Industrielle Textildruckmaschinen mit digitaler Technologie
In der aktuellen Sonderbeilage Dolomiten Spezial mit dem Schwerpunkt: „Kompetenz & Innovation“ zeigt die Durst Phototechnik AG auf, wie Innovation und Kompetenz in der Euregio zu neuen Stärken auf internationaler Ebene führen können.
23 – 25/10/2019Dallas Convention Center, USABooth: 7816Hall: Exhibit Hall Graphic & Wide Format
Ceramiche Piemme, Italy, Colorobbia and Smalticeram showcased revolutionary ceramic tiles glazed and structured with DURST GAMMA DG
Durst Rho 512R LED delivers top quality for demanding customers
With Durst the quality, speed and uptime has been unbelievable. We sometimes run 24 hours a day.
The uncomplicated and powerful Durst Workflow Label is ideally suited to achieve fast turnaround times in repro and production planning.
Printex review and Labelexpo Europe preview
Brixen, Italien – 8. November 2019 - Durst, Hersteller von zukunftsweisenden Digitaldruck- und Produktionstechnologien, feierte am 8. November sein 10-jähriges am Standort Kufstein, Österreich. Ende 2009 begann hier die Durst mit einem Team von Spezialisten mit der Entwicklung von industriellen Textildruckmaschinen auf Basis der digitalen Inkjet-Technologie. Zu diesem Zeitpunkt wurden Heimtextilien, Bekleidungen und andere Textilwaren im traditionellen Siebdruckverfahren produziert, was aber durch den Wandel in der Gesellschaft nicht mehr zeitgemäß war und den Anforderungen des Marktes nicht genügte. Die großen Textilhersteller forderten nach schnelleren Produktionsverfahren, die sich auch bei kleineren Druckvolumen wie beispielsweise wechselnden Kollektionen und Individualisierungen rechneten und ohne große Vorlaufzeit sich unmittelbar produzieren ließen. Die Antwort lieferte Durst mit der digitalen Drucktechnologie und heute werden ca. 10% aller Textilwaren weltweit mit diesem Verfahren produziert. Die Wachstumskurve zeigt weiter konstant nach oben, da neben der Schnelligkeit und der Qualität auch das Thema Nachhaltigkeit für die digitalen Drucksysteme spricht. Denn Durst entwickelte neben den Druckmaschinen auch wasserbasierte Tinten für die unterschiedlichen Textilmaterialien, um schadstoff- und geruchsfreie sowie hautverträgliche Textilwaren zu ermöglichen.
„Wir haben uns damals für den Standort Kufstein entschieden, da in dem Bezirk sich über die Jahre ein Textil-Cluster gebildet hatte und qualifiziertes Personal zur Verfügung stand“, blickt Christoph Gamper, CEO der Durst Group auf die Gründung zurück. „Heute produzieren unsere Textildruckmaschinen Millionen von Laufmetern von digital bedruckten Textilien in Asien, Europa und USA. Wir sind sehr stolz auf die Leistungen unseres Entwicklungsteam in Kufstein, denn sie haben die Grundlagen für diesen Erfolg geliefert und sind auch für die künftigen Innovationen für die Textilindustrie mitverantwortlich.“
Am Entwicklungs-Standort Kufstein arbeiten heute mehr als 10 Mitarbeiter an den Durst Alpha Drucksystemen und entwickeln diese kontinuierlich weiter. Zu den Schwerpunkten gehören die Weiterentwicklung der Druckkopf-, Warenführung- und Trocknungstechnologien. In Zusammenarbeit mit den Innovationszentren in Brixen und Lienz, die Grundlagenforschung im Bereich Wassertinten betreiben, erfolgen in Kufstein die Tests für die Auswahl und Qualitätsverbesserung der unterschiedlichen Tintensysteme. Nach erfolgreichen Ergebnissen und Freigabe der Entwicklungen in Kufstein, fließen diese in die Fertigung der Druckmaschinen am Durst Hauptstandort in Brixen, Südtirol/Italien mit ein.
