Inspiring and engaging Durst Digital Days attracted record attendees
Brixen, Italy - 09/02/2018 - Passionate and positive customer feedback will help shape Durst thinking for future events after record attendances at the "inspiring and engaging" Digital Days at its world headquarters in Brixen, northern Italy, that concluded today [February 9].
Guest speakers at the latest edition of the the renowned international open house included Rick Hulme from Sunjet, who discussed Inkjet Ink Development for Labels, and Package Printing and Color Alliance's Rainer Esters who gave an overview of Durst's Web To Print Solution. Bettina Offenegger also detailed Durst's Symphony Workflow Solution and Manuel Gruber focused on Durst Label Global Service.
Customer experiences took centre stage, too, with David Webster, The Label Makers UK managing director, speaking the Tau 330 and the Tau 330 RSC beta test, while Ramon Krieg, Technical Production Manager at BMZ in Switzerland, explained how its Tau 330 with Low Migration Ink was building impotant new business opportunities.
Mr Webster said: "Durst has been an incredibly supportive partner with fantastic technology, which is why I was only more than happy to come along and play an important role with a presentation on each of the three Digital Days. Installing the Tau 330 RSC has been another huge step for us. The Durst Tau 330 RSC prints at phenomenal speed and is far more cost-ffective for us because it is using less ink, but still mainaining the incredible print quality. The future of most label production wll be inkjet."
"Digital is now the clear preferred choice for us for smaller runs," said Mr Krieg at the Durst Digital Days. "I believe that inkjet is the future, particularly now that our Durst Tau 330 is so cost-effective to run because there is no preparation time needed when you change jobs. And more of our work is increasingly short run."
A factory tour included live demonstrations of the new Tau 330 RSC with in-line OMET Cflex X6. The 78 linear meters/min (245 ft./min) UV inkjet label and package printing press with a 330 mm (13 in.) print width and 1200 x 1200 dpi printing resolution has eight color stations (CMYK+W+OVG).
Visitors also saw in action the Low Migration ink Tau 330 with Chill Roller and Insertion System suited to primary food and pharma packaging as well as the economic entry model Tau 330E with its specially developed high pigmented UV inkjet inks.
Durst's, manufacturer of advance digital production technologies, also demonstrated its Web2Print solution for online design, preview and ordering of all kinds of packaging products including labels, folding carton. Durst's own Workflow-Label Application Suite was also showcased. This is modular, expandable prepress software for order entry, pre-press, RIP, color management, ink-costing and production data management.
Helmuth Munter, Segment Manager, Durst Label & Package Printing, said: "The three days were packed with market knowledge, technical expertise and thought leadership aimed at helping attendees think differently about how they can improve the way they manage their business. Our customers are passionate about the work they produce and the growth of digital and inkjet - it's the future. The Durst Digital Days also armed them with many ideas on how to better support their customers and grow their business through the adaptable solutions we provide as a true partner."
"In particular, our proprietary single pass UV inkjet technology delivers the flexibility for fast and efficient production of the highest print quality for an expansive range of label and packaging applications. Small, medium, and now long runs are highly profitable with our digital systems. Thanks to a cost-effective total cost of ownership we provide, the options are virtually unlimited and open up an enormous potential for new products and services in an ever-changing market."
Durst full digital glaze line customer installations starting this year
Brixen, Italy - 15/02/2018 - Durst, a manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has used the CEVISAMA 2018 Ceramic Tile and Machinery Exhibition in Valencia, Spain, to unveil more details on its full digital glaze line currently undergoing industrial field testing.
After more than six years of research and development to create a complete glazing line capability of integrating a fully digital process based on an open system, Durst has confirmed that first customer installations are scheduled to start later this year. The solution incorporates latest-generation Durst glazing, printing and finishing technologies that can work with glazes that are similar to conventional products.
