As the world's first UV printer with integrated contour cutting, Roland's DPI award-winning VersaUV LEC series quickly revolutionized the packaging prototype and short-run label industries. For the first time, professionals could print CMYK plus white and clear inks for varnishing and embossing effects on virtually any substrate and then crease, contour cut or perf-cut their designs, all on one device through one seamless workflow.
Available in 30- and 54-inch models, Roland LEC series UV printers use safe, low-heat LED lamps to print on materials ranging from metallic and synthetic papers and foils to BOPP, PE and PET film, even leather and fabrics. VersaUV creates remarkably rich effects including matte and high-gloss finishes in your choice of textures and patterns. Roland ECO-UV inks produce graphics that are easy to handle and can be stretched across curved surfaces and sharp edges without cracking. With VersaUV, your prototypes and comps are so realistic, they are virtually indistinguishable from finished products.
Three models available:
54” LEC-540 – for faster print speeds and seamless production of larger, semi-rigid graphics
30” LEC-330 – high-speed performance and superior image quality, great for production printing of packaging prototypes, labels and specialty graphics
ECO-UV inks, available in two formulations:
Original ECO-UV for applications requiring clear coat
ECO-UV S for added flexibility (CMYK and white only)
Stretches up to 220 percent
Available in CMYK + White + White configuration only
Ink Configuration Options
Prints, contour cuts, perf-cuts and creases designs
Layered Clear produces unique textures and finishes including matte and gloss varnish and embossing effects
Software drivers available from leading providers of color management and proofing software (CGS, GMG, EFI)
Includes Versaworks RIP Software
Advanced X-Rite color management tools available
Supports hundreds of media options
Metallic and synthetic papers, foils, BOPP, PE and PET film and other flexible substrates
LEC-540 features front and rear tables to support rigid materials
Maximum1440x1440 dpi image quality for fine quality and tiny text
Print speeds up to 126 sqft./hr. (LEC-540)
Patent-pending intelligent ink circulation system
Safe, long-lasting and low-heat LED Lamps
Lowest power consumption in its class
VersaUV is built for versatility. This one-of-a-kind design and production tool opens up profitable applications ranging from package prototypes, color proofs and short-run labels to membrane panels and custom large-format graphics. Support from leading color management companies, including CGS, GMG and EFI, enables an easy, integrated workflow from design to finished print.
Explore New Markets
With its ability to print CMYK plus white and clear on a vast range of actual press stocks, the VersaUV LEC series enables you to experiment with unique design options, materials and finishes. This revolutionary production platform is the creative professional's secret weapon for producing superior image quality, contour cutting the most intricate shapes, and adding premium textured accents and finishes that bring your designs to life.
One-Off Packaging Prototypes
Thanks to its integrated printing and contour cutting, the Pro 4 XR-640 makes it fast and easy to print and contour cut labels and decals of virtually any shape. For cutting laminated graphics, Roland's Quadralign four-point optical registration system automatically realigns the cutting path and compensates for media skew and distortion.
Folding Carton Workflow
Start with your choice of stock and your art file
The VersaUV will print, crease and die cut your folding carton
Pop out your prototype and assemble
Ideal Pre-Press Device
The VersaUV is a very capable pre-press and proofing device that can save commercial printers the many costs associated with press downtime. In fact, each time a shop has to take a flexo or gravure press offline to print a proof or prototype, significant productivity and profits are lost. Flexo printing even a single proof or comp requires creating plates, adding labor and material costs to the job. The LEC series eliminates these issues for businesses and allows them to keep larger presses online for production. Support for color proofing with CGS ORIS Color Tuner, GMG Color Proof and FlexoProof/Dot Proof and EFI Print Pack 2 for Color Proof XF and Fiery XF RIP is available. With the ability to print directly to many offset, rotogravure and flexo stocks and the ability to simulate UV varnish and embossing, the LEC generates very realistic proofs at a fraction of the cost and time.
Perfect for Short Run Label Production
Print CMYK plus white on foils, BOPP, PE, PET film and offset printing stock. Clear coat adds three-dimensional effects. Variable data printing allows you to print a hundred personalized labels _ each with a different name, serial number or artwork. Perfect for prototyping a series of packages or production of custom, high-end wine bottles.
With the VersaUV, you can print a single membrane panel or several. The LEC accommodates reverse printing of CMYK, then prints white on polycarbonate stocks without the need to create screens for each color.
With VersaUV, you can eliminate outsourcing for short production runs as well. In small quantities, you can easily produce truly unique, customized smart phone and notebook skins and other specialty graphics in virtually any shape, size and texture. Production is easy. With VersaUV, there are no plates or film to produce. Simply design on your personal computer, send your file to the printer, and VersaUV does the rest, printing and digitally die-cutting your finished print quickly and easily.
Custom Large Format Graphics
In addition to packaging prototypes and short-run labels, the 54" VersaUV LEC-540 is perfect for wide-format graphics. Produce highly customized window graphics, wall wraps, trade show displays and interior décor items.
