Ricoh Launches Desktop Garment Printer for Under $5000

Ricoh Launches Desktop Garment Printer for Under $5000

Ricoh Launches Desktop Garment Printer for Under $5000

Ricoh Launches Desktop Garment Printer for Under $5000Ricoh USA launched a new direct-to-garment (DTG) printer, the Ri 100, which enables users to produce high-quality applications on a variety of fabrics. The RICOH Ri 100 is a color inkjet desktop unit and is said to be suitable even for businesses not traditionally dedicated to print, such as souvenir shops and small businesses.

According to Ricoh, MSRP for the RICOH Ri 100, heating unit, software, and other accessories will be less than $5,000, which it says is significantly lower than that of traditional DTG printers. Ricoh also says its ink costs are among the lowest in the industry, helping to keep the total cost of ownership low, as well.

Ricoh notes that businesses, municipalities. and other organizations have long recognized the value of branded t-shirts, canvas bags, pillows, and other printed-fabric items, but concerns with cost, customization, and control have prevented many from taking advantage of fabric printing. It says that the RICOH Ri 100 eliminates those concerns by putting the power of DTG printing directly in the hands of these organizations, while allowing for cost-effective one-off and short-run prints to help meet demand.

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Graham Kennedy, who heads up Ricoh Europe’s Commercial Inkjet Business, commented: “We are delighted to build on the success of the Ri 3000 and Ri 6000 with this compact entry-level option. Its affordability and ease of use will attract a new audience to garment decoration and allow operations to expand their range of services fully supported by the highly knowledgeable and responsive Ricoh team. It has never been easier to start Direct to Garment printing with a complete solution from one vendor.”



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