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Polyester printing market gap closed by RICOH Ri 4000 Direct to Garment (DTG) printer

Innovative system cost effectively produces vivid, high quality, customised print on 100% polyester
A gap in the market for cost efficient, responsive, and agile production of 100% polyester garments has been closed by the RICOH Ri 4000 Direct to Garment printer.
The RICOH Ri 4000 DTG printer addresses a market gap for cost efficient high quality 100% polyester print production

Developed to print vibrant colours flawlessly on polyester with unmatched durability, the latest addition to Ricoh’s fast growing portfolio of DTG and Direct To Film systems will redefine the world of custom apparel and textile printing.
The industrial garment printer will enable specialists to respond quickly and creatively to end user demand for affordable short runs and customised polyester sportswear perfect for teams and hobbyists.
Central to its performance capability is Ricoh’s new built in enhancer (pre-treatment) solution which is jetted inside the printer, only when required. It eliminates the need for an additional pre-treatment process and the inconsistent quality of manual pre-treatment to ensure elevated work efficiency.
The RICOH Ri 4000 also runs newly developed Ricoh inks resulting in vivid and long lasting prints that maintain their brilliance through numerous washes.
The ability to produce prints with an incredibly soft feel offers another level of appeal to a wide range of industries and markets that include apparel manufacturers, sports teams, athletes, promotional product companies, fashion designers, advertising agencies, and e-commerce operations.
Axel Stuhlreiter, Head of Textile Solutions, Graphic Communications Group, Ricoh Europe, says: “We are excited to revolutionise the textile printing landscape and set new standards for excellence with the RICOH Ri 4000. While polyester’s versatility and performance attributes makes it a popular fabric in sportswear, it is infamous for the challenges it presents when it comes to high quality printing and durability. The Ri 4000 eliminates these obstacles. It opens a world of exciting opportunities for apparel decorators, designers, and a wide range of businesses aiming to expand their product line.”
The RICOH Ri 4000 will be launched in Europe at FESPA Global Print Expo 2024 RAI Amsterdam from March 19 to 22, and is available immediately.
Creative garment specialists can also put the system through its paces, and explore Ricoh’s other responsive DTG and Direct To Film technologies, at Ricoh’s Textile Competence Center in Frankfurt.



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