Ricoh continues to drive the opportunities and flexibility of its customers through the launch of two new Ricoh Ri 3000 and Ri 6000 direct to garment (DTG) printers.

The highly productive Ricoh Ri 3000 and Ri 6000 systems enable print providers to have more flexible, cost-effective and dynamic customer offerings by providing high quality digital printing in the traditionally analogue garment printing segment.

The Ricoh DTG printers are ideal for promotional printing on items like t-shirts, cloth bags, hoodies, sweatshirts and socks. The Ricoh Ri 3000 and Ri 6000 can print on a wide range of materials ranging from 100 per cent cotton and 100 per cent light polyester to mixed (polyester) garments up to 50/50 blends.

The two machines will equip print providers – such as screen printers, specialist DTG printers, sign and display printers, commercial graphic arts printers and other entrepreneurs – to produce valuable applications for a wide range of industries and activities, including fashion, universities, colleges and schools, corporate brands, SMBs, home decoration shops, youth groups, sports clubs and charity events.

Both systems incorporate Ricoh piezo-electric printhead technology. These industrial grade printheads have a robust stainless steel architecture which delivers high levels of durability and longe-vity, contributing to market-leading performance. The AnaRIP software provides total control of print settings and expected ink costs.

The Ricoh Ri 3000 and Ri 6000 printers will be progressively available throughout Europe from the third quarter of this year. For more information on the Ricoh DTG printers visit or e-mail .