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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 
click.

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.

www.rolanddga.com


 
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