Category Archives: Kothari RIP

DTGPS Color Chart – Adobe RGB Color Profile

Use this awesome color chart to determine your full range of RGB printing range with your respective direct to garment printer.  Keep in mind, this image is profiled using the “Adobe RGB (1998)” color profile in Photoshop – if you wish to reproduce these colors in your artwork, please ensure you have converted your working color space to match the same profile.

NOTE: Within your RIP settings, you need to ensure you are actually taking the input profile into consideration.  If you have set your color management to discard embedded profiles, you will not be able to achieve the full range of colors.


Introducing new LOWER pricing for Kothari RIP!

We are excited to announce new LOWER pricing for all version of Kothari RIP for DTG!  Starting immediately, the base price for the Epson r3000 / p600 version has been reduced from $1,295 to $995!

All other driver prices have been adjusted accordingly – this means that the cost for the Epson F2000 version has gone

from $1,395 to the new price of $1,195.

For information on purchasing your copy of Kothari RIP, click here!

Kothari RIP is by far the top RIP in the Direct to Garment printing industry, revolutionizing the print quality and efficiency across a broad range of printer platforms and brands.  Most people don’t realize how critical the RIP is to the overall output quality limitations you will face when printing on garments…  Make no mistake about it – the RIP is the brains of the whole operation, and a great RIP can easily turn an old, outdated DTG printer into a top quality printing beast!

You don’t have to take our word for it – ask around and go see what real users are doing in the field, and find out how Kothari has changed their printing business in a big way.  Visit the Kothari Users Facebook page today, to interact with real users from around the world.

Kothari RIP for DTG – User Reviews

Without a doubt, Kothari RIP is the highest quality DTG RIP I have ever used for my business in the 10+ years I have been doing Direct to Garment printing.  I did not fully understand how critical the RIP software was to determining print quality, until many years (and several DTG printers) into the game…..

I had owned multiple DTG printers (from Epson based to Brother to Kornit, th

en backed to Epson-based), and experienced a wide range of RIP software – up until that point, my assumption was that the printer hardware determined the ultimate print quality.  However, after using Kothari RIP on some obscure printers back in 2007 / 2008, then transitioning to a different  brand of hardware, I could not figure out how to reproduce the print quality I had become accustomed to with the Kothari RIP (both DTG printing systems were based on the Epson 4880 platform, so there should have been no difference in output).  I ended up putting the two new printers in a corner for about a month, while I waited for the company to provide me with their “new” RIP (which I immediately recognized as being Kothari-based) – once I put Kothari on the new machines, the output quality was IDENTICAL to what I had grown accustomed to.

At the end of the day, any DTG printer is capable of outstanding output quality, provided it is being driven by the proper RIP.  The RIP is the brains of the whole operation, and nothing has shown smarter results than Kothari RIP for DTG – heck,  it has won every major print competition in the industry for many years!  I myself was the very first DTG Battle Royale Champion on T-Shirt Forums, and I owe my success entirely to my choice of RIP software.

While it costs a little more and you have to buy additional licenses if you want to drive multiple printers (whether you want to do it from one computer or multiple computers, you still have to own a license for each printer you are simultaneously driving), the output quality absolutely speaks for itself.  Also, many users fail to dive into the myriad of automation options which are available within the software, which extend the usefulness and efficiency, considerably!  It is worth exploring some of the advanced options to see how you can truly put this software to work, for your business.

I would NEVER expect people to simply take my word for it!  Go look at the results from every major print competition in the history of our industry – regardless of which hardware was used, Kothari RIP was driving the process almost every single time.  Still need to be convinced?  Take your own artwork to companies and ask them to print you some samples – it doesn’t matter which hardware they use, make sure you find out what RIP they are running!  The best results will come from Kothari-based systems, 90% of the time.  Let the results speak for themselves!

Increasing White Underbase Under Black Ink – Kothari RIP with Epson F2000 DTG Printer

Traditionally speaking, printing white ink under black ink has been relatively undesirable.  In traditional screen printing, black ink is rarely given an underbase when printing on most garments.  Likewise, omitting the white ink underbase from the black ink in your Direct to Garment (DTG) print can yield a far more dynamic print, with greater depth and character.

However, the inherent ink chemistry of some DTG ink sets is relatively restrictive, in the sense that the CMYK inks do not adhere well directly to the pretreat – in these cases, it becomes necessary to add a small amount of white ink under any CMYK print (including black ink prints) to ensure optimal wash fastness.  The most notable case of this has been with the inks associated with the Epson F2000 DTG printer.

Some users have expressed an interest in learning how to increase the amount of white ink underbase generated beneath black ink, when printing with their Epson F2000 DTG Printer using the Kothari Print Pro RIP.  This simple graphic shows how simple this really is!


For those unfamiliar with manipulating white ink TRC curves, we will add instructions in the coming days to access this feature.

Kothari RIP Now Available for the Epson f2000 from DTG Print Solutions!

Kothari RIP for DTG printing has long been one of the most well respected and awarded RIP software on the market – thousands of end users have made the switch after seeing what a huge difference the proper RIP software has on the final output quality.  Kothari RIP has been at the top of every major print competition, across a broad range of DTG printers – the results speak for themselves, and we invite anyone to try comparing Kothari with any other RIP to see the difference, first hand.

After much anticipation, DTG Print Solutions is now officially able to offer the powerful Kothari RIP for the Epson f2000 DTG printer!  However, that isn’t the only platform we support – check out this partial list of printer models which can all benefit from the Kothari RIP:

  • Epson r1800/r1900
  • Epson r2000/r2200
  • Epson r3000
  • Epson p600
  • Epson PRO 4800/4880
  • Epson PRO 7800/7880
  • Epson f2000 !!!
  • DTG M2
  • … and MANY MORE!

Contact us today to find out how we can help step up your DTG game with this powerful piece of software!


Kothari Basic Documentation Package – v1.0.0

Want to learn more about the powerful Kothari Print PRO RIP for DTG?  Look no further than this comprehensive documentation package, covering all aspects of use from the basic Quick Start guide, to the advanced User Manual, to layer alignment and Passive Queues.  Find out how to get the most out of your software by downloading this incredible documentation package!

Kothari Quick Start Guide: Kothari Print PRO - Quick Start Guide (57 downloads)

The quintessential Quick Start Guide for Kothari Print PRO – jumpstart your DTG experience with this informative and in-disposable starting point reference.  Learn the insides of your RIP with relative ease and begin producing high quality DTG prints, TODAY!

Kothari User Manual: Kothari Print PRO User Manual (63 downloads)

The comprehensive source for answers regarding the Kothari Print PRO RIP for DTG – learn about benefits, features, specific use and lots more!

Layer Alignment in Kothari: Kothari Print PRO - Layer Alignment (42 downloads)

Basic guidelines for registering the CMYK layer with the white layer when printing with Kothari Print PRO.

Passive Queues Documentation: Kothari Print PRO - Passive Queues (31 downloads)

How to utilize the power of Passive Queues in the Kothari RIP for DTG printers….  This feature is useful for streamlining DTG production while maintaining the highest quality standards during the image processing phase.  Learn the basics, and advanced techniques in this useful manual.