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Roland VersaArt RS 640

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The VersaArt RS series of wide-format printers integrates the latest technologies from Roland’s award-winning inkjet line.  Offered in 64” and 54” 4-color (CMYK) models, the VersaArt can be equipped with either ECO-SOL MAX inks for durable indoor and outdoor graphics or HeatWave SBL2 sublimation inks and the BU-2 bulk ink system for soft signage, apparel and interior décor. 

VersaArt prints reflect the highest image quality thanks to Roland Intelligent Pass Control™ technology which precisely controls droplet size and placement for exceptionally smooth gradations and outstanding image quality in every print mode. Designed for productivity, the VersaArt prints up to 230 sqft./hr. for the 64” eco-solvent model and 342.6 sqft/hr for the 64” sublimation model.

Built to be energy efficient and low maintenance, the VersaArt is Energy Star certified and carries Roland’s Eco-Label, an ISO 14021 Type II label certifying compliance with a company’s internal environmental standards

Available for Eco-Solvent or Sublimation Printing

For outstanding quality signs, banners, vehicle graphics , labels, decals, POP displays, posters and more, configure your VersaArt with ECO-SOL MAX ink, the world's best selling eco-solvent ink.

For sublimated fabric applications ranging from flags and banners to apparel and interior décor items, upgrade to the optional HeatWave BU-2 high-capacity ink system with HeatWave SBL2 sublimation inks. HeatWave SBL2 sublimation inks come in secure 1-liter, bottles for reliable production of long unattended production. Both options are available in 54" and 64" models.

Roland Intelligent Pass Control

First introduced in SOLJET PRO III models, Roland Intelligent Pass Control technology (patent pending) is a combination of printer and software advancements that control the ink firing at the edge of each pass and deliver the proper ink density for all media in every print mode. The result is improved print quality and throughput while virtually eliminating banding. With Roland Intelligent Pass Control, VersaArt graphics reflect stunning image quality with exceptionally smooth gradations and flawless solid colors.

High-Speed Printing

Speed is one of the most critical factors in designing a wide format printer. For both eco-solvent and sublimated graphics, the VersaArt delivers the high speed performance your business demands. When configured for sublimation, the maximum speed rises to 342 sqft/hr on the RS-640.

BannerResolutionRS-640 Print SpeedRS-540 Print Speed
  Billboard  540 X 360 (3 pass) 230.3 sfph
(21.4 sq m/hr)
221.7 sfph
(20.6 sq m/hr)
  High Speed 540 X 360 (4 pass) 172.2 sfph
(16.0 sq m/hr)
165.8 sfph
(15.4 sq m/hr)
  Standard 540 X 720 (5 pass) 136.7 sfph
(12.7 sq m/hr)
131.3 sfph
( 12.2 sq m/hr)
  High Quality 1440 X 720 (9 pass) 52.7 sfph
(4.9 sq m/hr)
50.6 sfph
(4.7 sq m/hr)
  High Speed 360 X 720 (5 pass) 139.9 sfph
(13.0 sq m/hr)
135.6 sfph
(12.6 sq m/hr)
  Standard 720 X 720 (5 pass) 111.9 sfph
(10.4 sq m/hr)
107.6 sfph
(10.0 sq m/hr)
  High Quality 1440 X 720 (9 pass) 52.7 sfph
(4.9 sq m/hr)
50.6 sfph
(4.7 sq m/hr)



ECO-SOL MAX is a remarkable innovation in ink technology, offering fast drying time, high density, wide color gamut, rugged scratch resistance, low cost per square foot, and broad uncoated media support. In addition, ECO-SOL MAX is virtually odorless.

The VersaArt features ECO-SOL MAX ink in four colors (CMYK) and in both 220ml and 440ml cartridges. ECO-SOL MAX graphics are water and UV resistant up to 3 years outdoors*.  VersaWorks automatically monitors ink levels in both 220ml or 440ml cartridges and posts a warning when levels run low.

* Outdoor durability is based on accelerated weather tests. Results may vary depending upon location and application. Dry times vary depending on specific media characteristics. Lamination may be required for some applications or environmental conditions.

SBL-2 Inks

HeatWave SBL2 ink produces rich, high-density colors and dries quickly. Its advanced formulation creates a very fine dot pattern for maximum ink transfer to the final fabric. As a result, graphics sublimated with HeatWave SBL2 reflect flawless, even ink coverage and deep, vivid colors with absolutely no banding. Roland’s HeatWave ink images exceptionally well on lightweight, flexible fabrics for vivid color flags, banners and textiles that are easy to handle, inexpensive to ship, and safe to install.

SBL2 inks optimize the performance of the VersaArt sublimation printers while lowering overall production costs. SBL2 inks cost an average of just $.11/sqft - $.07/sqft for low saturation images and $.16/sqft for high saturation images.

Piezo Print Heads

Image is everything in the digital printing world and thousands of Roland owners depend on their printers to deliver stunning image quality day in and day out. 

