VERSAEXPRESS-RF-640

VersaEXPRESS RF-640

  • Roland’s most affordable 64″ printer
  • Print banners, posters, wraps, signs and more, with precision and ease
  • Mirrored CMYKKYMC print head configuration for maximum quality
  • 1440×720 dpi max. resolution
  • 521 sqft/hr. max. speed
  • Greenguard Gold certified Eco-Sol MAX inks in CMYK
  • Take-up unit included
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VersaEXPRESS RF-640 Printer

RF640

VERSAEXPRESS RF-640 LARGE FORMAT INKJET PRINTER

Impressive print speed, outstanding print quality, advanced productivity features and unmatched reliability and support makes the new Roland VersaEXPRESS RF-640 four-colour printer the smart choice for your business. The genius behind the RF-640 is in its ability to produce high-quality graphics and prints, while keeping the cost of operation low.

Efficient, reliable and affordable, the VersaEXPRESS RF-640 delivers outstanding prints day in and day out. The Roland Ink Switching System allows you to change out cartridges right from the front of the machine without having to stop and restart the printer. For additional ease of use, Roland Printer Assist allows you to control common functions such as test printing and cleaning directly from your iPad. Stay connected through Roland OnSupport printer alerts e-mailed to your computer or mobile device. It all adds up to the smart choice for a wide range of applications, including signs and posters, banners, backlit displays, vehicle wraps and more.

Summary:

  • 64 inch (1625mm) wide format digital printer
  • Maximum print speed of 48.5m²/hr
  • Mirrored CMYKKYMC print head configuration virtually eliminates chromatic banding
  • Uses Roland’s popular GREENGUARD Gold certified ECO-SOL MAX2 inks
  • Roland Ink Switching System adds greater production capability allowing for on the fly ink cartridge replacement
  • Roland’s first Printer Assist iPad* app allows remote management of common printer functions
  • Combine the VersaEXPRESS RF-640 with a Roland GX series cutter for a complete print and then cut solution
  • Includes VersaWorks RIP software. Latest features include built-in PANTONE spot color library and predictive ink usage calculator and alert
  • Includes Roland Intelligent Pass Control for high-quality prints at speed
  • Includes Roland OnSupport for unattended remote monitoring of the printer
  • Includes a free place on either our Introduction to Digital Print or Intermediate Digital Print course held at the Roland DG Academy
  • Includes a one-year full parts and labor RolandCare Silver warranty for ultimate peace of mind
  • Prints up to 1440dpi resolution
  • Supports heavy media rolls up to 40kg

THE INDUSTRY’S MOST ADVANCED PRINT HEAD TECHNOLOGY

The VersaEXPRESS RF-640 is equipped with a gold-plated print head – the most advanced in the industry – to reduce static and enable high quality imaging. Variable dot control produces droplets of seven different sizes for precise, detailed graphics. The result is high-density printing with vibrant colors, excellent photographic reproduction, smooth gradations and superb contrast.

ROLAND INTELLIGENT PASS CONTROL


This system combines printer and software advancements that control dot placement between passes, ensuring smooth gradations, flawless solid colors and faster throughput with virtually no banding. That translates into increased productivity and exceptional image quality, even at higher print speeds.

CONTOUR CUT YOUR PRINTED GRAPHICS

You can pair your RF-640 printer with a Roland GX Series cutter to contour cut printed graphics. VersaWorks support for the GX Series allows you to quickly and easily cut the most intricate designs for signs, banners, T-shirt heat transfers, POP displays, vehicle wraps, labels and decals. The GX features revolutionary Roland Quadralign™ technology that precisely reads crop marks on pre-printed data and aligns the graphic for perfect contour cutting.

INTEGRATED HEATING SYSTEM

Roland printers are designed to dry prints quickly, even in high-speed modes, for immediate finishing, installation and collection by the take-up system. The RF-640 features a built-in two stage integrated heater system that accommodates a wide range of media options. This advanced system precisely controls the proper amount of heat for each application, yielding outstanding results every time. For maximum convenience, users can store individual settings right in the printer.

ROLAND ECO-SOL MAX® 2 INK

The RF-640 is designed to take full advantage of Roland’s specially formulated, high-density Eco-Sol MAX 2 eco-solvent inks. These award-winning, GREENGUARD Gold-Certified inks dry quickly and provide unmatched long-term outdoor durability, scratch and chemical resistance, broad uncoated media support and a wide color gamut. Eco-Sol MAX 2 produces rich, vibrant color that adds value and impact to graphics.GREENGUARD Gold certification provides assurance that Eco-Sol MAX 2 inks meet some of the world’s most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air. In addition to using Eco-Sol MAX 2 inks, the RF-640 can be equipped with sublimation inks to create a wide array of stunning sublimated graphics.

ROLAND PRINTER ASSIST AND OTHER CONVENIENCE FEATURES

Thanks to Roland Printer Assist, you can even manage your RF-640 remotely when you’re in the office using an iPad tablet. Free and available for download from the iTunes App Store, the Roland Printer Assist app enables users to manage production, test printing, and even access cleaning functions from virtually any location. Additional convenience features include front-loading ink cartridges, media-loading levers at the front and back of the printer. For trouble-free unattended printing, there’s Roland OnSupport, which delivers e-mail alerts to your computer or smartphone when ink is running low or a job has been completed.

