Roland DG Introduces Fluorescent Ink to Its Texart Dye-Sublimation Printing Solution

May 31,2016


Hamamatsu, Japan, May 31, 2016 – Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters worldwide, today announced the release of fluorescent ink formulated for its Texart XT-640 and RT-640 wide-format dye-sublimation printers.

Developed specifically for dye-sublimation transfer printing, Texart printers deliver outstanding print quality and productivity for sportswear, fashion, soft signage, décor, promotional merchandise and much more. The new inks, Fluorescent Pink (Fp) and Yellow (Fy), can be combined with Roland DG's Texart process ink colors to produce hundreds of vivid fluorescent hues. The proprietary Roland DG Fluor Color Library swatch palette can be installed in Adobe® Illustrator® and CorelDRAW® for unmatched ease of use and color customization. Simply clicking the desired colors in the swatch palette allows you to quickly and easily incorporate brilliant and pastel fluorescent colors into your dye-sublimation output.

According to Yuko Maeda, division president of Digital Printing market development for Roland DG, the new fluorescent inks will be available mid-July of 2016 in a configuration of CMYKOrViFpFy for the Texart XT-640 and RT-640 printers with ErgoSoft Roland Edition software RIP. "There is growing demand for custom one-off and small-lot production in the growing field of textile decoration," she said. "We believe the addition of Fluor Ink will not only enhance the versatility of our Texart printers, but greatly expand textile printing possibilities for our users, especially for sports and fashion apparel."

Soccer uniform with yellow fluor ink

Roland DG will showcase a large quantity of sample textile applications created using fluorescent ink at DRUPA 2016, the world's largest international tradeshow for print and cross-media solutions to be held in Düsseldorf, Germany from May 31 to June 10, 2016, at its booth: Hall 9, Booth E04-1.