Equipped with our most popular and reliable Piezo print heads, the VersaArt offers up 1440x720 dpi variable dot printing for smooth transitions and precision details in a proven wide-format system. This state-of-the-art technology delivers truly breathtaking output with flawless dot-free tones even at high print speeds on a wide range of media from vinyl and banner to paper and fabrics.

VersaWorks RIP Software

VersaWorks RIP software has been developed exclusively for Roland 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 more than 1,000 spot colors from color charts and swatch books. 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 and supports up to four Roland devices simultaneously including printers, printer/cutters and cutters.  It automatically estimates the ink usage and print time for each graphic so you can accurately monitor time and costs.

 VersaWorks features 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.  Support for Roland cutters allows you to pair a Roland cutter with any wide-format or desktop printer for print/cut applications.  The PerfCut function produces precision perforated cut lines.  VersaWorks 4.0 is fully compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP and 2000.


VersaArt RS-640 & RS-540 Specifications with Sublimation Option

Printing Technology Piezoelectric inkjet
10.2 to 64 in. (259 to 1,625 mm) 10.2 to 54 in. (259 to 1,371 mm)
Thickness Maximum 39 mil (1.0 mm)with liner for printing
Roll outer diameter Maximum 8.3 in. (210 mm)
Roll weight Maximum 88 lb. (40 kg) [66 lb. (30kg) when take-up system used.] Maximum 66 lb. (30 kg)
Core diameter 2 in. (50.8 mm) or 3 in. (76.2 mm)
Printing *1 Maximum 63.6 in. (1,615 mm) Maximum 53.6 in. (1,361 mm)
Print Speed      
Mode Resolution    
Billboard 540x360 342 sqft/hr (31.8 sqm/hr) 327 sqft/hr (30.4 sqm/hr)
High Speed 540x360 230 sqft/hr (21.4 sqm/hr) 221 sqft/hr (20.5 sqm/hr)
Standard 360x720 141 sqft/hr (13.1 sqm/hr) 136 sqft/hr (12.6 sqm/hr)
High Quality 720x720 78 sqft/hr (7.2 sqm/hr) 74 sqft/hr (6.9 sqm/hr)
Ink cartridges Type Roland SBL2 Sublimation Ink
Capacity 1 liter
Color Four colors (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black)
Printing resolution (dots per inch) Maximum 1,440 dpi
Distance accuracy (when printing) *2 *3 Error of less than ±0.3% of distance traveled, or ±0.3 mm, whichever is greater
Media heating system *4 Print heater, setting range for the preset temperature: 86 to 112°F (30 to 45°C)
Dryer, setting range for the preset temperature: 86 to 122°F (30 to 50°C)
Connectivity Ethernet (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX, automatic switching)
Power-saving function Automatic sleep feature
Power requirements AC 100 to 120 V ±10%, 7.8 A, 50/60 Hz or AC 220 to 240 V ±10%, 4.0 A, 50/60 Hz AC 100 to 120 V ±10%, 7.6 A, 50/60 Hz or AC 220 to 240 V ±10%, 3.9 A, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption During operation Approx. 1030 W
Approx. 1020 W
Sleep mode Approx. 14 W
Acoustic noise level During operation 63 dB or less
During standby 44 dB or less
Dimensions (with BU-2 and stand) 101.2 (W) x 31.9 (D) x 43.4 (H) in.
(2,570 (W) x 810 (D) x 1,103 (H) mm)
90.9 (W) x 31.9 (D) x 43.4 (H) in.
(2,310 (W) x 810 (D) x 1,103 (H) mm)
Weight (with BU-2 and stand) 313.9 lb. (142.5 kg) 289.9 lb. (131.5 kg)
Environmental Power on Temperature: 59 to 90°F (15 to 32°C) ( 68°F [20°C] or more recommended), humidity: 35 to 80%RH (non-condensing)
Power off Temperature: 41 to 104°F (5 to 40°C), humidity: 20 to 80%RH (non-condensing)
Accessories Stand, power cord, media clamps, media flanges, replacement blade for separating knife, cleaning kit, software RIP, User's Manual, etc.

*1 The length of printing is subject to the limitations of the program.
*2 Using Roland specified media, print travel of 1m, temperature: 77°F (25°C), humidity: 50%RH
*3 Not assured when the print heater or dryer is used.
*4 Warm-up is required after powerup. This may require 5 to 20 minutes, depending on the operating environment. The preset temperature may fail to be reached depending on the ambient temperature and media .


BU-2, Bottle Ink Unit System for SBL2 Inks
Ink bottle ports 4
Ink Type Roland SBL-2 Sublimation ink
Color 4 colors (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black)
Total weight of contents 20.9 lb. (9.5 kg)
Environmental Power on Temperature: 68 to 90°F (20 to 32°C), humidity: 35 to 80% (no condensation)
Power off Temperature: 41 to 95°F (5 to 35°C), humidity: 20 to 80% (no condensation)
Included items Cap Opener and User's Manual

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