Direct to Polyester

Print directly onto 100% cotton Garment

The classic DTG printing on 100% cotton won’t be missed here. However, external pretreatment in a so-called pretreatmaker is required.


… is an essential step that ensures good print quality in terms of color brilliance and image precision as well as a longlasting print life.


If you can design it, you can print it. Create your graphic using your favorite design software, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, or CorelDRAW. If you prefer, you also can print graphics accepted from customers or other designers as long as they submit the image in PNG, JPG, or TIFF formats.

Once you have your image, prepare for print using the included ColorGATE software. Ricoh’s RIP software options help you get the perfect print by allowing you to position and fine-tune the image for the specific garment style and color.


Whether you are printing on light garments or dark garments, an adult-size t-shirt or extra-small infant onesie, the RICOH Ri 4000 creates gorgeous, eye-popping prints quickly.


Once your print is complete, it is essential to cure the ink into the fabric to ensure a long-lasting printed garment that is easy to clean in a regular washing machine, less likely to fade, feels soft, and resists cracking when stretched. Cure your printed garment using a heat press or tunnel dryer.