ROLAND CERTIFIED MEDIA


Roland offers a complete selection of competitively priced media that has been optimized for use with Eco-Sol MAX 2 ink. This includes a wide array of glossy and matte backlit film, white and clear film, calendered vinyl, uncoated adhesive-backed vinyl, premium reflective vinyl, view through vinyl, flame retardant scrim banner, blackout scrim banner, and solvent glossy paper. AllRoland media is carefully tested and profiled to consistently achieve high quality results.

VERSAWORKS®RIP SOFTWARE

Developed exclusively for Roland inkjet printers, and printer/cutters, VersaWorks RIP software takes full advantage of the RF-640’s capabilities. Based on the latest Adobe CPSI 3019 engine, VersaWorks includes advanced error diffusion and 16-bit rendering for exceptional production output and unmatched ease-of-use, and is fully compatible with Windows®7, Vista and XP. Along with features such as variable data printing, embedded ICC support, ink level adjustment tools and advanced cropping, tiling and nesting options, the newest VersaWorks features include the following:

Predictive Ink Calculator and Alert: For flawless unattended printing, a predictive ink calculator estimates the amount of ink needed for each job. When there is not sufficient ink to complete a job, the RIP notifies the operator prior to printing.

Spot Color Replacement Tool: Allows an operator to specify Roland colors directly in VersaWorks without the need to spend a great deal of time re-opening the source file to make changes.

Built-in PANTONE®Spot Color Libraries: These libraries help streamline the conversion process from PANTONE®to CMYK colors and ensure accurate PANTONE®color matching. VersaWorks also includes the Roland Color System of more than 1000 spot colors for easy, effective color management.

Specifications

Printing technology Piezo inkjet
Media Width 259 to 1,625 mm (10.2 to 64 in.)
Thickness Maximum 1.0 mm (39 mil) with liner, for printing
Roll diameter Maximum 210 mm (8.3 in.)
Roll weight Maximum 40 kg (88 lb.)
Core diameter *1 76.2 mm (3 in.) or 50.8 mm (2 in.)
Printing Width Maximum 1615 mm (63.6 in.)
Ink cartridges Type ECO-SOL MAX2
Capacity 440 cc
Colours Four Colors (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black)
Print resolution Dots per inch Maximum 1,440 dpi
Print Modes
Max Speed (Banner)
Resolution
360×360
Speed
521 sqft/hr (49 m2/h)
Billboard (Banner) 360×360 289 sqft/hr (37 m2/h)
High Speed (Banner) 360×720 194 sqft/hr (18 m2/h)
Standard (Banner) 360×720 141 sqft/hr (13 m2/h)
High Quality (Banner) 1440×720 63 sqft/hr (6 m2/h)
High Speed (Vinyl) 360×720 199 sqft/hr (19 m2/h)
Standard (Vinyl) 540×720

720×720

141 sqft/h (13m2/h)

117 sqft/hr (11m2/h)

High Quality (Vinyl) 1440×720 47 sqft/hr (4 m2/h)
Distance accuracy *3 *4 Error of less than ±0.3percent of distance traveled, or ±0.3 mm, whichever is greater
Media heating system *5 Print heater Setting range for the preset temperature: 30 to 45ºC (86 to 112ºF)
Dryer Setting range for the preset temperature: 30 to 50ºC (86 to 122ºF)
Connectivity Ethernet (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX, automatic switching)
Power-saving function Automatic sleep feature
Power requirements AC 100 to 120 V ±10%, 8.2A, 50/60 Hz or
AC 220 to 240 V ±10%, 4.2A, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption During operation Approx. 1,070 W
Sleep mode Approx. 14.5 W
Acoustic noise level During operation 64 dB (A) or less
Sleep mode 41 dB (A) or less
Environmental Power on Temperature: 15 to 32ºC (59 to 90ºF) [20ºC (68ºF) or more recommended], Humidity: 35 to 80%RH (no condensing)
Power off Temperature: 5 to 40ºC (41 to 104ºF), humidity: 20 to 80%RH (no condensation)
Dimensions (with stand) 101.4 (W) x 31.3 (D) x 50 (H) in (2,575 (W) x 795 (D) x 1,270 (H) mm)
Weight (with stand) 308.6 lbs. (140 kg)
Included items Stand, power cord, media clamps, media holder, replacement sheet cutting blade, software RIP, user’s manual, etc..
Roland VersaWorks System Requirements
Operating system
Windows® 8 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Windows® 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Windows® 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Windows Vista® (32-bit, 64-bit)
Windows® XP (32-bit, 64-bit)
CPU Core™2 Duo, 2.0 GHz or faster recommended
RAM 2 GB or more recommended
Video card and monitor A resolution of 1280 x 1024 resolution or more recommended
Free hard-disk space 40 GB or more recommended
Hard-disk file system NTFS format
Optical drive DVD-ROM drive
Application software compatible with Printer Adobe® Illustrator® 10, CS, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6, CC. CorelDRAW® 11, 12, X3, X4, X5, X6, X7
1 The media holder of this machine is exclusively for media with a paper tube core inner diameter of 3 inches. To use a 2 inch media core, please use the optionally available media flanges.
2 The length of printing is subject to the limitations of the program.
3 Using Roland specified media, loaded correctly, temperature: 25 ºC (77ºF), humidity: 50 %RH, all pinch rollers are used, 25 mm or more for both right and left margins and 35 mm or more front margin, excluding expansion or contraction of the media, and assuming all correction and adjustment functions of this machine have been made properly. Not assured when the print heater or dryer is used.
4 Using Roland specified media, print travel of 1m
5 Warm-up is required after power-up. This may require 5 to 20 minutes, depending on the operating environment. The preset temperature may fail to be reached depending on the ambient temperature and media width.

 

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