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RICOH Ri 1000 Direct to Garment printer

  • 1,200 x 1,200 dpi
  • 7-inch touchscreen panel
  • Supports white ink
  • Optional platens

High performance with impressive print speed

RICOH Ri 1000 provides the perfect combination of smart technology, fast print speeds, and high output quality, enabling customers to expand their garment decoration portfolio. Versatile and productive, it uses Ricoh’s variable drop size inkjet technology and CMYK + white pigment inks to print high resolution graphics onto light and dark coloured fabrics. It supports cotton and polyester and can be used to personalise T-shirts, tote bags and other merchandise.

  1. High quality output
    The industrial-grade printheads used are durable and robust, providing accurate and consistent prints on every application
  2. Excellent productivity
    Automatically detects the thickness of the garment, ensuring the table height is set precisely each time to save time and increase productivity
  3. Easy to use and maintain
    Maintenance functions such as intelligent auto clean, white ink agitation, and continuous monitoring of ink supply and air levels are all automated
  4. Quick-change platens and a range of size options
    Available in multiple styles and offer the flexibility to print in sizes up to 406 x 508 mm
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Garment print
2.0 GHz or faster
Memory - standard
2 GB or more
Operation panel
7" touchscreen display
Device configuration
Physical dimensions (WxDxH)—mainframe
862 x 1,325 x 480 mm
Physical dimensions (WxDxH)—other
49.8 x 40.6 x 3.3 cm— RICOH Large Platen Type G1
45.7 x 32.0 x 3.3 cm— RICOH Medium Platen Type G1
33.0 x 26.6 x 3.3 cm— RICOH Small Platen Type G1
110 kg
4.1 kg— RICOH Large Platen Type G1
3.2 kg— RICOH Medium Platen Type G1
2.3 kg— RICOH Small Platen Type G1
Minimum space requirements
200 mm—front
50 mm—left
500 mm—right (ink slot side)
50 mm—rear
Average monthly volume
375 sheets
Max monthly volume
2,000 sheets
Machine life
30,000 sheets or 5 years whichever comes first
Duty cycle
30,000 sheets
PM cycle
1.5–2 years/10,000 sheets
Mean Copies Between Calls (MCBC)
1,899 sheets

Maximum 60 minutes maintenance time/1 person

Supply yields

Ink cartridge yield—standard
1,088 sheets—CMYK 
84 sheets—W1,W2

Ink cartridge yield—high yield
2,724 sheets—CMYK
208 sheets—W1,W2

Ink cartridge capacity
200 ml—standard
500 ml—high yield

Cleaning cartridge capacity
200 ml

Waste ink bottle
300 sheets

Garment handling

Cotton, blend ratio 50–100%

T-shirt, tote bag, sweatshirt, polo shirt, hat, towel, handkerchief, bib

Garment thickness
30 mm max—without frame
4 mm max—with frame

Garment thickness sensor

Garment types
Spectra USA, Spectra T-shirt 3100–148 g/m2

Toms/heavy-weight T-shirt 00085-CVT—190 g/m2
Toms/tote bag—404 g/m2
Toms/tote bag—270 g/m2
Toms/tote bag—135 g/m2

Platen type

Platen sizes
406.4 x 508 mm/16” x 20”—large
320 x 457.2 mm/12.6” x 18”—medium
266.7 x 330.2 mm/10.5” x 13”—small

Table height adjustment
0–30 mm manual adjustment
3 mm/360º adjustment pitch
1.5 kg maximum load

Interfaces - standard
USB Flash memory
10/100 Base-T Ethernet (AutoMDI/MDI-X)
Print speed colour

4-Colour (4C)

155 seconds—High Image Quality Mode 
95 seconds—Standard Mode
60 seconds—High Speed Mode

4C + White

260 seconds—High Image Quality Mode 
205 seconds—Standard Mode
140 seconds—High Speed Mode

Note: Print speeds based on 10"x 8" at 25º C through the entire process—push start button, table moves forward, ink purged, printing, table moves back.

Printing technology
Ink type
Water-based garment ink
Ink configuration
4 Ricoh Piezo ink heads
192 nozzles in 8 lines
6 colours
Print resolution

600 x 1,200 dpi / 8-pass—High Speed Mode (W) 
600 x 600 dpi / 8-pass—Standard Mode (4C)
600 x 600 dpi / 4-pass—High Image Quality Mode (4C)

Maximum printable area
406.4 x 508 mm
Other print features

PowerBright Pre-treatment Liquid (Dupont P5002)

Heat press
100 seconds/180oC—4-colour
90 seconds/165oC—4-colour + white

Windows 7 or later
Power source
200–240 V, 50–60 Hz (±3 Hz)
Power consumption
20 W—standby
100 W—maximum, operating
Sound power level
40 dB—standby
67 dB—operating
Environmental standards
Ricoh GPP
Directive 94/62/EC
Directive 2006/66/EC
Safety standards
Low Voltage Directive EN62368-1
Ricoh Product Safety Standards
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standards
EN 55032 Class A
EN 55024
EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3
EN 62311
Operating environment

15–32º C

45–80% RH