Brixen, Italien – 07. November 2019 - Durst, Hersteller von zukunftsweisenden Digitaldruck- und Produktionstechnologien, ernennt mit Marcel Dietrich einen neuen Geschäftsführer für seine Niederlassung in Ratingen, Deutschland. Marcel Dietrich folgt in dieser Position auf Andreas Unterhofer, der als Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung neue Aufgaben innerhalb der Durst Group übernehmen wird.
Marcel Dietrich ist seit über 20 Jahren im Digitaldruck-Sektor tätig und bekleidete führende Positionen u.a. bei Xerox und EFI. Seit 2018 ist der gelernte IT-Systemkaufmann und Betriebswirt bei der Durst für den Vertrieb des LFP-Portfolios in Deutschland verantwortlich. In seiner erweiterten Doppelfunktion als Geschäftsführer und Vertriebsdirektor, wird Marcel Dietrich die „Pixel to Output“-Strategie in seiner Region ausrollen. Diese beinhaltet ein Gesamtportfolio bestehend aus Digitaldrucksystemen, Tinte, Service und Software als integrales Element für optimierte Produktionsprozesse. Besonders die Software-Lösungen Durst Workflow und Durst Smart-Shop stehen hier im Mittelpunkt, um die Kundenkommunikation und die Produktionseffizienz zu steigern und attraktive Angebote zu entwickeln.
„Wir wollen die Kundenzufriedenheit in Deutschland mit umfassenden Serviceleistungen weiter steigern“ sagt Marcel Dietrich. „Mit der „Pixel to Output“-Strategie verfolgen wir deshalb den Ansatz, alles aus einer Hand anzubieten und die Kunden nicht mit einem Patchwork aus Optionen und Drittlösungen alleine zu lassen. Gerade die neue P5 Druckmaschinen-Generation, mit integrierten Softwarelösungen und präventiven Serviceleistungen eröffnet uns neue Möglichlichkeiten und das nicht nur im Highend-Segment, sondern vor allem im mittleren Marktsegment, wo die Effizienz und der ROI eine gewichtige Rolle in der Investitionsbereitschaft spielen.“
Brixen, Italy / Dallas, USA, 21.10.2019 – Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, will use its booth #7816 at PRINTING United in Dallas, Texas, from 23-25 October 2019 as the launchpad for the new Rho 2500 Series as well as showing the award-winning Durst P5 350 printer in North America for the first time.
An evolution of the Rho 1300 Series, the newly-designed Rho 2500 is a modular, versatile industrial production printer available in three different versions with upgrades possible at any time. All are equipped with Durst Workflow Print new production software and the monitoring tool Durst Analytics. The machine will be running alongside the Durst P5 350, which will also be making its debut at the inaugural PRINTING United show. The Durst P5 350 – launched at FESPA – won the European Digital Press Association (EDP) award for Flatbed/Hybrid Printer < 250 sqm/h at the same time in May.
The Rho 2500’s new 8pl printheads with variodrop printing technology enable higher resolution of 1000x800dpi, finer printing quality and excellent sharpness with productivity up to 1,200sqm/h. Other possibilities are for volume production, high speed and a Smart 4 printing mode for the six-color version. Starting with six head rows for the S model, the next level for the Rho 2500 M comprises eight head rows and the Rho 2500 L has 10 head rows. All can have white. Other options include a stacker for ¾ or full automation, a dual track printing mode, a safe ink refill identification system and camera control on the outside of the printer while operating the monitor screen.
Tim Saur, Managing Director of Durst North America, said: “Order volumes this year have been exceptionally strong, so we are looking forward to continuing the momentum by having live systems running at PRINTING United. The P5 is an outstanding new technology platform while the launch of the Rho 2500 industrial production printer provides a modular system that can be upgraded at any time. All of our machines benefit from the comprehensive Durst software solutions to maximize the potential of process automation and digitization.”
Christian Harder, Durst’s Global Sales Director, Large Format Printing, said: “PRINTING United gives us another perfect platform to showcase our world-class production, software, and service capabilities. North America is an extremely important market for us and has an abundant growth potential. The show’s objective - to focus on the opportunities that convergence presents - resonates with our own business philosophy. We are really looking forward to the exhibition.”