On its stand at CEVISAMA 2018, Durst unveiled the Durst TRUE Full Digital Tile Production Workflow 4.0. The workflow was highlighted alongside production systems on the stand. These were the Durst Gamma DG Digital Glaze Printer and Gamma XD Printer, as well as the Durst ColorGATE True Ceramics Color Management Solution.
Durst's single-pass glaze printer uses patented Durst RockJet® printhead technology, specifically developed and manufactured by Durst specifically for the ceramic glaze properties. It is the only technology that can handle water-based glazes with large particle sizes up to 45 microns, which is similar to traditional glazes.
The Gamma DG Digital Glaze printer features high resolution structures as used in the majority of the structured tiles produced, but has unlimited variations, as well as an ability to creative innovative and unique designs composed of different glazes on the same tile. These include gloss and matt finishes.
Durst's XD Series next-generation digial ceramic décor printer has been designed for easy and fast maintenance and service. It boasts unrivalled print quality with no banding or lines, low grain visibility, excellent uptime and reliability, low maintenance and service costs. Other benefits include long printhead duty cycles with no purge or ink waste and a dry belt-cleaning system.
The ColorGATE True Ceramics Color Management is unique because it is the only solution with ultra-fast patch reading printed on flat or structured tile surfaces. It has fast color matching for new and repeating jobs, specifically desinged for ceramic inks and production conditions. Patented "Fingerprint" color control takes into account any variation over time, for example glaze or firing conditions.
Norbert von Aufschnaiter, Durst Group's Segment Manager, Ceramics Division, said: "We had many more visitors to our stand at CEVISAMA 2018 than in previous years. Visitors were extremely interested in the latest developments in our Durst Digital Full Glaze Line latest-generation technology, which is on track. These are exciting times and we're confident of starting installations later this year."
"The resultant line will guarantee maximum versatility, flexibility and quality, as well as extremely competitive management costs, space rationalization optimization of production and a high degree of management control through process automation."
Durst and OMET unveil XJET hybrid printing solution at Durst Digital Days
Brixen, Italy - 08/02/2018 - Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, together with OMET, manufacturer of printing and converting machines, have strengthened their collaboration with the introduction of the new OMET XJet. Powered by Durst, the integrated hybrid solution for a wide range of high-performance labels and packaging printing guarantees flexibility and cost savings.
Helmuth Munter (left) and Marco Calcagni, OMET, in front of the system
The jewel in the crown of the Durst and OMET partnership, the new OMET XJet, is being officially presented to more than a 100 customers from across the globe at Durst's Digital Days at its Italian headquarters in Brixen, northern Italy. The three-day event is dedicated to the best digital label and packaging printing solutions.
The OMET XJET is the new hybrid printing platform integrating Durst's Tau 330 digital inkjet system with OMET X6 flexo stations and converting units. It can offer an unlimited flexibility and a wide range of final applications with a consistent cost reduction thanks to the in-line multi-process configuration. Durst inkjet technology together with OMET X6's finishing and converting units like cold foil, hot foil, lamination, varnishing, die-cutting and slitting assure reliability and excellent results at every run, with the advantage of obtaining the final product in one single passage.
The OMET XJet is powered by Durst Tau RSC, the high-performance UV inkjet printing press featuring 330 mm (13") print width with maximum print speed of 78 linear meters/min (245 ft./min) at 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution. Thanks to its eight color stations (CMYK+W+OVG) with new designed high pigmented inks it delivers outstanding print quality with 98% pantone color gamut coverage.
The hybrid solution broadens the opportunities for label printers thanks to its flexible configuration. It can be seen as three presses in one as it can be used as hybrid solution, flexo stand-alone or digital stand-alone according to the length of the run or the level of personalization required. This concept can help optimize production time and costs, getting faster ROI and open new market opportunities.
Helmuth Munter, Segment Manager Labels & Package Printing at Durst comments: "We are very pleased to partner OMET in the launch of this highly professional hybrid printing solution. It combines the best technologies of both, the digital inkjet printing and conventional pre- and post press printing and finishing world, offering our common future customers a highly cost effective and complete "all-in-one" printing process."
