Responding to market demand for production flexibility in the digital textile print sector, Roland DG has launched the multi-function Texart RT-640M digital dye-sublimation printer said to enable direct-to-textile and indirect sublimation printing in a single, powerful device.
The latest addition to Roland’s Texart dye-sublimation range, the RT-640M’s printing capabilities make it possible to print directly onto polyester-based fabrics and dye-sublimation transfer paper, using the same ink and RIP.
Paul Willems, head of business development and product management, Roland DG EMEA comments: “Digital technology is ideally suited to today’s ‘print-on-demand’ and short-run production models and the RT-640M is the ultimate flexible digital textile print solution, enabling sign makers to deliver agilely across a huge range of applications. Its direct printing capabilities make it ideal for businesses that want to print double-sided items such as flags and banners.”
The RT-640M makes it possible to print directly onto polyester fabrics for a range of applications (visual communication, fashion, sports and décor), as well as rigid items such as promotional objects, rigid boards, Chromaluxe, ceramic tiles and stretch fabrics when printing on paper for indirect sublimation. In addition, the RT-640M can be paired with a 3D vacuum oven to create sublimated 3D objects for promotional or industrial use. When printing directly to textile, the RT-640M is compatible with many single and double-sided polyester fabrics including flag, mesh fabric, backlit, voile, block-out and banners. Enhanced features ensure even tensioning and precise, accurate prints onto the thinnest material.
Specially formulated for Texart sublimation devices, Roland Texart ink offers fast drying times and transfer rates plus a wide colour gamut ranging from dense blacks to high intensity orange and violet, eye-catching fluorescents and soft pastel shades for vivid colours, smooth gradations and super-sharp images. Included with the RT-640M, ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 RIP software further accelerates productivity.
“The Texart RT-640M multi-function sublimation solution really is the first of its kind on the market and offers exceptional performance at an accessible price point,” continues Paul “There is huge profit potential for savvy print suppliers in the growing digital textile print sector and the RT-640M is the ideal entry point system.
“Everything we do is intended to help our users explore both their creative and business potential and the RT-640M has been designed specifically to meet our users’ requirements.’