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RICOH Ri 2000 Direct to Garment printer

  • 25 seconds Maximum Speed Mode printing
  • ColorGATE Production Server sofware
  • Supports white ink
  • Optional platens

Boost customer numbers with more printing choices

With Ri 2000, it has never been easier to print a one-of-a-kind T-shirt or bag for your customers to take away immediately. Whether you have just started in the printing business or are a seasoned print provider, you can instantly expand your scope of services by printing on a wide variety of long-lasting products.

High-speed, user-friendly printing

The Ri 2000 is so easy to use and offers exceptionally fast print speeds for greater productivity. It’s two-carriage operation ensures quality prints on garments without limitations on half tones, and it’s so easy to maintain thanks to its automatic print head nozzle cleaning.

  1. Print continuously on a single pass
    The dual carriage enables continuous print on a white layer in a single pass.
  2. Achieve colour consistency every time
    Ri 2000 automates production workflows and creates white layers for printing on dark garments with CG Rip.
  3. Automate the monitoring of supplies and conditions
    Ri 2000 continuously monitors ink supply, temperature and humidity levels so you don’t have to.
  4. Eliminate manual cleaning of print head nozzles
    The innovative automated head cleaning jig saves time and effort by eliminating the need to manually maintain print head nozzles.

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Garment print
Intel Core i5-7500 3.4 GHz
Memory - standard
8 GB
Operation panel
7" touchscreen display
Device configuration
Physical dimensions (WxDxH)—mainframe
864 x 1,660 x 520 mm
Physical dimensions (WxDxH)—other
266 x 330 x 33 mm —RICOH Small Platen Type G1
320 x 457 x 33 mm—RICOH Medium Platen Type G1
406 x 498 x 33 mm—RICOH Large Platen Type G1
375 x 355 x 30 mm—RICOH Shoes Platen Type G1
204 x 450 x 51mm—RICOH Sleeve Platen Type G1
240 x 357 x 91mm—RICOH Hat Platen Type G1
140 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
2.0 kg—RICOH Shoes Platen Type G1
2.5 kg—RICOH Sleeve Platen Type G1
2.9 kg—RICOH Hat Platen Type G1
Minimum space requirements
600 mm—front
600 mm—left
600 mm—right (ink slot side)
50 mm—rear
Average monthly volume
500 sheets
Max monthly volume
4,000 sheets
Machine life
40,000 sheets or 5 years whichever comes first
2,239 sheets
3,571 sheets
Colour ratio
Colour 100%, White 50%

Maximum 60 minutes maintenance time/1 person

Supply yields

Ink cartridge yield—standard
1,792 sheets per CMYK set (200 ml x 4 colour cartridges) 
197 sheets per W1,W2 set (200 ml x 2 white cartridges)

Ink cartridge yield—high yield
4,465 sheets per CMYK set (500 ml x 4 colour cartridges)
491 sheets per W1,W2 set (500 ml x 2 white cartridges)

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

Cleaning cartridge capacity
200 ml

Waste ink bottle
1,200 sheets

Garment handling

Cotton, blend ratio 50–100%

T-shirt, tote bag, sweatshirt, polo shirt, hat, shoes, 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 x 498 mm/16” x 19.6”—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
Automatic—0–30 mm adjustment
Unregulated 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)
78 seconds—High Image Quality Mode
48 seconds—Standard Mode
33 seconds—High Speed Mode
25 seconds—Maximum Speed Mode

4C + White
112 seconds—High Image Quality Mode
83 seconds—Standard Mode
69 seconds—High Speed Mode
60 seconds—Maximum 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
KCMY—front carriage
W—rear carriage
8 Ricoh Piezo ink heads
192 nozzles in 16 lines
2 carriages
5 colours
Print resolution

1,200 x 1,200 dpi / 8-pass—High Image Quality Mode
600 x 600 dpi / 4-pass—Standard Mode
600 x 600 dpi / 2-pass—High Speed Mode
600 x 300 dpi / 1-pass—Maximum Speed Mode
600 x 1,200 dpi / 4-pass—White plane print

Maximum printable area
406 x 498 mm / 16" x 19.6"
Other print features

PowerBright Pre-treatment Liquid (Dupont P5002)

Heat press
40 seconds/180oC—CMYK (K requires 80 seconds)
90 seconds/165oC—CMYK + W

Windows 8.1 or later
Supported languages
English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian

Ricoh DTG Basic Edition

Ricoh DTG Efficiency Edition
Ricoh DTG Colour Professional Edition
Power source
200–240 V, 50–60 Hz (±3 Hz), 1.0 A
Power consumption
26 W—standby
120 W—maximum, operating
Sound power level
40 dB—standby
69 dB—operating
Environmental standards
Ricoh GPP
Directive 94/62/EC
Directive 2006/66/EC
Safety standards
Low Voltage Directive EN62368-1
Machinery Safety 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

Power on time
24 hours a day