Hamamatsu, Japan – Roland DG Corporation today announced the addition of the LEF-300 to its VersaUV series of UV-LED flatbed inkjet printers.
Print professionals around the world are already using the VersaUV LEF-12 and LEF-20 printers to customise a whole range of ordinary items, transforming them into profitable personalised output. With the addition to the series of the larger and faster LEF-300, customers can now achieve even greater productivity.
Exciting production-boosting features on the LEF-300 include an enlarged printing area of 770mm wide by 330mm long, which is 50% more than the previous model and can accommodate items up to 100mm in height and 8kg in weight. With four print heads and two UV-LED lamps, the LEF-300 enables bi-directional printing approximately 60%1 faster than the LEF-20. In addition, the number of white and clear (gloss) ink nozzles have been doubled for faster printing, increased density and opacity and faster build-up of multiple layers for textured effects.
The LEF-300 comes equipped with the powerful new Roland VersaWorks Dual RIP software which includes useful features to simplify the print process and optimise results. The Special Colour Plate Generation allows white or gloss data creation from print artwork and the Maintained Clipped Position function preserves the accurate repositioning of clipped images.
Ensuring premium high-quality durable print and reducing the shrinkage of thin film materials when curing, the LEF-300 uses Roland DG’s ECO-UV ink in CMYK, White and Clear (gloss). For maximum efficiency of cost and time, customers can choose 500cc ink cartridges2.
With the LEF-300 it is possible to print on a wide variety of substrates including acrylic, wood, board, plastic, metal3, glass3 plus fabrics and soft materials such as leather and eco-leather. A vacuum table makes it easy to hold thin and soft materials in place. The device direct prints on to a huge range of items including pens, mobile phone cases, customised corporate merchandise, signs, personalised awards, giftware, industrial goods, product prototypes and much more.
Jerry Davies, President-Roland DG-EMEA explains: “The trend for highly personalised items is growing and customers are using Roland’s VersaUV LEF printers to build profitable businesses by providing on-demand custom printing services for a range of personalised products through e-commerce sites and retail kiosks or as an addition to their existing print shops. The launch of the LEF-300 model brings the VersaUV series into the mass production environment with a number of features to facilitate the customisation and decoration of items in high volumes.’
Features of the LEF-300 include input/output connections that support external devices such as warning lights and automated jig replacement. Also, to maintain the accuracy and quality of print even during long production runs, the LEF-300 is built with precision parts that minimise susceptibility to changes in temperature or humidity.
To ensure the safety of users and to maintain print quality, the moving parts of the VersaUV LEF-300 are also fully encased. The cover prevents dusts from entering the print area, keeps the UV-LED light contained and means the device can be used in any busy print shop, industrial or retail environment.
1 In a CMYK ink configuration
2 White ink only available in 220cc ink cartridges
3 Primer may be required for certain applications