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VersaUV LEF-12i Benchtop UV Printer

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  • VersaUV LEF-12i Benchtop UV Printer

    Customise hundreds of objects and open new revenue streams.

    Some call it magic. We call it superior UV technology. The VersaUV LEF-12i offers countless product customisation and substrate possibilities, including printing directly on three-dimensional objects up to 100mm thick.

    With the magic of LEF Series flatbed UV printing, you can print on standard substrates as well as unique items such as pens, smart phone covers, personalised awards, giftware, promotional goods and more. A Clear (gloss) ink option enables spot gloss or matte finishes, as well as highly unique embossed effects. A White ink options allows white as a spot colour or as a flood behind CMYK on dark backgrounds and clear materials.

    Feature Summary

    • Print directly on a wide variety of substrates, including three-dimensional items up to 100mm thick and 305 x 280 mm wide
    • A compact machine for quick personalisation and customisation of speciality items
    • ECO-UV ink in CMYK plus White and Clear (gloss) for unique effects
    • Long-lasting UV LED lamps are safe, energy efficient and generate minimum heat
    • Includes Roland VersaWorks Dual, the latest generation of our powerful and user-friendly RIP software
    • Easy, Precise Printing on Cylindrical Objects with RotaPrint Attachment

    A Cool Machine for Customising Hundreds of Items

    Using state-of-the-art UV-LED lamps, the LEF-12i is low-heat, cool-running machine that combines with hi-tech ECO-UV inks to print on the a wide range of materials inculding PET, ABS, PVC, Polycarbonate, PS and other plastics, Canvas, and Wood.


    Advanced ECO-UV inks produce outstanding results

    Designed for flexibility, ECO-UV inks image beautifully and conform around the most complex corners and curves for decoration of a wide variety of items from stunning gifts and novelty items to industrial parts and product prototyping. The LEF-12i comes equipped with VersaUV's proprietary CYMK, White and Clear (gloss) ECO-UV inks for premium quality prints. By printing a base layer of high-density white ink, even greater brilliance can be achieved when using clear or dark-coloured materials. Clear ink produces gloss and matte finishes. Multiple layers of clear ink can be applied to create simulated embossing and three-dimensional textures, and the included VersaWorks Dual RIP software comes with 72 ready-to-use texture patterns.


    Roland VersaWorks Dual advanced intuitive RIP software included

    The LEF-12i includes new VersaWorks Dual RIP software, featuring a new core engine for faster previewing times and improved handling of PDF and EPS files, including files with drop-shadows and transparencies.

    In VersaWorks Dual there’s no need to return to design software and you can set-up special colour layers like White, Clear (gloss) and Primer directly in the RIP software. In addition, you can rotate, set spacing and maintain clipped position within the RIP to give you more control when printing graphics and applying special colour effects.

    Roland VersaWorks Dual also offers a host of advanced features that include Predictive Ink Calculator, Spot Colour Replacement, integrated Pantone® Spot Colour Library and a Roland Texture System Library with a library of ready-to-use Clear (gloss) Coat finishes and other effects.

    Ink Efficiency and Consistency

    The LEF-12i has an Automated Ink Circulation System that lowers running costs while maintaining sharp image quality and brilliant colours, even on long print runs. Controlled ink circulation ensures that ink pigments can’t settle in the ink lines, resulting in smooth ink consistency and density.

    Mist Filters for Clean and Clear Printing

    To ensure optimum print quality when printing around curves, mist filters have been added to the LEF-12i to collect the residual ink-mist when printing off the edge or curve of an item. This reduces overspray and stops ink from settling on the machines internal parts. Filters are designed to be easily replaceable by the end user.

    Perfectly Aligned Every Time

    The LEF-12i features a built-in laser alignment system that enables users to uniformly print images on different substrates in the easiest and most effective way possible. Use it as a two-point reference to detect flat substrate surfaces or pinpoint the centre origin point to print onto curved or odd shaped items.

    Easy, Precise Printing on Cylindrical Objects

    Rotaprint videoThe RotaPrint is a custom designed attachment for the Roland VersaUV LEF range of printers. It is specifically designed to fit effortlessly via a series of magents that attach to the chassis of the printer. The RotaPrint does not have any motors or electrical connections but is powered by the LEF motion itself, ensuring flawless print quality every time. The RotaPrint prints onto glass, plastic, metal or ceramic objects up to 77mm wide and as narrow as 40mm wide allowing you to print to a diverse range of spherical products. Enquire about RotaPrint and view the brochure.