Marco Calcagni, OMET Sales and Marketing Director, added: "We managed to create a complete Made-in-Italy printing solution that meets the market trends of personalization, just-in-time deliveries and final product variation, but also maintaining all the capabilities of a conventional press. I believe that Durst is the right partner for such a challenging project because they have deep knowledge and the best digital inkjet technology acknowledged by the international market."
Standfast & Barracks Enhances Digital Textile Business By Creating Centre of Excellence With Durst
Durst and Standfast & Barracks have announced plans for a Centre of Excellence in the UK at the fabric printing company’s UK headquarters in Lancashire.
Brixen, Italu – 09/01/2018 – , manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, and Standfast & Barracks have announced plans for a Centre of Excellence in the UK at the fabric printing company’s UK headquarters in Lancashire.
Little more than two years after a devastating flood that closed the factory for more than four months, Standfast & Barracks has cemented its partnership with Durst with an investment in its new print and ink technology. The fabric printing company has installed two Alpha 190 systems, part of a new generation of super high-performance multi-pass printers with the One-Step Pigment Ink Greentex P.
These, together with the creation of a Centre of Excellence, will continue to drive digital textile growth for Standfast & Barracks, which has already returned to similar business levels since before the flood.
Details of the Centre of Excellence were being unveiled in the run-up to Heimtextil in Frankfurt Messe, Germany, from 9-12 January where Durst and Standfast & Barracks both have an important presence. Heimtextil, which is held in Frankfurt am Main, is the world’s biggest international trade fair for home and contract textiles.
On its stand at Heimtextil, [G50, Hall 4.1], most of Standfast & Barracks displays were printed on the Durst Alpha 190. The seven new collections being shown are Traditional Archive, Archive Florals, 30s inspired Wholesale, Modern Sherwood, Novelty Brights, Luxury Velvet and Contempary Florals named “Applethwaite Garden”.
During Heimtextil, Durst will be giving a keynote presentation at the WTiN conference on 10 January at 15.30. It is entitled “Successful Digital Business Models and Opportunities with the new Durst Alpha Series and the Greentex P Pigment Ink”.
Standfast & Barracks, a well-established Lancaster-based fabric printing company, is part of the British luxury furnishings group Walter Greenbank PLC. With a heritage approaching almost 100 years, Standfast & Barracks has an international reputation for its commitment to quality and innovation and for using advanced technologies.
A perfect example is the Durst Alpha is the Alpha 190, part of the Alpha Series that features different configurations and print widths for industrial printing of fashion garment and apparel, home textiles and upholstery. Durst developed the One-Step Pigment (Alpha Ink P) especially for the Alpha Series. The environmentally friendly pigment and the reactive and dispersion inks are based on the Durst Water Technology.
Stephen Thomas, Managing Director of Standfast & Barracks, said: “Our investment in Durst’s digital technology has transformed the market dynamics for our business and helped trigger a new wave of innovation. Most of our collections on display at Heimtextil were printed using Durst technology – it’s brilliant.”
Mr Thomas added: “The initial trials for the pigment inks have been extremely successful and we are looking forward to driving forward this planned Centre of Excellence. Digital is by far our biggest growth area. Thanks to the huge advances in our digital fabric printing capabilities with Durst, we are now expanding into further industrial production for our premium quality products. Digital gives us unlimited opportunities and colour variations. This is another huge step forward for our business.”
Martin Winkler, Segment Manager Durst Textile Printing, said: “Standfast & Barracks is incredibly proud of its rich heritage and, through Durst’s digital technology, it is showing the company is capable of even bigger and better things. It is a perfect example of how a respected company is pushing the barriers and innovation in textiles by investing in new technologies.”
Stephen Thomas, Managing Director of Standfast & Barracks and Martin Winkler, Segment Manager of Durst Textile Printing strong>