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Roland DGA New VersaOBJECT CO-i Series UV Flatbed Printers Now Available

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June 28, 2024

Irvine, California – Roland DGA has announced the North American availability of its new VersaOBJECT™ CO-i Series printers – two innovative and highly versatile UV-LED flatbed inkjet printers capable of printing directly onto substrates and objects up to 9.5 inches in height and weighing up to 640 pounds.

The CO-i Series flatbeds replace the previously offered CO Series devices within the Roland DG product line, offering users even greater versatility, convenience, and ease of use.

Customers can choose from two available CO-i Series models – the 30-inch CO-300i-F2 and the 64-inch CO-640i-F3 – to meet their specific needs. Both models enable users to direct-print vibrant, detailed graphics and text onto a wide range of materials and three-dimensional items, including those with curved or uneven surfaces, with ease and precision.

CO-i Series flatbeds are also equipped with innovative features that help ensure high-quality output and simple, safe operation. Each model features a touch panel that is integrated into the printer’s ergonomically designed table, eliminating the need for a separate control tower and allowing for efficient production in print environments with limited workspace. Users will also appreciate the CO-i printer’s anti-static bar as well as its automated printhead cleaning function – improvements that streamline workflow while minimizing maintenance requirements.

Digital Apparel Decorating Capabilities

The CO-i Series flatbeds direct-print colorful, eye-catching graphics onto virtually any type of material, including plastic, wood, canvas, vinyl, paper, and more. An onboard Primer ink optimizes adhesion on materials that were previously difficult to print on, such as glass and metal, making it easy to personalize consumer products or customize industrial products and parts, interior decor, signs and graphics, POP displays, packaging, and other short-run production items.

Precision ink firing ensures stunning image quality and high color saturation, while powerful LED lamps cure the UV ink instantly, enabling users to accurately reproduce the finest details – from small text to elaborately textured patterns and gradations.

The CO-i Series supports CMYKOrRe as well as Gloss, White, and Primer specialty inks. The Gloss ink allows users to incorporate stunning finishing effects, including unique textures and simulated embossing, into their prints. High-opacity White ink is often used as a base coat when printing on transparent film or dark objects, while Orange and Red widen the color gamut for precise brand color reproduction and rich, vivid color expression.

All VersaOBJECT CO-i printers come with VersaWorks® 6 software, Roland DG’s powerful and intuitive RIP, which processes PDF, EPS, PS files at high speeds and auto-generates White, Gloss and Primer layers. The CO-i Series also supports cloud-based services, including Roland DG Connect, for more efficient business operations and growth, including better technical support, operational visibility, easy profit calculations, and more. It also features PrintAutoMate for businesses like e-commerce sites that manage a wide variety of data, media, and products, and require continuous output in large batches.

“Our new CO-i Series UV flatbeds provide a versatile solution to meet the increasing demand for individualized, rapid, on-demand printing,” says Jay Roberts, Roland DGA’s UV Printer product manager. “They offer shorter production times, reduced costs, and lower environmental impact while expanding product decoration possibilities, enabling users to maximize their creative options and grow their businesses.”