    Roland OnSupport Production Assistance

    OnSupportThe LEF-12i features Roland OnSupport, an online customer support system allowing users to remotely track the status of VersaUV activities. The system sends e-mails to users notifying them of important information such as when a job is completed and when ink is running low. With Roland OnSupport, users can also quickly download firmware updates and important product information by accessing an exclusive website with just one mouse click.

    Roland Intelligent Pass Control

    Roland Intelligent Pass Control technology developed by Roland software engineers represents the pinnacle of inkjet printing. This patent-pending system precisely controls dot placement between passes and delivers unprecedented imaging performance in all resolutions. The technology actually enhances image quality at higher print speeds thereby increasing productivity. As a result, the LEF-12i produces smooth gradations and flawless solid colours while achieving faster throughput with virtually no banding in all print modes.

    Designed for the Environment and Safety

    The energy-efficient VersaUV series uses only a fraction of the power used by a conventional UV printer and automatically enters a low-power mode when it is not used for an extended period of time. This energy-efficient design literally saves thousands of dollars in electric bills each year and reduces considerably the emission of greenhouse gases. And because LED lamps do not require any warm up time, saving energy does not reduce your productivity.

    Traditional UV curing equipment can expose operators to harmful ozone and UV-B and UV-C radiation. Ozone is a known air pollutant that can cause lung damage and respiratory problems. UV-B and UV-C radiation can cause eye damage, skin cancer and accelerated skin aging. The LED lamp on the VersaUV LEF-12 is completely ozone-free and only emits the much safer UV-A radiation.

    Standard Roland Features

    Network Connection - Equipped with Roland’s own 100 BASE-TX/10 BASE-T interface, the LEF-12i connects seamlessly to office networks without additional software, achieving an increased data transmission rate of 100 Mb/sec. This makes it easy to configure a highly efficient printing environment.

    Reliability You Can Count On - The LEF-12i is designed to be a bulletproof production machine. With regular maintenance, it will provide years of trouble-free service. But, unlike most inkjets that require daily maintenance, the LEF-12i requires significantly less servicing.

    Quality Assurance - Roland’s international ISO certification is your quality assurance. We build reliable, high-performance products and back them up with first-rate customer service and a wide variety of supplies and accessories.

    Consumer and Industrial Products
    Promotional Items
    Souvenirs and Giftware
    Souvenirs and Giftware
    Glass and Trophy Customisation
    Electronic Devices


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    Model LEF-12i
    Printing method Piezoelectric inkjet / Table feed system
    Acceptable media Width 335mm (13.2 in.)
    Depth 310mm (12.2 in.)
    Thickness 100mm (3.94 in.)
    Weight 5kg (11lbs)
    Printing area 305x280mm (12x11 in.)
    Ink cartridges Type Roland Eco-UV inks
    Capacity 6 cartridges - 220 ml (± 5 ml)
    Colors 6 colours (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, White and Clear Coat)
    Configuration CMYK+Clear Coat+White
    Ink curing unit Single UV LED Lamp
    Printing resolutions Maximum 1440x720 dpi
    Distance accuracy when printing Error of less than ± 0.3 % of distance traveled, or ± 0.3 mm (0.012 in), whichever is greater.
    Interface Ethernet (10 BASE-T / 100 BASE-TX, automatic switching)
    Power-saving function Automatic sleep feature
    Power supply Volatage and frequency AC 100 to 240 V ± 10%, 50/60 Hz
    Required power capacity Maximum 1.8 A
    Power consumption During operation 156W
    Sleep mode 16.7W
    Acoustic noise level During operation 60dB (A) or less
    During standby 49dB (A) or less
    Outer Dimensions 998 (W) x 867 (D) x 546 (H) mm (39.3 x 34.2 x 21.5 in.)
    Weight 85Kg. (187.4lbs)
    Environment Power on Temperature: 20° to 32°C (68° to 90°F) (22°C [72°F] or more recommended),
    Humidity: 35 to 80% (no condensation)
    Power off Temperature: 5° to 40°C (41° to 104°F), Humidity: 20 to 80% (no condensation)
    Included items Power cord, adhesive sheet, software RIP (Roland VersaWorks), user documentation
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