Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters worldwide, announced the MO-240, a new UV flatbed printer in the VersaOBJECT series that enables direct printing on a variety of three-dimensional objects with higher productivity.
“The MO-240 is Roland DG’s newest benchtop UV Flatbed that updates previous models to realise beautiful, high-definition output with higher productivity by adopting a variety of new technologies,” said Tony Miller, President of Roland DG’s Global Sales and Marketing Division.
The MO-240 achieves productivity of 2.07m²/h in standard mode by combining two newly developed large print heads in a staggered layout with a powerful UV-LED lamp and dot control technology optimised for high-speed output. Productivity for simultaneous white printing has also been improved to approximately double that of previous models. In addition, the ink can be cured in a shorter time so that small characters, fine text, and subtle gradations can be reproduced in high definition to the smallest detail.
Roland DG EUV5 inks include Orange and Red in addition to CMYK plus White and Gloss. By controlling Orange and Red inks as process colours, the colour gamut is expanded by approximately 20% compared to CMYK printing, resulting in superior colour reproduction and accuracy. Gloss ink produces premium gloss or matte finishes and realistic textures including 3D embossed effects.
EUV5 inks can be printed on a wide range of soft to hard materials, including plastic, paper, leather, wood, etc. Glass and metal can also be printed on by using primer ink. The MO-240 enables printing on smart phone cases and custom promo items as well as leather bags, bottles, awards, signs, electronic devices, control panels, membrane switches and more.
The printing area covers 610 mm x 458 mm (24”x18”) and you can print on three-dimensional objects up to 204 mm (8”) thick. The MO-240 has the ability to incorporate tall fixtures printing on items of various shapes. In addition, with the optional rotary axis unit, the machine can print on cylindrical objects such as bottles from a minimum of 10 mm (0.39”) to a maximum diameter of 121 mm (4.76”).
The 7-inch full-colour touch panel makes printer operation more intuitive. It allows quick access to print settings, maintenance operations, and other items in an easy-to-use visual format. The new automatic cleaning function keeps the print head in good condition to help achieve consistent print quality. The included VersaWorks 6 professional RIP software processes PDF, EPS and PS files with precision and high speed and auto-generates White, Gloss and Primer layers with one button to maximize the capabilities of the MO-240.
Miller added, "Our VersaOBJECT series has been meeting the needs for small lot, high-mix production in manufacturing and services with its high definition and beautiful printing. In recent years, new services such as customisation and personalisation have been attracting attention in various fields based on diversifying and individualised consumer needs, and the MO-240 with its advanced productivity will bring a high level of competitiveness to customers in these businesses. We will continue to develop and provide attractive solutions to contribute to our customers' creativity and business expansion.”