Roland VersaEXPRESS RF-640 Features
Roland's Most Advanced Print Head Technology
The VersaEXPRESS RF-640 is equipped with Roland's latest gold-plated print head, which enables the highest quality imaging. Variable dot control produces droplets of seven different sizes for precise, detailed graphics. The result is high quality printing with vibrant colours, excellent photographic reproduction, smooth gradations and superb contrast.
Mirrored Print Head Configuration
To ensure outstanding print quality at faster speeds, the RF-640 features a dual CMYK mirrored print head (MYCKKCYM) that virtually eliminates banding during bi-directional printing. This configuration allows the printer to deliver rich, vibrant consistent colour, even in the fastest print modes.
Roland Intelligent Pass Control
This system combines printer and software advancements that control dot placement between passes, ensuring smooth gradations, flawless solid colours and faster throughput with virtually no banding. That translates into increased productivity and exceptional image quality, even at higher print speeds.
High speed performance
The RF-640 boasts state-of-the-art print control technology for quality imaging and colour consistency at speeds of up to 48.5 square metres per hour. Adjustable media support brackets handle narrow or wide media rolls with equal ease, while the take-up system provides stability during high-speed printing.
Roland Ink Switching System
For trouble-free continuous printing and increased production capability, the RF-640 is equipped with the Roland Ink Switching System. This innovative system allows the user to replace an ink cartridge on the fly when the original runs out, providing up to 880ml of ink per colour for unattended printing.
ECO-SOL MAX Inks
The RF-640 is designed to take full advantage of Roland's specially formulated, high-density ECO-SOL MAX eco-solvent inks. GREENGUARD Gold certification provides assurance that ECO-SOL MAX inks meet some of the world*s most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air.
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 colour gamut. ECO-SOL MAX 2 produces rich, vibrant colour that adds value and impact to graphics.
Roland Printer Assist and Other Convenience Features
Thanks to Roland Printer Assist, you can manage your RF-640 remotely when you*re in the office using an iPad* tablet. Free and available to download from the iTunes App Store, the Roland Printer Assist app enables users to manage production, test printing, and even access cleaning functions. 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 smart phone when ink is running low or a job has been completed.
* iPad is a trademark of Apple, Inc.
Inexpensive to Run, Simple to Maintain
The RF-640's design allows for low running costs and easy maintenance. Precise inkjet technology and new optimised profiles for ECO-SOL MAX ink work together to reduce ink consumption by up to 20 percent when compared with the previous model*. An automated cleaning function also minimises ink usage, while helping to prolong print head life. As a result, the RF-640 is highly efficient in both production and standby modes.
*Results are based on Roland DG's comparison test between the RF-640 and RE-640. The numbers vary depending on the use conditions.
VersaWorks RIP Software
Developed exclusively for Roland devices, VersaWorks RIP software takes full advantage of the RF-640's capabilities. Based on the Adobe engine, VersaWorks includes advanced error diffusion and 16-bit rendering for exceptional production output and unmatched ease-of-use, and is compatible with Windows 8, Vista and XP. Along with features such as variable data printing, ink level adjustment tools and advanced cropping, tiling and nesting options, the newest VersaWorks features include the following:
Predictive Ink Calculator and Alert: For 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 Colour Replacement Tool: Allows an operator to specify Roland colours 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 colours and ensure accurate PANTONE colour matching. VersaWorks also includes the Roland Color System of more than 1000 spot colours for easy, effective colour management.
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, T-shirt heat transfers, window graphics, 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. Collection by the take-up system, finishing and installation. 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.
High-Speed Network Connection
Equipped with Roland's own 100 Base-TX/10 Base-T interface, the VersaEXPRESS connects seamlessly to office networks without additional software, achieving a data transmission rate of 100 Mb/sec. This makes it easy to configure a highly efficient printing environment.
RolandCare Warranty Included
There's no question that Roland inkjets combine unbeatable performance with known Roland reliability. But to give you further peace of mind the VersaEXPRESS RF-640 comes with a comprehensive 1 year RolandCare Silver Warranty.
Roland Academy Course
As part of your VersaEXPRESS printer package you receive a free place on either our Introduction to Digital Print or Intermediate Digital Print course held at the Roland DG Academy.