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Roland Soljet Pro II SC-545 EX

Discussion in 'Roland' started by motmot, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. motmot

    motmot New Member

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    Hi!

    Anyone using this printer? Any reviews/experience on this one? I'm trying to look around a printer/cutter printer and i stumbled on this Roland printer. Can anyone give me an idea what materials can be printed/made in this printer (e.g. tarpaulin, vinyl, panaflex etc). Hope to get some help. Thanks!
     
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  2. motmot

    motmot New Member

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    What prints do you recommend for this printer? Is it more suitable for indoor or outdoor prints? What is the longetivity in these conditions? Any experience out there? :)
     
  3. Barry

    Barry Active Member

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    The 545EX uses the Eco-Sol Max inks which are good outdoors upto 3 years. You can print directly to vinyl, banner, fabric and many other uncoated substrates.

    Honestly unless you have a really high demand for printing (Meaning your going to run this machine 8 hours a day) its a bit of overkill. The main advantage to the 545EX over the Versacamm 540V is speed. Your talking $10K extra for speed that you may not need.
     
  4. motmot

    motmot New Member

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    Thanks for this? How bout for indoor prints? is this good enough?
     
  5. Barry

    Barry Active Member

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    Yes.
     
  6. blackbok

    blackbok Member

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    I have been printing off of this machine for 3 weeks now. It is awesome. It's my first experience with large format printing, so I have nothing to compare it with. But, coming from all a mostly vinyl background, I'd have to say this machine is phenominal.

    I was pretty bummed with the packaged software (Versaworks), but after using it for a while, it is not as bad as I thought.
     
  7. OADesign

    OADesign Active Member

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    I use the earlier version (sc-540EX w/ online heater/dryer).
    if you have the market to keep the thing running all day then jump right in.

    i love the thing. color is grate. fast as heck. i try to print every thing. i would rather see it humming along than my graphtec. it has more than one color and a qty greater than 2 it gets printed.

    great selling point. we get a 13oz gloss white banner for like .22 sq ft. ink is maybe .40 sq ft. it sells for $10-12 sq ft? and we just hem and hand off!
    if you can sell digital, its WELL worth the investment.

    (still wish we got a cnc machine 1st though)
     
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