Roland announces new Texart printer

Roland has added a new model to its Texart range of wide format dye sublimation textile printers, announcing the Texart RT-640M.

This Roland RT-640M can print direct to textiles and to transfer papers.

It can print direct to polyester-based textiles as well as to sublimation transfer papers. It’s targeted at fashion and sportswear as well as display graphics. It can also print to rigid items such as promotional objects, rigid boards, Chromaluxe and ceramic tiles. Roland says that it offers precise tensioning and will print to thin materials. It comes with a Roland edition ErgoSoft RIP.

Paul Willems, Head of Business Development and Product Management, Roland DG EMEA said: “Digital technology is ideally suited to today’s ‘print-on-demand’ and short-run production models and the RT-640M is the ultimate flexible digital textile print solution, enabling sign makers, sportswear manufacturers, fashion producers, interior décor suppliers and promotional goods companies to deliver agilely across a huge range of applications. Plus, its direct printing capabilities make it ideal for businesses that want to print double-sided items, such as flags and banners.”

In addition, Roland has also updated its VersaWorks RIP to v6.

Yohei Shinomura, manager of Roland’s Digital Printing Product Management, explains: “Our new VersaWorks 6 comes with an extensive range of features that makes the printing process more accurate and reliable for users, while also building upon the superb core functionality and ease of use of the previous popular VersaWorks software.”

It’s written in 64-bit code and supports up to five print queues, each with unlimited saved settings for recurring jobs, clients and media. It processes PDF files natively and can match colours from multiple printers of the same model and ink configuration, which is handy for large jobs that are split across several printers.

The Texart RT-640M is available now while the VersaWorks 6 is available as an upgrade from the end of this month. You can find further details at

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