Learn about the supplies you'll need to keep your RICOH Direct-to-Garment (DTG) printer Ri 1000X in perfect condition.
Ink and Cleaner Cartridges
The Ri 1000X has six slots for ink or cleaner cartridges, two for white, and one for each of the four colors: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black.
The Ri 1000 and Ri 2000 cartridges are compatible with the Ri 1000X as well, however the Ri 1000X is not compatible with 'White 2' Cartridges. Instead, the Ri 1000X uses two 'White 1' Cartridges.
Make sure that you always have extra ink on hand, running out will put the printer in an error state that prevents auto maintenance, which can lead nozzle clogging.
The Cleaner Cartridges are unique to the Ri 1000X, and there is now one universal cartridge that can be used for any slot.
You will only need cleaning cartridges when you wish to fill the lines with cleaner, either for long-term storage or periods of inactivity. Make sure to only use cleaning cartridges for this purpose, when inserted they will prevent auto maintenance if the lines were not cleared.
The supplies you need for printing will vary depending on your goals.
The basic essentials you will need is a Windows 11 or later computer with a RIP software such as ColorGate installed (and a method of transfer such as USB or ethernet), a heat press, and garments to print on.
Next, you will need to consider what you are printing. If you are printing directly onto dark garments, you will need pretreatment as well as a sprayer or machine. You will need an appropriate platen for the apparel you are printing on, such as a hat or shoe. If you plan on printing with Direct-to-film, you need to have the appropriate film and powder. You can also apply additional effects such as foil to your prints.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Make sure that you are stocked on the following items, since they are commonly used for maintenance:
If you have any additional questions about what supplies are needed, feel free to contact us for technical support, quotes, or order assistance.