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Question Roland UV or Mimaki UV

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by Pawel90, Jul 2, 2020.

Roland LEJ 640 or Mimaki UCJV300

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  1. Pawel90

    Pawel90 New Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    I'm planning to expand my business by UV Machine. I'm using at the moment Roland VG 540, but want to move to UV print.

    I got in mind 2 machines:
    Roland LEJ 640
    Mimaki UCJV300

    My main needs are
    - Low running cost (ink etc)
    - pretty high quality on small labels, stickers,
    - high speed
    - preferably print & cut.
    I gonna be using a machine to Label printing, Wall stickers, Banners, window graphic. High volume printing.
    I know Roland LEJ 640 don't have the cutting option and there comes another cost what is a cutter. If anyone using any of those two printers? I read a lot about Roland and know already it got high ink usage and ink is pretty expensive. Mimaki got 1-litre inks, and they are pretty cheap, also the Mimaki model got print and cut system with is fine for my needs at the moment. The last thing is the price, according to new printer price Roland is much more expensive and for it, I have to get a cutter ( Roland £33k vs Mimaki £24k). What do you think? Which one will be better?

    Help me, please!

    Thanks
     
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  2. SignMeUpGraphics

    SignMeUpGraphics Moderator

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    With the amount of complaints about the LEJ 640 on here, I don't think anyone is going to recommend that one.

    Typically UV is not the direction you want to go if you want high quality/small labels.
     
  3. peerlessdani

    peerlessdani Member

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    I don't have any experience with either of them but just from your comments it seems that the Mimaki is the way to go.
     
  4. Pawel90

    Pawel90 New Member

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    Just want to hear what people have to say =) Some opinions
     
  5. hand851

    hand851 Roland Mutoh & Mimaki inks digiprint-parts.com

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    Mimaki
     
  6. Solventinkjet

    Solventinkjet DIY Printer Fixing Guide

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    Mimaki has the UV machines dialed in. They use Ricoh and Panasonic heads instead of Epson which I think is the big difference. Epson heads have never done well in UV for some reason.
     
  7. wleong

    wleong Member

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    How does ink type affect the print quality and resolution?

    William
     
  8. tudouqiezi

    tudouqiezi Member

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    I am ready to get UCJV300-160
     
  9. SignMeUpGraphics

    SignMeUpGraphics Moderator

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    Typically much larger dots than solvent, leading to grainier prints with less resolution.
     
  10. ProColorGraphics

    ProColorGraphics Very Active Member

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    One of my reps told me, that his Epson rep told him, that Epson has never made a head compatible with uv inks. Which is probably why. ;)
     
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