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Got the XR-640 installed today!

Discussion in 'Roland' started by crystalcoastgraphics, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. crystalcoastgraphics

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    Well, we got the new XR-640 installed today. Didn't get to do a whole lot of printing yet, but hopefully tomorrow ill get some profiles made and get to some serious testing of this machine. From what I've seen of the printing so far, it's going to be a real work horse. Grays are incredible, and the speed and quality is just amazing.
     

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  2. Jack Knight1979

    Jack Knight1979 Very Active Member

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    I am glued to this thread.
     
  3. petepaz

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    awesome! we ordered one also can't wait till it gets here. keep us posted
     
  4. ChicagoGraphics

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    Why? It's just a Roland...
     
  5. petepaz

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    just a roland...JUST A ROLAND! wait you're right it's just a roland but it's the latest, fastest, bestest roland
     
  6. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    I didn't say I was a Roland hater, I was just saying it's just a Roland. I use to have one!
     
  7. crystalcoastgraphics

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    Pat, that's just a bottle of cleaning solution on the left, drain bottle is the same location as our 540
     
  8. kanini

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    Show us some more pics! :cool1:
     
  9. fmg

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    Really cool machine by the looks of it and enjoy.
     
  10. Sign Up Graphics

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    Enjoy!!! :thumb:
     
  11. john1

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    I dislike you right now. lol (I have a SP300i)

    Love the machine, Good luck and make some money!
     
  12. crystalcoastgraphics

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    Well, after about 1/2 a day of building profiles, it seems to be printing beautifully. All the higher resolution profiles look amazing, the graininess is so minimal even very close up. I'm having just a slight issue with real low quality, high speed profiles, but hopefully tomorrow I will be able to check with roland on what to do. To me, it seems like its to much ink lay down, and I'm not a profile expert, so I'm sure they will be able to help me out a little more. I still haven't made many real world prints yet, just profiling still. But even just the color block from the profiles look much better than those of our XC-540 as far as the quality. Will take more pics, and post more information as I learn and get it all.
     
  13. grafikguy

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    Good for you. I am in the process right now and have been told I can't expect to see mine until mid February.
     
  14. insignia

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    Is it just me or does it look like the Roland XR shares a lot of parts as the new Epsons (giant post-heat platen, dryer, pretty much the entire stand and feed/takeup assembly, etc.)? I'm comparing pics of the two side-by-side and it's hard to tell for sure, but it sure does look like they are at least partly built from the same parts bin.
     
  15. crystalcoastgraphics

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    Look wise, its almost identical to the XC 540, post heating platen size, take up roller, legs, and outer shell.
     
  16. ProColorGraphics

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    What colors did you decide to go with?
     
  17. crystalcoastgraphics

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    Went with the CMYKLcLmLk & metallic
     
  18. Mosh

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    I want one! I plan to order one after the first of the year....if my taxes don't go from 32% to 39%...I will get one anyway, it is only money.
    BTW, did you know farmers' taxes are due in March not April like the rest of you "Mericans"...
     
  19. Jack Knight1979

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    Post some video of this thing running!
     
  20. kanini

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    +1
     
  21. synergy_jim

    synergy_jim Very Active Member

    I expect a full review.....
     
  22. crystalcoastgraphics

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    Still profiling, printed our first real job on it today. The reds, grays, and just the quality of the print, is much better than that of our XC 540. It runs faster at the same quality as the 540 as well. Still having a few profiling issues with lower quality settings, but hopefully, Roland will help me out with this. I'll shoot some more pics, and some video tomorrow.
     
  23. CS-SignSupply-TT

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    To all of our signs101 friends, Bobby just returned from Roland's XR-640 training in North Carolina. According to Bobby, the light black makes the black rich and deep. The ESL4 metallic inks you can almost see your reflection. What a machine! What a price!
     
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