RT-640

Texart RT-640 Dye-Sublimation Printer

The Roland Texart RT-640 sublimation transfer printer was designed to provide superb quality, productivity and value with ease of operation that will please both experienced operators and beginners.  It boasts the new Texart dye-sublimation ink, Roland's 3rd generation SBL3 ink, plus advanced, state-of-the-art print control technology for quality imaging and colour consistency at a top speed of 22m2/hr.

To best leverage the new ink system and customer workflows, we've included the premier RIP for sublimation – ErgoSoft Roland Edition Textile RIP– and a choice of either four-colour (CMYK) or eight-colour (CMYKLcLmOrVi) printing.  A new feed adjuster and the optional take-up system provide stability during high-speed printing. For trouble-free continuous printing and increased production capability, the RT-640 is equipped with the Roland Ink Switching System. In four-colour configuration, this innovative system allows the printer to automatically switch to a new ink pouch when the original runs out, providing up to 2000ml of ink per colour (CMYK only) for unattended printing.

The market for dye-sublimation printing is growing rapidly - sportswear, décor, Point Of Sale (POS) displays, trade show exhibits and a wide range of promotional products are just a sample of the many opportunities available. Take a close look at the stunning output, then add up all the innovative features and we think you'll agree: the RT-640 is simply brilliant.

Feature Summary

  • 64" integrated dye-sublimation transfer printer
  • New Texart dye-sublimation ink for dense, vivid colour
  • Choose from ErgoSoft Roland Edition Textile RIP or Roland VersaWorks® Server Edition RIP
  • Choose from two ink configurations
    • Dual CMYK
    • CMYKLcLmOrVi
  • Maximum speed of 22m2/hr.
  • Gold-plated 8-channel print head for improved static control and variable droplet printing
  • Advanced feed adjuster for highly stable printing
  • Integrated bulk ink system and ink switching system* for unattended printing
  • Roland Printer Assist iPad app allows remote management of common printer functions
  • Included media take-up system handles 40kg. media rolls for greater capacity
  • Optional Texart CS-64 Heat Transfer Calender available
  • Backed by a Comprehensive 3 Year Warranty

* Available only in four-colour mode

Texart RT-640 Sublimation printer

It all starts with the ink

Previously, colours printed on sublimated fabrics could look distorted with dull blacks, missing grays and fuzzy details. Roland's new Texart dye-sublimation ink, Roland's 3rd generation SBL3 ink, solves these issues, displaying bold, vibrant colour, deep, rich blacks, subtle gradations and remarkably fine details.

The RT-640 can be configured as a four-colour or eight-colour device. In four-colour (CMYK) mode, Texart ink produces bright colours with velvety blacks, improved gray scale and high quality, detailed output. In eight-colour (CMYKLcLmOrVi) mode, the addition of Orange and Violet ink produces an increased colour gamut with exceptional reds and oranges and deep blues and purples while Light Cyan and Light Magenta provide subtle gradations and beautiful skin tones.

Optimised for Performance and Value

An advanced, eight-channel print head contains 180 nozzles per channel capable of producing seven different droplet sizes for smoother gradations and denser colour. Texart ink is approximately 15% less expensive per liter than conventional inks, yet provides outstanding colour reproduction. Lower running costs are also achieved due to the ink waveform and maintenance sequence control technology engineered for Texart ink and the RT-640.

Precision Media Tracking

The RT-640 includes a newly designed media feed adjuster at the front and back of the printer that provides even tensioning and prevents skewing when running transfer paper media at high speeds. Enhanced vacuum power supplied by a powerful fan keeps paper flat for printing. The result is tack sharp details and a precisely wound roll at the take-up reel.

 

RT-640 bulk inkIntegrated Bulk Ink System

The Roland Ink System uses airtight sealed pouches of one liter each. When in four-colour mode, the system provides two liters per colour. The proprietary Roland Ink Switching System* automatically switches to the backup ink pouch when the primary pouch runs out. Further expediting production, you can replace an empty pouch without stopping the printer.

* Available only in four-colour mode

ErgoSoft Roland Edition RIP Created Especially for Digital Textile Production

Roland Printer AssistErgoSoft Roland Edition was developed especially for Roland by ErgoSoft, the premier RIP provider in the textile market. Support for both four-colour and eight-colour printing is provided and it includes numerous features especially for digital textile production that combine excellent high-speed RIP throughput and image quality.

