Roland DGA Announces Launch of New VersaEXPRESS RF-640 8-Color Printer

Roland DGA Announces Launch of New VersaEXPRESS RF-640 8-Color Printer

Offering outstanding machine performance and print resolution, plus 8-color ink options, the RF-640 8C wide-format printer ushers in a whole new word of color reproduction and print quality.

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IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ – Roland DGA has announced the launch of its new VersaEXPRESS™ RF-640 8-Color eco-solvent printer – a next generation 64-inch wide-format inkjet with the widest color gamut in its class for outdoor durable graphics. An evolution of Roland’s popular RF-640 dual CMYK printer, the RF-640 8C features 8-color inks in CMYK, Light Black, Red, Green and Orange for stunningly vibrant prints, highly accurate color-matching capabilities, and up to three years of outdoor durability.

Equally impressive is that the VersaEXPRESS RF-640 8C offers such outstanding image quality and business-building potential at an extremely attractive price, with an MSRP of just $16,995 (US).

Engineered for excellent color reproduction, the RF-640 8C accurately matches and reproduces colors normally difficult to achieve. Up to 99% of Pantone® + Solid Coated spot colors are within gamut* – making this value-packed inkjet an ideal choice for print service providers (PSPs) looking to match corporate brand colors. The RF-640 8C printer’s expanded gamut allows users to hit brand colors with greater ease and precision than ever before. It also features a state-of-the-art gold-plated printhead with Roland Intelligent Pass Control, which precisely places dots within passes and uses variable dot control to produce ink droplets of up to seven different sizes.

“Colors like green and orange are notoriously challenging to reproduce precisely,” noted Daniel Valade, Roland DGA Product Manager of Digital Print. “By adding these ink colors, as well as red, the RF-640 8C offers significant advantages and opportunities for PSPs, especially those working with major brands and corporate customers. This printer’s ability to match colors with ease and precision make it unbeatable for anyone producing signage with brand colors, as well as graphics demanding a wide-color gamut.”

Red, Green and Orange inks extend the range of achievable colors across the entire spectrum. Along with Light Black, they deliver exceptional skin tones and smooth gradients for unsurpassed photo reproduction. This makes the RF-640 8C perfect for shops producing interior décor, fine art, or other types of images for hotel chains, museums, galleries, entertainment venues, or offices.

The RF-640 8C is powered by included ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 SPECIAL PLUS RIP software, which offers a host of advanced features that optimize productivity, color management, and overall performance. With the advanced color replacement and profiling tools within the RIP, precise colors can be effortlessly configured for all major industry swatches.

“Our new VersaEXPRESS RF-640 8C is the result of responding to needs and desires of our customers for a printer that not only offers exceptional value, but also incorporates innovations that will help them build and grow their businesses,” said Valade. “It really comes down to giving our customers a decided edge in an increasingly competitive marketplace – and that’s exactly what the RF-640 8C provides.”

To learn more about Roland’s new VersaEXPRESS RF-640 8C printer, visit For more information on the complete Roland DGA product line, visit

*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.

About Roland DGA Corporation

Roland DGA Corporation serves North and South America as the marketing, sales, distribution and service arm for Roland DG Corporation. Founded in 1981 and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Roland DG of Hamamatsu, Japan is a worldwide leader in wide-format inkjet printers for the sign, apparel, textile, personalization and vehicle graphics markets; engravers for awards, giftware and ADA signage; photo impact printers for direct part marking; and 3D printers and CNC milling machines for the dental CAD/CAM, rapid prototyping, part manufacturing and medical industries. For more information, visit

About Roland DG Corporation

Roland DG Corporation is the world’s leading provider of digital printing solutions. The company’s inkjet printers, printer/cutters and cutting machines are widely used to create a broad range of promotional items including banners, signs, vehicle graphics, stickers and labels, and to provide customization services for apparel and personal items like smartphone cases. Recently, Roland DG has embarked on a promising new retail frontier by capitalizing on individuals’ increasing desire to create their own, uniquely designed and decorated items. The company’s COTO business division has developed proprietary design and print management software which enables customers to design their own gifts, apparel and treasured mementos, and to enjoy an unforgettable creative experience. For more information, visit


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Nap Nameplates Debuts A New Line of Custom Office Name Plates, Holders and Unique Signs

Nap Nameplates Debuts A New Line of Custom Office Name Plates, Holders and Unique Signs

Customized Office Name Plates and Signage Improve Branding, Visitor Communication and Deliver Better Versatility

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ROCKFORD, Mich., Aug. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Nap Nameplates recently announced new, expanded lines of office name plates and door signs, further refining the unique, custom designs that have established the company’s reputation as a leader in the office signage industry.

