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Hybrid printer for the fashion drop generation

System will help garment manufacturers to capitalise on the demand for short runs.

8th October 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Farum, Denmark


Roland DG, headquartered in Farum, Denmark, is launching the Texart XT-640S-F, a flexible, hybrid direct-to-textile and direct-to-garment solution designed to meet the growing demand for short-run printing in the apparel and textile industry. 

Inspired by the rise of limited-edition collections and ‘fashion drops’ – clothing items sold in small batches, heavily promoted via social media – the XT-640S-F is tailor made for short-run printing. With virtually no set up required, it can decorate different sizes, colours and types of garment within the same print run, as well as seamlessly switching from direct-to-garment and direct-to-textile without changing machine.

“In recent months, we’ve been working in collaboration with a number of our Italian textile customers to design a flat-bed machine that is purpose-built for the fashion drop generation,” said Paul Willems, director of business development and product management at Roland DG EMEA. “The result is our most flexible textile printer to date, and a system that will help garment manufacturers to capitalise on the demand for short-run printing and incorporate it into their workflows.”

The Texart XT-640S-F can print onto broad spectrum of fabrics including cotton, cotton-rich blends, white polyester, denim and leather. Its CMYK plus high-density White set-up delivers vibrant printing onto both white and coloured garments. With excellent wash test performance and Eco Passport by Oeko-Tex certification, it also provides a high quality, eco-friendly solution for long-lasting results.

The machine is available in three bed sizes, with a vacuum table included, and offers an optional jig system enabling up to six garments to be printed in a single workflow. Operators can ‘load and leave’ instead of constantly supervising the print process, freeing them up to focus on other activities. A one litre bulk ink system is also available to reduce printing costs and minimise daily tasks.

The XT-640S-F is an agile, short-run-specific machine designed to sit alongside traditional production methods. There are no setup fees and a simple digital workflow allows for low production costs and quick return on investment, with realistic print costs of around €0.50 per garment.

The printer is available across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and India.

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