Imagine producing one-off packaging prototypes and short-run labels on a vast array of substrates, including metallic and synthetic papers, foils, BOPP, PE and PET film, even leather and fabrics.
Roland’s DPI award-winning VersaUV LEC series is the world’s first UV inkjet printer/cutter line using safe, low-heat LED lamps. VersaUV prints CMYK + White + Clear for unmatched colour, texture and dimension. Clear coat adds remarkably rich special effects ranging from high-gloss finish for area highlights to custom-textured effects such as faux leather and crocodile skin. Roland ECO-UV inks produce graphics that are easy to handle and can be stretched across both curved surfaces and sharp edges without cracking.
The LEC-330 offers faster production printing up to 9.38 sq m./hr. and higher image quality up to 1440×1440 dpi, making it ideally suited for short-run production of labels and specialty graphics – as well as prototyping applications. The VersaUV LEC-330 can also be configured in your choice of three ink combinations. The LEC-330’s Intelligent Ink Circulation System optimises ink usage and minimises waste and an optimised hood design ensures compatibility with semi-rigid substrates including card stocks and polycarbonates.
CMYK + White + Clear + Contour Cutting – Across an unprecedented range of substrates, the LEC-330 prints CMYK + White + Clear Coat and contour cuts for unmatched versatility. The LEC-330’s White ECO-UV ink creates crisp, flawless graphics and text and can be used as an undercoat to enhance the brightness of four-colour prints. ECO-UV Clear Coat adds remarkably rich special effects ranging from high-gloss finishes for area highlights to custom-textured effects such as faux leather, crocodile skin and even Braille. Contour cutting produces graphics of virtually any size and shape.
Your Choice of Substrates – The VersaUV LEC-330 prints on paper including metallic surfaces for labels, decals, POP displays and posters. You can also use the LEC-330 to create original patterns and 3D domed corporate logos directly onto synthetic and natural leathers. Customize window coverings, tapestries and other interior décor items. VersaUV also supports printing on foils, BOPP, PE, PET film, offset printing paper stock and more.
Ideal Pre-Press Device – The LEC-330 is a very capable pre-press and proofing device that can save commercial printers the many costs associated with press downtime. In fact, each time a shop has to take a flexo or gravure press offline to print a proof or prototype, significant productivity and profits are lost. Flexo printing even a single proof or comp requires creating plates, adding labour and material costs to the job. The LEC-330 eliminates these issues for businesses and allows them to keep larger presses online for production.
Perfect for Short Run Production – With VersaUV, you can eliminate outsourcing for short production runs as well. In small quantities, you can easily produce truly unique, customized graphics and wraps of virtually any shape, size and texture. Production is easy. With VersaUV, there are no plates or film to produce. Simply design on your personal computer, send your file to the printer, and VersaUV does the rest, printing and digitally die-cutting your finished print quickly and easily.
One-Off Packaging Prototypes – With all of the packaging options available today, creating accurate proofs and prototypes has become more challenging than ever. Whether it’s a box, bag, label or shrink film, the VersaUV prints vibrant CMYK plus White plus Clear Coat. It also automatically contour cuts or creases virtually any shape or dieline with absolute precision.
Membrane Panels – With the VersaUV, you can print a single membrane panel or several. The LEC accommodates reverse printing White ink then printing CMYK+ Clear Coat on polycarbonate stocks without the need to create screens for each color.
The LEC series streamlines the production process by automatically contour cutting printed graphics. By eliminating the need to reload and reposition graphics, the LEC integrated cutter saves valuable time and effort. The LEC can contour cut through the top layer of lined media or create a perforated cut on non-lined media (like card stock for packaging prototypes). By switching out the cutting tool, the LEC can also crease your media for truly realistic package prototypes.
