MemberOctober 2, 2013 at 10:46 am
The World’s Best Wide Format Machine Just Got Better – Introducing the new Roland VersaCAMM VS-i Print & Cut series. Power your imagination with the next generation of the world’s best-selling printer in the durable graphics market*1 – an advanced yet affordable wide format print and cut machine equipped with Roland’s new ECO-SOL MAX2 inks and productivity and usability enhancements that deliver the versatility and exceptional image quality sought by all print professionals.
Roland DG, the leading worldwide provider of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters for professional durable graphics, has introduced the new VersaCAMM VS-i wide format print & cut series, including the 64-inch (1,625mm) VS-640i, the 54-inch (1,371mm) VS-540i, and the 30-inch (762mm) VS-300i.
“The VersaCAMM is recognised throughout the industry as the pioneer of print and cut technology and the new VS-i series continues to build the innovation that has made it the world’s best-selling printer in the durable graphics market,” says Rob Goleniowski, Business Manager – Sign and Graphics, Roland DG UK. “The new VS-i series combines the reliability and ease of use for which these machines are internationally renowned, with a host of powerful new features and usability enhancements. There is no doubt the new VS-i is one of the most versatile and affordable solutions on the market today and will remain the industry’s favourite printer/cutter for durable graphics.”
The VS-i series incorporates Roland’s new high definition ECO-SOL MAX2 ink, available in nine colours including CMYKLcLm, White, Metallic Silver and Light Black. The new light black delivers accurate reproduction of greys and skin tones for flawless photographic reproductions and seamless gradients. The latest generation white and metallic inks offer higher density than ever before, plus approximately 1.5 times faster production speed for white ink and up to 2 times the speed for metallic ink compared to the previous model. All this enables the VS-i series to produce a versatile range of profitable applications including durable outdoor and indoor banners, signs, POP, print and cut labels, stickers, heat transfers for garment decoration, transparent window graphics, striking vehicle wraps and high quality fine art prints.
In addition, the new VS-i series has a range of additional enhancements including front loading ink cartridges for easy user access, and the ability to adjust cut settings during operation to improve accuracy and flexibility on long or complex jobs and achieve flawless cutting results. The integrated contour cutting on the VS-i series can produce graphics of any shape in one seamless workflow. Backed by a comprehensive 1 year RolandCare Silver warranty, a free Digital Print course at the Roland Academy and the inspirational samples in the Roland DG Creative Centre, the VS-i is a complete print solution.
VersaCAMM VS-i Series Features:
Nine colour eco-solvent wide format print and cut device available in three models:
• 64-inch (1625mm) VS-640i
• 54-inch (1371mm) VS-540i
• 30-inch (762mm) VS-300i
The industry’s most advanced latest generation print head technology for reliable and stable production, outstanding image quality and high productivity
• Innovative print head design fires droplets of seven different sizes, with settings that can be adjusted for specific media and print resolutions
• Print speeds up to 26.9m2/hr for high production print modes
• Roland DG Intelligent Pass Control® precisely controls dot placement between passes for high quality images that are virtually free of banding
• Roland DG automated ink circulation system to dramatically reduce maintenance costs of white and metallic silver inks and deliver consistent output quality.
New ECO-SOL MAX2 ink produces rich, vibrant colours
• Highly Durable, scratch resistant and virtually odourless
• Fast, consistent drying across prints for even colours and sharp images and text
• Supports coated and uncoated media
New ECO-SOL MAX2 light black (Lk) ink
• Achieves accurate grey colour reproduction and seamless gradations
• Enhances the quality of subtle colours and skin tones which contain neutral colours
New white and metallic silver inks
• Higher-density White ECO-SOL MAX2 ink delivers approximately 1.5 times faster production speed while producing brighter, more opaque white text and graphics
• Metallic Silver ECO-SOL MAX2 delivers approximately 2 times faster production speed while the pigments are more reflective for maximum brightness
Five different ink configurations of nine colours including:
• CMYK plus Light Cyan, Light Magenta, Light Black, White (CMYKLcLmLk+Wh)
• CMYK plus Light Cyan, Light Magenta, Light Black, Metallic Silver (CMYKLcLmLk+Mt)
• CMYK plus Light Cyan, Light Magenta, White, Metallic Silver (CMYKLcLm+Wh+Mt)
• CMYK plus Light Cyan, Light Magenta, Light Black (CMYKLcLmLk)
• Dual CMYK (CMYK+CMYK)
Usability enhancements including:
• Front loading ink cartridges for easy access
• Ability to adjust cut position while cutting
Roland DG Print & Cut technology for versatility
• Prints and automatically contour cuts graphics to any shape
• Ideal for custom applications such as POP, floor signage, stickers, vehicle decals or apparel heat transfers
Latest version of Roland DG VersaWorks®
• Features built-in PANTONE® spot colour libraries to streamline the conversion process from PANTONE® to CMYK colours
• Includes a predictive ink calculator which estimates the amount of ink needed and printing time for each job
Roland DG OnSupport enables unattended printing by sending text or email messages to a smart phone or remote computer when a print job is completed or ink is running low.
