Label printing with LEF-20

Post questions, share ideas and techniques relating to packaging prototyping/proofing and short-run labelling
Post Reply
lumifab
Member
Posts: 12
Joined: Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:29 pm

Label printing with LEF-20

Post by lumifab » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:34 pm

Hello,
From time to time, I need to print labels on vinyl film using my LEF-20 (we don't have another printer at the moment, only vinyl cutters). I was wondering if there is a simple way to lay down a rectangle of vinyl (witht its paper backing) on the printer surface (13x21"). RIght now I am using good old masking tape all around, but not very effective.

Thanks!

User avatar
Joe Wigzell
Gold Member
Posts: 752
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:07 am
Location: Clevedon, North Somerset
Contact:

Re: Label printing with LEF-20

Post by Joe Wigzell » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:22 am

Hiya,

There is a vacuum bed attachment available for the LEF-20, or alternatively you can get a 'tack-pad' kind of thing, which works a bit like one of those anti-slip pads you get for a phone in your car etc. If you call the Roland offices and speak to OMT (order management) they can find the part/price etc.
The vac-bed is great but may be a little pricey if it's just for vinyl every now and then.
Joe Wigzell
Academy and Creative Centre Manager
Roland DG UK Ltd
http://www.rolanddg.co.uk

User avatar
mrtn
Gold Member
Posts: 2357
Joined: Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:37 pm
Location: Tallinn, Estonia

Re: Label printing with LEF-20

Post by mrtn » Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:10 pm

How much is it? We also manufactured a standalone slide in and out vacuum bed for LEF-20 but our own price was so high that we didn't expect it to be sellable.
Roland Dealer since 1993
facebook
instagram

User avatar
Joe Wigzell
Gold Member
Posts: 752
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:07 am
Location: Clevedon, North Somerset
Contact:

Re: Label printing with LEF-20

Post by Joe Wigzell » Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:24 pm

Can't remember...but around 1500 Euro ish
Joe Wigzell
Academy and Creative Centre Manager
Roland DG UK Ltd
http://www.rolanddg.co.uk

lumifab
Member
Posts: 12
Joined: Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:29 pm

Re: Label printing with LEF-20

Post by lumifab » Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:48 pm

Yeah, I saw that thing with the small fans incased in a perforated block. It should do the trick, but my impression also this thing is priced $1000 over its value. I think I could make a similar one for myself.

PhillyDee
Silver Member
Posts: 133
Joined: Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:45 pm
Location: South Shields, UK
Contact:

Re: Label printing with LEF-20

Post by PhillyDee » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:08 pm

Thank you for your enquiry via our website.
The price for the Digivac for the Roland LEF200 (works for the LEF20 as well) is £1595+VAT with delivery of £19.95+VAT.
The vacuum sits on top of the bed and limits the available printable product height to 38mm (from the 100mm).
Roland BN-20 (CMYKWh)
Roland Versa UV LEF-20 (CMYKGlWh)
HPC Laser - LS6840PRO 60W Laser cutter/engraver
HPC Laser - LS1290PRO 80W Laser cutter/engraver
HPC Laser - LS1290PRO 150W Laser cutter/engraver
Trotec Speedy 300 120W with JC Camera system and rotary axis.

User avatar
Joe Wigzell
Gold Member
Posts: 752
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:07 am
Location: Clevedon, North Somerset
Contact:

Re: Label printing with LEF-20

Post by Joe Wigzell » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:27 pm

I've also seen a home made one from a customer which was pretty good and quite a bit thinner so less height loss. But the tac pad is the easiest and cheapest option and works great.
Joe Wigzell
Academy and Creative Centre Manager
Roland DG UK Ltd
http://www.rolanddg.co.uk

PhillyDee
Silver Member
Posts: 133
Joined: Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:45 pm
Location: South Shields, UK
Contact:

Re: Label printing with LEF-20

Post by PhillyDee » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:46 pm

Now I can see how it is put together, its just fans and a rechargeable battery pack . . . . I know theres a little bit more to the engineering than that, but no reason why you couldn't make your own adhoc solution. (Its easier for me as I have laser cutters :D )
Roland BN-20 (CMYKWh)
Roland Versa UV LEF-20 (CMYKGlWh)
HPC Laser - LS6840PRO 60W Laser cutter/engraver
HPC Laser - LS1290PRO 80W Laser cutter/engraver
HPC Laser - LS1290PRO 150W Laser cutter/engraver
Trotec Speedy 300 120W with JC Camera system and rotary axis.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests