SP-540i Specifications


Printing technology Piezoelectric inkjet
Media Width 210 to 1,371 mm (8.3 to 54 in.)
Thickness Maximum 1.0 mm (39 mil) with liner, for printing Maximum 0.4 mm (16 mil) with liner and 0.22 mm (9 mil) without liner, for cutting
Roll outer diameter Maximum 180 mm (7 in.)
Roll weight Maximum 20 kg (44 lb.)
Core diameter*1 50.8 mm or 76.2 mm (2 in. or 3 in.)
Printing / cutting width*2 Maximum 736 mm (29 in.)
Ink cartridges Type Exclusive Roland ECO-SOL MAX cartridge
Capacity 220 cc or 440 cc
Colors Four colors (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black)
Printing resolution (dots per inch) Maximum 1,440 dpi
Cutting speed 10 to 300 mm/s
Blade force 30 to 300 gf
Blade offset 0 to 1.5 mm (0 to 0.059 in)
Software resolution (when cutting) 0.025 mm/step
Distance accuracy (when printing) *2 *3 Error of less than 0.3% of distance traveled, or 0.3 mm, whichever is greater
Distance accuracy (when cutting) *3 Error of less than 0.4% of distance traveled, or 0.3 mm, whichever is greater When distance correction has been performed (when the setting for)
Repeatability (when cutting) *3 *4 0.1 mm or less
Alignment accuracy for printing and cutting *3 *5 0.5 mm or less
Alignment accuracy for printing
and cutting when reloading media *3 *6
Error of less than 0.5% of distance traveled, or 3 mm, whichever is greater
Media heating system *7 Print heater Setting range for the preset temperature: 30 to 45C (86 to 112F)
Dryer Setting range for the preset temperature: 30 to 50C (86 to 122F)
Connectivity Ethernet (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX, automatic switching)
Power-saving function Automatic sleep feature
Power requirements AC 100 to 120 V 10%, 5.5 A, 50/60 Hz or
AC 220 to 240 V 10%, 2.8 A, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption During operation Approx. 730 W
Sleep mode Approx. 14 W
Acoustic noise level During operation 64 dB (A) or less
During standby 40 dB (A) or less
Environmental Power on Temperature: 15 to 32C (59 to 90F) [20C (68F) or more recommended], Humidity: 35 to 80%RH (non-condensing)
Power off Temperature: 5 to 40C (41 to 104F), humidity: 20 to 80%RH (non-condensing)
Dimensions (with stand) ,310 (W) x 740 (D) x 1,125 (H) mm [90.9 (W) x 29.1 (D) x 44.3 (H) in.]
Weight (with stand) 89 kg (196 lb.)
Included items Stand, power cord, blade, blade holder, media clamps, media flanges, replacement blade for separating knife, cleaning kit, software RIP, and user’s manual, etc
*1 The media holder of this machine is exclusively for media with a paper tube core inner diameter of 3 inches. To use a 2 inch media core, please use the optionally available media flanges.
*2 The length of printing or cutting is subject to the limitations of the program.
*3 Using Roland specified media, loaded correctly, temperature: 25C (77F), humidity: 50 %RH, all pinch rollers are used, 25 mm or more for both right and left margins and 35 mm or more front margin, excluding expansion or contraction of the media. and all correction and adjustment functions of this machine have been made properly. Not assured when the print heater or dryer is used.
*4 Using Roland specified media, print travel of 1m
*5 [PREFEED] menu item must be set to "ENABLE," Media over 610 mm wide, and 4,000 mm long. Media 610 mm wide or less and 8,000 mm long.
*6 Provided that media length is under 3,000 mm. Excluding possible shift caused by expansion/contraction of the media and/or by reloading the media.
*7 Using Roland specified media, data size: 1,000 mm in the media-feed direction, 1,600 mm in the carriage-movement direction. No lamination. Automatic detection of crop marks at 4 points when media is reloaded. During cutting, [PREFEED] menu item must be set to "ENABLE." Excludes the effects of slanted movement and of expansion and contraction of the media.
*8 Warm-up is required after powerup. This may require 5 to 20 minutes, depending on the operating environment. The preset temperature may fail to be reached depending on the ambient temperature and media width.

Roland VersaWorks System Requirements

Operating system Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate (32-bit);
Windows Vista Business/Ultimate Service Pack 1 (32-bit); Windows Vista Business/Ultimate (32-bit);
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 or later; or Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
CPU CoreTM2 Duo, 2.0 GHz or faster recommended
RAM 1 GB or more recommended (Windows7 and Vista: 2 GB or more recommended)
Video card and monitor A resolution of 1,280 x 1,024 or more recommended
Free hard-disk space 40 GB or more recommended
Hard-disk file system NTFS format
Optical drive DVD-ROM drive

Application software compatible with Cutting and Print&Cut

Adobe Illustrator 10, CS, CS2, CS3 / CorelDRAW 11, 12, X3