Ricoh Ri1000 Commercial Garment Printer


Transform inspiration into reality with the new RICOH Ri 1000 direct to garment printer. Our versatile, next-generation machine provides quick print speeds and crisp, vibrant graphics. Whether you need to fulfill an order for hundreds of customized t-shirts or a single, highly personalized one-off, printing custom garments requires only three easy steps: design, print, and cure. 

Whether you are printing on light garments or dark garments, an adult-size t-shirt or extra-small infant onesie, the RICOH Ri 1000 creates gorgeous, eye-popping prints quickly. Our water-based inks are not only environmentally friendly and cost effective, but they also allow you to print on both natural fabrics and synthetic blends like 100% light poly.

Ricoh Ri1000 garment printer

Fast Speeds
The next-generation RICOH Ri 1000 prints full-color 10-inch x 8-inch graphics on light garments in less than 28 seconds.

Sharp, Vibrant Images
Wow your customers with eye-popping prints. With a high-accuracy carriage and table, minimum ink drop size of 3 pL, precise table height adjustment, and dressable platens, the Ri 1000 delivers beautifully crisp, high resolution images up to 1200 x 1200 dpi. Get even brighter, more vividly accurate color with optional Kothari Print Pro RIP software.

Ri1000 garment printer DTG best in class

'Walk-Up' Ready With Automated Maintenance
Print more and worry less. Intelligent auto cleaning system and white ink agitation save time and make the machine incredibly easy to use and maintain. Along with continuous monitoring of ink supply, air level, and dampers, the RICOH Ri 1000 stays in an active state where it is walk-up ready -- and virtually guaranteed to produce a perfect print whenever you are ready to use the machine

auto maintenance with the Ricoh Ri1000

Built-In Interactive Operation Guide With Smart Alerts
To make maintenance even easier, the RICOH Ri 1000 features a built-in Interactive Operation Guide. Accessible through the machine's spacious 7" touchscreen display, the interactive guide provides smart alerts reminding you when to perform routine manual maintenance tasks.

Ricoh ri1000 control panel

Quality & Reliability
Built to Ricoh's world-class quality standards, the RICOH Ri 1000 offers rugged, industrial-strength steel construction and reliable, time-proven components. Enjoy dependable, industry-leading functionality with features like the high-performance Ricoh-built print engine and print heads. The RICOH Ri 1000 is a workhorse ready to fill demanding jobs for years to come.

Quick-Change Platens for Versatility & Ease of Use
With the RICOH Ri 1000, changing platens is a snap. Quick-change magnetic platens, available in multiple styles and sizes up to an extra-large 16 x 19.6 inches, provide a variety of print options and easily snap on and off the machine with virtually no downtime. Dressable platen design makes garments easier to load, prevents ink bleed, and helps garments lay flatter for higher accuracy when printing

quick change platens for the Ri1000 DTG printer

What is the Best DTG Printer?
The Best DTG printer in its class, the RICOH Ri 1000 offers professional DTG printing at an affordable price. With numerous awards to its credit, glowing customer testimonials, and positive reviews, the RICOH Ri 1000 is the ideal direct-to-garment printer not only for those new to the custom apparel industry, but also to print industry veterans who are looking to grow their profits through the additional revenue streams created by direct-to-garment printing.

Ricoh Ri1000 Best garment printer on the market
A number of independent expert judging panels have recognized the RICOH Ri 1000 for its innovative features, ease of use, quality construction, and outstanding print quality. Awards given to the RICOH Ri 1000 direct-to-garment printer include the SGIA 2019 Product of the Year for Direct-to-Garment Printers (Black Shirts), CES 2019 Innovation Award, Red Hot Technology Award, and the Best of Small Business Award 2019.

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Ricoh Ri1000 Specs


Print table/maximum image area
16"W x 19.6"L 

Print head technology
RICOH industrial grade piezo-electric drop-on-demand inkjet

Ink channels:
CMYK and 2 white 4/192 per channel

Typical print speed
12" x 10" graphic, light garment Speed: 28 seconds / Fine: 42 seconds

Resolution settings
Speed: 600x600 dpi / Fine: 600x600 dpi/ Superfine: 1200x1200 dpi

Ink and Ink delivery system
Ricoh approved water-based inks/ Advanced closed-loop delivery system; Auto circulation system for white channels

Printable substrates
100% cotton and cotton blends; 100% on light poly, wood, canvas, hats and other options

Table height adjustment
Precision manual table height adjustment for media up to 1.23"/3.0cm thick

Maintenance features
Precise ink monitoring, Auto Ink maintenance system, auto print head cleaning, power purge setting to remove ink

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

Supports USB drive and Ethernet

Required Operating System
Windows 7/8/10, 32 or 64 bit

Recommended graphics application
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW

Supported file types

Electrical requirements
110/240VAC 50~60Hz, .65A max, 70 watts

Dimensions 18.9"H x 52.2"L x 33.9"W - Weight 242.5 lbs

Curing temperatures and times for heat press
Light shirt (CMYK only): 356F/180C, 40 seconds / Dark shirt (white ink): 330F/165C, 90 seconds

Medium (included) 12.6x18 Large 16x19.6 Small 10.5x13

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