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LEC 330

Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:26 am
by Dragprints
Interested in getting a LEC-330, custom work besides printing to standaerd paper will include multi layer, 3D and film printing. I have some questions below prior to purchasing this machine.

Some jobs will require printing different colours or pictures which are slighly elevated, for example writing will be felt when running your hand over it. How is this achieved with the LEC-330? Is Roland imaging software required?

I have had issue printing on BOPP film previous with other printing (the ink would rub off and not hold for long periods of time, what is the process for printing on BOPP film and does corona need be applied? and will white ink assist with this process?

Printing on PVC plastic sheets the same question in regards to my BOPP film printing process?

Re: LEC 330

Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:49 am
by mrtn
1) Adhesion: you may try different primers, I am not familiar with BOPP
2) Elevated print: Roland VersaWorks has an automatic "Emboss" function for Braille OR a freely selectable number of overprints you can tune to your specific print height.

Roland VersaWorks RIP and print software is included with the printer.

Re: LEC 330

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:49 am
by Dragprints
Is it possible to printing to the LEC-330 without using the Roland VersaWorks RIP and print software? Just a question, if so does Roland supply the required API's?

Re: LEC 330

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:53 am
by mrtn
Many RIP vendors support Roland printers so I suppose so.

Re: LEC 330

Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 6:13 am
by Dragprints
What he difficulty in printing using the supplied RIP software, if it baksically getting the image you want to print and select the options for media, finishes etc..?

For elevated ink so that you can feel for example the outline of a stick figure image above the rest of the print will this be achieved by printing multiple layers of the stick figure?

Re: LEC 330

Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:30 am
by mrtn
The included VersaWorks RIP is a full featured and powerful RIP software like any commercially available RIP with the exception of Roland printer support only, no other manufacturers.

As I wrote you in my first post, there's an "Emboss" function to grow the print thickness but you can make a perfectly well recognizable relief even with 2 overprint (automatic function) layers of ink also different combinations of ink and varnish, all doable in the RIP. Again, it depends on the media used, on some material the edge of the print is not that defined but this tends to be an exception.