ECO UV Inks
ECO-UV inks adhere to a wide range of treated and untreated substrates with exceptional color gamut. Instant-drying and flexible, ECO-UV inks produce prints that require no degassing and can be stretched and applied around curved surfaces and edges without cracking.
The LEC series supports ECO-UV inks in two formulations: original ECO-UV in CMYK + white + clear and ECO-UV S ink in CMYK + white.
Original ECO-UV delivers outstanding performance for printing environments that require clear coat to finish graphics. For wide-format VersaUV devices configured with CMYK and white only (CMYK + white + white), users can upgrade to ECO-UV S for added flexibility. ECO-UV S expands up to 220 percent, allowing graphics to wrap uneven shapes, indentations, corners and curved surfaces. With ECO-UV S, prints mold perfectly to the contours of PET bottles and plastic cups, and adhere flawlessly to vacuum-formed plastic that is commonly used for items ranging from food service trays to auto parts packaging and consumer electronics cases.
Choose from four ink configurations:
CMYK + White + Clear
CMYK + White + White
CMYK + Clear + Clear
CMYK + White + White
As the most versatile ink configuration, CMYK + White + Clear can be used for a wide range of applications including packaging prototypes, labels, high end press-proofs and unique textured graphics. (ECO-UV only)
The CMYK + White + White mode (LEC-540/330) achieves higher opacity without slowing down the printing with overprinting. It's perfect for white text and graphics, undercoats and to enhance the brightness of four-color prints. The white produced with this ink configuration can be up to 1.5 times more opaque than the normal white, all without requiring a complicated workflow or overprinting. Choose from ECO-UV or ECO-UV S formulations.
ECO-UV Clear adds remarkably rich special effects ranging from matte and high-gloss finishes for area highlights or floods to custom-textured effects such as faux leather, crocodile skin and even Braille. The CMYK + Clear + Clear mode (LEC-540/330) can build up three-dimensional textures twice as fast as the normal ink mode and can produce more dramatic effects with bigger reliefs. (ECO-UV only)
ECO-UV inks shine for indoor graphics, offering superior scratch and chemical resistance. Outdoors, ECO-UV inks last up to six months without clear (both formulations), and up to two years when clear is applied as a finish (ECO-UV only).
ECO-UV inks are packaged in no-mess 220ml cartridges and safe after curing. Proper ventilation is required. The LEC series is ventilation-ready, featuring a ventilation hood for easy connection with an air filtration system.
Unsurpassed Media Compatibility
VersaUV supports printing on foils, BOPP, PE, PET film, offset printing stock and more.
The low heat UV LED lamps allow printing on heat-sensitive media such as shrink wrap, pressure sensitive media and paper stocks with no risk of damaging the substrate. You can also use the VersaUV to create original patterns and 3D domed corporate logos directly onto synthetic and natural leathers and to customize window coverings, tapestries and other interior décor items. The LEC series support a straight media path with a redesigned ventilation hood that enables printing on semi-rigid sheet stocks such as card stocks for folding cartons and thicker polycarbonate sheets for membrane switch applications. The LEC-540 also features a two-way sliding table and horizontally mounted rear cover for semi-rigid stock up to 1mm thick.
Integrated Print/Cut Feature
The LEC series streamlines the production process by automatically contour cutting printed graphics. By eliminating the need to reload and reposition graphics, the LEC integrated cutter saves valuable time and effort. The LEC can contour cut through the top layer of lined media or create a perforated cut on non-lined media (like card stock for packaging prototypes). By switching out the cutting tool, the LEC can also crease your media for easy, accurate folding of packaging prototypes.
LEC 540 330 Production Print Speeds
The LEC-540 features larger UV LED lamps to expedite production. Equipped with six high-precision print heads, the LEC-540 delivers a maximum print speed of 126 sqft./hr. in High Speed mode. The LEC-330 prints up to 101 sqft./hr. Across the LEC series, each print mode has been meticulously fine tuned for the head configuration to deliver optimized performance and superior print quality. The 1440x1440 dpi mode produces press-proofs with flawlessly smooth gradations, super fine details and sharp text on actual substrates used for production.. Roland Intelligent Pass Control™ ensures consistent print quality with virtually no signs of banding in all print modes.
State of the Art Curing System for Matte and Gloss Finishes
The ability to reposition UV lamps automatically is another Roland innovation. While the exact configuration of UV lamps varies with each LEC model, all three enable your choice of gloss or matte clear finishes.
Innovative Automated Ink Circulation System
The Intelligent Ink Circulation System circulates the white and clear inks in LEC-540/330 models every eight hours to prevent the settling of pigments in the lines. In addition, this system controls the discharge of white ink and minimizes waste by monitoring the white ink usage and the types of jobs that are printed.
By preventing unnecessary discharges and minimizing the amount of ink that is subject to settling, this automated system reduces significantly the ink waste and eliminates manual maintenance procedures that add labor and decrease productivity. .
