RF-640 8 Colour

Stun your clients with colour. Deliver head-turning, high-impact graphics which exceed colour expectations time and again.

The VersaEXPRESS RF-640 8 Colour printer offers the widest colour gamut in its class for outdoor durable graphics, delivering stunning quality print with CMYK plus Light Black, Red, Green and Orange ink configuration.

Achieve More Colours Than Your Competition

Quite simply, the RF-640 8 Colour is the best in its class so you can offer your clients unbeatable colour output. With the RF-640 8 Colour eco-solvent printer up to 99% of Pantone® + Solid Coated is within gamut*.

*Internal tests show up to 99% Pantone®+ Solid Coated in Gamut. Pantone® references taken from Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 Pantone®+ Solid Coated Color Book. Results may vary depending on media.

Hassle-Free, Super-Accurate Colour Matching

Easily and accurately match and reproduce colours difficult to achieve with conventional inks.

The winning combination of the RF-640 8 Colour ink configuration and the ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 SPECIAL PLUS RIP software’s advanced colour replacement function and extensive Color Book compatibility deliver effortless colour management so you can match colours with ease.

Ideal for corporate branding, including difficult-to-colour-match sports and consumer goods brands.

Advanced Print Technology for Stunning Print Results

The VersaEXPRESS RF-640 8 Colour boasts a range of advanced features to ensure you deliver competition-beating graphics which turn heads for all the right reasons. A gold-plated print head reduces static and optimises print quality. Variable dot control produces ink droplets of up to seven different sizes for precise, detailed graphics, superb photographic reproduction, smooth gradations and excellent contrast. And with Roland Intelligent Pass Control precisely placing dots between passes, ensures exceptional solid colours and optimal image quality in all print modes.

Achieve Superb Results with Eco-Solvent Ink

Never say no to a client again – with its unique configuration of CMYK plus Light Black, Red, Green and Orange eco-solvent ink, the VersaEXPRESS RF-640 8 Colour achieves the widest colour gamut in its class so you can deliver more colours than ever before. You can satisfy the most exacting corporate clients with precise colour reproduction on branded applications, as well as delivering incredible photographic reproduction and brilliant image quality.

Eco-solvent inks produce rich, vibrant colours that other inks simply can’t match and provide up to 3 years outdoor durability for all colours.* Quick-drying and compatible with a huge range of media, the RF-640 8 Colour’s eco-solvent inks combine unsurpassed print performance with unparalleled application versatility.

*The lifespan for outdoor use is based on accelerated weather testing. Results may vary depending on the location, media and application. Lamination may be required for some applications.


Optimise Production with ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 SPECIAL PLUS RIP

The RF-640 8 Colour comes with ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 SPECIAL PLUS RIP, built on the latest ErgoSoft version 15 high-fidelity RIP solution for the digital print industry. It integrates intuitive image editing and print output tools with extensive colour management and workflow features so you can take on multiple print jobs with minimal waste and maximum results. The high-precision profiles allow accurate colour production and efficient ink usage. The PDF Engine enables fast RIP and processing times to improve the overall RIP and colour management performance, enabling users to quickly and accurately view multiple PDF file previews.

Key features include:

64 Bit architecture for high-speed processing of intricate files
EPS and PDF Engine for accurate image file reproduction
Simultaneously RIP up to 8 jobs for a fast production workflow
Enhanced colour replacement – now supports PDF, EPS, TIFF, and PSD files
Job gradation curves- boost individual ink channels
Industry standard colour library support
Variable data functionality
Printer pool – send same data to multiple devices of same type*
Support for up to 4 vinyl cutters**
Driver library expandable to include extra printers, cutters and printer / cutters.***

*Additional Printclients required.
** For compatibility, check local Roland DG office. Roland printer/cutters can be added as a cut-only function.
***For compatibility, check local Roland DG office.

Quick-dry prints with an Integrated Two-Stage Heating System

A built-in two-stage integrated heater system quick-dries even high coverage prints for immediate collection by the take-up unit, finishing and installation. This advanced system accommodates a wide range of media and precisely controls the correct amount of heat for each application to deliver outstanding results every time

Print with Confidence, Even When You’re Not There

For trouble-free unattended printing, the RF-640 8 Colour features Roland OnSupport which sends email alerts to your computer or smart phone when ink is running low or a job has been completed. With the Roland Printer Assist app, free to download from the Apple App Store, you can also remotely manage common printer functions such as power on/off, test printing and machine cleaning from your iPad* tablet.

