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Ri 3000/Ri 6000

Direct to Garment Printer

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Print apparel and promotional items in-house in minutes

Expand your services to quickly and profitably produce T-shirts and other popular apparel, along with high-value promotional items, with the RICOH Ri 3000 / Ri 6000 Direct to Garment (DTG) Printers. Create photo-quality output with water-based inks and user-friendly controls. Features include:
 
  • A compact footprint with a maximum printable image area of 14” x 18”
  • A simple design process, from creation to print, with software included
  • Print speeds as fast as 27 seconds on light-colored garments
  • Inkjet technology with up to 600 x 600 dpi resolution
 
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Expand your business with custom apparel printing and more

Bring more customers in the door with the ability to quickly print custom T-shirts, sweatshirts, socks, hats, towels, bags and more. Create a visual identity for teams, schools and brands, along with unique, high-value promotional items on wood, metal and glass*.

*Printing on glass, metal, wood and dark garments requires pre-treatment

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Image technology that delivers superior quality, fast

Get amazing results print after print with photo-like 600 x 600 dpi image quality and the ability to meet deadlines consistently.

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Software to power creativity

Easily go from design to print with software that allows you to control images, ink settings and print costs.

 

Produce head-turning results in seconds

Choices in speed and printhead configurations allow you to select the best model for your needs. Both the Ri 3000 and Ri 6000 offer the same imaging technology, high-quality inks, and automatic maintenance and cleaning features designed to deliver superior results.
 
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Use a powerful garment printer to reach more customers. Bring more work in-house, and increase revenue with the ability to take on custom one-offs and large print jobs.

 
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Delight customers and clients with expanded print options

The RICOH Ri 3000/Ri 6000 garment printers print directly onto apparel, including 100% cotton and high percentage-cotton blends, 100% light poly and up to 50/50 dark poly. CMYK-plus-white technology lets you lay a white base beneath full-color designs so images jump off of dark substrates. Automated table-height adjustment provides the flexibility to print on thicker clothing and substrates, including wood, canvas, hats and more.

Offer custom-printed T-shirts and sweatshirts at nearly any volume

Perfect for in-plants, universities and franchises with frequent requests for T-shirts, sweatshirts and logo apparel, the Ri 3000/Ri 6000 offer an easy and effective way to get your message heard. Print across zippers and take advantage of ample room to tuck away extra fabric on items such as hoodies. Use the optional sleeve platen to add graphics on long sleeves and add even more impact to apparel for teams, clubs and brands.

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Produce branded apparel 

 
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Print across zippers

 
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Create detailed sleeves

 
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Simplify small-item printing

From poly panel hats to socks, optional platens broaden the range of printable objects and garments you can produce. Deliver small and large orders quickly, with graphics and images placed exactly as you intended. Impress customers with more ways to add a creative flair across uniquely-sized apparel and other promotional items.

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Print gear that goes beyond the norm

Print a wide assortment of profitable promotional items or custom one-offs. Tap into market demand for specialty canvas bags, towels, pennants — even custom items on non-porous substrates including wood, glass and metal. For just pennies, you can add metallic foil to create high-value deliverables.

 

Efficient, reliable and user-friendly technology helps you produce impressive, professional quality garments.

 
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A compact printer for a great in-house fit

Reduce outsourcing, and keep more jobs — and margins — in-house. Use the Ri 6000 DTG printer to print custom, full-color graphics up to 12" x 10" in less than 27 seconds (on light colored garments), and quickly produce both small and large orders of shirts, bags, hats and more.

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Industrial grade printheads and high-quality inks

The Ri 3000 and Ri 6000 commercial garment printers feature Ricoh's 4th-generation industrial-grade printheads, rated at 100 billion actuations, to enable greater productivity, higher output and longer system life. High-quality inks are soft to the touch and produce lifelike color graphics. CYMK+white technology allows you to lay a base beneath full-color designs for greater vibrancy on dark garments and substrates.

