Roland DG Introduces the VersaOBJECT CO-i Series of UV Flatbed Printers for Superior Versatility

Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of digital devices including wide-format inkjet printers, announced today the addition of five models of new CO-i UV-LED flatbed inkjet printers to its VersaOBJECT brand that are capable of printing brilliant colour directly onto a wide variety of three-dimensional objects.

“Based on their material and application needs, customers can choose the best solution from five different models, including three 64" width models with a choice of three different table sizes with vacuum beds, and two 30" width models, one with a vacuum bed and one entry-level model without.” said Tony Miller, President, Global Sales and Marketing Division.

The CO-i series is capable of printing detailed graphics onto a wide variety of substrates, including plastic, leather, wood, cloth, etc. It can accommodate objects up to 242 mm in height and 100 kg/m2 in weight and allows printing to be performed on gently curved or uneven surfaces. In addition, Primer ink enables printing on materials that were previously difficult to print on, such as glass and metal, making it ideal for personalisation of a large variety of consumer products as well as the customisation of industrial products and parts, interior decoration, sign graphics, POS displays, packaging, and other high-mix, low-volume production.

Precision ink firing and powerful LED lamps make curing the ink fast. This combination delivers stunning images and high colour saturation as well as precisely reproducing the finest details, from small text to elaborately textured patterns and gradations. The CO-i series supports CMYKOrRe and special inks Clear, White, and Primer. The use of Clear ink produces unique finishing effects such as gloss or matte textures and simulated embossing. High-opacity White ink is often used as a base coat when printing on transparent film or dark objects while Orange and Red inks enable accurate colour reproduction of brand colours as well as unparalleled rich, vivid colour expression.

The control panel for operating the printer is integrated into the table, enabling efficient output operations in a limited workspace. Furthermore, the static electricity remover and automatic printhead cleaning function make it easy for anyone to obtain stable print quality.

CO-i series printers come with VersaWorks 6 software, Roland DG’s powerful and intuitive RIP, which processes PDF, EPS, PS files with precision and high speed and auto-generates White, Gloss and Primer layers with one button to maximise the capabilities of the CO-i series.

The CO-i series also supports cloud-based services, including Roland DG Connect, for more efficient business operations and growth, including better support in the event of errors, operational visibility, easy profit calculations and more. It also features PrintAutoMate for businesses like e-commerce who handle a wide variety of data, media, and products, and require continuous output in large batches.

“The diversification and individualisation of consumer needs has led to an increasing demand for timely and flexible responses that are attentive to the needs of each individual customer,” Miller said. “Interest in on-demand printing, which enables speedy production of what is needed, when it is needed, and in the required quantity, are growing year by year. VersaOBJECT’s direct printing solutions bring numerous benefits and competitive advantages to customers’ businesses, including shorter delivery times, reduced costs, flexibility, and reduced environmental impact while enabling the creation of new business opportunities. We will continue to expand the possibilities of on-demand decoration with VersaOBJECT to enhance people’s creativity and grow their businesses.”

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