Roland DG launches new ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 RIP Software

Roland DG, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters worldwide, has announced that its ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 RIP software is now available for its Texart dye-sublimation transfer printers. ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 is the latest RIP software developed by ErgoSoft, one of the premier RIP providers in the textile printing industry. It was developed specifically for the Texart XT-640 and RT-640 to support high-fidelity digital textile printing of sports and fashion apparel, soft signs such as polyester banners and flags, curtains and other interior décor, as well as promotional goods and personalized gifts. Current XT-640 and RT-640 customers who activated the previous ErgoSoft Roland Edition RIP on or after March 8, 2016 will have access to a complimentary software upgrade (certain restrictions apply). Customers seeking an upgrade should contact their local Roland DG dealer for further information.

Roland DG Texart XT-640.
Roland DG Texart XT-640 Dye Sub Printer.

The software boosts productivity and provides over 40 new features and enhancements. For example, a new dithering method increases rasterization speed and improves dot placement accuracy resulting in 40% faster RIP times and smoother gradients. A new PDF engine displays dynamic, colour-accurate previews of PDF files and improves overall performance and colour management. Edition 2 also includes up to eight simultaneous RIP Servers to drastically reduce processing time when working with high-capacity data or multiple print jobs at the same time. The new Printer Pool feature provides job management flexibility, allowing the same file to be sent easily to multiple devices. Also included, the Hot Folder feature makes batch printing of images with the same specific print settings easier to further enhance printing efficiency.

Image Add-Ons support several new effects such as barcodes, rulers and drill holes. Multiple effects can also be applied to a single set of data. Specific editing functions support file formats that are commonly used for textile printing. The Step & Repeat feature to create “flawless” repeating textile patterns from a single image is now available for PDF and EPS file formats. The Color Replacement feature for creating multiple colour variations is also now available for TIFF and PSD file formats. Variable data printing for the efficient production of personalized goods and apparel such as uniforms is now included.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.