activities. The system sends e-mail alerts to a remote PC or mobile phone notifying
users of important information such as when a job is completed and when ink is running low. With Roland
OnSupport, users can also quickly download update files by accessing an exclusive website with just one mouse
Roland VersaWorks® RIP Software
The VS-640 includes VersaWorks 4.0, the latest version of Roland’s RIP software developed exclusively for
the company’s inkjet printers and printer/cutters. This true Adobe PostScript 3 RIP ensures exceptional
production output with unmatched ease of use and incorporates the latest Adobe CPSI 3019 engine.
VersaWorks supports the Roland Color system which accurately reproduces spot colors from color charts and
swatch books. The Roland Metallic Color library in VersaWorks features metallic colors that print using
CMYK+Mt in a single pass. This palette offers users 512 metallic spot colors including gold, silver, bronze
and a wide range of pearlescent colors that are easy to incorporate into graphics. Users can create their
own custom metallic colors as well.
With VersaWorks, users can choose from print options including a high-speed mode for production banner
printing, the MAX Impact preset for vivid outdoor graphics and Artistic mode for exceptional indoor graphics.
In addition, VersaWorks features Variable Data Printing, supports up to four Roland devices simultaneously
and automatically estimates the ink usage and print time for each graphic to accurately monitor time and costs.
VersaWorks features also include embedded ICC profile support, ink level adjustment tools, software proofing
capabilities, error diffusion for outstanding print quality and advanced cropping, tiling and nesting options. The
PerfCut function enables users to produce precision perforated cut lines. VersaWorks 4.0 is fully compatible
with Windows 7, Vista, XP and 2000. It is scheduled for availability in March 2010.