Features include:

  • Custom colour replacement
  • Superior dithering methodology
  • Step and repeat
  • Ink limit controls
  • Scale and shrinkage correction
  • Production control utilities

 

VersaWorks® RIP Software

VersaWorksDeveloped exclusively for Roland inkjet printers, and printer/cutters, VersaWorks® RIP software takes full advantage of the RT-640's capabilities. Based on the latest Adobe CPSI 3019 engine, VersaWorks includes advanced error diffusion and 16-bit rendering for exceptional production output and unmatched ease-of-use, and is fully compatible with Windows® 7, Vista and XP. Along with features such as variable data printing, embedded ICC support, ink level adjustment tools and advanced cropping, tiling and nesting options; the newest VersaWorks features include the following:

  • Predictive Ink Calculator and Alert: For flawless unattended printing, a predictive ink calculator estimates the amount of ink needed for each job. When there is not sufficient ink to complete a job, the RIP notifies the operator prior to printing.
  • Spot Color Replacement Tool: Allows an operator to specify Roland colors directly in VersaWorks without the need to spend a great deal of time re-opening the source file to make changes.
  • Built-in PANTONE® Spot Color Library: This new library helps streamline the conversion process from PANTONE® to CMYK colors and ensures accurate PANTONE® colour matching

Roland Printer Assist
Roland Printer Assist and Other Convenience Features

Thanks to Roland Printer Assist, you can manage your RT-640 remotely when you're in the office using an iPad tablet. Free and available for download from the iTunes App Store, the Roland Printer Assist app enables users to manage production, test printing, and even access cleaning functions from virtually any location.

You can instantly observe key operating parameters such as the amount of ink remaining and waste bottle status. Roland Printer Assist notifies you when consumable parts replacement should be performed to ensure printer reliability. The intuitive interface features clear control menus that are easy to navigate to keep things running smoothly. You can manage commonly used menu operations such as power on/off, test print and cleaning for maximum efficiency. Roland Printer Assist allows you to manage multiple printers from a single iPad.

Interactive documentation for processes such as manual cleanings and part replacement feature step by step diagrams that walk you through the procedure, making maintenance tasks a breeze and letting your operators make the most of their time.

VersaWorksMedia Take-Up System Included

The newly developed feed adjuster combined with the RT-640's included take-up system facilitates precision unattended printing.  The TU3 take-up system includes a convenient front-mounted take-up roller and an advanced tension controlled take-up unit for optimum media feeding and tracking.
Take-up system highlights:

  • Supports roll media up to 40kg
  • Dancer roller applies light tension to the media for stable take up
  • Dual shaft fixes the sliders firmly
  • Adjustable take up position for flexible paper core usage
  • Support brackets assist with loading and unloading heavy media rolls
  • The roller releases the media automatically when the upper arrow key of the operation panel is pressed to rewind the media
  • Rotating shaft face decreases resistance for dramatic improvement in feeding accuracy
  • Adjustable flanges allow for precise centering of smaller rolls

Roland OnSupport® Online Production Assistance

OnSupportRoland OnSupport is an online support portal that provides real-time feedback on the user’s machine. This system monitors ink levels and provides access to manuals and software updates, how-to guides, preventive maintenance guides, machine usage metrics and periodic updates to firmware. It sends notifications to the user’s cell phone or email address and allows the user to both manage productivity and gain direct feedback from Roland.

Comprehensive Warranty

3 Year WarrantyThere's no question that Roland inkjets combine unbeatable performance with legendary Roland reliability. As further proof of their unmatched reliability, Roland is pleased to offer a comprehensive three (3) year Heads and all Warranty on the RT-640. All that's required for this bonus is return of the registration card with installation information within 30 days of your purchase and confirmation* that Roland inks are running in the machine.

 

Standard Roland Features

Reliability You Can Count On - The RT-640 is designed to be a bulletproof production machine. With regular maintenance, it will provide years of trouble-free service. But, unlike most inkjets that require daily maintenance, the RT-640 requires significantly less servicing.

Quality Assurance - Roland’s international ISO certification is your quality assurance. We build reliable, high-performance products and back them up with first-rate customer service and a wide variety of supplies and accessories.

VersaWorksOptional Texart CS-64 Heat Transfer Calender

The Texart CS-64 calender is a professional heat transfer system that is fast, affordable and easy to use, making it a perfect finishing partner for the Texart RT-640 sublimation printer.

The Texart CS-64 is a sturdy 64” (162.5cm) calender that satisfies the requirements of textile printers and sign makers. This user-friendly and attractively priced heat transfer machine is suitable for both beginner and experienced textile printers. The roller transfers prints from transfer paper onto materials containing polyester or fixes ink on directly printed textiles. The CS-64 has a practical speed of 40 m²/hr and is suitable for both large volumes and smaller orders.

 

 

To support your production environment, Roland DG offers a powerful software suite designed to deliver quality output with easy operation. To better satisfy your shop’s particular needs, you can choose from either of two professional RIPs: ErgoSoft Roland Edition or Roland VersaWorks. The Roland Printer Assist iPad app provides an intuitive interface and remote printer management. Roland OnSupport delivers real-time printer status updates and support information by e-mail to your computer, tablet or smart phone.

 

To operate your Texart RT-640 printer, you can choose from either of two professional RIPs: ErgoSoft Roland Edition, which boasts excellent reliability and a well-deserved reputation for quality in the textile printing industry, and Roland VersaWorks, which provides easy, intuitive operation even for first-time users. Your RIP preference can be selected when purchasing your printer.

