As the world’s first inkjet printer/cutter developed exclusively for DPI award-winning Metallic Silver Eco-Sol MAX ink, the XC-540MT features six colors, CMYK+Metallic Silver+White (CMYK+Mt+W). Compatible with vinyl, PET film, canvas, paper, transparent film and banner substrates, the new metallic silver ink can be printed as a spot color or combined with the XC-540MT’s CMYK inks to produce a range of colored metallic effects including gold, silver, bronze and other pearlescent colors. With the XC-540MT, professionals can produce signs, banners, labels, POP displays, vehicle graphics and all types of wraps, taking advantage of a whole new metallic color palette. A double white ink model (CMYK+WW) is also available for the brightest white text, graphics and floods.
- 54” eco-solvent inkjet printer/cutter optimized for metallic silver ink
- Choose from two ink configurations:
- CMYK+ Mt+W
- Rugged, scratch resistant Eco-Sol MAX ink in 220 ml and 440 ml cartridges (white and silver available in 220 ml only)
- New Metallic Silver Eco-Sol MAX Ink
- Prints as a spot color
- Combines with CMYK for stunning metallic colors
- Named 2009 DPI Product of the Year
- Maximum print speed of 441 sqft./hr. in CMYK mode
- Prints on both uncoated and coated media
- Exceptional outdoor durability
- 3 years for CMYK graphics
- 1 year for White Eco-Sol MAX ink
- 1 – 3 years for Metallic Silver Eco-Sol MAX ink
- Photorealistic printing up to 1440x1440 dpi
- Roland Intelligent Pass Control Technology
- Patent-pending automated ink circulation system circulates white and metallic silver inks, reducing ink waste and costs
- Advanced media handling system supports rolls up to 66 lbs.
- Automated take-up system included
- DU-540 dryer system included
- Roland VersaWorks RIP software
- Easy-to-use Graphical User Interface
- Roland Color spot color matching system
- Includes 12 metallic spot colors for the XC-540MT
- Create your own custom spot colors including thousands of new metallic hues
- Variable Data Printing
- Max Impact Preset for richer color contrast
- Advanced X-Rite color management tools available
- Optional TAKK anti-static systems available
- Two-Year Trouble-Free Warranty
Metallic Silver Effects
In the past, gold and silver effects could only be produced using more complex printing systems such as offset and flexo presses, screen printing equipment or by foil stamping. Each of these technologies requires plate processing, making it difficult and costly to produce metallic graphics in small quantities. The revolutionary new XC-540MT has transformed this process. For the first time, professionals can take full advantage of Roland’s advanced inkjet technology to produce brilliant metallic graphics on demand – easily, profitably, and in any quantity.
With Metallic Silver Eco-Sol MAX ink, thousands of new metallic colors are available. Metallic graphics command premium pricing and add sophistication to any graphic or marketing message. Metallic Silver Eco-Sol MAX ink has been recognized as a DPI Product of the Year, an accolade that reflects its exceptional image quality.
Automated Ink Circulation System
To prevent the pigments in metallic silver and white inks from settling, the XC-540MT comes with Roland’s unique, patent-pending automated ink circulation system. The system automatically reduces waste of white and metallic silver ink by up to 84% for dramatically lower running costs. The system ensures exceptional image quality throughout the longest production runs.
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 spot colors from color charts and swatch books including more than 1,000 standard colors and 512 metallic colors. 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, software 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 4.0 is fully compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP and 2000.
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.
The XC-540MT streamlines the production process by automatically contour cutting printed graphics. By eliminating the need to reload and reposition graphics, the XC-540MT integrated printer/cutter 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-540MT also functions as stand-alone vinyl cutter.
Eco-Sol MAX Ink
Eco-Sol MAX is a remarkable innovation in ink technology, offering fast drying time, high density, wide color gamut, rugged scratch resistance, low cost per square foot, and broad uncoated media support. In addition, Eco-Sol MAX is virtually odorless.
For the standard XC-540MT configuration, Eco-Sol MAX comes in CMYK+Mt+W ink sets (220ml cartridges). A double white model is also available (CMYK+WW). Eco-Sol MAX graphics are water and UV resistant up to 3 years outdoors* for CMYK graphics, up to 1 year outdoors for White ink and 1-3 years outdoors for Metallic Silver ink.
* 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 Intelligent Pass Control technology developed by Roland software engineers represents the pinnacle of inkjet printing. This patent-pending system precisely controls dot placement between passes and delivers unprecedented imaging performance in all resolutions. The technology actually enhances image quality at higher print speeds thereby increasing productivity. As a result, the XC-540MT produces smooth gradations and flawless solid colors while achieving faster throughput with virtually no banding in all print modes.
Advanced Media Handling
A true production printer, the XC-540MT features an upgraded media feed and take-up system accommodating rolls of up to 66 lbs. for long, unattended printing. Seven permanent repositionable pinch rollers enhance image quality through even the longest print runs. In addition, the XC-540MT 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-540MT’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.