For further information:
Roland DG (UK) Ltd
Hither Green, Clevedon,
0845 230 90 60
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MemberOctober 8, 2013 at 8:26 pm
Anybody got one of these? I’m thinking of upgrading and think this is a good bet by the look of it, also thinking of getting it with white but would like any feedback on the printer from any users out there. I currently have an SP540i but speed is becoming an issue.
MemberOctober 14, 2013 at 5:01 pm
Apparently nobody has one yet 😮
Mines on order so will let you know how I get on with it.
MemberOctober 14, 2013 at 5:22 pmquote Warren Beard:
I was looking at it Warren,
very nearly did go for it but thought it was still too slow for the money,
I ended up going for a Mutoh Valuejet 1624
I already had a standalone cutter for print cut and TBH i wished Roland had a Print only version of the Pro4, as this has the speed and would have enabled me to go for the White & Lk ,
MemberOctober 14, 2013 at 5:59 pmquote Warren Beard:
warren i have a 8 colour vs and in that mode don’t think its any quicker than the sp but quality will be higher in the solid colours . so to go faster think you will want 2x cmyk which will stop you having white.
as we have a pro 2 as well speed was not so important to us.
the new inks are ment to be able to print faster and have noticed that rolands quoted print speeds may not suit your quality level so add some time. looks like a class machine though
thing about my vs is that the head runs very close to the media so any copling is a problem if run at high head height then quality suffers slightly.
MemberOctober 15, 2013 at 1:44 pm
Thanks Guys, we need the print & cut as we use it a lot and upgrading our cutter as well as printer may be one step of a stretch too far for me right now, also space (believe it or now after expanding our unit 50% is already running short)
White will be a great addition as we do a fair amount of window and clear acrylic work and always have to work around jobs where spot white is required so will be very useful. The speed is only slightly better but any amount faster right now is fine as we are still up and down with running out of time on the printer so is the right time now for an upgrade and then possibly another in 2-3 years again.
We’ll also benefit form the slightly greater width so a lot of great additions for us from the one printer, suits us for now and how we’re growing so will let you all know how we get on in the weeks to come, viewing the machine on Friday so will have a final decision then on if it’s actually the right printer and ink config we’ll actually go for.
cheers for the feedback so far
MemberOctober 15, 2013 at 5:12 pm
If you haven’t made the purchase yet Warren have a look at Roland’s Pro4.
Good print and cut machine for speed & quality + takes 1600mm rolls.
MemberOctober 15, 2013 at 9:23 pmquote John Hughes:
I’ll take a look, the purchase is dependant on me seeing the printer first but what is the main pros to the Pro4 over the VS?
MemberOctober 15, 2013 at 10:14 pm
I believe it’s the print speed, much faster than the VS. We can print for example, 2.5m x 1.2m, with a good quality print, in 9 minutes.
We have had the Pro 1 through to the Pro 4 so may be biased towards this printer.
Don’t forget if you go for the 1600 width you need a laminator to match !
MemberOctober 30, 2013 at 2:01 pm
Pro4 arrived today, went with this as it was a great deal and better for the future so sorry won’t be able to give any opinions on the new VS-i range.
Install tomorrow and printing Friday 😛
MemberOctober 30, 2013 at 2:34 pm
Good to hear Warren, keep us all posted mate. and congrats on your new machine 😀
MemberOctober 30, 2013 at 5:14 pm
You won’t be disappointed I’m sure Warren.
MemberOctober 30, 2013 at 6:07 pm
Excellent choice money well spent
MemberOctober 31, 2013 at 2:00 pmquote Warren Beard:
As already said I am sure you won’t be disappointed. We have had ours about 5 weeks now and I’m very happy with it.
MemberOctober 31, 2013 at 8:04 pm
it’s aaaawwwweeeeeessssssssooooooooooommmmmmmmmeeeeeee, installed today and the only thing I’m disappointing about is I won’t get to use it that often as my guys here do 99% of the printing, I’m just a cash cow now (and don;t get my hands dirty :lol1: )
It’s a great upgrade from my sp540i so am well pleased.
MemberOctober 31, 2013 at 8:06 pm
Sorry must also add a big thank you to Simon and Chris at PrintMax for a great deal and great service and help, would recommend them for your machinery purchases any day of the week.
Top company they are.
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