Roland RF-640

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Pure Genius

The Roland VersaEXPRESS RF-640 offers the perfect formula for digital printing success: high production speed, outstanding print quality, ease of use and unsurpassed reliability.

The genius behind the RF-640 is reflected in its ability to quickly produce high quality graphics and prints, while keeping cost of operation low. That translates into increased output, satisfied customers and more money in your pocket.



Built for speed and stability

Featuring our most innovative print control technology, the RF-640 prints up to 48.5m2/h, approximately twice as fast as the previous model* and perfect for banner production. From signs and banners to vehicle graphics and wraps of all kinds, the RF-640 delivers exceptional results throughout the longest production runs. * VersaArt RE-640

Advanced media handling system for stable printing

With the RF-640, we have redesigned the take-up system for high speed, volume production. Two rigid shafts hold heavy rolls in place for reliably accurate media feeding. A new dancer roller assembly applies just the right level of tension to move media precisely through the printer.

Roland Ink Switching System for unattended volume production

With Roland’s proprietary Ink Switching System, you get double coverage. This unique system holds two ink cartridges per color, allowing up to 880cc of ink to be loaded at one time for unattended continuous printing. When the primary ink cartridge runs out, its backup begins supplying ink automatically for maximum productivity and flawless results.


Superior image quality and vivid colors

The RF-640 combines the latest high-performance print head with Roland’s GREENGUARD Gold certified, low-VOC ECO-SOL MAX 2 ink for beautifully rich, vivid colors and sharp imaging. Our environmentally-friendly eco-solvent ink has no nickel compounds, provides outstanding long-term outdoor durability, and is relatively odor free. Support for a broad range of media enables a wide range of applications, from outdoor signage to indoor posters and more.


Outstanding cost performance

The RF-640 is engineered for low running costs and easy maintenance. Precision ink-jetting technology combined with new optimized profiles for ECO-SOL MAX 2 ink reduce ink consumption up to 20% when compared with the previous model.* An automated cleaning function also minimizes ink usage while preserving the print head. As a result, the RF-640 is highly efficient in both production and standby modes. * VersaArt RE-640

Ease of Use

Intelligent design for easy operation

Like the rest of the Roland printer line, the RF-640 is easy to set up and operate. A redesigned front-loading ink cartridge unit facilitates ink replacement while minimizing the functional printer footprint. Media loading levers are positioned in both the front and back for maximum convenience. Special media brackets support even the heaviest media rolls as they are loaded into place, and adjustable media holders on both sides of the take-up system support the narrowest of rolls.


Printing technology Piezoelectric inkjet
Media Width 259 to 1,625 mm (10.2 to 64 in.)
Thickness Maximum 1.0 mm (39 mil) with liner
Roll outer diameter Maximum 210 mm (8.3 in.)
Roll weight Maximum 40 kg (88 lbs.)
Core diameter*1 76.2 mm (3 in.) or 50.8 mm (2 in.)
Printing width*2 Maximum 1,615 mm (63.6 in.)
Ink cartridges
Types Roland ECO-SOL MAX 2 440-cc cartridge
Colors Four colors (cyan,magenta,yellow,and black)
Printing resolution (dots per inch) Maximum 1,440 dpi
Distance accuracy*3 Error of less than ±0.3% of distance traveled, or ±0.3 mm, whichever is greater
Media heating system*4 Print heater, setting range for the preset temperature: 30 to 45°C (86 to 112°F)
Dryer, setting range for the preset temperature: 30 to 50°C (86 to 122°F)
Connectivity Ethernet (10BASE-T/100BASE-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%, 4.1 A, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption During operation Approx. 1,070 W
Sleep mode Approx. 31W
Acoustic noise level During operation 62 dB (A) or less
During standby 49 dB (A) or less
Dimensions (with stand) 2,575 (W) × 795 (D) × 1,270 mm (H) (101.4 (W) × 31.1 (D) × 50 (H) in.)
Weight (with stand) 140 kg (309 lbs)
Environment Power on Temperature: 15 to 32°C (59 to 90°F) (20°C [68°F] or more recommended),
humidity: 35 to 80%RH (non-condensing)
Power off Temperature: 5 to 40°C (41 to 104°F),
humidity: 20 to 80%RH (non-condensing)
Included items Exclusive stands, power cord, media clamps, media holder, replacement blades for separating knife, software RIP, User’s Manual, etc.

*1 The media holder for this machine is exclusively designed for media rolls with a paper tube measuring 3 inches in diameter. To use 2-inch media rolls, the optional media flanges are required.
*2 The length of the production run is subject to the limitations of the software program.
*3 ・Media type: Media specified by Roland DG Corporation. ・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 correction or adjustment functions 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 preset temperature may not be reached.