Roland DGA Corporation - 9/19/2006
Roland Unveils New 74" Sublimation Inkjet Printer
Irvine, CA, September 19, 2006 - Roland DGA Corp. has introduced the new Hi-Fi Express FP-740 74"
high-performance sublimation inkjet printer. The FP-740 is ideal for producing sublimated graphics for a range
of wide-format applications including flags, banners and other soft signage.
Featuring eight advanced piezo print heads, an extended capacity ink delivery system, HeatWave sublimation
inks and an automated media take-up system, the FP-740 produces precision quality graphics at print speeds
of up to 548 sqft./hr. The FP-740 maintains image quality even through long production runs for consistent,
reliable prints every time.
"It has never been easier to enter the wide-format sublimation market and profit from this lucrative new
business opportunity," said Brian McLeod, managing director of Roland’s Color Products Division.
"The FP-740 is based on Roland’s award-winning inkjet technology and is just as easy to operate and maintain
as the rest of our printer line. Sublimated prints are easily transferred to polyester fabric for exceptional flags,
banners and textiles that preserve the fabric’s natural drape and texture."
Hi-Fi Express FP-740 Features:
- High-volume 74" 4-color sublimation printer
- Ideal for producing flags, banners and textiles
- HeatWave sublimation inks in 220 ml cartridges
- Maximum print speed of 548 sqft./hr. at 270x360 dpi
- Maximum print resolution of 720x720 dpi
- Eight advanced piezo print heads
- Extended capacity ink delivery system
- Automated intelligent maintenance system
- Automated media take-up system
- Rigid construction for durable performance
- Integrated Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base TX
- Roland VersaWorks RIP software included
- Extended Capacity Ink Delivery System
The FP-740 comes equipped with a redesigned extended capacity ink delivery system that optimizes ink
usage and allows replacement of cartridges without the need to pause the printer. With a total of eight ink
cartridges feeding 16 intermediate reservoirs, the FP-740 accommodates more than 3520 ml of usable ink for
increased productivity and unattended production printing.
Automated Intelligent Maintenance System
The FP-740 features an Automated Intelligent Maintenance System that automatically performs routine
maintenance, eliminating many time-consuming manual maintenance tasks. This unique system actively
monitors the printer and adjusts maintenance intervals accordingly. As a result, manual cleaning around the
head and capping station is recommended just once every two weeks. In addition, the FP-740 can be left
unattended for extended periods of time without drying ink or clogging print heads.
Automated Media Take-Up System
The FP-740 includes an automated front-mounted media take-up system to facilitate precision printing even
when unattended. This sensor-guided take-up system adjusts automatically to eliminate excess slack in the
Roland VersaWorks RIP Software Included
The FP-740 comes with VersaWorks professional RIP software, developed exclusively by Roland for the
company’s wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters. VersaWorks is uniquely designed to both maximize
the FP-740’s performance and meet the demands of exhibit builders, textile decorators and sign making
professionals. In addition, VersaWorks features an efficient graphical user interface, advanced color
management tools and a wide variety of convenient layout, edit and print functions such as nesting, tiling
and auto/manual-layout. VersaWorks also allows users to easily import files from their favorite design
application without a lengthy learning curve.
VersaWorks offers the ability to preview jobs on screen, keeping ink and media usage to a minimum. Users
can take advantage of two job queues for handling different print conditions and can automatically update
VersaWorks through the Internet for the latest software version and Roland ICC profiles available.
VersaWorks is built upon the genuine Adobe® PostScript® CPSI RIP engine expressly for Roland inkjet
technology and is compatible with Windows 2000/XP operating systems.
Priced at $39,995, the Hi-Fi Express FP-740 is available immediately through Roland’s network of authorized