Expo sponsor Roland will exhibit a range of new products, including the CAMM-1 GS-24 Vinyl Cutter and TEXART RT-640, at the Sign Africa Regional Expo, taking place in Bloemfontein at the Bloem Showgrounds on 13 May.
Product showcases include:
New TEXART RT-640
Developed specifically for textiles, the RT-640 provides superb quality, vivid colouring and highly stable performance. The RT-640 can add value to your business through a wide range of applications including apparels, signs, interior décors, and original goods. The RT-640 with Roland’s new Texart ink delivers bold and vibrant colours, deep and rich blacks, subtle gradations and remarkable fine detail. With the addition of Orange and Violet ink, the Texart ink offers a broader range of colours, enabling vivid printing with high contrast.
New VERSAEXPRESS RF-640
The RF-640 prints up to 48.5sqm/hr, approximately twice as fast as the previous model, and is perfect for banner production. From signs and banners to vehicle graphics and wraps of all kinds, the RF-640 delivers exceptional results throughout the longest production runs. With the RF-640, Roland redesigned the take-up system for high speed volume production. Two rigid shafts hold heavy rolls in place for reliably accurate media feeding. A new dancer roller assembly applies just the right level of tension to move media precisely through the printer.
New ARM-10 3D Additive Rapid Prototyping Machine
The ARM-10 3D printer is most suitable for quickly checking a design in the initial stage of prototyping or modeling a complex shape. Incorporating a stereo-lithography process with a UV-LED projection system, the ARM-10 builds models by sequentially curing layers of resin from a liquid resin vat. Simultaneous production of multiple objects can be accomplished within the same work area to reduce modeling time in comparison with methods where lasers expose specific areas. Roland’s imageCure resin becomes semi-transparent when cured and post-processing procedures such as support removal and polishing are simple to do.
New SRM-20 3D Subtractive Prototyping And Manufacturing Machine
The evolutionary SRM-20 desktop milling machine incorporates several innovative subtractive rapid prototyping (SRP) features to meet the needs of a new era. The SRM-20’s strengths lie in providing outstanding accuracy and smooth finished surfaces. With its new milling spindle, collet, circuit board and firmware, the SRM-20 delivers maximum speed and precision while retaining a compact desktop size. The SRM-20 can mill a variety of nonproprietary materials typically used for prototyping, including acrylic, ABS, wood and modeling wax, making it possible to check the feel and weight of materials that are similar or the same as final deliverables.
New CAMM-1 GS-24
The GS-24’s robust build quality, redesigned cutting carriage and blade holder, 10x overlap cutting capability, and 350g of downforce (a 40 percent increase from its predecessor) allow users to cut a variety of materials from 2 to 610mm wide, including thick, dense substrates with ease and accuracy. Equipped with a powerful, durable digital servomotor, the GS-24 is built for optimum efficiency, versatility and productivity. It’s capable of cutting vinyl, paint mask, twill, heat transfers, magnetic materials and card stock.
The VersaCAMM SP-i series is the industry’s most versatile entry-level device, combining four-colour printing and contour cutting all in one device through one seamless workflow. Roland Intelligent Pass Control technology virtually eliminates banding by optimising masking patterns and dot placement at the edge of each pass and offers print speeds that are up to 50 percent faster than the previous models in Standard print mode.
SOLJET PRO 4 XR-640
The 163cm (64 inch) SolJet Pro 4 XR-640 is Roland's largest and fastest printer/cutter, with production speeds of up to 49sqm/hr. The machine, which won the Viscom 'Best of 2012' award, combines an innovative new print head design and new ECO-SOL MAX2 inks in nine colours: cyan, magenta, yellow and black (CMYK), plus light cyan (Lc), light magenta (Lm), white (Wh), metallic silver (Mt) and new light black (Lk).
CAMM-1 SERVO GX-24 Desktop Vinyl Cutter
This cutter combines precision cutting with ease of use. Powered by a digital servomotor, it achieves cutting speeds up to 50cm (20 inches) per second with maximum accuracy. Vehicle graphics, signs, decals, labels, stencils, pin-striping and heat transfers come out looking crisp and clean.
Entrance is free. Pre-register online to speed up the process and stand a chance to win R1000 in cash. The expo will take place from 9am to 5pm.