Roland DG demonstrates commitment to environment with stamp of sustainability for products

Roland DG has announced that its primers and inks for the Texart XT-640S-DTG printer are now Eco Passport by OEKO-TEX-certified. Inks and primers are only awarded the certification after a series of rigorous tests, which dissect if each individual ingredient in the chemical product meets strict conditions. As a result of the certification, the products will now be added to the OEKO-TEX buying guide, the central sourcing platform for pre-certified articles and materials.

Eco Passport is a globally-recognised mechanism that guarantees to suppliers of textile chemical colourants and auxiliaries that the chemicals used in the printed image meet regulatory requirements. It means that Roland DG customers including sign, garment, and promotional goods manufacturers can confidently use the printer’s inks and primers in sustainable direct-to-garment print and production.

“Our customers respect and value this certificate as clear proof of sustainable textile production,” said Roland DG EMEA senior product manager for inks and business development in textile and decoration, Encarna Luque.

Ms Luque continued: “As the global sustainability effort strengthens, governments, brands and consumers are demanding a higher standard of eco-friendly textile products. Many of our customers have an eco-conscious ethos and it’s imperative that they are able to tell their own clients that the textiles under their production have been made sustainably and meet regulatory demands.

“We are proud to be able to offer certified sustainable inks and primers for the Texart XT-640S-DTG printer, to act in response to our customer’s needs and play an active role in the global effort towards sustainability.”

The XT-640S-DTG printer is the latest addition to Roland’s Texart range and is designed to provide

print professionals with the ability to print durable, vibrant, full-colour designs, photos, logos and text directly onto a wide range of cotton, cotton-rich and white polyester T-shirts and apparel. Specially-developed inks include high-density white inks for printing on dark apparel, as well as CMYK and the printer’s unique sliding baseplate and jig design allows for different sizes of garments to be combined for maximum versatility.

Printing CMYK, the XT-640S-DTG can rapidly accelerate production, manufacturing up to 450 garments per hour using a 200 x 260mm jig production mode, or 225 garments per hour in quality mode.