The American-made office name plates, unique door signs, and nameplate holders are customizable in a variety of ways. This allows businesses to match branding and decor, and give staff and executives a sense of pride in their workspaces.

For conference centers and other public places, easily interchangeable door signs can be customized for special events or varying needs and provide both guests and employees clear information about event locations.

The new office sign product lines cover a wide range of signage uses, from slider signs to ADA-compliant tactile lettering and beyond, all customizable, professional, and built with durable metal construction in the new Nap Nameplates’ manufacturing facility in West Michigan.

These 2019 releases are available now and ready for immediate shipment.

Executive Name Plate Holders    

A unique twist on standard holders, executive-style name plate holders feature one thick and one thin border. Use them with either side up or down to create a unique look!

Executive name plate holders can be attached to a door with screws, adhesive or a magnetic backer. Standard 8″ x 2″ holders fit the custom name plates of your choice and are available in 3 colors. Order in bulk to receive discounted pricing as low as $8.25 each.

Interchangeable Metal Door Signs with Frames

Available in 4 sizes and 3 frame colors, these fully customizable metal door signs come with a perfectly sized, heavy-duty metal frame, and are easily interchangeable thanks to magnetic backing.

All signs are printed in full color, using scratch- and fade-resistant ink to ensure durability and longevity. Order in bulk to receive discounted pricing as low as $12.90 each.

Snap Name Plate Frames

Designed for easy installation on walls, doors or cubicles, the snap-in sign holders are a simple solution for displaying unique signs and name plates.

They allow signs to easily “snap-in” the holders, which can be mounted vertically or horizontally to doors and walls using screws or adhesive strips. A version for cubicles is made to match the exact thickness of your cubicle walls for a perfect fit. Available in 3 sizes, starting at $6.90 each with bulk pricing.

Colored Name Plate Holders

Available in both 8″ x 2″ and 10″ x 2″ sizes, these fun and colorful name plate holders for doors and walls come in a variety of vibrant colors – including any custom color of your choice!

Companies of all kinds can use these unique holders to match decor or brand color scheme and add some extra flair to the office. Order colorful name plate holders in bulk for as low as $8.15 each.

Office Slider Signs

Slider signs are a great way to display the availability of conference rooms, shared spaces or individual offices. Available for doors, walls, and cubicles in standard designs for conference rooms, meeting rooms, or general availability, as well as custom text options to easily let people know the status of a room.

All slider signs are constructed of sturdy aluminum, using sublimation printing for crystal-clear text. Basic models start at $16.50 or request a quote for custom designs.

Tactile Name Plates and ADA-Compliant Signs

Colorful, unique tactile name plates make any office look great! These tactile name plates use raised ink, can include company logos and branding, and are available in a wide range of colors.

ADA Compliant Signs used raised, tactile printing for braille, lettering and symbols. The high-contrast style is easy to see and feel! Custom ADA Compliant signs can be designed specific to match the color scheme of your office and unify the space while fully-abiding with ADA regulations.

These name plates work with any of Nap Nameplates’ interchangeable holders and can be custom designed with different layout options and colors.

Basic models start at $13.55 each, with a huge range of options!

Explore all of these new name plates and holder on the Nap Nameplates website, and contact the company at any time for quotes on fully-custom projects.

About Nap Nameplates

Founded in 2008 by Robert Napieralski, Nap Nameplates is a sister company of NapTags and Nap’s Dealer supplies, based in Rockford, Michigan. Robert saw an opportunity to bring jobs and new business to his community and leads the company with a mission focused on honesty and integrity.

Nap Nameplates strives to always innovate while delivering top quality products, providing excellent service to customers and coworkers, and treating every interaction with kindness and respect. They have recently moved into a brand new, state-of-the-art facility near Rockford, Michigan, just outside Grand Rapids.


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Epson Featured in Professional Photographer Magazine’s 2019 Hot Ones


Epson Featured in Professional Photographer Magazine’s 2019 Hot Ones

Epson FastFoto FF-680W and Legacy Textured honored as featured selections in Professional Photographer magazine’s 2019 Hot Ones

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LONG BEACH, Calif., Aug. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Epson today announced its FastFoto® FF-680W High-Speed Photo and Document Scanning Solution and Legacy Textured fine art media were selected as 2019 Hot Ones. The annual showcase highlights new products for professional photographers, including everything from high-end specialty gear to economical tools of the trade designed to help with their daily tasks and grow their business and overall success in the photography industry.

