Roland unveils desktop device for sensitive applications
Monday, December 2, 2019
Roland DG has launched what it claims is the world’s first flatbed desktop printer that can print safe inks onto food containers, children’s toys and medical equipment.
The SF-200 device can print directly onto objects up to 538x360 and 100mm high with a maximum weight of 5kg and is suitable for a broad range of materials including wood, aluminium, glass and leather as well as ABS, OVC, TPU, PET, PP and PMMA.
The piezo inkjet nozzles print in five colours (cyan, magenta, yellow, black and white) at 1,400dpi resolution and use eco-solvent inks that comply with EN71-3 toy safety standard, making it safe for use on toys, food containers and medical equipment.
The device is powered by Roland’s VersaWorks 6 Harlequin RIP and can print onto a single object or several at once. It retails at £19,999.
The manufacturer said it is suited to food container manufacturers or retailers who want to personalised lunch boxes or drinking receptacles for example, while in the medical, health and hygiene industries it is suited to instruments and labels and personalisation of items such as toothbrushes, thermometers and cosmetics packaging.
Head of business development and product management, Roland DG EMEA, Paul Willems said: "This latest product is the world's first desktop eco-solvent printer for sensitive applications, developed specifically to deliver safe and efficient marking, decoration and customisation in even the most sensitive environments.
“SF-200 users will find it indispensable for a wide range of applications."