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New Roland RIP software for dye-sublimation printers

A computer screen showing a design programmeRoland DG's ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 RIP software is available for its Texart dye-sublimation transfer printers.

ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 is the latest RIP software developed by ErgoSoft, one of the premier RIP providers in the textile printing industry, says the company. It has been developed specifically for the Texart XT-640 and RT-640 to support digital textile printing of sports and fashion apparel; soft signs such as polyester banners and flags; and other interior décor, as well as promotional goods and personalised gifts.

Current XT-640 and RT-640 customers who activated the previous ErgoSoft Roland Edition RIP on or after 8 March 2016, will have access to a complimentary software upgrade. Customers seeking an upgrade should contact their local Roland DG dealer for further details.

ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 is designed to boost users’ productivity and provides over 40 new features and innovative enhancements, says Roland. A new dithering method increases rasterization speed and improves dot placement accuracy, which results in 40 per cent faster RIP times and smoother gradients. A new PDF engine displays dynamic, colour-accurate previews of PDF files and improves overall performance and colour management. The software also includes up to eight simultaneous RIP servers to reduce processing time when working with high-capacity data or multiple print jobs at the same time.

Image Add-Ons functions support several new effects such as barcodes, rulers and drill holes. Multiple effects can also be applied to a single set of data. Specific editing functions support file formats that are commonly used for textile printing. The Step & Repeat feature to create flawless repeating textile patterns from a single image is available for PDF and EPS file formats. The Color Replacement feature for creating multiple colour variations is also available for TIFF and PSD file formats. Variable data printing for the efficient production of personalised goods and apparel such as uniforms is included as standard.

Roland DG offers two Texart 64 inch (1625mm) models. For fast, high-volume printing with dual-staggered print heads, the XT-640 is built for continuous production on long print runs. The RT-640 is designed to provide “superb quality, productivity and value with ease of operation that will please both experienced operators and beginners”. Both dye-sublimation printers have the ink switching system, a choice of four-colour high-speed or eight-colour wide-gamut printing, fluorescent pink and yellow inks for creating hundreds of eye-catching colours, and print control technology.

* Existing software and print settings can still be used even after updating to the ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2.

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