*iPad is a trademark of Apple inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries.

Technical Specifications

Μodel RF-640 8 Colour
Printing technology Piezoelectric inkjet
Acceptable media Width 259 to 1625 mm (10.2 to 64 in.)
Thickness Max. 1.0 mm (39 mil) with liner
Roll outer diameter Max. 210 mm (8.3 in.)
Weight Max. 40 kg (88 lb)
Core diameter*1 76.2 mm (3 in.) / 50.8 mm (2 in.)
Media take-up system Max. 210 mm (8.3 in.) outer diameter / Max. 50 kg (110 lb) weight
Printing width*2 Max. 1615 mm (63.6 in.)
Ink Type ECO-SOL MAX 3 500 ml cartridges, INKU EGS 500 ml cartridges
Colours 8 colours (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Light Black, Red, Green, Orange)
Print resolution (dots per inch) Max. 1440 dpi
Distance accuracy*3 Error of less than ± 0.3 % of distance travelled, or ± 0.3 mm, whichever is greater.
Media heating system*4 Print heater set temperature: 30 to 45°C (86 to 113°F)
Dryer set temperature: 30 to 50°C (86 to 122°F)
Connectivity Ethernet (10 BASE-T / 100 BASE-TX, automatic switching)
Power-saving function Automatic sleep feature
Power requirements AC 100 to 120 V ± 10% 8.1A, 50/60 Hz or AC 220 to 240 V ± 10% 4.1A, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption During operation Approx. 1070 W
Sleep mode Approx. 31 W
Acoustic noise level During operation 62 dB (A) or less
Sleep mode 49 dB (A) or less
Dimensions (with stand) 2575 (W) x 795 (D) x 1270 (H) mm (101.4 x 31.1 x 50 in.)
Weight (with stand) 140 kg (309 lb)
Environment Power on *5 Temperature: 15° to 32°C (59° to 90°F) (20°C [68°F] or more recommended) /Humidity: 35 to 80%RH (no condensation)
Power off Temperature: 5° to 40°C (41° to 104°F) / Humidity: 20 to 80%RH (no condensation)
Included items ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 SPECIAL PLUS RIP Software, exclusive stands, power cable, media clamps, media holder, replacement blades for separation knife, User’s Manual, etc.
Print modes Resolution Pass Speed
High Speed 360 x 720 6 10.5 sqm/hr
8 8.1 sqm/hr
540 x 720 10 6 sqm/hr
12 5.4 sqm/hr
Standard 720 x 720 10 6 sqm/hr
12 5.4 sqm/hr
High Quality 1440 x 720 12 3.2 sqm/hr
16 2.3 sqm/hr
20 1.8 sqm/hr

*1 The media holder of this machine is exclusively for media with a paper tube (core) inner diameter 76.2 mm (3 in.). To use 50.8 mm (2 in.) media, the optional media flanges are required.
*2 The length of printing is subject to the limitations of the program.
*3 Media type: Media specified by Roland DG Corp. Temperature: 25°C (77°F), humidity: 50%. Roll media must be loaded correctly. Excluding expansion/contraction of the media. Not assured when the print heater or dryer is used. All corrections or adjustment function of this machine have been made properly. Print travel: 1 m.
*4 Warm-up is required after power up. This may require 5 to 20 minutes, depending on the operating environment. Depending on the ambient temperature and media width, the pre-set temperature may fail to be reached.
*5 Operating environment.
Specifications, designs and dimensions listed may be subject to change without notice.

ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 SPECIAL PLUS – Minimum System Requirements
Operating system Windows® 10 (32/64 bit), Windows® 8.1 (32/64 bit), Windows® 7 Professional (32/64 bit), Windows® 7 Home (32/64 bit)
CPU Intel® Core™ i3; 3 GHz or faster recommended
RAM 8 GB or more recommended
Video card and monitor Screen resolution of 1600 x 900 or higher recommended
Free disk space (HDD/SSD) 100 GB or more recommended


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