SOLJET PRO III XC-540 Large-Format Printer/Cutter Features
The XC-540 large-format printer/cutter streamlines the production process by automatically contour cutting printed graphics. Eliminating the need to reload and reposition graphics, the XC-540 has an integrated cutter that saves valuable time and effort.
For laminating graphics, simply remove prints, laminate and reload them for precision cutting. The Quadralign four-point optical registration system automatically realigns the cutting path and compensates for skew and distortion. The XC-540 can also function as a stand-alone vinyl cutter.
Eco-Sol MAX Ink
Eco-Sol MAX is a remarkable innovation in ink technology. Virtually odorless, Eco-Sol Max provides fast drying time, high density, wide color gamut, rugged scratch resistance, low-cost per square foot, and broad uncoated media support.
For the standard six-color configuration, Eco-Sol MAX comes in CMYKLcLm ink sets (220 mL or 440 mL cartridges). Eco-Sol MAX graphics are water and UV resistant up to three years outdoors*.
The XC-540 large-format printer/cutter was designed with high-volume production in mind, and comes standard with a protective removable tray for Roland’s 440 mL Eco-Sol MAX cartridges. The XC-540 and VersaWorks™ RIP software monitor ink levels in both 220 mL and 440 mL cartridges, alerting the operator when levels run low.
* Outdoor durability is based on accelerated weather tests. Results may vary depending upon location and application. Dry times vary depending on specific media characteristics. Lamination may be required for some applications or environmental conditions.
Roland Intelligent Pass Control Technology
Roland’s proprietary Roland Intelligent Pass Control™ consists of a combination of firmware and software advancements plus optimized machine stability to reduce ink bleed and irregular feeding between passes. The result is improved print quality and throughput, while virtually eliminating banding. With the addition of Roland Intelligent Pass Control, the XC-540 is up to twice as fast in Standard print mode when printing on vinyl*. In all print modes, XC-540 graphics reflect stunning image quality with exceptionally smooth gradations and flawless solid colors.
* Print speeds vary depending on the media and print mode selected.
Precision Firing Pattern
The XC-540 large-format printer/cutter precisely controls droplet placement in both the print head travel and paper feed directions to provide up to 1440 x 1440 dpi resolution. It uses a digital servomotor to control the media and features Piezo print heads. Variable droplet technology uses micro-precise ink droplets of three different sizes depending on the type of output. This state-of-the-art technology delivers truly breathtaking output with beautifully smooth, dot-free tones even at high print speeds.
When printing at higher speeds, many printers only produce low-density color with severely reduced image quality. However, with Roland’s unique Precision Firing Pattern, you are able to achieve the highest printing speeds possible while maintaining vibrant, high-density colors.
To achieve this, the XC-540’s Precision Firing Pattern uses Light Ink Control, a powerful VersaWorks™ feature that reduces the impact of banding in bi-directional modes and of white banding caused by slight feeding errors. The feature raises ink density by increasing the ratio of Lc and Lm, resulting in smaller spaces between the landed dots.
The XC-540 takes advantage of this advanced firing pattern for unparalleled image quality in every print mode. In addition, Roland’s in-line head configuration eliminates the need for lengthy calibration procedures and costly down time.
To further ensure the highest print quality, VersaWorks supports industry standard ICC profiles. In addition, VersaWorks comes with several Roland media profiles and is compatible with profiles created through standard profiling packages. An updated list of profiles can be accessed through the Roland@NET service.
Roland six-color CMYK+LcLm inks combine with variable droplet technology to deliver more detail in the highlights and smoother blends and transitions overall. The addition of Light Cyan and Light Magenta enhances blues and reds, ensures flawless flesh tones and improves image quality across lighter colors.
High Print Speeds
In addition to printing photorealistic graphics and fine art reproductions, the XC-540 can produce six-color 360 x 360 dpi signs, banners and POP displays at 441 sq. ft. per hour (40.9m2/hr) (CMYKLcLm configuration). With one-inch wide print heads that employ 360 nozzles each, the XC-540 prints (30 sq. ft.) (2.8m2) banners in only minutes.
