Roland DG launches low cost printer

Roland DG has launched a new low-cost wide format inkjet printer using an ink cartridge that cuts costs by 35 per cent.

Marketing team leader Jake Higgins says the EJ ink cartridge used by the Soljet EJ-640 is developed to drastically reduce running costs.

He says with dual staggered print heads, an integrated tri-heater system, rigid industrial design and high-capacity one litre ink cartridges available in four or seven colour configurations, it is built for optimum performance and productivity.

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Sales and marketing director Gino Farina says the wide format market is intensely competitive due to the spread of wide-format inkjet printers and the increasing demand for quick delivery of high quantities with low operating costs.

The EJ-640 prints at 102sqm an hour in a mirrored CMYK ink configuration, and features VersaWorks Dual rip software.

In four-colour CMYK mode, up to two litres of ink can be loaded for each colour and a heater and blower prevent ink from bleeding during take-up. Continuous printing is possible overnight without worrying about ink running out.

Farina says when the primary ink cartridge runs out, its backup begins supplying ink automatically and unattended operation is made easier by Roland DG OnSupport, which sends and email to a smart phone, tablet or computer when a job is finished or ink is running low.

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