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  • VersaCamm SP540v 54" printer plotter donation Feb 2020

    In 2019, Members suggested that the Kamloops Makerspace explore the acquisition of a COLOUR VINYL PRINTER/PLOTTER, I am delighted to report that EXTREME EXCAVATING has graciously funded the purchase, transport, tune-up and initial consumables stock of PICKET FENCE GRAPHICS gently used VersaCamm SP540v 54” machine.

    The arrangement includes:
    • The purchase of the machine ($2000) by Extreme for donation to Kamloops Makerspace.
    • The support of Jason Foreman and Picket Fence Graphics, who will help get us setup, and running smoothly.
    • Funds (up to $1800) for replacing the print heads and print cartridges (this funding is 'in the bank' with Extreme for when it is needed)
    • Funds ($500) for purchasing printable media, including vinyl, wrap, banner, canvas and more!
    • We moved the equipment in Monday Feb 10th around 4pm, thanks to help from Extreme Excavating
    SP-540V Features

    ‐ Able to print on uncoated PVC media as well as a full range of coated substrates, from paper and canvas to backlit film
    ‐ Graphics are UV, scratch, and water resistant up to 3-years outdoors*1
    ‐ Outstanding print quality with variable droplet technology and up to 1440 dpi resolution
    ‐ Additional Add-On Pinch Rollers to ensure precision feeding and quality output on heavyweight media
    ‐ Performs as printer, printer/cutter, or standalone vinyl cutter
    ‐ Requires no expensive die cutter for decal production
    ‐ Roland VersaWorks™ software RIP provides total color management and contour-cutting capability with user-friendly operation
    ‐ VersaWorks includes a genuine Adobe® Postscript®3™ engine and is able to import a wide variety of file formats including PDF1.5 (Acrobat 6.x compatibility)
    ‐ Quadralign®, Roland's unique optical registration system, enables precision contour cutting of laminated graphics, even with skew and distortion.*2
    ‐ ECO-SOL INK is gentle for both users and the environment, requiring no expensive ventilation equipment

    There will be ongoing training and 'growing into' this massive new capability - please stay tuned to this channel and our facebook page for more info.

    Both Extreme Excavating and Picket Fence Graphics have been very, very good to the Kamloops Makerspace during the past year, but this donation and support just takes it to whole other level!
    THANK YOU BOTH!!!


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    EXTREME PLOTTER 101 - Weds Feb 19 7:30

    Tonight (Weds) at 7:30pm in the Makerspace Design Lab:

    Extreme Plotter 101 - Basic Operation of VersaCamm SP540v

    Tonight there will be a '101' learning opportunity for our new 54" printer/plotter with Jason Foreman of Picket Fence Graphics.

    Thank you EXTREME EXCAVATING AND PICKET FENCE GRAPHICS for the GIANT support of Kamloops Makerspace!

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