Roland has launched its VersaWorks® 4.8 RIP Software, featuring new built-in PANTONE libraries, as well as the Eco-Sol MAX 2 White Ink, designed exclusively for the SOLJET Pro 4 XR-640 printer/cutter and optimised for the Pro 4’s eight-channel print head.
VersaWorks Version 4.8
With the new version of VersaWorks, Roland has added a total of six libraries from the PANTONE PLUS and Goe™ product lines, valuable design and production tools for high-end graphics and any application where precise colour matching is vital. These libraries allow users to automatically convert a specific PANTONE spot colour in the design file to a CMYK value that can be reproduced on a Roland inkjet device. This simplified workflow significantly reduces the amount of time required for colour matching and enables quick output of specific colours when working with properly profiled media.
Roland’s latest version of VersaWorks also features a new spot colour replacement feature which allows users to automatically replace a defined spot colour in the design file with another from any VersaWorks library, all without reopening the source file. With VersaWorks, users have access to 16 spot colour libraries, including the new PANTONE libraries and the Roland Colour System, Roland’s own spot colour matching solution featuring more than 1500 traditional and metallic hues. Users can also replace the spot colours in their designs with white and clear ink options supported by several Roland inkjets.
‘As a leader in the wide-format printing industry, Roland provides versatile production tools for some of the world’s most creative businesses,’ said Andrew Hatkoff, vice president of technology licensing and business development. ‘We are pleased to partner with Roland to bring all the advantages of PANTONE spot colour matching to these businesses. As the standard for the design and graphics industry, PANTONE provides end users with complete creative flexibility, precision colour matching and enhanced imaging across the applications driving their businesses.’
In addition to shipping with all new models, VersaWorks 4.8 is available to existing Roland inkjet customers free of charge through an Internet connection using the Roland@NET service.
Eco-Sol MAX 2 White Ink
White Eco-Sol MAX ink offers exceptional opacity for high quality white gradations and a wide colour gamut when used as an undercoat for CMYK or metallic inks. Because of its high density, White Eco-Sol MAX ink provides superior coverage for designs with large white areas. Enhanced dot shape control helps eliminate the appearance of small scattered satellite drops. The ink offers even greater opacity and brightness for added impact.
Choose from a wide selection of coated and uncoated media for packaging comps, window graphics, POP, labels and decals. For these and other applications, White Eco-Sol MAX ink prints flawless white floods, highlights, graphics and text.
White Eco-Sol MAX ink is supported by Roland VersaWorks RIP software. VersaWorks recognises the unique properties of files created for white ink and optimises those files for output. VersaWorks advanced profiles ensure quality output when using the high density required for white ink applications.
Formulated specifically for use with Roland eco-solvent inkjet printer/cutters, White Eco-Sol MAX images beautifully across transparent and reflective media for crisp text and graphics with defined edges and smooth gradations. Scratch and chemical resistance adds durability to finished prints.