ErgoSoft Roland Edition was developed especially for Roland by ErgoSoft, the premier RIP provider in the textile printing industry. Support for both 8-color and 4-color printing is provided and it includes numerous features especially for digital textile production that combine excellent high-speed RIP throughput and image quality.

Providing support for four-color printing, Roland VersaWorks is well known for its combination of powerful features with ease of use. Even first-time users will enjoy its intuitive controls. By simply selecting a media profile, the RIP manages color correction and ink consumption optimized to suit the chosen media. Printing vivid output with excellent color reproduction is simple even for users who do not have previous sublimation experience.


 

Roland Printer Assist is a free app that makes it easy to manage your printer directly from your iPad. Featuring an intuitive interface that takes full advantage of the iPad's large screen, the Roland Printer Assist allows you to check printing status and navigate through the most commonly used menus. As long as you are on the same network as your printer, you can control it with Roland Printer Assist from anywhere. Roland Printer Assist lets you make the most of your printer and your time.

For complete peace of mind, printer status can be determined at a glance. With Roland Printer Assist, you can instantly see key operating parameters such as the amount of ink remaining, as well as waste bottle status. It also notifies you when consumable parts replacement should be performed to insure printer reliability. The intuitive interface features clear control menus that are easy to navigate to keep things running smoothly.

Even when you are across the shop floor, as long as you are on the same network you can manage commonly used menu operations, such as power on/off, test print and cleaning for maximum efficiency. To truly optimize your shop’s productivity, Roland Printer Assist allows you to manage multiple printers from one iPad.

With Roland Printer Assist, maintenance tasks just became easier. Interactive documentation for processes such as manual cleanings and part replacement are easy to access and feature step by step diagrams that walk the operator through the procedure, making these tasks a breeze and letting your operators make the most of their time.

 

 

 

 

Printing technology Piezoelectric inkjet
Media Width 259 to 1,625 mm (10.2 to 64 in.)
Thickness Maximum 1.0 mm (39 mil)
Roll outer diameter Maximum 210 mm (8.3 in.)
Roll weight Maximum 40 kg (88 lbs.)
Core diameter*1 76.2 mm (3 in.) or 50.8 mm (2 in.)
Printing width*2 Maximum 1,615 mm (63.6 in.)
Ink pouches
Types Exclusive sublimation ink pouch
Colors Four colors (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black)
Eight colors (cyan, magenta, yellow, black, light cyan, light magenta, orange, and violet)
Printing resolution (dots per inch) Maximum 1,440 dpi
Distance accuracy*3 Error of less than ±0.3% of distance traveled, 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) 2,650 mm (W) × 795 mm (D) × 1,600 mm (H) (104.4 (W) × 31.3 (D) × 63 (H) in.)
Weight (with stand) 160 kg (353 lbs)
Environment Power on Temperature: 18 to 25 °C (64.4 to 77 °F),
humidity: 35 to 65 %RH (non-condensing)
Power off Temperature: 15 to 30 °C (59 to 86 °F),
humidity: 20 to 80 %RH (non-condensing)
Included items Exclusive stands, power cord, media clamps, media holder, replacement blades for separating knife, User's Manual, etc.
  • *1 The media holder for this machine is exclusively designed for media rolls with a paper tube measuring 3 inches in diameter. To use 2-inch media rolls, the optional media flanges are required.
  • *2 The length of the production run is subject to the limitations of the software 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 function of this machine have been made properly. ? Print travel: 1 m

Roland VersaWorks System Requirements

Operating system Windows® 10 (32/64-bit);
Windows® 8/8.1 (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 1,280 × 1,024 or more recommended
Free hard-disk space 40 GB or more recommended
Optical drive DVD-ROM drive
Other Internet connection and web browser to use Roland@NET and Roland VersaWorks Online
  • *Roland VersaWorks is a 32-bit application, which runs on 64-bit Windows® with WoW64 (Windows 32-bit on Windows 64-bit). *Windows® RT is excluded.

Ergosoft Roland Edition System Requirements

Operating system Windows® 10 (32/64-bit);
Windows® 8/8.1 (32/64-bit);
Windows® 7 Ultimate/Professional (32/64-bit)
CPU Quadcore 2.5 GHz or faster recommended
RAM 4 GB or more recommended
Video card and monitor A resolution of 1,280 × 1,024 or more recommended
Free hard-disk space 40 GB or more recommended
Optical drive DVD-ROM drive

Ink

Model Description
Texart ink SBL3-CY Cyan, 1,000cc
SBL3-MG Magenta, 1,000cc
SBL3-YE Yellow, 1,000cc
SBL3-BK Black, 1,000cc
SBL3-LC Light cyan, 1,000cc
SBL3-LM Light magenta, 1,000cc
SBL3-OR Orange, 1,000cc
SBL3-VI Violet, 1,000cc