Roland DG EMEA has launched the world's first desktop eco-solvent printer developed for touch sensitive applications including toys, food containers and medical instruments - the SF-200.


Thanks to compliance with the EN 71-3 toy safety standard and the Toy Safety Directive, SF-200 eco-solvent inks are compatible with children's toys made from plastics, wood, leather and more – with designs able to withstand the roughest games. Similarly, the SF-200 is ideal for both manufacturers of food containers and retailers, who can use the system to offer personalised lunchboxes, drinking bottles and travel mugs to their customers. 


This application can be expanded to health and personal hygiene products: retailers and suppliers can quickly and easily add customisation and decoration to toothbrushes, thermometers, cosmetics packaging and other essential items. 


The SF-200 desktop system can accommodate objects and media up to 538mm x 360mm and up to 100mm in height, with extensive material compatibility ranging from ABS, PVC, TPU, PET, PP and PPMA to wood, aluminium, glass and leather. This makes the printer perfect for highly specific print requirements, whether the user wishes to print a unique full-colour design or piece of text directly to a single object or several items at once. 


The SF-200 comes bundled with Roland's user-friendly VersaWorks 6 RIP software, to help users start quick and easy printing operation straight out of the box. It offers an intuitive interface, built-in Pantone and Roland Colour libraries, a colour matching function to ensure consistent colour between two or more SF-200 printers, and a host of other advanced features. 

"In the medical sector, the new Roland SF-200 will be incredibly useful for on-demand and general printing onto aluminium instruments, plastic devices and labels, all of which can be safely used in direct contact with human skin. "