Versa express RF 640

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Versa express RF 640

Post by Eireleeds1 » Sun Feb 08, 2015 11:25 am

Have ordered one of these. Itll be replacing my seiko 64 that Ive used for near a decade so Im well up to speed on the printing end of things. Ive a couple of questions. For anyone whos got one, whats your verdict as they are a relatively new printer. Also, Im a mac user but will order a pc to solely run this. Can you recommend what spec and version of windows would be best as its been many years since Ive bough a pc

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Re: Versa express RF 640

Post by mrtn » Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:33 pm

Any modern PC works.

An i-series processor (i3 or i5/i7) is ok, 8 GB or memory, a fast hard disk (7200 rpm) or an SSD flash HDD (120+ GB, preferably 256 GB), Windows 7/8 Professional. You don't need a powerful graphics adapter, the one on the i-series processor is perfectly adequate. Wired network connection is required for sending jobs to the printer, wifi is too unstable.

You don't actually need a monitor for the RIP computer as you can operate it via Remote Desktop or TeamViewer on your Mac. If you prefer a monitor make sure it's Full HD, not the funny resolutions of 800 or 900 lines. Full HD monitors are really cheap today.

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Re: Versa express RF 640

Post by Rob Goleniowski » Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:34 am

General feedback on the RF-640 has been fantastic since shipment started. Customers are very happy with the speed and the quality at speed. It is fair to say it is a proper production printer that can be left to run 24 / 7 and at under £10,000 including the take-up, RIP and 1yr warranty, it is a bargain!

I used to say that a VSi would be the machine I would buy with my own money, but I have to admit I'd be very tempted with the RF-640... Have a look before you buy any printer as right now, £ for £ there is nothing better on the market.

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Re: Versa express RF 640

Post by revolution-digital » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:13 pm

Hi Are you aware of the Mac based rip being offered by Roland and available very soon ? Priced at around £1000 it will include media profiling and be able to run 2 Roland devices. Media profiling software alone would be around £900 from X-rite.

Worth saving up for!

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