With all of the packaging options available today, creating accurate proofs and prototypes has become more challenging than ever. Whether it’s a box, bag, label or shrink film, the VersaUV series prints vibrant CMYK plus White plus Clear Coat. These amazing devices also automatically crease, contour cut or perf-cut virtually any shape or dieline with absolute precision.
1) Start with your choice of stock and your art file
2) The VersaUV will print, crease and die cut your folding carton
3) Pop out your prototype and assemble
The VersaUV is a very capable pre-press and proofing device that can save commercial printers the many costs associated with press downtime. In fact, each time a shop has to take a flexo or gravure press offline to print a proof or prototype, significant productivity and profits are lost. Flexo printing even a single proof or comp requires creating plates, adding labor and material costs to the job. The LEC series eliminates these issues for businesses and allows them to keep larger presses online for production. Support for color proofing with CGS ORIS Color Tuner, GMG Color Proof and FlexoProof/Dot Proof and EFI Print Pack 2 for Color Proof XF and Fiery XF RIP is available. With the ability to print directly to many offset, rotogravure and flexo stocks and the ability to simulate UV varnish and embossing, the LEC generates very realistic proofs at a fraction of the cost and time.
Print CMYK plus White on foils, BOPP, PE, PET film and offset printing stock. Clear coat adds 3-dimensional effects. Variable data printing allows you to print a hundred personalized labels – each with a different name, serial number or artwork. Perfect for prototyping a series of packages or production of custom, high-end wine bottles.
With the VersaUV, you can print a single membrane panel or several. The LEC accommodates reverse printing of CMYK, then prints White on polycarbonate stocks without the need to create screens for each color.
With VersaUV, you can eliminate outsourcing for short production runs as well. In small quantities, you can easily produce truly unique, customized graphics and wraps of virtually any shape, size and texture. Production is easy. With VersaUV, there are no plates or film to produce. Simply design on your personal computer, send your file to the printer, and VersaUV does the rest, printing and digitally die-cutting your finished print quickly and easily.
In addition to packaging prototypes and short-run labels, the 54” VersaUV LEC-540 is perfect for wide-format graphics. Produce highly customized window graphics, wall wraps, trade show displays and interior décor items.
Across an unprecedented range of substrates, the LEC series prints ECO-UV inks in CMYK + White + Clear. The LEC-540/330 can be configured with any of these three ink combinations:
As the most versatile ink configuration, CMYK + White + Clear can be used for a wide range of applications including packaging prototypes, labels, high end press-proofs and unique textured graphics.
The CMYK + White + White mode (LEC-540/330) achieves higher opacity without slowing down the printing with overprinting. It’s perfect for white text and graphics, undercoats and to enhance the brightness of four-color prints. The white produced with this ink configuration can be up to 1.5 times more opaque than the normal white, all without requiring a complicated workflow or overprinting.
ECO-UV Clear adds remarkably rich special effects ranging from matte and high-gloss finishes for area highlights or floods to custom-textured effects such as faux leather, crocodile skin and even Braille. The CMYK + Clear + Clear mode (LEC-540/330) can build up three-dimensional textures twice as fast as the normal ink mode and can produce more dramatic effects with bigger reliefs.
ECO-UV ink shines for indoor graphics, offering superior scratch and chemical resistance. Outdoors, ECO-UV ink lasts up to two years when Clear is applied as a finish and up to six months without Clear. Packaged in no-mess 220ml cartridges, ECO-UV ink is VOC-free and safe after curing. With ECO-UV ink, proper ventilation is recommended. The LEC series is ventilation-ready, featuring a ventilation hood for easy connection with an air filtration system.
ECO-UV ink adheres to a wide range of treated and untreated substrates with exceptional color gamut. Instant-drying and flexible, ECO-UV ink produces prints that require no degassing and can be stretched and applied around curved surfaces and edges without cracking.
VersaUV supports printing on foils, BOPP, PE, PET film, offset printing stock and more.
The low heat UV LED lamps allow printing on heat-sensitive media such as shrink wrap, pressure sensitive media and paper stocks with no risk of damaging the substrate. You can also use the VersaUV to create original patterns and 3D domed corporate logos directly onto synthetic and natural leathers and to customize window coverings, tapestries and other interior décor items. The LEC series support a straight media path with a redesigned ventilation hood that enables printing on semi-rigid sheet stocks such as card stocks for folding cartons and thicker polycarbonate sheets for membrane switch applications. The LEC-540 also features a two-way sliding table and horizontally mounted rear cover for semi-rigid stock up to 1mm thick.
The LEC series streamlines the production process by automatically contour cutting printed graphics. By eliminating the need to reload and reposition graphics, the LEC integrated cutter saves valuable time and effort. The LEC can contour cut through the top layer of lined media or create a perforated cut on non-lined media (like card stock for packaging prototypes). By switching out the cutting tool, the LEC can also crease your media for easy, accurate folding of packaging prototypes.
