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Why You Should Always Have an Extra Set of White Ink

Professional direct-to-garment printer owners understand that it’s best to always keep an extra set of ink on hand — especially White ink. You’ll always end up using more White ink than any other color. Here’s why:

You Always Need a White Underbase for Dark Shirt Prints
You will always run out of white ink before any other color because you’ll simply use more of it. Every time you print on a dark garment, you’ll need to print your white underbase beneath your color layer — that results in a lot more white ink used than CMYK inks!

White is Used to Mix Other Colors
In addition to your underbase, there is also white ink that goes into mixing all those vibrant custom colors in your images. Over time, that adds up and contributes to using up your Whites faster than your CMYK’s.

Auto-Maintenance Uses More White Ink
Finally — and this is a really important one — your direct-to-garment printer uses White ink in its automated maintenance sequences. As you know, white ink agitation is incredibly vital to the health of your printer. It prevents the heavy particles of pigment in the ink from settling and potentially clogging up your lines and print head. Because White ink is more prone to clogging than other colors, the maintenance system in your RICOH Ri 1000/Ri 2000 direct-to-garment printer is designed to run White Ink maintenance more often — a big reason why your White ink runs out before your other inks.

Don’t Get Caught Empty-Handed!
To ensure that you keep your print business running smoothly — and protect your machine from the risk of damage due to clogging — always have an extra set of White Ink on hand. For a limited time, White Inks8 for RICOH Ri 1000/Ri 2000 direct-to-garment printers are 20% off, so now is the time to stock up and save!

*Restrictions apply. Limited to U.S. and Canada customers only. The ink cartridges may have a “best by” date of April 2021. This is more of a suggested “sell by” date rather than an expiration date. The ink will work perfectly with your machine. It is the same ink we use in-house for training, testing, and internal projects.