Roland DGA introduces Fluorescent Inks for its Texart Dye-Sub Printers

The Roland Textart RT-640 Dye Sublimation Printer.
The Roland Texart RT-640 dye-sub printer.

Roland DGA (Irvine, California), a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters worldwide, has introduced fluorescent ink specifically formulated for its Texart XT-640 and RT-640 wide-format dye-sublimation printers. Developed specifically for dye-sublimation transfer printing, Texart printers deliver “outstanding print quality and productivity” for sportswear, fashion, soft signage, decor, promotional merchandise and more. The new inks, Fluorescent Pink (Fp) and Yellow (Fy), can be combined with Roland DG’s Texart process ink colours to produce a vast array of vivid fluorescent hues and softer pastel tones. The proprietary Roland DG Fluor Color Library swatch palette can be installed in Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW for “unmatched ease of use and colour customization.” Users simply click the desired colours in the swatch palette to quickly incorporate brilliant and pastel fluorescent colours into the dye-sublimation output.

Lily Hunter.
Lily Hunter.

According to Lily Hunter, Roland DGA’s Product Manager of Textiles and Consumables, the new Texart fluorescent inks will be available to consumers throughout North and South America in late July of 2016. The inks will be offered in a configuration of CMYK or ViFpFy. “The addition of new fluorescent dye-sublimation inks to Roland’s Texart line-up will expand the creative options for customers within the rapidly growing field of textile decoration,” she said. “These eye-catching inks are bold, vibrant and tailor-made for one-off and small-lot production of sports and fashion apparel. They’re also great when used as accents for soft signage applications.”

Roland DGA Corporation serves North and South America as the marketing, sales and distribution arm of Roland DG Corporation. Founded in 1981, Roland DG of Hamamatsu, Japan is a worldwide leader in wide-format inkjet printers for the sign, apparel, textile, packaging, vehicle and several other graphics markets.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.