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Roland DG debuts VersaUV LEC2-300 printer/cutter


September 25, 2019
By PrintAction Staff

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Roland DG Corporation today announced the launch of the VersaUV LEC2-300 30-inch UV printer/cutter for on-demand production of custom labels and packaging prototypes as well as bespoke POS and signage.

According to Kohei Tanabe, President of the Roland DG Digital Printing Business Division, the LEC series printers are capable of creating unique special effects using UV ink and contour cutting printed images on demand.

“The newly released LEC2-300 builds on the best feature of the series, making it both easy and economical to produce high-value added prints in quantities as few as one. As the newest model in the series it also comes packed with features, including a newly developed printhead and LED lamps, and a host of updated functions for an even higher level of print quality in a compact and stylish design,” he says.

The LEC2-300’s UV ink is designed to adhere to the surface of a material, making printing possible on a range of media, from adhesive sheets for stickers and labels to PET or PVC-based substrates, and textiles, thin paper, canvas, tarpaulin and more. In addition to CMYK ink, the LEC2-300 can be used with clear (Gloss) and White ink configurations, including full-colour prints with matte or gloss finishes, simulated embossing and other custom-textured effects.

The contour cutting function has been further enhanced to cut out printed graphics to any shape with exceptional precision, Roland DG explains, saying the automated process is designed to eliminate the need for platemaking and die punching for trimming adhesive decals, labels and stickers. A perforated cut function allows users to print out as many labels as required and then peel and apply as needed. Combined with the new Multiple Print function and a new precision media take-up system, high-volume jobs can be printed with unattended operation.

The newly developed printhead and LED lamps boast “exceptionally rich” print quality and the ability to make ink curing faster. As well, white ink density has been increased by up to 40 percent of the previous model to provide much higher opacity and coverage, the company says.