Unleash Creativity and Propel Business Growth: Roland DG Unveils the VersaOBJECT CO-i Series of UV Flatbed Printers


Roland DG VersaOBJECT CO-i Series of UV Flatbed Printers

Bristol, England - March 14th 2024 – Roland DG, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters worldwide, continues to push the boundaries of UV-LED printing with the launch of the VersaOBJECT CO-i series of flatbed inkjet printers, designed to elevate direct printing on three-dimensional objects with unprecedented productivity, and premium finishes.

Harnessing the ability to print intricate graphics on various substrates, including plastic, leather, wood, and metals the CO-i series boasts exceptional flexibility. Capable of accommodating objects up to 242 mm in height and 100 kg/m2 in weight, the printers redefine the possibilities for object personalisation. Whether it's official-sized basketballs or cabin luggage, the CO-i series effortlessly caters to various three-dimensional applications. Furthermore, the innovative table design facilitates the installation of tilted devices, ensuring precise printing on gently curved or uneven surfaces. Moreover, it boasts enhanced ergonomic design, making loading and unloading easier than ever before.

“Based on their material and application needs, customers can choose the best solution from five different models, including three 64" width models with a choice of three different table sizes with vacuum beds, and two 30" width models, one with a vacuum bed,” said Tony Miller, President, Global Sales and Marketing Division.

Superior inks for premium finishes

Precision ink firing and powerful LED lamps cure the ink almost instantly while delivering stunning images and high colour saturation as well as precisely reproducing the finest details, from small text to elaborately textured patterns and gradations.

The CO-i series supports CMYKOrRe and Clear, White, and Primer inks. The use of Clear ink produces unique finishing effects such as gloss or matte textures and simulated embossing. High-opacity White ink is often used as a base coat when printing on transparent film or dark objects while Orange and Red inks enable accurate colour reproduction of brand colours as well as unparalleled colour expression.

Printable primer enables printing on materials that were previously difficult to print on, such as glass and metal, making it ideal for personalisation of a large variety of consumer products as well as the customisation of industrial products and parts, interior decoration, sign graphics, POP displays, packaging, and other high-mix, low-volume production.

Business centred hardware and software

The integrated control panel and advanced features such as static electricity remover and automatic printhead cleaning ensure effortless operation and stable print quality, even in limited workspaces.

CO-i series printers come with VersaWorks 6 software, Roland DG’s powerful and intuitive RIP, which processes PDF, EPS, PS files with precision and high speed and auto-generates White, Gloss and Primer layers with one button to maximise the capabilities of the CO-i series.

The CO-i series also supports cloud-based services, including Roland DG Connect, for more efficient business operations and growth, including better support in the event of errors, operational visibility, easy profit calculations and more. It also features PrintAutoMate for businesses like e-commerce who handle a wide variety of data, media, and products, and require continuous output in large batches.

“The diversification and individualisation of consumer needs has led to an increasing demand for timely and flexible responses that are attentive to the needs of each individual customer,” Miller said.

“Interest in on-demand printing, which enables speedy production of what is needed, when it is needed, and in the required quantity, are growing year by year. VersaOBJECT’s direct printing solutions bring numerous benefits and competitive advantages to customers’ businesses, including shorter delivery times, reduced costs, flexibility, and reduced environmental impact while enabling the creation of new business opportunities. We will continue to expand the possibilities of on-demand decoration with VersaOBJECT to enhance people’s creativity and grow their businesses.”