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New vinyl cutters from Roland DG

Monday, 06 March 2017
By Print 21 Online Article

The new GR series of vinyl cutters from Roland

Roland DG Corporation launched the GR series of professional vinyl cutters, the latest additions to its CAMM-1 series.

“The GR 640/540/420 series has been completely redesigned from the ground up to deliver best-in-class cutting quality and productivity due to increased accuracy, speed, media versatility and additional state-of-the-art cutting features,” says Greg Stone, Roland DG Australia Product & Marketing Manager.

The new ergonomic L-shaped design of the integrated stand and machine provides stability required to ensure precision cutting at high speeds. The redesigned cutting carriage, blade holder and other core mechanisms enable the machines to achieve a maximum cutting speed of 1,485 mm/s and up to 600 gf of downforce for cutting through dense media with a single pass. Models are available in 64” (GR-640), 54” and 42” cutting widths to allow users to pair them with the inkjet printers they are currently using.

“The cutting industry has become increasingly diverse,” says Stone. “In addition to sign making, cutting now includes the production of window and vehicle graphics, window tinting and car protection film for automotive restyling, personalised apparel, labels and decals, packaging prototypes, paint/sandblast stencils and more. The breadth of applications demands the ability to handle a wide range of materials of varying thicknesses, such as window films, high intensity reflective materials, heat transfer materials including flock and glitter, cardboard, and sandblast mask.”

The GR series is equipped with electronic pinch rollers that can adjust the pressure to 10 pre-set levels at the touch of a button for smooth feeding of any media thickness. The overlap cutting function allows for up to ten times overlap cutting for difficult-to-cut substrates. The tangential emulation function delivers precise corner cutting quality for cutting sharp letters in thick materials.

The cutters are capable of reading crop marks on pre-printed data to accurately align graphics, and a new function automatically creates weed lines for more efficient weeding after designs have been cut. A media basket is now provided to collect cut sheets, keeping the media clean and contained. Bundled Roland CutStudio features a perforating cutting function that is convenient for making pop-out stickers and decals, and a cut-by-colour function that is useful when outputting designs with multiple coloured sheets. The software also includes plug-in software that allows outputting from Adobe® Illustrator® and CorelDRAW®.

Since 1988, Roland DG has sold more than 440,000 vinyl cutters.



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