Roland DGA Corporation, a provider of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters, introduced the new Texart RT-640M – an intelligent multi-function dye-sublimation printer that gives users the freedom to print directly onto coated polyester fabrics, or to sublimation transfer paper, using the same specially-formulated Texart SBL3 sublimation inks.

The printer simplifies dye-sublimation production for soft-signage with direct-to-textile print option, while maintaining the versatility of printing to transfer paper for creating sublimated apparel, décor, rigid signage, and hard goods.

“The RT-640M boasts advanced features that maximize print quality, productivity and convenience. The media take-up incorporates adjustable front rollers for no-skew printing, as well as magnet weights for improved tensioning and performance. State-of-the-art 8-channel print heads deliver unmatched colour and image results on a wide range of materials, while optimizing ink coverage for lower operating costs,” a press statement from the company said.

Roland’s Texart SBL3 inks are available in 4-colour, 8-colour, and 8-colour fluorescent configurations. The RT-640M also offers users the advantages of the Roland Bulk Ink Switching System, which features 1000cc pouches and automatically switches to a back-up pouch for non-stop printing in 4-color configuration.

“The RT-640M is an unbeatable investment for anyone looking to get into the dye-sublimation market,” said Lily Hunter, Roland DGA product manager, textiles and consumable supplies.

“This value-packed inkjet offers the most flexibility you can get in an entry-level sublimation printer. Its multifunction capabilities allow users to easily and cost-effectively produce everything from flags, soft signage and backlit signage to ChromaLuxe photo panels, apparel, and décor,” added Hunter.