Green Light for Safe Dye-Sublimation Inks

Roland DGA (asi/18201) has received OEKO-TEX Standard 100, product class I certification for its Texart SBL3 dye-sublimation inks. This Nissenken Quality Evaluation Center certification provides assurance that these inks, made for use with the company’s new Texart RT-640 dye-sublimation printer, are safe for inkjet printing on polyester fabric to create a wide variety of sublimated items, including products for babies and toddlers.

“Our Texart SBL3 dye-sublimation inks are formulated to bring out the best in the RT-640 and our Texart Sublimation Transfer Paper to produce textiles, sports and fashion apparel, interior décor, promotional items, personalized gifts and more,” says Lily Hunter, Roland DGA’s product manager, textiles and consumables. The Texart RT-640 printer incorporates a host of technological advancements that optimize sublimation transfer output while minimizing running costs. One of the RT-640’s major innovations is its ability to take full advantage of Roland’s new SBL3 inks, which are available in both four-color (CMYK) and eight-color (Light Cyan, Light Magenta, Orange and Violet).

“In the past, colors sublimated onto fabric would appear somewhat vibrant, but at times were off. Blacks looked dull, grays had a green tone and there was a general lack of detail,” Hunter notes. “Roland’s RT-640 printer, with variable droplet technology and rich, high-opacity SBL3 dye-sub inks changed all that. RT users can expect vivid colors and velvety blacks, as well as smooth gradations and exceptional detail.” Visit