The Rh 100 Heating System is a Modular Heater/finisher unit for the Ri 100 Garment printer. With all the safety features built-in, anyone can use this dryer to fix the ink and lock in their design. The heating system can be used to press garments prior to printing and to cure prints in post-printing stage. The printer installs on top of the heating system to provide an ultra-compact all-in-one garment printing solution.
The curing process
The Rh 100 Heating System automates the curing process, making it a simple hassle-free process.
Water-based pigment textile inks used in inkjet DTG printers all require specific curing to perform correctly. The curing process ensures good durability in the wash. Strict guidelines must be followed or you could find your prints looking dull after only a few washes, take the hassle out of curing with the Rh 100 heating system.
The curing process has two main parts. The first one is to remove all the water from the ink that has been printed onto the shirt. This will of course air dry in time but it does not prepare the garment for general washing, in order to do this the second part must be activated. The heat introduced into the curing process activates something called a binder.
When heated to the correct temperature for the right amount of time the ink fixes itself to the fibres of the fabric.
The curing process is a vital step in ensuring your garments stay looking vibrant and don't fade. Therefore it is strongly recommended to get the Rh 100 Heating System with your RICOH Ri 100 DTG printer.
Sleek and compact design
The optional heating system installs underneath the printer, creating a compact and all-in-one DTG print solution.
Quick and easy to use
It takes only 6 minutes for the unit to heat up to 175 degrees, less than 30 seconds to press and 3-5 minutes to heat and dry. The Rh 100 Heating System is easy to use and saves you time.