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Reviews of Roland VG2-540?

Discussion in 'Roland' started by TimToad, May 8, 2019.

  1. TimToad

    TimToad Very Active Member

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    We're shopping for a new 54" printer/cutter and wondering if anyone has an opinion on the new Roland VG2-540?
     
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    petepaz Major Contributor

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    we have one with white ink set up and don't really have any issues. works as good as our other rolands. we have vp-540, xc-540, xr-640 and lej 640 i think the xr is my favorite of the bunch. least amount of issues with that one. the xc has been a work horse also. the truvis is simple goes back to the vp style as far as controls. the waste in container is small so if you can get a larger capacity container get it. we seem to have to do more cleanings on that machine than the others (other than the lej but that's the nature of the uv ink) over all it's a good machine at a good price plus when we bought ours roland had a promo going for an extra year of warranty at no charge and we had to use that twice .
     
  3. TimToad

    TimToad Very Active Member

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    Thanks,

    Are you using the white very much?

    The model our supplier is pitching to us has the 8 color w/orange option and 2 year trouble-free warranty included. It seems really reasonably priced, so we suspect it was a demo machine they brought to the last SGIA show.
     
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    we do use the white a good amount. it's pretty good but not as good as the uv white. you have to make sure you shake it everyday and at least once a week i have a test file with white print i will run through if we haven't used the it for a job. main thing with white ink is it needs to run. if it sits too long you will clog the head or line or damper or all 3
     
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    equippaint Very Active Member

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    What's a trouble free warranty? That mean they stand behind it as long as there aren't any troubles?
    Id want dual cmyk myself, biggest reason being speed. Orange seems like a waste for most shops.
     
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    I was wondering this too. We're trying to decide if we should double up the CMYK, or do C,ltC,M,ltM,Y,K,ltK,O. We have no need for white.
     
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