Introducing VersaWorks 6
VersaWorks 6.8.1 RIP Software
Free with purchase of Roland printer
Whether you need an uncomplicated RIP solution for fast and easy printing, or you’re looking to upgrade to the latest, feature-packed RIP software, VersaWorks 6 expands your printer capabilities and maximises the power of your Roland devices.
Roland VersaWorks 6 is included with new purchases of selected Roland printers or as a free upgrade for VersaWorks Dual users.
VersaWorks 6 RIP Software
More Powerful RIP Processing
VersaWorks 6 includes 64-bit native support to maximise performance of the latest 64-bit OS*. It improves processing capability for complicated data, including PDF files with complex vectors and multiple layers, with power and accuracy.
*A 32-bit binary RIP will be installed automatically if the installer detects a 32-bit OS.
Reproduce Special Effects Accurately
VersaWorks 6 supports processing of PDF files natively, rendering special effects, such as drop shadows and transparencies, the way they are intended to look in the design. Handle these files without hassle, for improved efficiency - from receiving the data to outputting consistent, high-quality results.
Intuitive User Interface.
Smart RIP Software
A new, modern-looking user interface offers clean and simple tools with drag-and-drop functionality to quickly add jobs to the print queue directly from folders on your desktop. A more icon-based RIP environment improves user experience and provides easy navigation and functionality for all your print tasks and job management.
New True Rich Color Print Setting
Now vibrant colour can be combined with neutral grays, smooth gradations and natural skin tones to create stunning graphics. This pioneering colour expression is unequalled for durable graphics.
Orange and Green colours management
Versaworks 6 can also manage the process colours Orange and Green. To maximise the effect of these new colour inks, a new Multi-Process Colour Function has been developed in VersaWorks 6 to enable using Orange and Green inks as process colours for more vibrant visual expression.
Orange adds high visibility and impact to printed graphics and offers a warm and welcoming glow with positive emotions, while Green adds natural comfort and relaxed confidence for smooth communications. VersaWorks provides a 122 spot colours library for Green and 130 spot colours library for orange.
Such colours help to expand the colour gamut significantly, reproduce specific colours for branding and logos, and obtain outputs like never before, working in combination with the TrueRich Color presets.
Compatible with Popular Spectrophotometers Used in Wide Format Printing
The latest VersaWorks 6 supports drivers for spectrophotometers from major manufacturers widely used in the wide format printing field, such as X-rite's i1 series and Barbieri's Spectro LFP series.
Achieve Consistent Colour Matching with VW-S1 Densitometer
The Printer Color Matching function of VersaWorks 6 works with VW-S1*, an easy-to-use density measurement device. The process uses reference and target files and makes it simple to match colour output over time or from two or more Roland printers with the same ink type, configuration and print settings – reducing time and waste and improving quality.
The handy VW-S1 densitometer is ideal for businesses who;
- use multiple printers for large combined graphics
- have volume work for one client
- want to ensure consistent print quality over time for reprint orders.
Visit myRoland to learn more and to purchase the Roland VW-S1.*VW-S1 can only be used with the Printer Color Matching function and cannot be used for media calibration and/or to create media profiles.
CutContour Lines Can Now be Added and Edited in VersaWorks 6
The latest VersaWorks 6 is equipped with a "Job Assistant" function that can automatically add contour lines for cutting PDF design data within the RIP software.
Even if the cut contour line is missing in a submitted file, printing and cutting can now be performed quickly without returning to the design editing software, allowing jobs with short delivery times to be reliably met.
Easy Printer Colour Matching for Consistent Colours
Do you own more than one same-model Roland device and want to preserve the consistency of the colour output between them? VersaWorks 6 offers an easy-to-use colour matching function to ensure consistent colour between jobs on one device over time or between multiple same-model printers when using the same ink type*. VersaWorks supports the X-Rite i1 Pro3 and the Roland Color Matching Tool VW-S1 to provide exact colour matching over time.
If you own different Roland Printers, you can now simulate colour output from one device on an other by using Printer Simulation Profiles, for example from VG2-540 to VS-300i.
With the Printer Color Matching Function of VersaWorks you can produce volume work from one client with multiple printers, or print a large, combined graphic with two printers, all with consistent colour, maintaining colour accuracy throughout the life of your Roland device.
*Valid only when using the same-model printers with the same ink type and configuration. Files must be printed with the same print settings including “Media Type” and “Print Quality.”
Five Print Queues and Hot Folders for Maximum Job Management and Efficiency
VersaWorks 6 helps busy print service providers plan and organise print production in advance with five print queues. Combined with five hot folders and unlimited queue settings, you can save and store options, capture specific print settings, and make production a fast, automated and continuous process. Ideal for recurring jobs and jobs involving multiple designers working in one location.
Generate a Special Colour Layer Directly in the RIP
Traditionally, when you wanted to specify a special colour layer like white, metallic, gloss/clear and primer, you needed to perform this task in your design software. With VersaWorks 6, you can set up a special colour layer directly in the RIP along with fine adjustments to the position and size of the layer. This means quick and simple set up, saving time and optimising your printing workflow.
PANTONE® Library and Roland Color System
As well as featuring a built-in PANTONE® library with detailed spot colour matching and choices, VersaWorks 6 supports comprehensive colour libraries and offers features that enable automated colour-matching of logos and other corporate identity elements.
Roland Compatible Devices
A free upgrade to VersaWorks 6 is available for these models:
- Eco-Solvent Printers and Printer/Cutters
- SOLJET Pro 4 XR-640
- TrueVIS VF2-640
- TrueVIS VG-640 / 540, VG2-640 / 540
- TrueVIS SG-540 / 300, SG2-640 / 540 / 300
- VersaCAMM VS-640i / 540i / 300i, SP-540i / 300i
- VersaSTUDIO BN-20
- SOLJET EJ-640
- VersaEXPRESS RF-640
- VersaEXPRESS RF-640 8C
- SOLJET PRO 4 XF-640
- UV Printers and Printer/Cutters
- VersaUV LEF2-300D / 300 / 200
- VersaUV LEF-300 / 200 / 20 / 12 / 12i
- VersaUV LEC-540 / 330, LEC2-300
- VersaUV LEJ-640 / LEJ-640F / LEJ-640FT
- VersaUV S-Series LEC-330S-B150 / LEJ-640S-B150 / LEJ-640S-B250
- VersaUV S-Series LEC-330S-F200 / LEJ-640S-F200 / LEJ-640S-F300 / LEJ-640S-F400
- Dye-Sublimation Printer
- Texart RT-640*
* ErgoSoft Roland Edition users are excluded from the upgrade.
- Texart RT-640*
VersaWorks 6 will also support the following cutters:
CAMM-1 GR-640 / 540 / 420, CAMM-1 GS-24, CAMM-1 PRO GX-640 / 500 / 400 / 300, CAMM-1 GX-24.