Texart RT-640M

November 14, 2018

Overview

Direct & Indirect Sublimation Printer

The Texart RT-640M is a multi-function large format sublimation printer, cleverly designed to enable printing both directly onto transfer paper and direct-to-textile within one single affordable device.
The best choice for short run, on-demand production, the RT-640M delivers maximum versatility, flexibility and outstanding print quality.
Why make the choice between an indirect or direct sublimation printer, when you can buy one that does both?

Direct Printing and Digital Transfer

The unique printing capabilities of the RT-640M mean that you can print directly onto polyester-based/coated substrates, as well as dye-sublimation transfer paper, using the same ink and RIP. There’s simply no other device in its class that can do this all-in-one.

Using specially formulated Texart sublimation inks, and the industry-leading Ergosoft Roland Edition 2 RIP software (included in the printer package), you simply to add a post-printing sublimation system (such as a heat press, calender, 3D vacuum or reactivator oven), to have everything required to enter into the profitable world of textile printing

A wide range of applications

Operating as a multi-functional device, the RT-640M offers an impressive range of applications.

Using the digital indirect method (with paper), the RT-640M will enable you to print onto fabrics for sportswear, beachwear and fashion. Also rigid items such as promotional objects, rigid boards, Chromaluxe®, ceramic tiles and more. You can also combine the RT-640M with a 3D vacuum oven to create sublimated 3D objects for promotional or industrial use.

Printing direct-to-textile enables you to easily produce double-sided flags, banners and backdrops achieving a double sided image from a single sided print with many media.

Using either direct or indirect transfer methods you’ll be able to print soft signage, home textiles including bed and table linen, POP/POS displays and lightboxes.

A Wide Range of Materials

The RT-640M device enables printing onto a huge variety of different materials and items.

Using the indirect transfer method (with paper) you can image onto polyester fabrics, mixed polyester/cotton*, LYCRA®, nylon, coated surfaces and pre-treated metals.

When printing directly, there is a wide variety of single and double-sided pre-coated polyester fabrics available; such as flag polyester, mesh, backlit, voile, block out and banners.

*> 70% polyester & testing of exact media is recommended

Even tensioning and no skewing

The RT-640M is equipped with an adjustable front roller system, to ensure stable and uninterrupted production. And combined with a media take-up system delivers even tensioning, with no skewing.

With an ink collection channel within the printer bed, the RT-640M will print perfectly onto thin substrates, such as voile or flag materials. The results are detailed, precise and accurate prints – wound perfectly onto the take-up system, in preparation for heat fixation

Vivid colours, smooth gradations and super-sharp images

The RT-640M uses specially formulated Roland Texart SBL3 ink in 1000cc pouches, offering fast drying times and transfer rates. As well as stunning colour vibrancy, robust washability and high quality output on a whole range of materials.

Available in 4-colour (CMYK) and 8-colour (CMYKLcLmOrVi) Texart ink produces vivid colours with rich blacks and sharp detail. In 8-colour, the addition of Orange and Violet ink delivers an extremely wide colour gamut, with bright reds, intense oranges, and deep purples, while Light Cyan and Light Magenta offer subtle gradations and delicate skin tones.

Texart ink is also available in Fluorescent Pink and Yellow ink that produces hundreds of vivid fluorescent colours and soft pastel shades for fashionable sportswear, decor and eye-catching signs.

 

Ergosoft Roland Edition 2

The RT-640M comes with ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2, specifically designed for use with Texart printers.

With print modes for most common applications, ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 is widely regarded as the premier RIP software in the textile and dye-sublimation market. Main features include:

  • 64-bit native support to maximise performance of the latest 64-bit OS
  • Up to 40% faster RIP speed with improved dot placement accuracy for smooth prints
  • 8 simultaneous RIP servers to ensure optimal RIP performance for multiple jobs
  • Top of class colour management with Colour Replacement feature to identify existing Spot Channels within EPS/PDF and PSD/ TIFF files
  • The ability to create or import printable Colour Books from custom or industry-standard charts, including FOGRA and Pantone®
  • Simplified profiling process for 8 colour ink set
  • Step & Repeat for duplication and layout of repeating patterns with no gap for a seamless finish and maximum media efficiency
  • Variable Data Management for text and images for hyper-customised production
  • Unlimited Hot Folder creation to allow multiple users to submit jobs
  • Job cost calculation and other advanced production features.

Roland Ink Switching System

The RT-640M Roland Ink Switching System uses 1000cc airtight sealed pouches for volume production. When configured in 4-colour (CMYK) mode with 2 litres of ink per colour onboard, the system can automatically switch to the backup ink pouch when the first pouch runs out, allowing uninterrupted output and on the fly ink changes.

Optimised Printing Heads

The RT-640M is equipped with advanced, 8-channel print head features, with dedicated sublimation waveform and maintenance sequence control for efficient ink coverage that lowers running costs. The print head can produce seven different droplet sizes for smooth colours and gradations.

