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Can you use your take up reel without a dryer?

Discussion in 'Roland' started by PrintItBig, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. PrintItBig

    PrintItBig Member

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    Hi,

    Question for you guys with Roland printers and particularly RE640...

    Can you print at a decent speed and use the take up reel without an additional dryer?

    Mostly interested in regard to vinyl but other materials as well.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. player

    player Major Contributor

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    I can on my SP540V. When done I uncurl the roll on top of a milk crate and allow it to dry for 24hrs before laminating.
     
  3. PrintItBig

    PrintItBig Member

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    Thanks Player.

    No one else using the take up with their Roland?

    That's a bit concerning.

    Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the SP540V a slower machine than the RE640?
     
  4. klingsdesigns

    klingsdesigns Very Active Member

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    I never had a problem with my vp540
     
  5. player

    player Major Contributor

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    SP540V prints about 30 square ft per hour in standard mode.

    Probably very slow compared to the latest greatest.
     
  6. Shadowglen

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    I have the vs640 running dual CMYK with the dancer take up system and have not had to use an online dryer. I think the re and the VS have the same print speeds I also contemplated the dryer when I bought the printer but since there was no discount with the total purchase on the dryer I figured for the cost I would wait and see if I needed it. glad I did not shell out for it now.
     
  7. CS-SignSupply

    CS-SignSupply Very Active Member

    Several of my clients with VSi units that opted out on the dryer are using take-up to print unattended overnight. Primarily on 3M 180CV3.

    Some of our XR users are now adding the DU-640 unit for increased airflow and heat to achieve a quicker dry time.

    White and Metallic ink are where the Dryer Units make a good bit of difference in long runs.
     
  8. NateF

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    I have a VS-540i with no dryer - we run the take up reel with no problems.
     
  9. phototec

    phototec Very Active Member

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    I have a SP-540V with after market take-up system purchased off ebay and installed it on the lower cross bar to give the ink a little bit more time to dry before being rolled on the take-up spool, and I have never had any problems without using any aux heater.

    :smile:
     

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  10. rydods

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    I have a Soljet Pro 4 XR 640 and use the take up reel anytime I have a long print. Works great everytime!
     
  11. SIGNTIME

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    yes
     
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