SolJET PRO III XC-540
Roland Corporation
 
SolJET PRO III XC-540
SolJET PRO III XC-540
Summary
The SOLJET PRO III XC-540 is the ultimate high-volume production tool for stunning indoor and outdoor banners, signs, vehicles, decals, POP displays and more. Numerous upgrades make this the industry’s most advanced printer/cutter including an impressive maximum print speed of 441 sqft./hr. Engineered to support high-volume environments, the XC-540 delivers vibrant 6 color CMYKLcLm images, features a tri-heating system and advanced media feed and automatic take-up system, and can be upgraded with an optional dryer/blower.
Description
Never sacrifice quality for performance. That's the philosophy behind the engineering of the XC-540. And it comes through in every phase of production. Wide format photorealistic printing, an impressive maximum print speed of 441 sqft./hr and accurate contour cutting - all in one integrated, ruggedly reliable device - make the SolJET PRO III XC-540 the ultimate high-volume production tool for stunning indoor and outdoor banners, vehicles, decals, displays and just about any sign imaginable.

Print/Cut Advantage


The XC-540 streamlines the production process by automatically contour cutting printed graphics. By eliminating the need to reload and reposition graphics, the XC-540 integrated cutter saves valuable time and effort.

Quadralign


For laminating graphics, simply remove prints, laminate and reload them for precision cutting. The Quadralign four-point optical registration system automatically realigns the cutting path and compensates for skew and distortion. The XC-540 can also function as a stand-alone vinyl cutter.

ECO-SOL MAX Ink


ECO-SOL MAX is a remarkable innovation in ink technology. Building on Roland’s award-winning eco-solvent ink, ECO-SOL MAX features several new enhancements including faster drying time, higher density, wider color gamut, improved scratch resistance, lower cost per square foot, and broader uncoated media support. In addition, ECO-SOL MAX is virtually odorless and does not require any special ventilation or environmental equipment. ECO-SOL MAX graphics are water- and UV-resistant up to 3 years outdoors*.

* Outdoor durability is based on accelerated weather tests. Results may vary depending upon location and application. Dry times vary depending on specific media characteristics. Lamination may be required for some applications or environmental conditions.

6-Color CMYKLcLm Printing


The XC-540 features 6-color (CMYKLcLm) ink sets, which produce higher color quality, gamut and tonal density for stunning images in any print mode. The XC-540 was designed with high-volume production in mind and comes standard with a protective removable tray for Roland’s new 440ml ECO-SOL MAX cartridges. The XC-540 and VersaWorks 2.0 monitor ink levels in either 220ml or 440ml cartridges and post a warning when levels run low.

Great Print Quality


The XC-540 precisely controls droplet placement in both the print head travel and paper feed directions to provide up to 1440 x 1440 dpi resolution. It uses a digital servomotor to control the media and features Piezo print heads. Variable droplet technology uses micro-precise ink droplets of three different sizes depending on the type of output. This state-of-the-art technology delivers truly breathtaking output with beautifully smooth, dot-free tones even at high print speeds. To further ensure the highest print quality, VersaWorks supports industry standard ICC profiles. In addition, VersaWorks comes with several Roland media profiles and is compatible with profiles created through standard profiling packages. An updated list of profiles can be accessed through the Roland@NET service.

New Precision Firing Pattern Optimizes Quality at High Speeds


When printing at higher speeds, many printers can produce only low density color with severely reduced image quality. Roland’s unique Precision Firing Pattern was designed to achieve the highest printing speeds possible while maintaining vibrant high density colors.

The XC-540 takes advantage of this advanced firing pattern, which has been optimized for its piezo print heads. The XC-540’s 6-color CMYKLcLm ink sets produce stunning images with unparalleled image, color, gamut, density and quality in any print mode. In addition, Roland’s in-line head configuration eliminates the need for lengthy calibration procedures and costly down time.

VersaWorks RIP Software


VersaWorks is powerful RIP software developed by Roland engineers for the company’s inkjet technology. Built upon the genuine Adobe ® PostScript ® CPSI ™ RIP engine, VersaWorks features an efficient graphical user interface that allows users to maximize their Roland inkjet without a lengthy learning curve.

VersaWorks is packed with features including Roland Color, Roland’s exclusive spot color fidelity system, Variable Data Printing, and a wide variety of convenient layout, edit and print functions such as nesting, tiling and auto/manual-layout.

VersaWorks also offers the ability to preview jobs on screen, reducing ink and media consumption due to mistakes. Users can use two job queues for handling different print conditions and can automatically update VersaWorks through the Internet, ensuring that they always have the latest software version and Roland DGA ICC profiles available. VersaWorks is compatible with Windows 2000/XP operating systems.

Advanced Media Handling


A true production printer, the XC-540 features an upgraded media feed and take-up system accommodating rolls of up to 66 lbs. for long, unattended printing. Seven permanent repositionable pinch rollers enhance image quality through even the longest print runs. In addition, the XC-540 features media guides, a vacuum platen and twin head heights to ensure correct media feed for thin or lighter media.

Integrated Tri-Heater System


The XC-540’s integrated tri-heater system dries prints quickly even in high-speed modes for immediate finishing, installation or collection by the take-up system. The system features three components: a pre-heater that improves media receptiveness, a print heater to accelerate ink fastness and brightness, and a dryer to accelerate the drying process and improve productivity, workability and scratch resistance. All can be controlled from either the printer panel or Roland VersaWorks.

Optional DU-540 dryer system


The DU-540 Heater/Blower is offered as an option for the XC-540 and offers users several advantages, including the ability to print highly saturated images at full speed while using the take-up rollers. Image transfer and sticking caused by rolling up wet images are elimated. For increased media feeding accuracy during print/cut operations, the DU-540 also enables users to take full advantage of all the XC-540 pinch rollers.

