The VersaUV LEF2-200 50.8cm (20 inch) benchtop UV flatbed printer builds upon the capabilities of Roland’s previous VersaUV benchtop flatbeds. The LEF2-200 inherits the VersaUV LEF series’ renowned ability to print amazing full-colour graphics and unique textures, including premium finishes such as simulated embossing, onto a vast array of materials and objects up to 100mm (3.94 inch) thick.
In addition, the LEF2-200 boasts improvements that make decorating everything from smart phone covers and plaques to giftware and personalised products easier than ever. A Start Timer Function completes print head cleaning setup and White ink circulation automatically by your designated start time, while a positioning jig makes it easy to align items on the print table.
For greater maintenance efficiency and convenience, the LEF2-200 adopts a new cleaning system that helps maximise printer reliability and reduces ink consumption during maintenance procedures. A Head Refresher Feature removes any ink remaining on the print heads and cleans the print head surface to maintain the health of the printer. The LEF2-200 is also equipped with an airtight cover that prevents dust from settling onto the surface of materials while printing.
Included is VersaWorks 6 software, which provides a wealth of useful tools. VersaWorks 6 features a new HARLEQUIN dual core engine for faster previewing times and improved handling of PDF and EPS files with drop-shadows and transparencies. This feature-filled software also lets LEF2 users automatically generate a White, Gloss or Primer layer directly in the RIP, making it simple to incorporate stunning textural and dimensional effects.
‘With its added features, this cutting-edge flatbed ushers in a new era of UV printing efficiency, productivity and convenience,’ said Jay Roberts, Roland DGA product manager, UV printers. ‘The LEF2’s unique capabilities, along with our ECO-UV inks that cure instantly and stretch around corners and curves, make customising or personalising just about anything a breeze. Plus, enhancing CMYK graphics with premium gloss and matte finishes, White ink, or multiple layers of clear ink to create simulated 3D embossing, has never been easier.’