Introducing the all new Roland TexArt RT-640 Dye-Sublimation Printer.

The market for dye-sublimation printing is growing rapidly. Sportswear, décor, Point Of Sale (POS) displays, trade show exhibits and a wide range of promotional products are just a sample of the many opportunities available.

The Roland Texart™ RT-640 sublimation transfer printer was designed to provide superb quality, productivity and value with ease of operation that will please both experienced operators and beginners. It boasts new Texart SBL3 ink and advanced, state-of-the-art print control technology for quality imaging and color consistency at a top speed of 31 square meters per hour.

To better satisfy your shop’s particular needs, we’ve included the premier RIP for sublimation – ErgoSoft Roland Edition Textile RIP– and a choice of either four-color (CMYK) or eight-color (CMYKLcLmOrVi) printing. A new feed adjuster and the included take-up system provide stability during high-speed printing. For trouble-free continuous printing and increased production capability, the RT-640 is equipped with the Roland Ink Switching System. In four-color configuration, this innovative system allows the printer to automatically switch to a new ink pouch when the original runs out, providing up to 2000ml of ink per color (CMYK only) for unattended printing.

Take a close look at the stunning output, then add up all the innovative features and we think you’ll agree: the RT-640 is simply brilliant.

64″ integrated dye-sublimation transfer printer
New Texart dye-sublimation ink for dense, vivid color
ErgoSoft Roland Edition Textile RIP included
Choose from two ink configurations
Maximum speed of 35 sm/hr
Gold-plated 8-channel print head for improved static control and variable droplet printing
Advanced feed adjuster for highly stable printing
Integrated bulk ink system and ink switching system* for unattended printing
Roland Printer Assist iPad app allows remote management of common printer functions**
Included media take-up system handles 110 lb. media rolls for greater capacity
Ethernet connectivity for high-speed data transfer
Two-Year, Trouble-Free Warranty

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Ink Choice is important

Previously, colors printed on sublimated fabrics could look distorted with dull blacks, missing grays and fuzzy details. Roland’s new Texart dye-sublimation ink solves these issues, displaying bold, vibrant color, deep, rich blacks, subtle gradations and remarkably fine details.

The RT-640 can be configured as a four-color or eight-color device. In four-color (CMYK) mode, Texart ink produces bright colors with velvety blacks, improved gray scale and high quality, detailed output. In eight-color (CMYKLcLmOrVi) mode, the addition of Orange and Violet ink produces an increased color gamut with exceptional reds and oranges and deep blues and purples while Light Cyan and Light Magenta provide subtle gradations and beautiful skin tones.

Every Detail Has Been Optimized for Exceptional Output, Performance and Value

An advanced, eight-channel print head contains 180 nozzles per channel capable of producing seven different droplet sizes for smoother gradations and denser color. Texart ink is approximately 15% less expensive per liter than conventional inks, yet provides outstanding color reproduction. Lower running costs are also achieved due to the ink waveform and maintenance sequence control technology engineered for Texart ink and the RT-640.

Precision Media Tracking

The RT-640 includes a newly designed media feed adjuster at the front and back of the printer that provides even tensioning and prevents skewing when running transfer paper media at high speeds. Enhanced vacuum power supplied by a powerful fan keeps paper flat for printing. The result is tack sharp details and a precisely wound roll at the take-up reel.

Integrated Bulk Ink System

The Roland Ink System uses airtight sealed pouches of one liter each. When in four-color mode, the system provides two liters per color. The proprietary Roland Ink Switching System* automatically switches to the backup ink pouch when the primary pouch runs out. Further expediting production, you can replace an empty pouch without stopping the printer.

ErgoSoft Roland Edition RIP Created Especially for Digital Textile Production

ErgoSoft Roland Edition was developed especially for Roland by ErgoSoft, the premier RIP provider in the textile market. Support for both four-color and eight-color printing is provided and it includes numerous features especially for digital textile production that combine excellent high-speed RIP throughput and image quality.

