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RICOH Ri 1000 direct to garment printer

RICOH Ri 1000

Direct To Garment Printer



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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.
RICOH Ri 1000

'Walk-Up' Ready With Automated Maintenance

Print more and worry less. An 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

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.


Direct To Garment Printer

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.

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 



Direct To Garment Shirt

Proud honoree of the CES Innovation Awards 2019.


2019 Winner of the Prodcut of the Year for Direct to Garment Printers in the black shirt catagory from SGIA .

RICOH Ri 1000 Shirts

Bring Your Vision to Life


Expand your capabilities to produce vibrant one off prints.

RICOH Ri 1000 Specs

Printable Area

Up to 16" x 19.6" / 40.6 cm x 49.8 cm

Print Head Technology

Ricoh piezo-electric drop-on-demand inkjet

Ink Chambers/Nozzles per Chamber

4 Ricoh print heads
8 channels/192 nozzles per channel

Typical Print Speeds
(10" x 8" graphic, light garment)

Speed: 28 seconds
Fine: 42 seconds

Resolution Settings

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


Genuine Ricoh-approved direct to garment water-based pigmented CMYK and white inks

Ink Delivery System

Advanced closed-loop delivery system; Auto ink circulation system for white channels

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

Table Height Adjustment

Precision manual table height adjustment up to 1.2"/3.0 cm

Maintenance Features

Precise ink monitoring, auto ink maintenance system, automated print head cleaning, power purge system to help fill and remove ink from system

Operating Environment

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


Supports USB drive and Ethernet

Electrical Requirements

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


18.9"H x 52.2"L x 33.9"W


242.5 lbs (110 kg)


Genuine Ricoh-approved pretreatment formulas. Use included HVLP Wagner power sprayer or automatic sprayer in a separate room from your printer.

Curing Temperatures and Times - Heat Press (conveyor times vary)

Light shirt (CMYK only): 356F/180C, 40 seconds
Dark shirt (white ink): 330F/165C, 90 seconds

Optional Platens

16" x 19.6" / 40.6 x 49.8 cm

10.5" x 13" / 26.6 x 33 cm

More options available soon.

Standard Table

Medium (Included)
12.6" x 18" / 32 x 45.7 cm

Recommended Graphics Application

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW

Required Operating System

Windows 7/8/10, 32-bit or 64-bit

Supported File Types


Professional-Level Performance at an Affordable Price


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