Bold Colors, Fine Detail With New Dye-Sublimation Printer

Roland DGA (asi/18201) introduced the Texart RT-640, an advanced 64” dye-sublimation transfer printer featuring innovative print control technology, powerful ErgoSoft Roland Edition RIP software, and a choice of four- or eight-color ink configurations.

According to Lily Hunter, Roland product manager, the Texart RT-640 incorporates a host of technological advancements that optimize sublimation transfer output while minimizing running costs. “Both the printer and our new specially formulated inks are highly innovative,” Hunter says. “Previously, colors 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 colors 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 for smooth gradations and denser color. A newly designed feed adjuster which, in combination with a more powerful fan and an included TU-3 take-up system, ensures added stability for high-speed printing up to 351 square feet per hour.

ErgoSoft Roland Edition RIP is a powerful tool for either four (CMYK) or eight-color (CMYKLcLmOrVi) ink configurations. Hunter explains, “Adding orange and violet inks increases the color gamut and allows for exceptional reds, oranges, deep blues and purples, while light cyan and light magenta provide subtle gradations and beautiful skin tones.”