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Roland’s Texart duo achieves OEKO-TEX approval

Roland’s Texart duo achieves OEKO-TEX approval

Roland DG has announced that its dye sublimation transfer technology has achieved certification of OEKO-TEX Standard 100, product class I, in respect of inkjet printing on polyester fabric jem using its Texart ink, in conjunction with its Texart RT-640 dye sublimation transfer printer.

OEKO-TEX is an independent certification system for testing the safety of textile materials and chemicals at every stage of production, from raw materials to end products. OEKO-TEX Standard 100 is divided into four classes based on human ecological requirements, with class I, which ensures that printed textile items are safe for use with babies and toddlers, being the most difficult to achieve. Growing awareness amongst customers has fostered the rise in popularity of the OEKO-TEX label.

Yuko Maeda, Division President of Digital Printing, Market Development for Roland DG commented: “ “We developed Texart ink and the RT-640 for a wide range of textile decoration applications, including sports and fashion apparel, curtains and other interior décor, as well as promotional goods and personalised gifts. The OEKO-TEX certification provides not only an endorsement for our efforts to pursue environmentally-safe digital printing, but also an important decision-making tool for our customers to better meet the needs of end users.”

Roland DG launched Texart ink and the RT-640 in October, 2014. The printer incorporates a host of technological advancements that optimise sublimation transfer output,while minimising running costs.

Yuko <aeda continued: “One of the RT-640’s major innovations is our new in,k which is available in both four (CMYK) and eight color versions (CMYK plus Light Cyan, Light Magenta, Orange and Violet). Previously, colours printed on sublimated fabrics could look faded with dull blacks, missing grays and fuzzy details. However, the RT-640’s variable droplet technology,when used in combination with Texart ink, displays bold, vibrant colors and rich velvety blacks, as well as subtle gradations and fine details.”

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