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Textile wars as Roland launches new dye-sub kit

Wide-format manufacturer Roland DG has revealed its new inkjet printer for the textile industry, the Texart XT-640.

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The new XT-640 from Roland DG is designed for a range of textile applications such as soft signage and interior design

As the demand for textile printing continues to rise and the market grows increasingly competitive, Roland DG has launched its most sophisticated model for the production of sports apparel, soft signage, fashion, and interior design.

The machine boasts dual print heads, and can print at speeds of up to 63sq m per hour, with a new feed adjuster at the front and back of the printer for even tensioning. Roland’s ErgoSoft Roland Edition RIP software is also integrated with the technology.

Division president of digital printing market development for Roland, Yuko Maeda, comments: “In October 2014, Roland DG launched the RT-640 as the first product in the Texart brand lineup.

Since the RT-640’s launch, we have confirmed the demand for higher volume production of fashion and sports apparel. The XT-640 was developed as the ideal solution to meet this need



“With the RT-640, we looked for a wide range of textile decoration applications, including sports and fashion apparel, soft signs such as polyester banners and flags, curtains and other interior décor as well as promotional goods and personalized gifts.

“Since the RT-640’s launch, we have confirmed the demand for higher volume production of fashion and sports apparel. The XT-640 was developed as the ideal solution to meet this need.”

Further testament to the growth and increasing competitiveness of the textile sector is the fact that a throng of big industry names are investing more and more heavily in the division – Roland’s announcement comes shortly after sole UK distributor of Mimaki, Hybrid Services, disclosed details of a deal for the exclusive distribution rights for the new MTEX Blue dye-sublimation printer.

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