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Roland introduces VersaArt RS-640S; provides textile printing, for sign-makers and display producers

Monday, December 20, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

With the growth in popularity for digitally printed textiles being seen in the UK, Roland DG has introduced the RS-640S, which is a dye sublimation version of its VersaArt RS-640. This 1.62 m (64 inch) unit produces high quality output which can then be finished using any heat press or calender.

"Typical textile applications include soft signage, flags, banners and home and commercial furnishings, and the compatible polyester-based fabrics are robust, light weight and versatile," explains Adam Wyles, Business Manager – Promo, Screen and Digital at Roland DG (UK). "Their durability and potential for recycling are complemented by completely odourless print using aqueous-based inks, making dye sublimation suitable for a wealth of interior and exterior jobs."

Roland's VersaArt RS-640S is an attractively priced entry-level option for sign-makers and display producers wanting to print to soft signage and textiles.  The package includes the printer, the take-up unit and a bottle unit.  The machine has a maximum resolution of 1440 x 720 dpi and incorporates Roland Intelligent Pass Control technology which eliminates banding in all print modes. Precise control of droplet placement results in smooth graduated tones and vivid solid colours, with production speeds of up to nearly 32 square m/hour.

The Roland VersaArt RS-640S dye sublimation printer includes a 1.62 m (64 inch) take-up system that complements its media handling system for stable performance. Prints output onto sublimation transfer paper are ready for the calendering process immediately, with the VersaArt's two-step integrated heater system controlling the temperature needed for optimum results. Individual settings can be saved in the printer, for later recall.

As with all Roland printers, the VersaArt RS-640S sublimation system includes the company's powerful VersaWorks RIP software which incorporates fully embedded ICC profile support, variable data printing (VDP), precise spot colour matching and advanced tiling, nesting and cropping features.

"Roland has now simplified the route into soft signage and textile printing with its VersaArt RS-640S printer, and this is a welcome move for sign-makers and display producers wanting to produce soft signs, flags, décor and home furnishings using this technology," concludes Wyles. "The benefit of high quality, colour accurate production can now be applied to a whole range of indoor and outdoor applications which can be produced onto polyester-based fabrics for lightweight, durable and eco-friendly results."


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Richard Romano, Section Editor/Senior Analyst
Richard has written about communication, graphics hardware and software trends for the past 15 years.

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