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The software you need, included

Standard AnaRIP software processes images fast, matching what you see on screen with what is produced on the garment, so you can accurately estimate ink costs and pricing. Edit graphics with ease with the ability to change shapes, add text and remove colors. Optional Spark software allows you to further customize graphics, from drop shadows and outlines to distress effects and more.

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Technology designed for you

Compared to traditional screen printing, the Ri 3000/Ri 6000 Direct to Garment Printers offer a fast and simple setup, allowing users to easily master the system. Save time and expense by moving from design to print in fewer steps. The user-friendly interface makes it easy to send prints, reprint jobs and manage print queues. Automated maintenance and cleaning extend system life and require minimal training.

 

Go from design to print in three simple steps

 

Apparel and garment printing made fast and easy.

 
 
 

Design

Create designs in Spark, Photoshop, Illustrator and more, or accept files in JPG, PNG or TIFF formats. Use the included AnaRIP software to control ink settings, image placement and print options. Click print, and send to the Ri 3000 / Ri 6000.
 
 
 
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Print

Complete a full-color print in just seconds with professional results. Simply load your garment, preview the image on the console and push the print button.
 
 
 

Cure

Use a heat press or tunnel dryer to cure the ink into the garment, creating colorfast, enduring prints that are machine washable, stretch without cracking and are soft to the touch.
 
 
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A partnership that extends beyond the sale

Your RICOH Ri 3000 / Ri 6000 Direct to Garment Printer comes with onsite setup and training from a certified Ricoh technician. For ongoing support, you'll have free phone and email access to technicians to address any questions. Should you prefer a more hands-off approach, ask your Ricoh expert about onsite, in-person service plan options.

Accessories

Maximize what you can produce with the Ri 3000/Ri 6000.

Industrial Printing Accessories

Hat platen

Optional hat platen table. | Dimensions: 6" x 1.5" (15.2cm x 3.8cm)

Youth Size Print Table

Optional table for youth-sized prints. | Dimensions: 8.5" x 12" (21.6cm x 30.5cm)

Sleeve Print Table

Optional sleeve print table. | Dimensions: 4" x 17" (10.2cm x 43.2cm)

Industrial Printing

Color Capable

IP Color Capable

Maximum Image Area

14" x 18" / 35.6 cm x 45.7 cm

Print Head Technology

MH2420 industrial grade piezo-electric drop-on-demand inkjet.

Ink Channels

CMYK + White x2 / 192 nozzles per channel
Ri 3000: 6 channels
Ri 6000 12 channels

Average Print Speed

Ri 3000 Speed print: 51 seconds; Fine print: 100 seconds
Ri 6000 Speed print: 27 seconds; Fine print: 53 seconds

Resolution Settings

Speed: 600 x 600 dpi
Fine: 600 x 600 dpi

Ink

Must use genuine AnaJet direct to garment water-based pigmented CMYK and white inks.

Printable Substrates

100% cotton and high-cotton blends; 100% light poly, up to 50/50 dark poly, wood, canvas, hats and other extended media options available.

Operating Environment

59°F/15°C to 90°F/32°C, Humidity 45-80% RH, non-condensing humidifier**

Connectivity

USB 2.0; supports USB drive, and Ethernet

Supported File Types

TIFF, PNG, JPG, PDF, BMP

Electrical Requirements

100/240VAC* 50~60Hz, 2.0A max, Max 90 Watts usage

Dimensions

19.8" x 42.3" x 44" / 50.3 cm x 107.4 cm x 111.8 cm

Weight

Ri 3000/Ri 6000: 180 lbs. (81.6 kg)

Additional Notes

*Optional 240V power cord sold separately**If you cannot maintain suggested operating environment, we recommend purchasing a non-condensing humidifier

Product Support

Find drivers, manuals, brochures and more. Can't find what you need? Contact us: 1-877-318-8968

 

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