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Discussion in 'Roland' started by select426, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. select426

    select426 Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    Hello everyone,

    We are looking at a new 54' machine and want to know everyones experience with the VP-I/SP-I/VERSA-ART? We have an SP540 so cutting is not a big deal if we went with the versa-art. I was wondering which machine in everyones opinion has the best production and quality.

    Thanks in advance for your help
  2. messmedia

    messmedia Member

    Oct 16, 2008
    Montenegro, Europe
    Don't know 'bout other machines, but we have versaart rs640.
    It is printing xtremelly well (knock on wood :{))

    - Excelent color quality and precision (using EcoSol Max inks)
    - No usuall print quality problems (banding - white or dark, color spots ...)
    - No maintenance (once every ten days I clean around the head - tech guy advice, and that's it,), although, the machine is new (we printed 500+ sq mt - around 5500 sq ft so far, for ... month and a half time), so I don't know if maintenance is gonna be worse (more frequent) later
    - fast enough for our needs, but, it is not as fast as brochure said ...

    - prints ARE excellent, but, they ARE A LITTLE GRAINY, espetially when not using "intelligent" pass, and on lighter, 2 component colors (E.G. - yellow c0 m25 y100 k0). But, that grain is not seen from 50cm distance, so - it's all good :{)
    - We had a problem with a material for city light, colors wouldn't dry on it. So, I guess, colors are not good for some materials, and U might wanna check it out before UR materials order.
    - We did regular window cleaner liquid test to see color resistance. It's not very good. We also compared it with Mutoh's eco colors, it's about the same. So, if it's gonna be frequently washed, U better laminate :{)
    - Yeah, almost forgot about it: NO COLOR PROFILES ONLINE!!! and those I could find, usually are in standard, 720x720 mode. So, for finer prints, U must use generics from VersaWorks! Or pay good buck for making UR own :{)

    All in all, ease of use, wonderfull, colorfull prints bought us, and we love our roland! All mentioned "not so good" things are nothing to worry about, and are in borders of it's class (or maybe more!)
  3. mac_man_luke

    mac_man_luke Member

    Aug 2, 2008
    South Australia
    We have an RS640 - great machine
  4. VencaGSX

    VencaGSX lesstalkmorework

    Jan 12, 2018
    Czech republic
    Whats your experience yfter few years of running RS640 ?? Iam about get used one for good deal. any info will be great.
  5. C5 Service&Repair

    C5 Service&Repair Member

    Jan 14, 2018
    Omaha, NE
    the RS is a great machine. As long as you have cutting taken care of, you'll be very happy with it
  6. VencaGSX

    VencaGSX lesstalkmorework

    Jan 12, 2018
    Czech republic
    Dk you have 4-head rs640?..somewhere heard there should be 1head rs640 vesrion aswell..

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