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Roland VersaUV LEC2 S-Series

Brian Sims examines the Roland VersaUV LEC2 S-Series range of UV printers and the variety of opportunities this kit can bring sign-makers and print-service-providers

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The Roland VersaUV LEC2 s-series comes in either a flatbed format for board and rigid substrates or a belt version

Prototyping and production all in one

One major issue a printer or media company can have when pitching for new business can be demonstrating what the product will actually look like, but more importantly, what it will feel like. Architects spend hours on end making models or creating 3D virtual tours to try to ensure the client has the experience of the building or room that matches the real thing, for example. And it's no different when it comes to the sign industry.

You can always see on a white piece of paper what the product is intended to look like, but as the colours are laid down on another substrate other than that of the product, the lustre, depth of colour, and vibrancy are all affected and can alter the way the product looks.

So, what can a company do when the customer needs to feel confident the printer can deliver what they need? With a prototype made from the materials the end user will have in their hand, the decision to place the order can be taken with greater confidence.

Roland DG has developed a series of printers under the scope of its VersaUV LEC2 S-Series which are perfectly positioned to be able produce a finished product on every type of substrate from ultra-thin plastic film to wooden boxes up to 200mm thick meaning a one off is not a problem.

The machines in the series come with a number of common features but can be initially broken down into two major formats and then into sub-sets of those focused around media sizes.

The VersaUV LEC2 S-Series comes in either a flatbed format allowing for board and rigid substrates, or a belt version that can print on flexible substrates with unwind and rewind capability. The belt type printer is identified by the suffix B200 and comes with a media width of 762mm (LEC2-330S-B200) and 1625mm (LEC2-640S-B200).
The subset of the flatbed printer is a little wider as would be expected, with the initial breakdown of the models being with a media width of 762mm or 1625mm.