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AnaJet, Kothari Partner to Release RIP Software
AnaJet, Tustin, Calif., a Ricoh company, has partnered with Kothari Info-Tech, Surat, India, to release Kothari Print Pro, a new raster image processor (RIP) software configured exclusively for Ricoh DTG machines.
“We are incredibly pleased to integrate Kothari Print Pro into another printer platform,” says Sanjay Maheshwari, director at Kothari Info-Tech (P) Ltd. “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 RIP functionality suitable for many applications; however, the new software 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,” says Paul Crocker, marketing director of AnaJet Inc. “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.”
While processing a printable image, Kothari Print Pro optimizes ink usage for black-garment printing by using a patented process that takes the garment’s color into account. When a set of standard sample images were tested using “White Highlight” mode with default settings, Kothari Print Pro reduced average ink costs of printing on a black T-shirt print by more than 44% when compared to AnaRIP software, according to the companies.
The RIP software supplies more print profiles that are better optimized for a wider range of garment colors and types, also including fine detail and subtle color gradations, resulting in prints that display richer, brighter and more accurate color. It also provides convenient options for directly editing the RIP image.
Kothari Print Pro software is available exclusively through AnaJet‘s online store for customers in the United States. — D.S.
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