10.-12.10.2017New Orleans, USABooth: 1945Hall: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
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At FESPA 2017
Insights on the Roadmap and Developments
Direct-to-Textile and Transfer Paper Printing
Kick-off in Lana/South Tyrol
Hamburg, Germany – 22 May, 2017 – Durst, manufacturer of digital production technologies, has formed a partnership with Ultima Displays, which is creating Centres of Excellences across Europe.
Ultima Displays is a one-stop solutions and hardware provider serving more than 6,000 dealers across 28 countries in Europe. It employs 285 people across the continent and has a £37 million (€44 million) turnover.
The first agreement in the partnership – announced during FESPA where both companies were exhibiting –involved a Durst Rhotex 325 system being installed at Nantes, France, in the week prior to the show. A roll-out involving at least three other systems will follow at sites in Corby, Northamptonshire, and in Gdansk, Poland, and Padova, Italy, from next year. The Durst Rhotex 325 scheduled for the UK headquarters will be a focal point for the Centres of Excellences being created.
France-based Philippe Bouffant, Chief Executive Officer of Ultima Displays, said: “We’ve discussed opportunities with other players in the market, but nobody can match Durst for quality, service and its partnership approach. It’s a company that’s not just about trying to fit technology to production requirements, it’s about fully understanding our business and requirements and demonstrating how they can help.
“Durst’s approach has been not just about the technology, but they have really taken the time to understand our people and the service we want. There is a level of trust that’s higher than we have ever had before – and it’s reciprocal both ways.
“The investment in these systems will help our 6,000 dealers across Europe get a competitive edge and improve profits. One of the key benefits is that they will be able to offer fantastic quality with industrial, low-cost production with super-fast turnaround times, with some jobs now being able to be printed and dispatched on the same day for next-day delivery. Gone are the days when dealers may have had to wait more than a week for a job to be done.”
He added: “We’ll be able to provide a level of consistency and output that will be unmatched across the industry and the clients’ online business will grow rapidly.”
Christoph Gamper, Durst Chief Executive Officer, said: “Our philosophy is not just about providing a solution. It’s very much about developing a relationship in a partnership approach and working with our customers such as Ultima Displays to help grow their business. We always provide a thorough evaluation of requirements, trials, visits to customer asite and then ensure that the trials are replicated in real-live situations. Nothing is left to chance. Our reputation means everything.”
Founded in 1970, Ultima Displays provides all kinds of other products and services including roller and tension banners, POS signage, backwalls, modular solutions, cases, lighting and counters. Its printing capabilities covers all kind of die-sublimation and UV work for dealers. It is part of the P3 Group, which has a $130million turnover for its global one-stop-shop operations.
Christoph Gamper, CEO of Durst und Philippe Bouffant, CEO of Ultima Displays
Brixen, Italy – 05/04/2017 – Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, will be presenting various aspects of the subject of investment security and reliability at FESPA 2017. In the recent customer survey, “Perspective 2020”, Durst’s customers indicated that, in addition to technological innovation, customer integration has a particular relevance in working together to achieve commercial success. One example of what this type of commercial success can look like is illustrated by the development of roll-to-roll double-sided printing, which is available as a new option for the Rho flatbed printing systems. The starting point for the new feature was the company Eskils. The Swedish full-service printing provider began with large-format digital printing 10 years ago with two Rho 350 followed by two Rho 500, and invested in a Rho 1312 flatbed printing system with roll-printing option in 2015 in order to increase its productivity and expand its portfolio. Eskils’ core business is advertising media for the retail sector, where demand for products with double-sided printing has increased over time. Eskils’ technical director, Lars-Inge Brännmar, therefore faced the challenge of how to produce them 100% justified. As an initial solution, he developed marker points, but the constant manual working steps affected productivity. He imposed his requirement on Durst, and following a joint field test, the system for double-sided printing using sensors was developed into a viable product. The system is now available to all Rho users as an upgrade for the Rho 1312 as well as for the Rho P10 Series.
Durst Rho P10 250
“Over the years, we have really come to value the reliability of Durst systems and were certain that, when we invested in the Rho 1312, we would have security of investment beyond the normal level thanks to Durst’s continuous development activities,” says Christian Nilsson, CEO of Eskils. “Of course, other companies are now also benefiting from our initiative, but we benefit from others, too. For example, in the area of soft signage, we can learn from the experience of existing Durst Rhotex customers, allowing us to analyze and implement textile applications with a greater focus in our market.”
