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What is Direct to Garment Printing?

Meet direct to garment printing, the alternative to the complicated processes involved in screen printing. Simply print images directly onto garments, similar to a paper printer. Perfect for smaller orders of 1 to 50 shirts, high definition photo prints, and CMYK designs, the RICOH Ri 1000 utilize water-based inks that are vibrant, durable, and soft to the touch.

1. Design

Design a graphic in Spark, Photoshop, Illustrator, or another graphic design program. Customers can give you custom artwork in Jpeg, PNG or TIff format. Built in AnaRip allows you to control ink settings, image placement, and other print options. Click print within the program, and the graphic is sent to your AnaJet printer.

2. Print

Load your garment onto the printer, preview your image on the console, and press the print button on the printer. Print a single pass of CMYK ink for a light colored garment, or two passes for a dark colored garment first a white ink underbase and then the CMYK ink.

3. Press

Heat press for 60 to 90 seconds to heat-cure the ink to the shirt. Tunnel dryers also work, when used according to the manufacturers directions. The RICOH Ri 1000 produces vibrant print quality because you can print millions of colors in one pass. Print gradients, text, photos, and more... your creativity is limited by only your imagination.

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