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RICOH Ri 1000 Direct to Garment Printer

Ri 1000

Direct to Garment Printer

Start a profitable, on-demand garment printing business

  •   Custom garment printer that fits on your desk
  •   Print up to 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution
  •   Print area of up to 16" x 19.6"
  •   Shorten the time from design to print with the included software

Professional-Level Performance at an Affordable Price

Get even more for less. The RICOH Ri 1000 is an ideal solution for new businesses, print shops looking to expand their offerings, and e-commerce businesses with mid-volume production. With fast speeds, high image quality, more accurate colors, and automated setup and maintenance, the RICOH Ri 1000 easily outperforms its competition.

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.

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.

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.

Quick-Change Plantens 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.

Time-Proven 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.

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Environmental Data

Operating Temperature

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

System Specifications

Max Printable Area

Optional tables
Standard table
Medium (Included) 12.6” x 18” 32 cm x 45.7 cm
Optional platens
Large 16” x 19.6” 40.6 cm x 49.8 cm
Small 10.5” x 13” 26.6 cm x 33 cm

*More options available soon.



242.5 lbs (110 kg)

Resolution Settings

Speed: 600x600 dpi/4 pass
Fine: 600x600 dpi/8 pass
Super Fine: 1200x1200 dpi/16 pass

Print Head Technology

Ricoh piezo-electric drop-on-demand inkjet

Printable Substrates

100% cotton and high-cotton blends; 100% light poly, up to 50/50 dark poly, wood and canvas. Hats, shoes and other extended media options coming soon

Maximum Image Area

Up to 16” x 19.6” / 40.6 cm x 49.8 cm with optional large platen

Electrical Requirements

100/120VAC 50-60Hz, 0.65A max, 70 watts

Ink Channels

4 Ricoh print heads
8 Channels/192 nozzles per channel

Color Capable



18.9”H x 52.2”L x 33.9”W

Average Print Speed

10” x 8” graphic, light garment
- Speed Print
- Fine Print 28 seconds 42 seconds

Supported File Types



Must use genuine AnaJet direct to garment water-based pigmented CMYK and white inks.


USB 2.0; supports USB drive, and Ethernet

Operating Environment

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


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