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ROQ Hybrid – A Fusion Between Screen & Digital Printing

06 November 2021: The ROQ Hybrid is a fusion between screen-printing and digital printing, combining DTG with Screens. It allows for the speedy screen-printing method to deal with some of the more time-consuming processes, leaving all the colour in charge of digital that offers a larger colour gamut, better resolution options and outputs that you can’t find in screen-printing. It also brings the best of both worlds making possible a combination of digital printing with special effects such as flock, foil, glitter, crackle, high density, discharge and more.

It is the perfect synchronization with an automatic screen printing machine and offers the benefits of the best of both printing technologies,” says Ramesh Ganduri of Spoorthi Technologies, Tirupur, the authorised distributor or ROQ, adding that Hybrid screen printing is not limited to just cotton, its versatility allows screen printers to digitally print on almost any fabric, including polyester and synthetic materials. It is a complete printing solution.”

Sharing technical details, he says that the ROQ Hybrid offers Max. Productivity of 320 pieces/hour (depending on print size and number of passes). It has Industrial printheads with piezoelectric technology and built-in ink recirculation. Some of the key features: CMYK or CMYK +2 colors, Maximum resolution 635 x 2,400 DPI, XL Print Area, Print Height 3 to 20 mm, Z-axis adjustable to the height of the fabric to be printed, Uses pigmented ink – ROQ Micropigment 2.0, Tailored RIP Software – ROQ Studio powered by Neostampa. 

One of the main benefits of choosing a Hybrid is that by going for a hybrid solution, users open their business to a myriad of options that traditionally were just impossible to do and that, within the hybrid printing market. One of the leading customers of ROQ stated that as the print method is digital, complex designs can be printed with ease. The beauty of the hybrid is it is able to print specifics which digital cannot, one can pick out a particular pantone or a part of the design and screen print or embellish, within the same print process, allowing for no limitations including neons, glitters, foils and all sorts of embellishments within the print.

With ROQ Hybrid, business will be able to operate within the web-to-print market with ease as it will be capable of dealing with several small orders at a time by making use of its fast set up times and ability to print any kind of complex artwork.

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