Eco-Sol Media is developed especially for Roland Eco-Sol MAX ink, which is used by Roland large-format printers and printer/cutters. It includes a wide selection of competitively priced, uncoated adhesive-backed vinyl, and other popular substrates. The line-up currently consists of glossy, matte, clear and translucent calendered, premium cast vinyl, premium reflective vinyl, view-through vinyl, flame retardant scrim banner, blockout scrim banner and solvent glossy paper. All Roland media is carefully tested and profiled to consistently achieve high-quality results.
VersaWorks RIP Software
VersaWorks RIP software has been developed exclusively for Roland 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, allowing users to accurately reproduce more than 1,000 spot colors from color charts and swatch books.
With VersaWorks, you can choose from several print mode 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, as well as supports up to four Roland devices simultaneously, including printers, cutters and printer/cutters. It also 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, software proofing capabilities, error diffusion for outstanding print quality, and advanced cropping, tiling and nesting options. Complete with support for Roland cutters, VersaWorks allows you to pair a cutter with any large-format or desktop printer for print/cut applications. The PerfCut function produces precision perforated cut lines. VersaWorks is fully compatible with Windows® 7, XP and Vista.
New 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.
Advanced Media Handling
A true production printer, the XC-540 features an upgraded media feed and take-up system accommodating rolls of up to 66 pounds (30kg) for long, unattended printing. Seven permanent repositionable pinch rollers enhance image quality through even the longest print runs. In addition, the XC-540 features media guides, a vacuum platen and twin head heights to ensure correct media feed for thin or lighter media.
Integrated Tri-Heater System
The XC-540’s integrated tri-heater system dries prints quickly even in high-speed modes for immediate finishing, installation or collection by the take-up system. The system features three components: a pre-heater that improves media receptiveness, a print heater to accelerate ink fastness and brightness, and a dryer to accelerate the drying process and improve productivity, workability and scratch resistance. All can be controlled from either the printer panel or Roland VersaWorks.
Optional DU-540 dryer system
The DU-540 Heater/Blower is offered as an option for the XC-540 and offers users several advantages, including the ability to print highly saturated images at full speed while using the take-up rollers. Image transfer and sticking caused by rolling up wet images are eliminated. For increased media feeding accuracy during print/cut operations, the DU-540 also enables users to take full advantage of all the XC-540 pinch rollers.
High-Speed Network Connection
Equipped with a new Roland-engineered 100 Base-TX/10 Base-T interface, the XC-540 connects seamlessly to office networks without additional software, achieving an increased data transmission rate of 100 MB/sec. This makes it easy to configure a highly efficient printing environment.
Optional TAKK Anti-Static Solutions
Available for Roland’s 54”, 64” and 74” large format printers, easy-to-install TAKK anti-static systems greatly reduce static build-up in order to preserve vivid color imaging. Purchase online or through your authorized dealer.
As with all Roland large-format printers, the XC-540 offers years of reliable service, even in the most demanding shop environments. Each one is built with solid construction and enhancements for precise media control. It also features new print head maintenance systems for unmatched mechanical reliability.
Low Running Costs
Eco-Sol MAX boosts the performance of Roland’s XC-540 at low running costs that both you and your customers will appreciate.
For a low-density image, we estimate an average ink cost of $.16 per sq. ft. and an average media cost of $.30 per sq. ft. for a total of $.46 per sq. ft. For a high-density image, we estimate an average ink cost of $.28 per sq. ft. and an average media cost* of $.30 per sq. ft. for a total of $.58 per sq. ft.
Two-Year Trouble-Free Warranty
There's no question that Roland printers combine unbeatable performance with legendary Roland reliability. As further proof of their unmatched reliability, Roland is pleased to offer an unprecedented Two-Year Trouble-Free Warranty for the SOLJET III XC-540, when the machine is registered within 60 days of installation and confirmation* that Roland inks are running in the machine.
*Continuous exclusive use of Roland inks during the first two years of ownership is required to qualify for the free second year of limited warranty coverage. Customers may be asked to provide proof-of-purchase to substantiate uninterrupted use of Roland inks. Additional terms and conditions apply.
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