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Ricoh launches Pro DTF direct-to-film systems

Ricoh launches Pro DTF direct-to-film systems

Ricoh has announced the launch of the new RICOH Pro DTF direct-to-film solutions.

The Ricoh Pro DTF 10 and Ricoh Pro DTF 8 offer expanded application versatility with the ability to achieve outstanding results on classic cotton and mixed materials as well as polyester, nylon, and water-repellant materials such as leather and even wood.

“We believe the compelling innovation and performance standards that these systems offer will provide creative garment and industrial decorators with business-transforming capabilities. They will also support the evolution of DTG printers, trade specialists and screen printers.  When we previewed the technology at FESPA we were encouraged by the range of challenges that the Pro DTFs respond to, according to exhibition attendees. They included the need to manage a wide range of textile and substrate requests, produce high-quality polyester and nylon workwear and sportswear, and be cost efficient when meeting varying on-demand volume requests,” says Axel Stuhlreiter, Head of Textile Solutions, Graphic Communications Group, Ricoh Europe.

The Eco Passport by OEKO-TEX certified solutions are the latest additions to Ricoh’s expanding portfolio of industrial systems and further support existing innovative direct-to-garment (DTG) decoration technologies.

High colour brilliance is assured by the Pro DTF 8’s eight ink channels and the Pro DTF 10’s expanded colour gamut capabilities made possible by its ten ink channels, including neon pink, neon red, neon yellow, and neon green.

Fully automated, the roll-fed systems combine water-based piezo inkjet printing with integrated hot melt adhesive and heating in a single step. They optimise productivity with:

•             The delivery of excellent results at high process speeds.

•             The elimination of pre-treatment for textiles and substrates.

•             Low maintenance due to the automatic cleaning function.

•             A large selection of optimally matched consumables.

•             No need for a separate dryer.

Powered by ColorGATE’s Productionserver, the Pro DTF 8 and the Pro DTF 10 enable creative operations to process and reproduce complex design files confidently. The modular and scalable workflow aids fast and accurate processing of graphically rich PDF content from creative design and page layout applications.

The systems include Ricoh’s end-to-end support covering tailored software, accurate colour profiling, approved consumables, and post-production processing. 

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