The LEC-540 features larger UV LED lamps to expedite production. Equipped with six high-precision print heads, the LEC-540 delivers a maximum print speed of 126 sqft./hr. in High Speed mode. The LEC-330 prints up to 101 sqft./hr. Across the LEC series, each print mode has been meticulously fine tuned for the head configuration to deliver optimized performance and superior print quality. The 1440x1440 dpi mode produces press-proofs with flawlessly smooth gradations, super fine details and sharp text on actual substrates used for production.. Roland Intelligent Pass Control™ ensures consistent print quality with virtually no signs of banding in all print modes.
The ability to reposition UV lamps automatically is another Roland innovation. While the exact configuration of UV lamps varies with each LEC model, all three enable your choice of gloss or matte Clear finishes.
The Intelligent Ink Circulation System circulates the white and clear inks in LEC-540/330/300A models every eight hours to prevent the settling of pigments in the lines. In addition, this system controls the discharge of white ink and minimizes waste by monitoring the white ink usage and the types of jobs that are printed.
By preventing unnecessary discharges and minimizing the amount of ink that is subject to settling, this automated system reduces significantly the ink waste and eliminates manual maintenance procedures that add labor and decrease productivity. .
Note that, due to the nature of white ink, the white ink cartridge still needs to be shaken prior to use each day as the ink in the cartridge is not circulated by this system.
VersaUV LED lamps last up to 10,000 hours which is ten times longer than conventional UV lamps.
While conventional UV lamps can reach temperatures as high as 1500°F (800°C) requiring complex heat management systems, the LED lamps on the LEC series generate very little heat. This ensures that the UV lamps virtually eliminate any heat-related risks such as substrate damage and head crash caused by media deformation.
LED lamps can be turned on and off instantly and are ready to use immediately after the printer is turned on. By contrast, conventional curing systems may take up to ten minutes to reach the targeted output level. Conventional curing systems also require complex, noisy and failure-prone shutter systems to protect substrates and head capping systems from exposure to UV light and heat.
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. For the VersaUV LEC series, VersaWorks also includes the Roland Texture Library featuring 72 ready-to-use textures that can be applied to designs by layering the LEC’s clear coat ink. For white ink applications, you can select from either single pass or dual pass modes.
With VersaWorks, you 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, soft 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 is fully compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP and 2000.
Across a wide variety of applications and media, Roland Intelligent Pass Control technology delivers outstanding image quality in all print modes while eliminating virtually any signs of banding. First introduced in the SOLJET PRO III series, this patent-pending system ensures that graphics look great when viewed indoors or outdoors, up close and at a distance.
The LEC series includes an automated media take-up system to facilitate precision unattended printing and cutting. This pre-assembled unit includes an advanced tension-controlled take-up system for optimum media feed and tracking.
Roland understands that busy shops need to maximize the layout of their workstations and printing equipment. High-speed Ethernet network connectivity is built-in standard to the LEC series, so it can quickly process gigabytes worth of image data for everyone in your shop.
The LEC requires a fraction of the power required by conventional UV printers and can be operated on a standard electrical outlet without an additional power supply. The LEC series is also Energy Star certified and automatically enters a low power mode when it is not used for an extended period of time. This low power design automatically saves thousands of dollars in electric bills each year and reduces considerably the emission of green house gases.
In addition, the LEC uses a light source that is completely ozone free and emits light in the range called Near-UV of the UV spectrum, making it a safe alternative to conventional UV lamps. The LEC series carries Roland’s Eco-Label for environmental compliance.
The LEC-540 features Roland OnSupport, an online customer support system allowing users to remotely track the status of LEC activities. The system sends e-mails to users notifying them of important information such as when a job is completed and when ink is running low. With Roland OnSupport, users can also quickly download firmware updates and important product information by accessing an exclusive website with just one mouse click.
As with all Roland inkjet printers, the LEC series is a virtually bulletproof production machine. With regular maintenance, it will provide years of trouble-free service. But, unlike most inkjets that require daily maintenance, the LEC requires servicing significantly less often.
There's no question that Roland inkjets combine unbeatable performance with legendary Roland reliability. As further proof of their unmatched reliability, Roland is pleased to offer an unprecedented Two-Year Trouble-Free Warranty for all AdvancedJET, Hi-Fi Express, Hi-Fi JET, SOLJET, VersaCAMM VP, VersaCAMM VS, VersaArt and VersaUV models. All that's required for this bonus is return of the registration card with installation information within 60 days of your purchase and confirmation* that Roland inks are running in the machine.