Equipped with six high-precision print heads, the LEC-330 delivers a maximum print speed of 9.38 sq m./hr. in High Speed mode. Each print mode has been meticulously finetuned for the head configuration to deliver optimized performance and superior print quality. The 1440×1440 dpi mode rivals the performance of multi-million dollar high-end presses, producing flawlessly smooth gradations, super fine details and sharp text. Roland Intelligent Pass Control™ ensures consistent print quality with virtually no signs of banding in all print modes.
ECO-UV ink adheres to a wide range of treated and untreated substrates with exceptional colour gamut. Instant-drying and flexible, ECO-UV ink produces prints that require no degassing and can be stretched and applied around curved surfaces and edges without cracking.
The low heat UV LED lamps allow printing on heat-sensitive media such as shrink wrap, pressure sensitive media and paper stocks with no risk of damaging the substrate. You can also use the VersaUV to create original patterns and 3D domed corporate logos directly onto synthetic and natural leathers and to customize window coverings, tapestries and other interior décor items. VersaUV supports printing on foils, BOPP, PE, PET film, offset printing stock and more.
The LEC-330 supports a straight media path with a redesigned ventilation hood that enables printing on semi-rigid sheet stocks such as card stocks for folding cartons and thicker polycarbonate sheets for membrane switch applications.
Across an unprecedented range of substrates, the LEC series come with ECO-UV inks in CMYK + White + Clear. In addition, the LEC-330 can be configured with any of these three ink combinations:
As the most versatile ink configuration, CMYK + White + Clear can be used for a wide range of applications including packaging prototypes, labels, high end press-proofs and unique textured graphics.
The CMYK + White + White mode (LEC-330) achieves higher opacity without slowing down the printing with overprinting, perfect for white text and graphics, undercoats and to enhance the brightness of four-color prints. The white produced with this ink configuration can be up to 1.5 times more opaque than the normal white, all without requiring a complicated workflow or overprinting.
ECO-UV Clear adds remarkably rich special effects ranging from high-gloss finishes for area highlights to custom-textured effects such as faux leather, crocodile skin and even Braille. The CMYK + Clear + Clear mode (LEC-330) can build up three-dimensional textures twice as fast as the normal ink mode and can produce more dramatic effects with bigger reliefs.
ECO-UV ink shines for indoor graphics, offering superior scratch and chemical resistance. Outdoors, ECO-UV ink lasts up to two years when Clear is applied as a finish and up to six months without Clear. Packaged in no-mess 220ml cartridges, ECO-UV ink is VOC-free and safe after curing. With ECO-UV ink, proper ventilation is recommended. The LEC series is ventilation-ready, featuring a ventilation hood for easy connection with an air filtration system.
VersaWorks RIP software has been developed exclusively for Roland inkjet printers and printer/cutters. This RIP ensures exceptional production output with unmatched ease of use.
VersaWorks supports the Roland Color system which accurately reproduces more than 1,000 spot colours from colour charts and swatch books. For the VersaUV VersaUV series, VersaWorks also includes the Roland Texture Library featuring 70 ready-to-use textures that can be applied to designs by layering the LEJ’s clear coat ink. For white ink applications, you can select from either single pass or dual pass modes. In addition, VersaWorks features Variable Data Printing and supports up to four Roland devices simultaneously including printers, printer/cutters and cutters. It automatically estimates the ink usage and print time for each graphic so you can accurately monitor time and costs.
VersaWorks features include embedded ICC profile support, ink level adjustment tools, software proofing capabilities, error diffusion for outstanding print quality and advanced cropping, tiling and nesting options. Support for Roland cutters allows you to pair a Roland cutter with any wide-format or desktop printer for print/cut applications. The PerfCut function produces precision perforated cut lines. VersaWorks 4.0 is fully compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP and 2000.
There’s no question that Roland inkjets combine unbeatable performance with legendary Roland reliability. As further proof of their unmatched reliability, Roland is pleased to offer an unprecedented Three-Year Heads and all Warranty on the VersaUV LEC-540. All that’s required for this bonus is return of the registration card with installation information within 30 days of your purchase and confirmation* that Roland inks are running in the machine.