Note that, due to the nature of white ink, the white ink cartridge still needs to be shaken prior to use each day as the ink in the cartridge is not circulated by this system.
VersaUV LED lamps last up to 10,000 hours, which is 10 times longer than conventional UV lamps.
While conventional UV lamps can reach temperatures as high as 1500°F (800°C) requiring complex heat management systems, the LED lamps on the LEC series generate very little heat. This ensures that the UV lamps virtually eliminate any heat-related risks such as substrate damage and head crash caused by media deformation.
Instant On Off
LED lamps can be turned on and off instantly and are ready to use immediately after the printer is turned on. By contrast, conventional curing systems may take up to ten minutes to reach the targeted output level. Conventional curing systems also require complex, noisy and failure-prone shutter systems to protect substrates and head capping systems from exposure to UV light and heat.
VersaWorks RIP Software
VersaWorks RIP software has been developed exclusively for Roland inkjet printers and printer/cutters. This true Adobe PostScript 3 RIP ensures exceptional production output with unmatched ease of use and incorporates the latest Adobe CPSI 3019 engine.
VersaWorks supports the Roland Color system which accurately reproduces more than 1,000 spot colors from color charts and swatch books. For the VersaUV LEC series, VersaWorks also includes the Roland Texture Library featuring 72 ready-to-use textures that can be applied to designs by layering the LEC’s clear coat ink. For white ink applications, you can select from either single pass or dual pass modes.
With VersaWorks, you can choose from print options including a high-speed mode for production banner printing, the MAX Impact preset for vivid outdoor graphics and Artistic mode for exceptional indoor graphics. In addition, VersaWorks features Variable Data Printing and supports up to four Roland devices simultaneously including printers, printer/cutters and cutters. It automatically estimates the ink usage and print time for each graphic so you can accurately monitor time and costs.
VersaWorks features include embedded ICC profile support, ink level adjustment tools, soft proofing capabilities, error diffusion for outstanding print quality and advanced cropping, tiling and nesting options. Support for Roland cutters allows you to pair a Roland cutter with any wide-format or desktop printer for print/cut applications. The PerfCut function produces precision perforated cut lines. VersaWorks is fully compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP and 2000.
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Optional X Rite Color Management Tools
For precise color management, Roland now offers X-Rite's i1Basic Pro 2 for calibrating your monitor to display accurate digital color as well as, linearizing your Roland printer for consistent output. Upgrade to the X-Rite i1Publish Pro 2, which includes the same capabilities, as well as complete ICC/ICM media profiling. Both packages include the new i1 Pro 2 spectrophotometer, Pantone® Color Manager software and an accessories package. The i1Publish Pro 2 also includes i1Profiler software.
Roland Intelligent Pass Control
Across a wide variety of applications and media, Roland Intelligent Pass Control technology delivers outstanding image quality in all print modes while eliminating virtually any signs of banding. First introduced in the SOLJET PRO III series, this patent-pending system ensures that graphics look great when viewed indoors or outdoors, up close and at a distance.
Advanced Media Take Up System
The LEC series includes an automated media take-up system to facilitate precision unattended printing and cutting. This pre-assembled unit includes an advanced tension-controlled take-up system for optimum media feed and tracking.
Roland understands that busy shops need to maximize the layout of their workstations and printing equipment. High-speed Ethernet network connectivity is built-in standard to the LEC series, so it can quickly process gigabytes worth of image data for everyone in your shop.
Energy Efficient and Ozone Free
The LEC requires a fraction of the power required by conventional UV printers and can be operated on a standard electrical outlet without an additional power supply. The LEC series automatically enters a low power mode when it is not used for an extended period of time. This low power design automatically saves thousands of dollars in electric bills each year and reduces considerably the emission of green house gases.
In addition, the LEC uses a light source that is completely ozone free and emits light in the range called Near-UV of the UV spectrum, making it a safe alternative to conventional UV lamps. The LEC series carries Roland’s Eco-Label for environmental compliance.
Roland OnSupport Online Production Assistance
The LEC-540 features Roland OnSupport, an online customer support system allowing users to remotely track the status of LEC activities. The system sends e-mails to users notifying them of important information such as when a job is completed and when ink is running low. With Roland OnSupport, users can also quickly download firmware updates and important product information by accessing an exclusive website with just one mouse click.
As with all Roland inkjet printers, the LEC series is a virtually bulletproof production machine. With regular maintenance, it will provide years of trouble-free service. But, unlike most inkjets that require daily maintenance, the LEC requires servicing significantly less often.
Three-Year Extended Warranty
There's no question that Roland inkjets combine unbeatable performance with legendary Roland reliability. As further proof of their unmatched reliability, Roland is pleased to offer an unprecedented Three-Year Heads and all Warranty on the VersaUV LEC-540. All that's required for this bonus is return of the registration card with installation information within 30 days of your purchase and confirmation* that Roland inks are running in the machine.