Ricoh’s new direct-to-garment (DTG) Ri 3000 and Ri 6000 printers which are ideal for commercial printers looking for ways to ‘cross-skill’ their employees with simple-to-understand processes.
The company said this ink would help its customers to achieve a more dramatic colour shift than the sparkle or glitter effect provided by other pearlescent inks. The product, a development on a previous version of two-tone pearl inks by Magna, is said to provide a much more evident colour shift, adding a new dimension to a standard pearl effect. The Ri 6000, for example, can print full-colour 12” x 10” graphics on light garments in just 27 seconds. Aimed at the garment market – including t-shirts, sweatshirts, socks and bags – they can print on cotton-polyester blends, and are also ideal for printing on 100% cotton. They’re especially helpful for new shop owners, screen printers, specialist DTG printers, sign and display printers, and commercial printers looking to expand services or keep more work in-house.
CMYK-plus-white technology lets users lay a white base beneath full-colour designs to make images “jump” off of dark garments. The included AnaRip software and stainless steel, industrial-grade printheads allow for high-definition graphics.