Durst at FESPA Digital 2017
Durst will be presenting new products in its large format printing portfolio in Hall B7, Stand A20, at FESPA Digital 2017. Its trade show presence addresses two core topics. The company will be presenting its commercially successful Rho P10 250 HS Plus and Rho 512R Plus printing systems under the slogan of investment security and reliability; they offer a “plus” in efficiency and versatility with new features and enhancements. Innovation and sustainability are the keywords applied to the new Rhotex 325 and Rho WT 250 printing systems, which open up new market opportunities outside of the UV production portfolio offer thanks to Durst Water Technology. The products are complemented with new service options, including extended warranty periods and new virtual support and analytics functions. Durst will hold a press briefing at its booth on the second day of the trade show – at 10:00 a.m. on May 9, 2017 – to provide in-depth information about the new systems, and will also be available for individual meetings. To arrange an appointment, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Investment security and reliability as well as innovation and sustainability are the key topics of its trade show presence
Brixen, Italy – 04/12/2017 – Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, will be presenting new products in its large format printing portfolio in Hall B7, Stand A20, at FESPA Digital 2017. Its trade show presence addresses two core topics. The company will be presenting its commercially successful Rho P10 250 HS Plus and Rho 512R Plus printing systems under the slogan of investment security and reliability; they offer a “plus” in productivity and economy with new features and enhancements. The products are complemented by new service options, including extended warranty periods and new virtual support and analytics functions. Innovation and sustainability are the keywords applied to the new Rhotex 325 and Rho WT 250 printing systems that are being showcased. Thanks to Durst Water Technology and economically friendly applications, they open up new market opportunities outside of the UV production portfolio. With the DSR Automatica E, Durst will also be unveiling an initial system in its imaging segment. It is a standalone kiosk system equipped with 120° camera technology, which at the trade show will be integrated into a textile workflow process in order to demonstrate new design and product variations from a range of perspectives ad hoc. Durst will hold a press briefing at its stand on the second day of the trade show – at 10:00 a.m. on May 9, 2017 – to provide in-depth information about the new systems, and will also be available for individual meetings. To arrange an appointment, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A new industrial printing system with a print width of 3.2 m for the area of soft signage. It allows environmentally friendly textile applications based on Durst Water Technology and delivers productivity of up to 390 m2/hour through either direct-to-textile printing or printing on transfer paper. The Rhotex 325 can be equipped with jumbo rolls to handle large print jobs and for unattended production, and also offers remote control and analytics functions to ensure continuous uptime.
Rho WT 250:
A new flatbed printing system featuring an uncompromising development of Durst’s Water Technology for environmentally friendly applications on paper media, corrugated boards, and plastics such as acrylic, polycarbonate, and polypropylene. It provides offset printing quality in look and feel and is economically viable from a batch size of 1.
Rho P10 250 HS Plus:
A further development of the successful P10 series with 40% greater productivity. It offers an ink-saver function, saving up to 15% of ink as well as an advanced application for hapt printing and roll-to-roll double-sided printing.
Rho 512R Plus:
A further development of the successful 5-meter extra-wide printing system with a new Fine Art printing mode at 1,200 dpi. Productivity is assured universally, even with light and process colors, and its robust design enables unattended 24/7 production. The Rho 512R Plus offers a new V-cut system and requires only minimal maintenance, guaranteeing continuous uptime. Moreover, new additional colors allow even finer color transitions and the faithful production of corporate brand standards.
Durst Analytics: A new software solution as a future element of the Durst OS. A preventive service option to guarantee user uptime by monitoring important machine parameters and taking proactive service measures.
Extended Service Options: Durst is extending its warranty period for new installations in the LFP segment up to 36 months in combination with newly designed service agreements. Besides machine availability – or uptime – Durst is also addressing “total cost of ownership” as a relevant factor for investment security and commercial success.
With the new Rhotex 325 dye sublimation printer, Durst is expanding its successful portfolio of high performance printers for soft signage and textile.The portfolio now includes direct- and transfer-printing systems for all market needs. Printing on sublimation paper and the subsequent transfer process using a calendar, or direct printing on fabric no longer requires an in-depth knowledge of textile pre-treatment methods and finishing processes, or larger financial investments to start your textile production today.All Rhotex printers use Oeko-Tex Standard 100 conform disperse dye Inks for odorless, 100% VOC free and skin friendly products for indoor and outdoor applications.The trend towards consumer individualization, the growing number of textile solutions for POS, as well as web-to-print and print-on-demand techniques provide new market opportunities. These printing systems are suited for polyester and polyester blends, commonly used for soft signage, sportswear and certain home textiles.
With the Rhotex 325, Durst introduces in the 3.2 meter printer class a dual purpose printing system that combines direct-to-textile printing with dye sublimation transfer printing technology. Depending on the application and fabric, this printing system can alternate between paper transfer and direct printing on polyester-based materials in no time.
This is possible, thanks to the new Durst WTS printhead technology, which achieves an exceptionally high-quality print using water-based dispersion inks for various printing materials, and reaches a printing speed of up to 390 m2/hour. The robustly built Rhotex 325 is equipped with an integrated hot air dryer, automated nozzle cleaning system, and additional features for 24/7 production.
The Durst Rhotex 180 TR combines industrial production capabilities with maximum print quality and reliability.The system is designed for a non-stop production. It creates brilliant color, razer-sharp images, and produces an impressive, abrasion-resistant, water-proof result. Durst also offers an optional “Direct Printing Kit” for printing directly onto fabrics. The changeover time between transfer and direct printing is only a few minutes and can be performed by a single operator.
The new Rhotex 500 printer series moves “seamlessly” into fabric-based advertising and information media.With an unparalleled printing width of 5 meters, the Rhotex 500 allows seamless, extra-wide soft signage and true large format products at POS, trade fairs, arenas, theaters, event venues, and public spaces.
Top productivity, 24/7 reliability, and a resolution of up to 1200 dpi make the Rhotex HS the unrivaled “work-horse” in the soft signage market.The Rhotex HS is equipped with proven, patented Durst Quadro Z printhead technology, and is the perfect solution for the whole range of soft signage and fabric applications.The Rhotex HS printer’s production efficiency allows the operator to quickly adapt to new customer requirements and to realize a profitable production from the start, on-demand, and independent of the job volume.
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