*Continuous exclusive use of Roland Inks during the first two years of ownership is required to qualify for the free second year of limited warranty coverage. Customers may be asked to provide proof-of-purchase to substantiate uninterrupted use of Roland Inks. Additional Terms and Conditions apply.
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|Printing method / Cutting method||Piezoelectric inkjet / Grit roller feed|
|Acceptable media||Width||10.2 to 54 in. (260 to 1371 mm)||7.2 to 30 in. (182 to 762 mm)|
|Thickness||Printing: Maximum 39 mil (1.0 mm) with liner Cutting : Maximum 16 mil (0.4 mm) with liner and 9 mil (0.22mm) without liner|
|Roll outer diameter||Maximum 8.3 in (210 mm)||Maximum 7.1 in (180 mm)|
|Roll weight||Maximum 66 lb. (30 kg)||Maximum 44 lb. (20 kg)|
|Core diameter||2 in (50.8mm) or 3 in (76.2mm)|
|Printing/cutting width||Maximum 53 in (1346 mm)||Maximum 29 in (736 mm)|
|Ink cartridges||Type||Roland ECO-UV INK|
|Capacity||220 ml (± 5 ml)|
|Colors||5 colors + Clear coat (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, White and Clear coat)|
|Configuration||CMYK+Gloss+White, CMYK+White+White or CMYK+Gloss+Gloss||CMYK+Gloss+White|
|Ink curing unit||Built-in ultraviolet-light emitter (UV-LED Lamp)|
|Printing resolutions||360x720 dpi, 720x1080 dpi, 720x1440 dpi, 1440x1440 dpi||360x720 dpi, 720x720 dpi, 720x1440 dpi, 1440x1440 dpi||360x720 dpi, 720x720 dpi, 720x1440 dpi|
|Acceptable blade tool||Roland CAMM-1 series cutter blade.|
|Cutting speed||0.4 (10 mm/s) to 23.6 in/s (600 mm/s) (0.4 to 11.8 in/s in media feed direction)|
|Blade force||30 to 300gf|
|Blade offset compensation||0 to 0.0591 in (0.000 to 1.500 mm)|
|Software resolution (when cutting)||0.000984 in/step (0.025 mm/step)|
|Distance accuracy (when printing)||Error of less than ± 0.3 % of distance traveled, or ± 0.012 in (0.3mm), whichever is greater.|
|Distance accuracy(When cutting)||Error of less than ± 0.4% of distance traveled, or ± 0.012 in (0.3 mm), whichever is greater. When distance correction ([CUTTING MENU] -[CALIBRATION]) has been preformed: error of less than ± 0.2 % of distance traveled, or ± 0.004 in (0.1mm), whichever is greater.|
|Repetition accuracy (When cutting)||± 0.004 in (0.1mm) or less|
|Alignment accuracy for printing and cutting||± 0.020 in (0.5mm) or less|
|Alignment accuracy for printing and cutting when reloading media||Error of less than ± 0.5% of distance traveled, or ± 0.012 in (3mm), whichever is greater|
|Media take-up system||Roll outer diameter||Maximum 8.3 in (210 mm)||Maximum 7.1 in (180 mm)|
|Roll weight||Maximum 66 lb. (30 kg)||Maximum 44 lb (20 kg)|
|Interface||Ethernet (10 BASE-T / 100 BASE-TX, automatic switching)|
|Power-saving function||Automatic sleep feature|
|Power supply||Voltage and frequency||AC 100 to 240 V ± 10%, 50/60 Hz|
|Required power capacity||Maximum 5.5 A||Maximum 4.2 A||Maximum 4.2 A|
|Power consumption||During operation||Maximum 490W||Maximum 370W||Maximum 370W|
|Sleep mode||Approx. 15.3 W||Approx. 15.3W||Approx. 14.2W|
|Acoustic noise level||During operation||64dB (A) or less|
|During standby||40dB (A) or less|
|Dimensions (with stand) ||115.2[W]x44.1[D]x49.6[H] in (2925[W]x1120[D]x1260[H] mm)||86.6 [W] x 32.3 [D] x 49.6 [H] in (2200[W] x 820 [D] x 1260 [H] mm)|
|Weight (with stand)||496 lb. (225 kg)||390.2 lb. (177 kg)||390.2 lb. (177 kg)|
|Environment||Power on||Temperature: 68° to 90°F (20° to 32°C) (72°F [22°C] or more recommended), Humidity: 35 to 80% (no condensation)|
|Power off||Temperature: 41° to 104°F (5° to 40°C), Humidity: 20 to 80% (no condensation)|
|Included items||Same as LEC-330/300A plus crease tool (XD-CT) and an additional blade (ZEC-U3050)||Stand, power cord, blade (ZEC-U5022), blade holder (XD-CH2), media clamps, replacement blade for sheet cutter, cleaning kit, Roland VersaWorks software RIP, User’s manual, etc.|