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Roland XC540 pro III or Roland VS-640

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:49 am
by toks
Hi,
I am just about to enter the sign making industry and I am torn between these two printers. I haven't received any information on the print hours nor print history on both machines yet, as I am waiting for it to be sent.
The XC 540 goes for $4000 Australian dollars while the VS 640 with metallic ink option goes for $5000 Australian dollars (Will need to convert to dual CYMK if possible).

All things been equal, which do you think I should go for. I know the XC 540 pro III is faster. What about print quality and maintenance?

I intend to use the machine for stickers, banners, car wraps etc.

Any advice will be appreciated. I currently run a garment printing shop, so I have an idea about printers in general.

Thanks

Re: Roland XC540 pro III or Roland VS-640

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:39 am
by mrtn
XC. You might not be able to convert a Metallic machine into dual CMYK as the Metallic channel will be in a different condition than the opposing channel (mirror setup) and you'll have banding.

Other than that: both machines are very good, the VS has a bit higher print quality.

Re: Roland XC540 pro III or Roland VS-640

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:52 am
by toks
Thanks a lot @mrtn. will keep that in mind