Roland DG has introduced the new 4-colour EU-1000MF large-format UV-LED flatbed printer to its EU series, following the launch of the 6-colour CMYKGlWh model in July 2021.
'Increasing demand for sign
“Since the launch of our first inkjet printer in 1997, Roland DG has led the sign and graphics market in image quality, product reliability and customer service,” said Tony Miller, president, global sales and marketing division, Roland DG Corp, in a statement from company headquarters in Japan. “The EU series of large format UV flatbed printers builds upon these strengths by offering high-quality printing and unmatched support at a great price and productivity level that will appeal to a wide range of customers.”
According to Miller, the printer is capable of "beautiful imaging on a wide range of materials up to 95 mm thick for a large variety of applications, including sign graphics, event and store displays, décor, and small-lot, high-mix custom goods."
The 6-colour CMYKGlWh model was launched in Southeast Asia and Taiwan in July 2021, and now a new 4-colour CMYK model has been added.
Both 4- and 6-colour models in the EU series achieve are equipped with printheads in a staggered array for printing up to 27.6 m2/h in 720 x 600 dpi CMYK mode and enabling it to handle approximately nine rigid 4’ x 8’ (1,220 x 2,440 mm) boards per hour for indoor decoration and display.
The UV ink is cured instantly, making it fast-drying and eliminating the need for post-printing drying. The ability to print directly onto a variety of materials such as acrylic, PETG, PVC, foam, PC, wood, and aluminum composite boards eliminates the need to print on roll media and then mount on a board, reducing post-processing time and costs, Miller said.
In addition to Variable Dot Printing Technology, which uses different sizes of ink droplets with high precision, Roland DG’s True Rich Color print setting makes it possible to achieve a higher level of output quality. The EU series is equipped with four emergency stop switches and a safety sensor that stops the printer to protect the operator and printer. The UV inks are GREENGUARD Gold certified for low VOCs, making them safer for indoor applications.
Miller added: “In recent years, as communication tools have become more diverse and output times shorter, there has been an increasing demand for faster, more cost-effective delivery of a wider range of print services, and the EU Series is well suited to meet these needs in terms of functionality, price, and service support. We are also preparing a new option that will allow customers to upgrade the EU-1000MF from 4 to 6 colours as their business grows, making it a powerful tool for business expansion and for new entrants in fast-growing economies where the demand is increasing for signs and graphics.”
Check with Roland DG Australia for local availability.