Roland DG launches VersaUV LEC2 roll-to-roll printer/cutters and S-Series flatbed range

New models will extend the benefits of UV printing to a broader range of media and deliver sharper quality

Roland DG has announced the launch of two new ground-breaking solutions, the VersaUV LEC2 Series of UV roll-to-roll printer/cutters and VersaUV LEC2 S-Series of UV flatbed printers.

The VersaUV LEC2 Roll-to-Roll Printer/Cutter Series comprises the LEC2-330 width 762mm (30”) and LEC2-640 width 1625mm (64”) and focuses on optimising print quality and expanding media compatibility, delivering a truly comprehensive UV printing solution for a wide spectrum of print professionals.

Designed for both indoor and outdoor applications, the LEC2 Printer/Cutter series will appeal to both packaging professionals for creating mock-ups and prototypes, and to print companies wanting to add premium quality or special effects to a wide range of signs and graphics. Integrated cutting capabilities will also appeal to those looking for an all-in-one production solution.

Paul Willems, Roland DG EMEA director of business development and product management commented on the launch: ‘We know that print businesses are deriving significant commercial value from the speed, simplicity and short print runs that UV enables.  The LEC2-330 and 640 models provide even more revenue opportunities by broadening the types of roll-to-roll and semi-rigid media that customers can print on, as well as sharpening the quality of output.’

The VersaUV LEC2 S-Series flatbed printers have been designed to offer the ultimate in versatility, printing easily onto a vast array of substrates and objects, both flexible and rigid, and will appeal to sign-makers, personalisation houses, industrial printers and packaging experts, looking for differentiated profit opportunities, shorter the time-to market or to save costs in current times.

Comprising four flatbed models, the S-Series is offered in a range of configurations and sizes to suit production environments and requirements of all types.  Available in two widths, 762mm (30 inch) and 1625mm (64 inch), and in three length configurations, with a printable height of 230mm.

Recognising the need for flexibility in today’s market, Roland DG is also offering bespoke versions of the S-Series model on request, for those who need alternative bed lengths or a belt printer option.

Mr Willems continued: “The VersaUV LEC2 S-Series flatbed printers are ideal as a next step for existing users of benchtop UV printers or as an upgrade for existing S-Series users, businesses with ambition looking to enter the world of UV printing or those with more ‘industrial’ scale requirements. The versatility of configurations enables a range of exciting applications that offer the prospect of increased profit margins and new business opportunities, critical to those operating in the print market today.”

All VersaUV LEC2 models are equipped with the new EUV5 ink, offering around a 25% reduction in the cost of ink when compared to the previous generation, alongside new printable primer ink and further safety enhancements.

All models are available in several ink configurations, including double CMYK for increased productivity, or CMYK with primer, gloss and white for the full range of capabilities. White ink adds highlights or a base layer for dark colours and Gloss creates high-shine or matt finishes. Gloss layers can also produce textured effects, Braille or specialist markings for industrial applications – boosting value even further with unique and tactile finishes. Adjustable intensity UV-LED lamps mean that creative finishes such as glitter and foil applications can be accomplished using a secondary process.