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Roland Introduces Integrated UV Inkjet Printer/Cutter

Friday, August 29, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

Clevedon, 28 August 2008 - Roland DG Corporation, the pioneer of integrated
Print&Cut technology, today introduced the VersaUV LEC-300, the world's first UV
inkjet printer/cutter and a highly versatile production tool that brings form,
texture and dimension to printed graphics.  The 30" wide LEC-300 prints CMYK +
white and clear coat all in one device, a combination which can be used to
create special effects and finishes for luxurious, customised graphics.  Long
lasting LED lamps and Roland's newest generation of UV inks make production with
the LEC easy, clean and efficient.

"With VersaUV, professionals can produce unique, realistic textures and patterns
such as faux leather and crocodile skin," said Brett Newman, Head of Product
Management, Roland DG (UK).  "The VersaUV can also layer clear coat for glossy
area highlights, 3D doming and even Braille - all in one seamless workflow.
VersaUV allows professionals to take advantage of profitable new business
opportunities by offering their customers quick turn-around times and on-demand
printing for applications ranging from high-end small-lot production to
packaging composites, press proofs and product prototypes."

New VersaUV LEC-300, 30" UV Inkjet Printer/Cutter Features:
- Prints CMYK + opaque white and clear coat in both gloss and matte finishes
for unmatched versatility
- Roland's ECO-UV ink produces brilliant, durable colour graphics that can be
flexed and stretched around edges and curves without feathering or cracking
- Clear coat can be layered for special effects and textures such as faux
crocodile skin and high gloss area highlights
- Prints and digitally die cuts finished graphics to virtually any shape,
quickly and easily and on demand
- Prints on a variety of media including
  - PVC self-adhesive vinyl for wraps
  - Paper for labels, decals, POP displays and posters
  - Synthetic and genuine leathers for custom accessories
  - Interior décor fabrics and other substrates
  - Foils, BOPP, PE, PET film, offset printing paper stock and more*
- Eliminates outsourcing for short production runs
- No plates or film to produce
- Includes powerful, easy-to-use VersaWorks RIP software for precision colour
- Easy setup and maintenance
- Long-lasting LED lamps
  - Operate on demand, without pre-heating or cooling down between uses
  - Last approximately 10,000 hours - up to five times longer than industry
standard halogen lamps
- Energy efficient
  - Energy Star certified
  - Meets the standards for Roland's Eco-Label system for environmental

*For best results, professionals should test print LEC-300 graphics on each
substrate before production.

VersaWorks Professional Colour Management RIP Software Included
VersaUV comes with VersaWorks, Roland's own colour management software RIP
supporting Roland Intelligent Pass Control technology for exceptional image
quality and the Roland Color System for precision spot colour matching.
VersaWorks includes the ability to print swatch books and colour charts,
powerful reference tools that make communication with clients easier.  With
VersaWorks, users get the Roland@NET auto update service for easy, automated
access to updated VersaWorks versions and profiles free of charge.  VersaWorks
supports Windows Vista® Business and 2000/XP.




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Richard has written about communication, graphics hardware and software trends for the past 15 years.

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