Reliability


As with all Roland inkjet printers, the XC-540 is a virtually bulletproof production machine. With regular maintenance, it will provide years of trouble-free service. But, unlike most inkjets that require daily maintenance, the XC-540 requires servicing significantly less often. The XC-540 ink system features a motor-driven elevator that automatically adjusts to print head height. It has wipers that clean two heads at a time and flush the ink on each pass.

Low Running Costs


ECO-SOL MAX boosts the performance of Roland’s SOLJET and VersaCAMM inkjets at low running costs that both you and your customers will appreciate.

For a low-density image, we estimate an average ink cost of $.16 per sqft. and an average media cost of $.30 per sqft. for a total of $.46 per sqft. For a high-density image, we estimate an average ink cost of $.28 per sqft. and an average media cost* of $.30 per sqft. for a total of $.58 per sqft.

Two-Year Trouble-Free Warranty


There's no question that Roland inkjets combine unbeatable performance with legendary Roland reliability. As further proof of their unmatched reliability, Roland is pleased to offer an unprecedented Two-Year Trouble-Free Warranty for all AdvancedJET, Hi-Fi Express, Hi-Fi JET, SOLJET and VersaCAMM VP models. All that's required for this bonus is return of the registration card with installation information within 60 days of your purchase and confirmation* that Roland inks are running in the machine.

*Continuous exclusive use of Roland Inks during the first two years of ownership is required to qualify for the free second year of limited warranty coverage. Customers may be asked to provide proof-of-purchase to substantiate uninterrupted use of Roland Inks. Additional Terms and Conditions apply.
Features
  • Rugged, scratch resistant ECO-SOL MAX ink
  • Choice of 440 or 220ml ink cartridges
  • Blazing print speed – up to 441 sqft./hr.
  • Prints on both uncoated & coated media
  • Up to 3-years outdoor durability without lamination
  • Photorealistic printing up to 1440x1440 dpi
  • New precision firing pattern
  • Precision contour cutting
  • Advanced media handling system supports rolls up to 66 lbs
  • Automated take-up system included
  • Optional DU-540 dryer system
  • New Roland VersaWorks RIP
  • Easy-to-use Graphical User Interface
  • Roland Color System
  • Variable Data Printing
  • New! Two-Year Trouble-Free Warranty
Specifications
Printing method / Cutting methodPiezo ink-jet/ Friction feed
Printing width8.31 to 54 Inches
Acceptable media widths10.25 to 54 in. (260.3 to 1371.6mm)
Maximum media thickness1 mm or 40 mil
Maximum Media Weight on Feed Roller110 lb. (50 kg)
Maximum Media Weight on Take-up Roller66 lb. (30 kg)
Ink cartridges TypeExclusive ECO-SOL MAX ink cartridges
Ink Cartridges CapacityChoose from 440 or 220 cc cartridges /- 5 cc each
Ink Cartridges ColorsCMYKLcLm
Printing resolutionMaximum 1440 dpi
Acceptable blade toolCAMM-1 series cutter blade
Print Speed @ 360x360 dpi441 ft2/hr
Print Speed @ 450x360 dpi293 ft2/hr
Print Speed @ 360x720 dpi151 ft2/hr
Print Speed @ 720x720 dpi75 ft2/hr
Print Speed @ 1440x1440 dpi31 ft2/hr
Cutting speed11.8 in/sec
Blade force30 to 300gf
Blade offset compensation0.0 to 1.5mm
Distance accuracy While the print heater is runningError of less than ± 0.3% of distance traveled, or ± 0.3 mm, whichever is greater
Distance accuracy While the print heater is not runningError of less than ± 0.3% of distance traveled, or ± 0.3 mm, whichever is greater
Distance accuracy (When cutting)Error of less than ± 0.4% of distance traveled, or ± 0.3 mm, whichever is greater.
When distance correction ([CALBRATION] -[CUTTING ADJ.]) has been preformedError of less than ± 0.2 % of distance preformed, or ± 0.1mm, whichever is greater.
Repetition accuracy (When cutting)0.1mm or less
Repetition between printing and cutting0.5mm or less
Setting range for the heaters temperature86° to 122° F (30° to 50 °C)
InterfaceEthernet (10 BASE-T / 100 BASE-TX, automatic switching)
Power-saving functionAutomatic sleep feature (Compliant with the International ENERGY STAR Office Equipment Program)
Power supplyVoltage and frequency AC 100 to 120 V /- 10% 50/60 Hz or AC 220 to 240 V /- 10% 50/61 Hz
Required power capacity13 A (100 to 120 V) or 7 A (220 to 241V)
Power consumption in Printing modeApprox. 1600W
Power consumption in Sleep modeApprox. 47W
Acoustic noise level in Printing modeApprox. 64dB (A) or less (according to ISO 7779)
Acoustic noise level in Standby modeApprox. 45dB (A) or less (according to ISO 7779)
Dimensions (with stand)106.12” [W] x 41.93” [D] x 49.62” [H] (2694 [W] x 1065 [D] x 1260 [H] mm)
Weight (with stand)338 lb. (197 kg)
Environment requirements with Power onTemperature: 59° to 90°F (15° to 32°C) 68°F (20°C) or more recommended / Humidity: 35 to 80% (no condensation)
Environment requirements with Power offTemperature: 41° to 104°F (5° to 40°C) / Humidity: 20 to 80% (no condensation)
Included itemsXC-540 stand, cleaning liquid cartridges, power cord, media clamps, blade, blade holder, replacement blade for sheet cutter, Roland VersaWorks Software RIP CD, cleaning kit and manuals
Additional Information
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Last Updated: October 22, 2017 (01:37 UTC)

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