Roland, at SGIA 2014 taking place in late-October, will introduce the 64-inch Texart dye-sublimation transfer system available in four- or eight-colour ink configurations. The system will leverage ErgoSoft Roland Edition RIP software.
“Both the printer and our new specially formulated inks are highly innovative,” said Lily Hunter, Roland Product Manager. “Previously, colours sublimated to fabrics could look distorted with dull blacks, missing grays and fuzzy details. The RT-640’s variable droplet technology in combination with Roland Texart dye sublimation ink displays bold, vibrant colours and rich velvety blacks, as well as subtle gradations and fine details.”
The Texart RT-640 incorporates a gold-plated, anti-static print head capable of printing seven different droplet sizes. A new feed adjuster, which in combination with a more powerful fan and an included TU-3 take-up system, is designed to provide stability for high-speed printing at up to 351 square feet per hour.
Roland’s RT-640 is equipped with the Roland Ink Switching System allowing users to load a fresh pouch without stopping the printer. In four-colour CMYK mode, this system provides two liters per colour and automatically switches to a backup ink pouch when the primary pouch runs out.