Ricoh launches Ri 3000 and Ri 6000 DTG Printers

The Ricoh Ri 6000 Direct-To-Garment Printer.
The Ricoh Ri 6000 Direct-To-Garment (DTG) Printer.

Ricoh’s new Direct-To-Garment (DTG) Ri 3000 and Ri 6000 Printers are ideal for commercial printers looking for ways to ‘cross-skill’ their employees with simple-to-understand processes. Aimed at the garment marekt – including t-shirts, sweatshirts, socks and bags – they can print on cotton-polyester blends, and are also ideal for printing on 100% cotton. They’re especially helpful for new shop owners, screen printers, specialist DTG printers, sign and display printers, and commercial printers looking to expand services or keep more work in-house. The Ri 6000, for example, can print full-colour 12” x 10” graphics on light garments in just 27 seconds. Its automated table-height adjustment also makes it easy to print on thicker garments.

CMYK-plus-white technology lets users lay a white base beneath full-colour designs to make images “jump” off of dark garments. The included AnaRip software and stainless steel, industrial-grade printheads allow for high-definition graphics. Users can also achieve higher output with printheads rated at 100 billion actuations. With the Ri 3000 and Ri 6000 printers, set-up is faster and easier than it is with screen printing. Users save significant time by moving from design to print in fewer steps. They simply open their file in AnaRip, place and size their design, preview their work, and press ‘print’. AnaRip saves time by automatically performing colour separations. With their automatic colour adjustment, users can preview the final product to avoid wasting material on test prints. Optional Spark software provides instant price quotes and can customize prints even further to apply drop shadows, add textures, and much more.


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.