Roland DG Announces Availability of New ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 RIP Software
Sydney, Australia, March 1, 2017 – Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and printer cutters worldwide, today announced that ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 RIP software will be available for its Texart dye sublimation transfer printers beginning in March, 2017.
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 personalised gifts. The new RIP will be available for Texart models beginning in March 2017. XT-640 or RT-640 customers who activated the previous ErgoSoft Roland Edition RIP software on or after March 8, 2016 are eligible to update* to the ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 free of charge. Those users who activated their ErgoSoft Roland Edition before March 8, 2016 will be able to update to the ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 for a fee. Customers seeking an update should contact their nearest Roland DG dealer.
ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 provides over 40 new features and innovative enhancements. Image Add-Ons functions 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 Colour Replacement feature for creating multiple colour variations is also now available for TIFF and PSD file formats. Variable Data Printing for efficient production of uniforms and personalised goods is now included as standard.
ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 is designed to boost users’ productivity. A new dithering method increases rasterisation speed and improves dot placement accuracy, resulting in 40% faster RIP times and smoother gradients. The new Aurelon PDF engine displays dynamic, colour correct previews of PDF files and improves overall performance and colour management. ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 also includes up to eight simultaneous RIP Servers to drastically reduce processing time when working with high-capacity data or multiple data sets at the same time. The new Printer Pool feature provides job management flexibility for users with multiple printers of the same type. Also included, the Hot Folder feature makes batch printing of images with the same specific print settings easier to further enhance printing efficiency.
Greg Stone, Product and Marketing Manager at Roland DG Australia said, “With the diversification of individual lifestyles and shortening of fashion cycles, there has been increasing demand for digital printers that can accommodate efficient high-mix, low-volume production, personalisation, and design prototyping for fashion/sports apparel and interior décor. In response, we launched the Texart brand in 2014 exclusively for use in digital textile printing with a firm commitment to deliver exceptional value to this market now and in the future.”
Roland DG currently offers two Texart 64” models. For fast, high-volume printing with dual-staggered print heads to maximise productivity, the XT-640 is built for continuous and effortless production on long print runs. The RT-640 is designed to provide superb quality, productivity and value with ease of operation that will please both experienced operators and beginners. Both dye sublimation printers boast the Roland Ink Switching System, a choice of 4-colour high-speed printing or 8-colour wide-gamut printing, fluorescent Pink and Yellow inks for creating hundreds of eye-catching colours, and state-of-the-art print control technology.
* Existing print settings can still be used even after updating to the ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2.