Atlantic City, NJ. November 29, 2001 Roland DGA Corporation today introduced the SOLJET printer/cutter. The state-of-the-art solvent device turns out ready-to-use, photo-realistic graphics with up to three years outdoor durability. Using low-volatility Roland SOL INKs, it provides signmakers with a safe working environment that requires no special ventilation.
As a six-color inkjet printer and hi-performance contour cutter all in one, the SOLJET delivers unprecedented versatility, productivity and durability. It lets signmakers produce water- and UV-resistant banners, POP displays, vinyl graphics, package prototypes and more. Except in the most grueling environments, such as on vehicles and floors, SOLJET graphics require no lamination.
“The SOLJET is a product of years of Roland experience with inkjet printing and contour cutting technology,” said Rick Scrimger, Senior Product Manager. “It delivers stunning, ready-to-use graphics that are fade resistant for up to three years outdoors. Finally, creating durable graphics is actually easy.”
Roland is developing SOLJET Certified Media (SCM) to provide signmakers with a completely integrated solution for creating outdoor signage. SCM will include pressure-sensitive vinyl, canvas, banner and backlit film. Signmakers can also print on select Roland Piezo Certified Media.
The SOLJET uses Roland’s CAMM-1 cutting technology to provide hi-speed, precision cutting. It allows signmakers to cut out graphics immediately after printing, without having to reload or re-position them. The SOLJET can even function as a stand-alone vinyl cutter.
· Roland SOL INKs: low-volatility, quick dry, water and UV resistant
· On-site warranty for first year
· Hi-fidelity, hi-resolution printing up to 1440 dpi
· Contour cutting at 24 inches per second and accurate to 0.025mm
· Handles media up to 54 inches wide
· ColorChoice™ RIP included
· Overprint feature for printing fabrics
Roland ColorChoice Software RIP Included
For printing and cutting all kinds of graphics, Roland ColorChoice is the ideal RIP software for today’s signmaker. The software is loaded with print profiles and advanced cutting features specially prepared for the SOLJET. It is a true Adobe PostScript 3 multi-platform RIP that provides total control over printing and cutting. With Roland certified media and inks, ColorChoice ensures beautiful, consistent results.
The SOLJET SC-500 is now shipping with a list price of $24,995. Leasing is available on all Roland products.
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