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“To be recognized by Professional Photographer magazine with not one, but two picks for the ‘2019 Hot Ones’ feature brings great prestige to our products,” said Andreas Goehring, director, professional imaging, Epson America, Inc. “Epson continues to work with photographers to develop and bring to market products with outstanding image quality, striving to push the industry forward and develop ongoing enhancements to the digital standards.”

For over 20 years, the Hot Ones Guide has been a resource for the newest, most innovative products available in a variety of price ranges. Products are selected by Professional Photographer editors and range from cameras and lenses to albums and displays that are deemed exciting, helpful and worthy of photographers’ attention. Professional Photographer magazine, the official magazine of Professional Photographers of America, helps readers advance their businesses and careers through editorial content that addresses the artistic, technological, and business aspects of their work.

“It’s an honor to be chosen for the Hot Ones buyers guide, which showcases products for professional photographers that are innovative, exciting, and inspiring,” said Joan Sherwood, senior editor for Professional Photographer magazine. “We are happy to feature Epson and support their ongoing initiatives and innovations for photographers and the industry as a whole. Both the FastFoto FF-680W scanner and Legacy Textured are outstanding products and worthy of this achievement.”

Over the past six years Epson digital imaging products have continuously been selected to be featured in the annual Hot Ones Buyers’ Guide:

  • 2019 Hot Ones: Epson FastFoto FF-680W & Legacy Textured Photo Paper
  • 2018 Hot Ones: Epson Expression® Photo XP-15000
  • 2017 Hot Ones: Epson SureColor® P5000
  • 2016 Hot Ones: Epson SureColor P7000
  • 2015 Hot Ones: Epson SureColor P600 & Epson Metallic Photo Paper 
  • 2014 Hot Ones: Epson Watercolor Paper Texture

About FastFoto FF-680W Scanner
The Wi-Fi enabled1 FastFoto FF-680W High-Speed Photo and Document Scanning System is the world’s fastest personal photo scanner,2 scanning thousands of photos – as fast as one photo per second at 300 dpi3 and up to to 36 photos per batch, front and back. SafeTouch technology offers worry-free scanning for a variety of media types and sizes up to 8.5-inches wide, including postcards, panoramic photos up to 36 inches and Polaroid photos. New flexible scanning modes were developed for easy sharing (300 dpi), archiving (600 dpi TIFF) and enlarging (1200 dpi),4 and proprietary software offers organization, restoration and scan to cloud features to share images to cloud services such as Dropbox® and Google Drive™.5

About Legacy Textured
Legacy Textured is a pure white 100 percent cotton fiber paper with a highly textured surface and matte finish. Comprised of a mould-made paper base that lays cotton fibers down randomly to virtually eliminate curl, it features a heavily textured surface that simulates old-world handcrafted watercolor papers, blurring the lines between photography and fine art illustration. The 310 GSM textured paper is free of OBAs (optical brightening agents), delivers a high Dmax for deep blacks, an expanded color gamut volume, and accepts a high ink load. Developed with the craftmanship of European papermakers, Legacy Textured was pioneered for the world’s greatest artists to showcase their work in the best possible form.

About Professional Photographer magazine
The official magazine of Professional Photographers of America, Professional Photographer helps readers advance their businesses and careers through editorial content that addresses the artistic, technological, and business aspects of their work. For more than 100 years, pros have relied on Professional Photographer to deliver the education and inspiration they need to be successful: practical lessons and of-the-moment images that define an industry. No other magazine offers a more authoritative presentation of the people, trends, products, and images that define the professional photography landscape.

About Epson
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to becoming indispensable to society by connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. The company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics. Epson is proud of its contributions to realizing a sustainable society and its ongoing efforts to realizing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the worldwide Epson Group generates annual sales of more than U.S. $10 billion

Epson America, Inc., based in Long Beach, Calif., is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (, Twitter (, YouTube (, and Instagram (

1 Wirelessly scan, scan to the cloud, PCs or Mac with Epson FastFoto software and Epson ScanSmart software, installed on the connected Windows® PC or Mac®; wirelessly scan to smartphones or tablets (Android™/iOS® devices) via the Epson DocumentScan App. Internet access required.
2 As compared to other personal/consumer photo scanners, generally defined as photo scanners priced under $1,000 USD (MSRP).
3 Based on average speed from start of scan to end of feeding, scanning thirty-six 4″ x 6″ photos at 300 dpi in landscape orientation. Results may vary based on processor speed, memory, and operating system of the connected computer.
4 Based on letter-sized scans at 300 dpi in Black-and-White, Grayscale or Color Mode, using the USB interface.
5 Internet connection and active Dropbox or Google Drive account required.

EPSON, Expression, FastFoto, and ColorWorks are a registered trademarks and EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. All other product and brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks. Copyright 2019 Epson America, Inc.


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