Sign Africa Regional Expo sponsor, Roland, will showcase the new SolJet Pro 4 XR-640, the company’s largest and fastest printer/cutter, as well as the SOLJET XF-640 High-Speed Inkjet Printer at the Sign Africa Cape Town Regional Expo, taking place from 29-30 May at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).

The 163cm (64 inch) SolJet Pro 4 XR-640 is Roland DG’s largest and fastest printer/cutter, with production speeds of 21.6sqm/h for both banner and vinyl media in high speed print modes. 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). 

The XR-640 incorporates the latest in inkjet technology design. It features two 8-channel piezo inkjet heads with 180 nozzles per channel. The gold-plated print heads are designed to repel ink, preventing clogs. Precision-rounded nozzles combined with accurate ink firing produce perfect ink droplets. Its dual inline print head configuration is mirrored through seven colours to ensure consistent imaging with bi-directional printing. This highly advanced system prints up to 21.6sqm/h for both banners and vinyl in production quality. Roland’s Intelligent Pass Control® further enhances image quality by precisely controlling the placement, quantity and density of ink in order to dramatically reduce banding. For accurate colour reproduction at all print speeds, the CMYKLmLcLkLkLcLmKYMC configuration applies inks in the same order for both passes.

SOLJET XF-640 High-Speed Inkjet Printer

As one of the industry’s most innovative large-format digital printers, Roland’s 163cm (64-inch) XF-640 ushers in a new era of speed, precision and performance. Equipped with the industry’s most advanced dual mirrored print heads, a reinforced chassis, redesigned take-up and pinch roller systems and wide-gamut Eco-Sol MAX 2 inks, this next generation printer delivers vibrant, detailed images at speeds up to (102sqm/hr) 1098 sqft./hr.

The Roland XF-640 frame is uniquely engineered and constructed for exceptional stability, allowing you to print at the highest speeds without sacrificing image quality. With the XF-640, you get rocket fast speed, superior imaging, reliability, and world-class Roland service and support. It’s the perfect backbone for busy production environments.

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