Partnership empowers users to save money, optimise their apparel printing business, and achieve higher quality prints
AnaJet, a Ricoh company and global leader in the direct to garment (DTG) industry, has partnered with fellow DTG industry leader Kothari Info-Tech to release Kothari Print Pro, a cutting-edge raster image processor (RIP) software configured exclusively for Ricoh DTG machines. This new software is available exclusively through AnaJet‘s online store for customers in the United States.
“We are incredibly pleased to integrate Kothari Print Pro into another printer platform,” said Sanjay Maheshwari, Director at Kothari Info-Tech (P) Limited. “With Kothari Print Pro’s high-performance capabilities we knew the RIP would be an excellent way to add functionality and additional value to the new RICOH Ri 1000 as well as to AnaJet’s RICOH Ri 3000 and Ri 6000 machines.”
All Ricoh DTG printers come with a free license for AnaRIP software, which provides excellent RIP functionality suitable for many applications. The new Kothari Print Pro RIP software, however, now provides a premium option with more advanced capabilities to accommodate power users’ needs.
“With their robust, industry-leading features, the Ricoh family of DTG printers deserve cutting-edge software,” explained AnaJet Inc. Marketing Director Paul Crocker. “Kothari produced a truly amazing RIP software that helps our customers save time and money while creating even higher quality prints than what was possible in the past.”
Kothari Print Pro optimises ink usage for black garment printing by employing a patented process that takes the garment’s colour into account when processing a printable image. When a set of standard sample images were tested using “White Highlight” mode with default settings, Kothari Print Pro reduced the average ink costs of a black t-shirt print by over 44% when compared to AnaRIP Software.
To improve overall performance, the RIP software delivers more print profiles that are better optimised for a wider range of garment colours and types. The software provides fine detail and subtle colour gradations, resulting in prints that display richer, brighter, and more accurate colour.
Unlike other RIP softwares, Kothari Print Pro also provides convenient options for directly editing the RIP image – load and position multiple image files or tweak colours on the fly. Kothari Print Pro is available for $1250 for the new RICOH Ri 1000 and $1800 for the industrial-level RICOH Ri 6000. Both versions are now available in AnaJet’s online store.
About Kothari Info-Tech (P) Ltd (KITL)
Since the company’s inception in 2001, KITL has taken pride in providing innovative solutions to the challenges faced by the digital inkjet printing industry. The company’s philosophy is to provide sustainable solutions to end users using a three-pronged approach: RIP and colour management software to optimise resources and reduce waste, the use of environmentally friendly water-based inks, and strategic partnerships with manufacturers to produce the best-quality prints possible.
AnaJet has been a true pioneer in the direct-to-garment printing industry starting with the mass production of its first printer line in 2006. AnaJet became a Ricoh company in late 2016, and the two immediately united to begin research and development on the flagship RICOH Ri 3000/Ri 6000 printers. In 2018, AnaJet launched the ground-breaking Ri 100, which was named a 2018 CES Innovation Awards Honoree. In October 2018, AnaJet released the RICOH Ri 1000, a prosumer machine designed to round out the Ricoh family of DTG printers by offering a full feature set at an affordable price.
For more than 80 years, Ricoh has been driving innovation and is a leading provider of document management solutions, IT services, commercial and industrial printing, digital cameras, and industrial systems.