Roland Introduces New HeatWave SBL2 Sublimation Ink and High-Capacity Ink System for the Hi-Fi Express FP-740.
IRVINE, CA, August 30, 2007 – Roland DGA Corporation, a leading provider of wide-format inkjet printers and integrated print/cutters, today introduced a new optional high-capacity ink system and low-cost sublimation ink for its Hi-Fi Express FP-740 74” sublimation inkjet printer.
The new HeatWave BU-1 optional high-capacity ink system and SBL2 sublimation ink together support long, unattended production runs and deliver exceptional colorfastness to FP-740 sublimated graphics. The new SBL2 ink is the company’s newest and most advanced HeatWave ink formulation to date. SBL2 images well on lightweight, flexible fabrics for vivid color flags, banners and textiles that are easy to handle, inexpensive to ship, and safe to install.
“We are pleased to offer this valuable new performance option to our FP-740 customers,” said Ron Ball, managing director of technical and customer services for Roland. “Together, the BU-1 system and SBL2 ink offer lower production costs, making sublimated graphics more profitable. Packaged in 1-liter bottles, SBL2 inks also support unattended, high-volume printing for greater overall productivity.”
The new SBL2 ink produces rich, high-density colors and dries quickly. SBL2’s advanced formulation creates a very fine dot pattern for maximum ink transfer to the final fabric. As a result, sublimated graphics reflect flawless, even ink coverage and deep, vivid colors with absolutely no banding.
HeatWave BU-1 and SBL2 Features:
- New high-capacity ink system for 74” Hi-Fi Express FP-740
- Low-cost sublimation ink packaged in 1-liter bottles
- System supports high-volume, unattended production
- Produces dense, vivid colors for sublimated flags, banners and textiles
- Exceptionally even coverage on fabrics, with no banding
- SBL2 dries quickly for better ink absorption and denser colors
Roland Hi-Fi Express FP-740 Sublimation Inkjet Printer
The Hi-Fi Express FP-740 74” high-performance sublimation inkjet printer creates brilliant sublimated graphics for a range of applications including flags, banners, textiles and soft signage. Featuring eight advanced piezo print heads and a built-in media feed and take-up system, the FP-740 produces precision quality graphics at print speeds of up to 548 sqft./hr. The FP-740 maintains image quality even through long production runs for consistent, reliable prints every time. Sublimated prints are easily transferred to polyester fabric, preserving the fabric’s natural drape and texture.
The new BU-1 optional high-capacity ink system is priced at $3,995 and available to both new and existing FP-740 customers. SBL2 ink is priced at $204.99 per 1 liter bottle. Without the optional upgrade, the Hi-Fi Express FP-740 is priced at $39,995.
Roland DGA Corporation
Roland DGA Corporation and affiliated companies are pioneers in the development of innovative digital technology for creative professionals. From its inception as part of world-renowned Roland Music, Roland DGA Corp. has introduced an award-winning product line that continues to set new standards for precision, reliability and performance. Professionals worldwide rely on Roland equipment and personnel everyday in the sign, grand-format, sublimation, digital graphics, fine art, photography, engraving and 3D modeling industries.
Headquartered in Irvine, California, Roland DGA Corp. serves as the U.S.-based marketing, distribution and sales arm of Roland DG Corporation of Hamamatsu, Japan. Affiliated companies include Roland US and Roland Audio in Los Angeles, CA; Rodgers Instrument Corporation of Hillsboro, OR; and Edirol Corporation of Seattle, WA. Roland DG Corporation is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Roland DGA is ISO 9001:2000 certified, and Roland DG is ISO 9001:2000 and 14001 certified. Roland’s Color Products strategic business units market and support the company’s advanced inkjet technologies in North and South America (except Brazil) through its Authorized Resellers.
For more information on Roland Color Products, please call (800) 542-2307 or visit the Web site at www.rolanddga.com. For more information on Roland’s Advanced Solutions Division, please call (888) 273-8895 or visit the Web site at www.rolandasd.com.
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