Roland RT-640M Texart Sublimation Printer
The RT-640M Texart Sublimation Printer is the multi-function sublimation device. Print onto transfer paper and direct-to-textile.
The Texart RT-640M is a multi-function large format sublimation printer, cleverly designed to enable printing both directly onto transfer paper and direct-to-textile within one single device. The best choice for short run, on-demand production, the RT-640M delivers maximum versatility, flexibility and outstanding print quality. Why make the choice between an indirect or direct sublimation printer, when you can buy one that does both!
Direct Printing and Digital Transfer
The unique printing capabilities of the RT-640M mean that you can print directly onto polyester-based/coated substrates, as well as dye-sublimation transfer paper, using the same ink and RIP. There’s simply no other device in its class that can do this all-in-one.
Using specially formulated Texart sublimation inks, and the industry-leading Ergosoft Roland Edition 2 RIP software (included in the printer package), you simply to add a post-printing sublimation system (such as a heat press, calender, 3D vacuum or reactivator oven), to have everything required to enter into the profitable world of textile printing.
A wide range of applications
Operating as a multi-functional device, the RT-640M offers an impressive range of applications.
Using the digital indirect method (with paper), the RT-640M will enable you to print onto fabrics for sportswear, beachwear and fashion. Also rigid items such as promotional objects, rigid boards, ChromaLuxe®, ceramic tiles and more. You can also combine the RT-640M with a 3D vacuum oven to create sublimated 3D objects for promotional or industrial use.
Printing direct-to-textile enables you to easily produce double-sided flags, banners and backdrops achieving a double sided image from a single sided print with many media.
Using either direct or indirect transfer methods you’ll be able to print soft signage, home textiles including bed and table linen, POP/POS displays and lightboxes.
A Wide Range of Materials
The RT-640M device enables printing onto a huge variety of different materials and items.
Using the indirect transfer method (with paper) you can image onto polyester fabrics, mixed polyester/cotton*, LYCRA®, nylon, coated surfaces and pre-treated metals.
When printing directly, there is a wide variety of single and double-sided pre-coated polyester fabrics available; such as flag polyester, mesh, backlit, voile, block out and banners.
*> 70% polyester & testing of exact media is recommended
"The machine is truly faultless, effortlessly printing high-quality prints to the extent where we haven’t had one bad print."
Even tensioning and no skewing
The RT-640M is equipped with an adjustable front roller system, to ensure stable and uninterrupted production. And combined with a media take-up system delivers even tensioning, with no skewing.
With an ink collection channel within the printer bed, the RT-640M will print perfectly onto thin substrates, such as voile or flag materials. The results are detailed, precise and accurate prints – wound perfectly onto the take-up system, in preparation for heat fixation.
Vivid colours, smooth gradations and super-sharp images
The RT-640M uses specially formulated Roland Texart SBL3 ink in 1000cc pouches, offering fast drying times and transfer rates. As well as stunning colour vibrancy, robust washability and high quality output on a whole range of materials.
Available in 4-colour (CMYK) and 8-colour (CMYKLcLmOrVi) Texart ink produces vivid colours with rich blacks and sharp detail. In 8-colour, the addition of Orange and Violet ink delivers an extremely wide colour gamut, with bright reds, intense oranges, and deep purples, while Light Cyan and Light Magenta offer subtle gradations and delicate skin tones.
Texart ink is also available in Fluorescent Pink and Yellow ink that produces hundreds of vivid fluorescent colours and soft pastel shades for fashionable sportswear, decor and eye-catching signs.
Ergosoft Roland Edition 2
The RT-640M comes with ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2, specifically designed for use with Texart printers.
With print modes for most common applications, ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 is widely regarded as the premier RIP software in the textile and dye-sublimation market. Main features include:
64-bit native support to maximise performance of the latest 64-bit OS
Up to 40% faster RIP speed with improved dot placement accuracy for smooth prints
8 simultaneous RIP servers to ensure optimal RIP performance for multiple jobs
Top of class colour management with Colour Replacement feature to identify existing Spot Channels within EPS/PDF and PSD/ TIFF files
The ability to create or import printable Colour Books from custom or industry-standard charts, including FOGRA and Pantone®
Simplified profiling process for 8 colour ink set
Step & Repeat for duplication and layout of repeating patterns with no gap for a seamless finish and maximum media efficiency
Variable Data Management for text and images for hyper-customised production
Unlimited Hot Folder creation to allow multiple users to submit jobs
Job cost calculation and other advanced production features.
Roland Ink Switching System
The RT-640M Roland Ink Switching System uses 1000cc airtight sealed pouches for volume production. When configured in 4-colour (CMYK) mode with 2 litres of ink per colour onboard, the system can automatically switch to the backup ink pouch when the first pouch runs out, allowing uninterrupted output and on the fly ink changes.
Optimised Printing Heads
The RT-640M is equipped with advanced, 8-channel print head features, with dedicated sublimation waveform and maintenance sequence control for efficient ink coverage that lowers running costs. The print head can produce seven different droplet sizes for smooth colours and gradations.
Operate Efficiently with Roland Printer Assist
Available for download from the Apple App Store, Roland Printer Assist allows users to manage the RT-640M remotely from your iPAD. With the free app, you can instantly observe ink levels and waste bottle status, receive notifications of when consumable parts need to be replaced, manage test printing and machine cleaning, and power on/off controls.
iPAD is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries
Built to provide years of reliable service – even in the most demanding print environments – the RT-640M also comes with a one-year Original RolandCare warranty*.
Roland DG has earned a reputation for long-lasting, high-performance devices, backed by first-rate customer service. This support includes expert technical assistance, videos and free Roland software updates for the lifetime of the machine.
Roland DG's international ISO certifications are your assurance of quality products and service.
*Terms and conditions apply. See warranty page for details.
Roland OnSupport for Remotely Managing Your Printer
The RT-640M features Roland OnSupport, an online customer support system that allows users to remotely track the printer status. OnSupport sends e-mails to users notifying them when a job is starting, is completed or when ink is running low. Users can download firmware updates and important product information at an exclusive website in just one click.