DU-540 Dryer System
The DU-540 heater/blower is included with the XC-540MT. Depending on the media, it is necessary to use the included DU-540 dryer/blower unit to ensure proper ink adhesion and to assist with dry times. the DU-540 is also recommended to be ON when printing with the metallic silver and white ink configuration. Roland recommends 15 minutes of drying time in order for the metallic silver or white ink to dry fully. This is important in print modes where CMYK is printed on top of white or metallic silver. Testing prior to beginning production is highly recommended.
High-Speed Network Connection
Equipped with Roland’s own 100 BASE-TX/10 BASE-T interface, the XC-540MT 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.
Eco-Sol Media is developed especially for Roland Eco-Sol MAX ink and includes a wide selection of competitively priced, uncoated adhesive-backed vinyls 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.
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 inkjets, the XC-540MT 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 print head maintenance systems for unmatched mechanical reliability.
Low Running Costs
Eco-Sol MAX boosts the performance of Roland’s SOLJET, VersaArt and VersaCAMM inkjets at low running costs that both you and your customers will appreciate.
For a low-density CMYK image, we estimate an average ink cost of $.16 per sqft. and an average media cost of $.30 per sqft. for a total of $.46 per sqft. For a high-density image, we estimate an average ink cost of $.28 per sqft. and an average media cost* of $.30 per sqft. for a total of $.58 per sqft.
Two-Year Trouble-Free 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 Two-Year Trouble-Free Warranty for all AdvancedJET, Hi-Fi Express, Hi-Fi JET, SOLJET, VersaArt, VersaUV and VersaCAMM VP models. All that's required for this bonus is return of the registration card with installation information within 60 days of your purchase 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.
Roland’s international ISO certifications are your assurance of quality products and service. We build reliable, high-performance products and back them up with first-rate customer service and a wide variety of supplies and accessories.
|Printing method / Cutting method||Piezo ink-jet/ Friction feed|
|Printing/Cutting width||19.68 to 54 Inches/8.31 to 54 Inches|
|Acceptable media widths||10.25 to 54 in. (260.3 to 1371.6mm)|
|Maximum media thickness||1 mm or 40 mil|
|Maximum Media Weight||Feed Roller||110 lb. (50 kg)|
|Take-up Roller||66 lb. (30 kg)
|Ink cartridges||Type||Exclusive ECO-SOL MAX and Metalic Silver ECO-SOL MAX ink cartridges|
|Capacity||Choose from 440 or 220 ml cartridges +/- 5 ml each
(white & silver available 220 ml only)
|Colors||CMYKMtW or CYMKWW|
|Printing resolution||Maximum 1440 dpi|
|Acceptable blade tool||CAMM-1 series cutter blade|
|Cutting speed||11.8 in/sec|
|Blade force||30 to 300gf|
|Blade offset compensation||0.0 to 1.5mm|
|Distance accuracy||While the print heater is running||Error of less than ± 0.3% of distance traveled, or ± 0.3 mm, whichever is greater|
|While the print heater is not running||Error of less than ± 0.3% of distance traveled, or ± 0.3 mm, whichever is greater|
|Distance accuracy (When cutting)||Error of less than +/- 0.4% of distance traveled, or +/- 0.3 mm, whichever is greater. When distance correction ([CALBRATION] -[CUTTING ADJ.]) has been preformed: error of less than +/- 0.2 % of distance preformed, or +/- 0.1mm, whichever is greater.|
|Repetition accuracy (When cutting)||+ 0.1mm or less|
|Repetition between printing and cutting||+ 0.5mm or less|
|Setting range for the heater temperature||Pre-heater||86° to 122° F (30° to 50 °C)|
|Print heater||86° to 122° F (30° to 50 °C)|
|Dryer||86° to 122° F (30° to 55 °C)|
|Interface||Ethernet (10 BASE-T / 100 BASE-TX, automatic switching)|
|Power-saving function||Automatic sleep feature (Compliant with the International ENERGY STAR Office Equipment Program)|
|Power supply||Voltage and frequency||AC 100 to 120 V +/- 10% 50/60 Hz or AC 220 to 240 V +/- 10% 50/61 Hz|
|Required power capacity||13 A (100 to 120 V) or 7 A (220 to 241V)|
|Power consumption||Printing mode||Approx. 1600W|
|Sleep mode||Approx. 47W|
|Acoustic noise level||Printing mode||Approx. 64dB (A) or less (according to ISO 7779)|
|Standby mode||Approx. 45dB (A) or less (according to ISO 7779)|
|Dimensions (with stand)||106.12” [W] x 41.93” [D] x 49.62” [H] (2694 [W] x 1065 [D] x 1260 [H] mm)|
|Weight (with stand)||338 lb. (197 kg)|
|Environment||Power on||Temperature: 59° to 90°F (15° to 32°C) 68°F (20°C) or more recommended
Humidity: 35 to 80% (no condensation)
|Power off||Temperature: 41° to 104°F (5° to 40°C)
Humidity: 20 to 80% (no condensation)
|Included items||XC-540 stand, cleaning liquid cartridges, power cord, media clamps, blade, blade holder, replacement blade for sheet cutter, Roland VersaWorks Software RIP CD, cleaning kit and manuals|
|Prices subject to change without notice. Prices in US Dollars.|