Features include:

Custom color replacement
Superior dithering methodology
Step and repeat
Ink limit controls
Scale and shrinkage correction
Production control utilities

Media Take-Up System Included

The newly developed feed adjuster combined with the RT-640’s included take-up system facilitates precision unattended printing. The TU3 take-up system includes a convenient front-mounted take-up roller and an advanced tension controlled take-up unit for optimum media feeding and tracking.
Take-up system highlights:
Supports roll media up to 110 lbs. (50kg)
Dancer roller applies light tension to the media for stable take up
Dual shaft fixes the sliders firmly
Adjustable take up position for flexible paper core usage
Support brackets assist with loading and unloading heavy media rolls
The roller releases the media automatically when the upper arrow key of the operation panel is pressed to rewind the media
Rotating shaft face decreases resistance for dramatic improvement in feeding accuracy
Adjustable flanges allow for precise centering of smaller rolls

Roland Printer Assist – Available March 2015

With Roland Printer Assist, you can manage your RT-640 remotely when you’re in the office using an iPad tablet. Free and available for download from the iTunes App Store, the Roland Printer Assist app enables users to manage production, test printing, and access cleaning functions from virtually any location within your office network.

You can instantly observe key operating parameters such as the amount of ink remaining and waste bottle status. Roland Printer Assist notifies you when consumable parts replacement should be performed to ensure printer reliability. The intuitive interface features clear control menus that are easy to navigate to keep things running smoothly.

You can manage commonly used menu operations such as power on/off, test print and cleaning for maximum efficiency. Roland Printer Assist allows you to manage multiple printers from a single iPad.

Interactive documentation for processes such as manual cleanings and part replacement feature step by step diagrams that walk you through the procedure, making maintenance tasks a breeze and letting your operators make the most of their time.

Wiper System

A patent-pending wiper system is included to decrease wear and tear on the print head and prolong its life by reducing ink buildup. The RT-640 includes a combination of standard wipers and additional side wipers that reduce the maintenance issues caused by ink reservoirs and dust, resulting in fewer manual cleanings.


Reliability You Can Count On – The RT-640 is designed to be a bulletproof production machine. With regular maintenance, it will provide years of trouble-free service. But, unlike most inkjets that require daily maintenance, the RT-640 requires significantly less servicing.

Quality Assurance – Roland’s international ISO certification is your quality assurance. We build reliable, high-performance products and back them up with first-rate customer service and a wide variety of supplies and accessories.

Flying Flags – Telescopics

Roland’s RT-640 Dye sublimation printer is engineered for print perfection, being able to print two flags side by side maximise the usage of paper and gains on profit margins. The Roland RT-640 colour gamut will make any flag and dream to produce without any loss of colors.

Interior Décor

For all interior décor needs such as cushions, curtains, throws, pillow covers and soft furnishings the Roland RT-640 together with the state of the art ink can deliver the most vibrant and brilliant prints onto all polyester type fabrics making it ideal choice for interior decorating.


This is the fastest growing market for Dye sublimation, for both designer fashion and sportswear. The ease of use for doing smaller runs without the costs of screens and limited colors. The Roland RT-640 with 8 colour configuration is ideal for the fashion market where bright colourful prints are essential.

Soft Signage & Exhibits

Sublimated textiles are growing rapidly in popularity for trade show exhibits and soft signage. Sublimated prints are easily transferred to polyester fabric for vibrant flags, banners and textiles that preserve the fabric’s natural drape and texture. In addition to offering brilliant color, fabrics are lighter in weight for shipping and hanging. The Roland RT-640 will produce vibrant graphics from custom-formulated, clog-free sublimation inks. The advanced yet affordable Roland RT-640 is also ideal for sublimation applications. Its 64-inch size and ability to accommodate four or eight ink colors gives the RT-640 the flexibility to produce high quality sublimated graphics for soft signage, exhibits and much more. The boasting new Texart SBL3 bulk ink and advanced print control and stability technology, you’ll be able to deliver soft signage with ease and quality.

Hard Goods

From snowboards and skateboards to custom decorated tile, Roland sublimation printers are the perfect tools. Check out the all-new Texart® RT-640 Dye-Sublimation Printer featuring Roland’s new Texart dye-sublimation ink for bold, vibrant color, deep, rich blacks, subtle gradations, and remarkably fine details.