Have no fear, the Texart is here!
An advanced 64-inch dye-sublimation printer is now available from Roland DG (UK). Called Texart RT-640, it offers a choice of four- or eight-colour printing that includes innovative print control technology and powerful RIP software packages.
The RT-640 incorporates a host of technological advancements that optimise sublimation transfer output whilst minimising running costs. A key innovation is the printer’s new ink formulation. Previously, colours sublimated to fabrics could look distorted with dull blacks, missing greys and fuzzy details. The RT-640’s variable droplet technology, in combination with the new Roland DG Texart dye-sublimation ink, delivers bold vibrant colours and rich velvety blacks, as well as subtle gradations and fine detail. Adding orange and violet inks increases the colour gamut and facilitates the production of exceptional reds, oranges, deep blues and purples, while light cyan and magenta provide subtle gradations and beautiful skin tones.
The Texart RT-640 incorporates a gold-plated anti-static printhead that is capable of printing seven different droplet sizes for smooth gradations and densecolour. A newly designed feed adjuster and combined with a more powerful take-up system, ensures added stability for high-speed printing up to 36.2 square metres per hour.
The printer is also equipped with a bulk ink system that uses one-litre airtight-sealed pouches, with the Roland Ink Switching System enabling operators to load a fresh pouch without having to disengage the machine. In four-colour (CMYK) mode, this system provides two litres of each colour and automatically switches to another ink pouch when the first pouch runs out.
There is a choice of two professional RIP solutions: VersaWorks that has been developed specifically for Roland DG printers and ErgoSoft Roland Edition that is provided by the new Roland Printer Assist facility. This is a cutting-edge system that enables machine operators to manage production and test printing and cleaning functions direct from an IPad tablet from virtually any area of the machine owner’s premises.