Operate Efficiently with Roland Printer Assist

Available for download from the Apple App Store, Roland Printer Assist allows users to manage the RT-640M remotely from your iPAD. With the free app, you can instantly observe ink levels and waste bottle status, receive notifications of when consumable parts need to be replaced, manage test printing and machine cleaning, and power on/off controls.

iPAD is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries

Roland OnSupport for Remotely Managing Your Printer

The RT-640M features Roland OnSupport, an online customer support system that allows users to remotely track the printer status. OnSupport sends e-mails to users notifying them when a job is starting, is completed or when ink is running low. Users can download firmware updates and important product information at an exclusive website in just one click

 

 

 

 

Technical Specifications

Model RT-640M
Printing Technology Piezoelectric inkjet
Media
Width 259 to 1625 mm (10.2 to 64 in.)
Thickness Max. 1 mm (39 mil)
Roll outer diameter Max. 210 mm (8.3 in.)
Roll weight Max. 40 kg (88 lb)
Core diameter*1 76.2 mm (3 in.) or 50.8 mm (2 in.)
Printing width*2 Max. 1615 mm (63.6 in.)
Ink Type Texart ink, 1000 cc pouch
Colours 4 colours (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black)
8 colours (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Light Cyan, Light Magenta, Orange, Violet)
8 colours (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Fluorescent Pink, Fluorescent Yellow, Orange, Violet) (Choose from CMYK+LcLmOrVi and CMYK+OrViFpFy options)
Print resolution (dots per inch) Max. 1440 dpi
Distance accuracy*3 Error of less than ±0.3% of distance travelled, or ±0.3 mm, whichever is greater
Connectivity Ethernet (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX, automatic switching)
Power-saving function Automatic sleep feature
Power requirements AC 100 to 240 V ±10%, 1.5 A, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption During operation Approx. 140 W
Sleep mode Approx. 31 W
Acoustic noise level During operation 62 dB (A) or less
During standby 49 dB (A) or less
Dimensions (with stand) 2650 (W) x 795 (D) x 1600 (H) mm (104.4 x 31.3 x 63 in.)
Weight (with stand) 160 kg (353 lb)
Environment Power on Temperature: 18 to 25°C (64.4 to 77°F), humidity: 35 to 65% RH (no condensation)
Power off Temperature: 15 to 30°C (59 to 86°F), humidity: 20 to 80% RH (no condensation)
Included items RIP software, take-up system, exclusive stands, power cable, media clamps, media holder, User’s Manual, etc.
Software For 4 colour ink configuration a choice of either VersaWorks 6 or ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2
For 8 colour ink configuration ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2
Print Modes Resolution Pass Speed
4 Colour CMYK
High Speed 540 x 360 2 32.6 sqm/hr
Production 540 x 360 3 22 sqm/hr
Standard 360 x 720 4 16 sqm/hr
High Quality 720 x 720 8 8 sqm/hr
8 Colour CMYKLcLmLyOrViFpFy
High Speed 540 x 360 4 16 sqm/hr
Production 540 x 360 6 10.7 sqm/hr
Standard 360 x 720 8 8 sqm/hr
High Quality 720 x 720 12 5.4 sqm/hr

*1 The media holder for this machine is exclusively designed for media rolls with a paper tube measuring 76.2 mm (3 in.) in diameter. To use 50.8 mm (2in.) media rolls, the optional media flanges are required.
*2 The length of the production run is subject to the limitations of the program.
*3 Media type: Media specified by Roland DG Corporation. Temperature: 25°C (77°F), humidity: 50%. Roll media must be loaded correctly. Excluding expansion / contraction of the media. All corrections or adjustment functions of this machine have been made properly. Print travel: 1 m.
Specifications, designs and dimensions listed may be subject to change without notice.

ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 System Requirements
Operating system Windows® 10 (32/64-bit)
Windows® 8/8.1 (32/64-bit)
Windows® 7 Professional (32/64-bit)
Windows® 7 Home (32/64-bit)
CPU Intel® Core™ i3; 3 GHz or faster recommended
RAM 8GB or more recommended
Video card and monitor Screen resolution of 1600 x 900 or higher recommended
Free disk space (HDD/SSD) 100 GB or more recommended
VersaWorks 6 System Requirements
Operating system Windows® 10 (32/64 bit), Windows® 8.1 (32/64 bit), Windows® 7 Ultimate/Professional (32/64 bit)
CPU Intel® Core™2 Duo, 2.0 GHz or faster recommended
RAM 2 GB or more recommended
Video card and monitor A resolution of 1280 x 1024 or more recommended
Free hard-disk space 40 GB or more recommended
Other Internet connection recommended

VersaWorks 6 is 64-bit native application.A 32-bit binary RIP will be installed automatically if the installer detects a 32-bit OS.

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