Roland Versacamm SP-300i 540i Review

For people looking for an economical way to get into wide format printing and cutting, the Roland Versacamm SP-300i and 540i may be the answer. These entry level machines combine real quality and performance. The design of the all-new compact Roland SP-i printer/cutter series machines reflects an effort to provide quality, production and economy in one package. Roland is one of the most respected manufacturers in the industry and has been producing quality cutters and print/cut combo machines for well over a decade. The SP-300i lists for $12,495 and the SP-540i lists for $17,895. When purchasing any machine like this make sure to at least attempt to have some design software included in your purchase. The seller has an incentive to make you happy and since you are spending so much money the time to get a deal on accessories and software is at the time of purchase. Not after.

Available in 30” and 54” models, the VersaCAMM SP-300i and 540i is the perfect tool for creating beautiful decals, labels, banners, posters, vehicle and floor graphics, apparel decoration and just about any sign you can imagine. Here are the specifications on these machines:

30” and 54” wide-format inkjet printer/cutters
Roland Intelligent Pass Control for outstanding print quality and increased productivity
Outdoor durability of prints – 3 years (longer when laminated)
ECO‐SOL MAX eco-solvent ink
1440 x 720 dpi resolution
Uncoated media support
Heavy‐duty media handling system supports heavier rolls
SP-300i – up to 44 lbs.
SP-540i – up to 66 lbs.
VersaWorks 3.2 RIP software
Integrated heater system
Ethernet connectivity
Automated maintenance system with redesigned maintenance cover
Optional take‐up system

The VersaCAMM SP-300i and 540i systems are considered the industry’s most versatile entry-level device, combining 4-color printing and contour cutting all in one device. This allows the user to print a decal and contour cut around it in one operation. Roland Intelligent Pass Control technology practically eliminates banding by optimizing masking patterns and dot placement at the edges of each printer head pass. All while offering print speeds that are up to 50 percent faster than the previous models in Standard print mode. The video below shows the machine in action.