Wide-format inkjet printer manufacturer Roland DG has created the nation’s first football shirt featuring the colours of the top 92 clubs in England and Wales using the Texart XT-640 printer.

In celebration of the start of the new football season, the ‘92 Club’ shirt has been designed by concept kit designer Andy Slater and features a combination of over 100 different colours from each team.

Developed specifically for dye-sublimation transfer printing, the Texart XT-640 features 7-droplet technology with 4-colour printing or 8-colour printing for a wide colour gamut and smooth colour graidents.

The Texart XT-640 is aimed at sportswear apparel and accessories print houses and soft signage manufacturers looking to create high-volume sportswear, fashion, soft signage, interior decoration, and promotional merchandise.

Stephen Davis, EMEA marketing director at Roland DG said, ‘Launched in time for the highly anticipated 22/23 season and during a very memorable year for football, it is the perfect way to highlight the capabilities of the Texart XT-640, which is specifically designed to provide super quality with vibrant colour technology for sportswear, sports apparel and sport accessory manufacturers.

‘The XT-640’s advanced print control technology produces stunning sharp image quality and brilliant vivid colour. For maximum production, it delivers fine detail and superb contrast at impressive print speeds.’

Mr Slater, born and based in Manchester, has amassed over 45,000 social media followers and is known for his creativity when it comes to creating sports apparel. He has previously worked with top UK brands and organisations such as BBC Sport and PlayStation, creating concept kits ahead of sporting events and tournaments.

Mr Slater said, ‘I was incredibly excited to be asked to work on such a creative project with Roland DG to showcase the company’s vast printing colour capabilities. The design is inspired by a style I’ve adapted over time, taking iconic vintage shirts, and putting a modern twist on them.’