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Need Help Can't find software for Roland SP-540v

Discussion in 'RIP Software & Color Management' started by ZissouNW, Jul 20, 2020.

  1. ZissouNW

    ZissouNW New Member

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    Hi All,

    I've been appreciatively trolling here for a while and have been grateful for all the discussions.

    I'm an artist and have been printing for myself and others for years and use Epson 98/7800 printers since they're workhorse printers I can self-service.. Anyway, I'd been wanting to get an eco solvent printer for a few years now and I finally got a Roland SP-540v which is the best I could do on my feeble budget:) I just picked it up and even though the seller demo-ed it for me he didn't have the versaworks cd. He suggested I put my serial # in the Roland site and I did but it told me my printer is out of warranty and they couldn't give me software. I've been looking and can't find anywhere to download it and I'm starting to get a little nervous!

    Can anyone point me to a solution? Please?!

    Thanks!
    Justin
     
  2. jimdtg

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    Do you need VW software, Justin?
     
  3. ZissouNW

    ZissouNW New Member

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    I do! How can I get it for an older machine?
     
  4. peerlessdani

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    Did you try to call Roland? Maybe a live person can help you better than just online.
     
  5. Jim Hancock

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  6. Joe House

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    That won't work for an SP-540v. He'll need to find the original Versaworks disk. VW 6 only works with:
    Eco-Solvent Printers and Printer/Cutters

    • BN-20
    • EJ-640
    • RF-640
    • SG-540/300
    • SP-540i/300i
    • VG-640/540
    • VS-640i/540i/300i
    • XR-640
    UV Printers and Printer/Cutters

    • LEC-540/330
    • LEF-12/12i
    • LEF-300/200/20
    • LEJ-640
    You can buy the Versaworks disk on the Roland store: https://dgastore.rolanddga.com/product/disk-cd-rsp-040-versaworks-win-ver-5-50
     
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  7. Jim Hancock

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    Thanks for the correction, appreciate it. I never want to point someone in the wrong direction!
     
  8. jeffkics

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    I have my original disk. Can probably zip it and dropbox it to you.
    Just curious what did you pay for the SP I have the same one and may be selling it soon.
    You can dm me your email and will see what I can do tomorrow when I get in the office
     
  9. strypguy

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    You need to do updates until VW 5.5.1. That will work best for your SP540V. John
     
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  10. ZissouNW

    ZissouNW New Member

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    I did and they did provide a link to buy
    Thanks so much, Jeff. I started getting antsy and talked with Roland. They sold me a copy for $35, which seems very fair to me. Thanks for your willingness to help!
    I paid $5300 but I'm feeling a little queasy about it because I've done some cleaning cycles and so far my test print is looking pretty bad. I guess I'll try doing a head soak and see if that helps. I saw the machine print when buying it but had to take the ink carts out to transport home in the heat and it probably say without them for about an hour and a half. Not sure if that's the cause but I'm getting nervous I might need to buy heads.
    Thanks again,
    Justin
     
  11. ZissouNW

    ZissouNW New Member

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    Thanks for that advice. I think the version I'm getting from Roland is 5.5.
     
  12. ZissouNW

    ZissouNW New Member

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    Thanks, Joe. That's the version I just ordered.
     
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