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Roland DG launches IU-1000F UV-LED flatbed

Roland DG launches IU-1000F UV-LED flatbed

Roland DG Corporation has expanded its already extensive UV-LED print portfolio with the addition of a new large-format UV-LED flatbed printer, the IU-1000F.

Capable of printing on a wide range of substrates and objects at up to 116 sqm per hour, the IU-1000F is designed to meet the diverse application requirements of sign and print companies.

As life cycles and requirements for communication tools such as outdoor and indoor advertising, event decoration, and store displays become shorter and more varied, companies operating within the sign and display sectors are increasingly offering a one-stop-shop service combined with a speedier response. Under such challenging circumstances, high-performance large-format UV flatbed printers that facilitate a more efficient production process on a wider choice of substrates are attracting greater attention than ever before.

According to Kohei Tanabe, the President of Roland DG’s DP Business Division, the IU-1000F boasts breakthrough speed and quality while also eliminating the need for mounting and drying processes. He said: “It is a powerful solution for the sign and display or print production business that seeks more efficient and faster-turnaround production capability. By offering increased productivity, material compatibility, image quality, ease of use, and all the other aspects of this product, I am confident that the IU-1000F will achieve increased profitability for printing businesses.”

In addition to high-adhesion, high-density CMYK UV inks, this highly versatile large-format device supports White, Gloss and Primer inks to create a wide variety of stunning applications, from impressive and highly-profitable signs, displays, backlits and exhibition graphics to custom-designed interior décor applications , such as canvas wall panels and furniture.

Equipped with 12 high-performance printheads in a staggered three-row arrangement, the IU-1000F can print up to 635 x 1800 dpi with variable droplet technology that can simultaneously fire three sizes of droplets at high speed. Printing time for a typical 1220 x 2440mm rigid board averages about 15 boards per hour (48.5 sqm/hr) in the everyday ‘Standard’ print mode for typical point of purchase display applications. Furthermore, about 10 sheets can be printed even in the ‘Quality’ print mode (32 sqm/hr).

The IU-1000F employs UV-LED flatbed printing technology to print directly onto a huge variety of materials and objects, including rigid boards up to 2510mm x 1310mm, 110mm in height and 45 kg/sqm in weight. The exclusively-developed, high-performance UV inks cure immediately, thus enabling the IU-1000F to print onto substrates including acrylic, PETG, PVC board, foam board, PC, wood, corrugated polypropylene board, aluminum composite plate, and even on difficult to adhere to materials, such as metal and glass, when using the Primer ink2.

The IU-1000F features a number of new functions to optimise efficient performance, including an ionizer that removes static electricity, a versatile print bed that can handle materials of various sizes, from one large board to multiple small panels, and media alignment pins for easily aligning materials to be printed.

The IU-1000F will be unveiled at major exhibitions of large format printing solutions such as Viscom, Italy (October 10th-12th) and Printing United in North America (October 23rd-25th). Sales will start in Europe, North America and Japan from the first quarter of 2020.

For further information on the new IU – 1000F please click here, or telephone: 01275 335540.

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