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Roland DG Corporation has announced launch of the VersaUV LEC2-300 30” UV printer/cutter. The VersaUV LEC2-300 delivers exceptional print quality and is ideal for the on-demand production of custom labels and packaging prototypes. The LEC2-300 can also be used for bespoke point of sale and signage.
According to Kohei Tanabe, president of the Roland DG Digital Printing Business Division, the LEC series printers are capable of creating special effects using UV ink and contour cutting printed images on demand. ‘Since we introduced them in 2008,’ he said, ‘the LEC series has been used by a broad range of printing businesses for countless applications, including printing adhesive decals, labels and stickers, novelty merchandise, and design prototypes. 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.’
The LEC2-300’s UV ink is designed to adhere to the surface of a material, making printing possible on a diverse range of media, from adhesive sheets for stickers and labels to PET or PVC based substrates, and even 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 for exceptional, premium value printing, including full colour prints with matt 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. The automated process eliminates the need for plate making and die punching for trimming adhesive decals, labels and stickers. A perforated cut function allows you 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 efficiently with unattended operation.
The newly developed printhead and LED lamps deliver exceptionally rich and vibrant print quality. The new printhead has been optimised for precision ink delivery and control, while the new LED lamps are more powerful to make ink curing even faster. This combination delivers stunning print finishes, from small, detailed text and graphics to elaborately textured patterns and gradations. White ink density has been increased by up to 40% of the previous model to provide much higher opacity and coverage.
‘In so many industries, we are seeing the needs of consumers becoming more diverse and individualised,’ Kohei continued. ‘The ability to create unique items with a superb sense of exclusivity at the right time is essential for customers involved in the printing business to keep ahead of the
competition. We developed the LEC2-300 to provide our customers with the power to quickly produce creative designs in as many formats and methods as possible. With this new printer, we hope to contribute to further growth and development of the printing industry.’