After being previewed at FESPA earlier this year, Ricoh has released the new Ricoh Pro DTF 10 and Ricoh Pro DTF 8 printers for a wide range of textiles and substrates.


th 2298202294Axel Stuhlreiter, Graphic Communications Group, Ricoh Europe“We believe the compelling innovation and performance standards that these systems offer will provide creative garment and industrial decorators with business transforming capabilities,” said Axel Stuhlreiter, head of textile solutions, Graphic Communications Group, Ricoh Europe. 

“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.”

Ricoh said in a press release: “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.

“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 hotmelt 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 confidently process and reproduce complex design files. The modular and scalable workflow aids fast and accurate processing of graphically rich PDF content from creative design and page layout applications. The systems also enjoy Ricoh’s end to end support that includes tailored software, accurate colour profiling, approved consumables, and post production processing.” 

The Pro DTF 8 and the Pro DTF 10 direct to film printing systems are available now in EMEA. 


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