Roland DG Corp. has launched the SOLJET PRO4 XF-640, its most advanced wide format printer to date. The 163cm (64-inch) printer incorporates next generation dual print heads and redesigned take-up and pinch roller systems, plus a host of other advanced features for high quality imaging at a maximum print speed of 102sqm/h (1098 sqft./hr).

‘Today, more than ever, high-speed large format printers are in demand across developed countries and emerging markets alike,’ said Katsuo Ikehata, Roland DG research and development manager. ‘While high volume production is the goal for many of these businesses, quality imaging is equally important. The SOLJET PRO4 XF-640 answers this need in the marketplace by combining exceptional print quality with reliable, high-speed performance.’

Designed for both indoor and outdoor applications, the XF-640 is the ideal production tool for signs, banners, vehicle wraps, window graphics, POP displays, trade show graphics, posters and more. With the XF-640, new advanced print control technology incorporates the industry’s most advanced print head in a staggered design for maximum productivity. The dual mirrored CMYK ink configuration virtually eliminates banding for consistent colour imaging when handling large graphic files. The new heads are also designed to fire high levels of ink for added density and rich, saturated colours. Roland’s newest eco-solvent ink, ECO-SOL MAX2, dries quickly and delivers an expanded colour gamut for exceptional image quality.

The XF-640 features a robust architecture with several new performance upgrades. Durable construction of its unique bearing rail and frame firmly support and stabilize the head assembly for highly precise ink droplet delivery. A total of 16 pinch rollers and a new grit roller system ensure flawless media feeding. Additionally, a redesigned media take-up system and heater maximise productivity by reducing the amount of time required for printing and drying graphics during high-speed, volume production.

Like the rest of the Roland printer line, the XF-640 is easy to operate. A redesigned front-loading ink cartridge unit provides easy ink access while minimising the functional printer footprint. A latched maintenance cover protects the print head assembly and opens automatically at the touch of a button for easy cleaning. With the XF-640, media loading levers are positioned in both the front and back for maximum convenience. Special media brackets support even the heaviest media rolls as they are loaded into place.