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Ricoh launches two new garment printers

Wednesday, 10 May 2017
By Print21

Ricoh announced its ‘official entry’ into the booming garment printing market with the release of the RICOH Ri 3000 and Ri 6000 direct-to-garment printers.

The move follows Ricoh’s acquisition of AnaJet, a leading manufacturer of direct to garment printers.

“As AnaJet, we led the industry in establishing the trend of direct to garment printing.” says Karl Tipre, CEO, AnaJet. “In January 2016, AnaJet became a Ricoh company and we immediately began work to bring together the best of AnaJet direct to garment innovation and Ricoh engineering and performance excellence. The culmination of our efforts is the brand-new Ri 3000 and Ri 6000 printers that will represent a new standard for the industry.”

This new line of direct to garment printers deliver blazing-quick print speeds, industrial-grade reliability and showroom quality prints, according to a press release

Discover the shortest route from design to print. Eliminating timely and costly set up and colour separation processes traditionally found in screen printing by printing directly onto garments. This new generation of printers simplifies the entire apparel printing process to three simple steps: design, print, cure. Now you can process custom one-off prints or high quantity orders for t-shirts, hoodies, hats, socks and more. Wearable fashion is now printable fashion.

The comprehensive direct to garment solution: The RICOH Ri 6000 is fast, capable of printing a full-colour 12″ x 10″ graphic on a light garment in less than 27 seconds. Manufactured under Ricoh’s ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified factory in California, the Ri 3000/Ri 6000 printers feature RICOH MH2420 industrial-grade piezo-electric print heads that are rated at 100 billion actuations. These printers provide an intuitive printing experience, putting the control at your fingertips with a new 7″ colour touch panel display to preview, organize and print your vibrant high-definition photo prints and CMYK designs.

The RICOH Ri 3000/Ri 6000 printers will be available through AnaJet in the US in May and will be available internationally later in 2017.

 

 

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