CERSAIE 2019: CERAMICHE PIEMME, ITALY, COLOROBBIA AND SMALTICERAM SHOWCASED REVOLUTIONARY CERAMIC TILES GLAZED AND STRUCTURED WITH DURST GAMMA DG - FIRST TRUE DIGITAL SINGLE PASS GLAZE PRINTING TECHNOLOGY
The ceramic tiles produced with the revolutionary Durst RockJet™/Gamma DG technology have created a tremendous interest among ceramic tile manufactures, dealers, architects and consumers due to the clearly demonstrated advantages of this technology for the creation of tiles with unique designs, not achievable with the systems currently in use. Among the most appreciated advantages is the perfect synchronization of the structures with the graphics, without output limits, a feature that among other advantages makes these tiles look very natural.
Features and benefits of Durst RockJet™/Gamma DG technology
Consulting, project planning, printing, construction and assembly - Printwerk e.Kfm. in Erlangen, Germany, has been supplying innovative special solutions for large format printing, trade fairs, events, POS and retail for over 30 years. World-famous brands such as Adidas, Siemens and Schaeffler are part of the company's customer base. In August 2019 Printwerk e.Kfm acquired a Durst Rho 512R LED and is very enthusiastic about the quality, printing speed and reliability of the machine.
“Our customers expect a reliable and fast delivery and this is guaranteed with the Rho 512R LED”, says Marlene Dinkel, Operations Manager. “Many special fabrics can be printed easily with the Durst printer. The material handling is superb which means that a 30- or 50-meter roll can run through without creasing, which is not always given with other machines. The print quality is extremely good which is particularly important for fabrics that are used for light boxes which are backlit.”
“We are very satisfied and from our point of view the investment has paid off immediately as the Durst Rho 512R LED runs so consistently well and reliably. The installation went well and we were sufficiently supported and trained by Durst.”
"But the Durst Professional Services team does not stand still. We are now working together to implement an interface from the ERP system to the workflow in order to further increase the speed from order entry to printing. In the next 6 - 12 months we want to introduce an approval portal so that customers can see and approve their print image faster and delivery times can be shortened again. Together with Durst, we are already planning an online shop so that customers can design and order online as required. Without Durst's future-oriented and competent employees, this project would certainly not have been so successful! Durst Professional Services has been a strong partner for us from the very beginning. No matter whether we need support for our workflow or our printing press, Durst's competent employees always have a solution ready for us.”
Piet Hoevenaars employs 45 staff in a business covering many different applications in large-format printing. Whether it’s PVC frontlit, mesh cloth, backlit, artex, textiles, banners, flags or signs, indoor or outdoor work, the sky is the limit.
Working exclusively for resellers, an extensive machine park forms the hub of the business in Veldhoven, The Netherlands, for a business serving BENELUX. Piet Hoevenaars has an enviable reputation as a reliable partner delivering the best service to customers. It prides itself on its investment in latest technologies, a major factor in its continuing growth that is still averaging 25-30% a year.
The company was started by Piet Hoevenaars 33 years. Durst became a partner six years ago and is now the sole supplier of printing systems that range from Rho UV high-speed production printers, Rhotex textile printers and now the latest system – the Rho 512 LED – installed in March 2019, which is the first in Benelux.
A family business, Mr Hoevenaars’ son, Peter, is now playing a key role in continuing to drive the business forward. He said: “We weren’t really happy with the quality of our previous supplier, plus we needed more capacity for our business that is focused on fast delivery times for short-run orders.”
“However, with Durst the quality, speed and uptime has been unbelievable. We have had virtually no problems with any of our nine machines over many years, and we sometimes run 24 hours a day. And Durst is a company that shares the same caring, family values.”
“We provide a first-rate service at great prices, providing fantastic quality with fast turnaround times and short-run orders. Combined with personal service, that is why we only use Durst machines – now nine in total. It is a golden combination.”
“We run a business that is efficient, has an eye for detail and quality, and is extremely competitively priced. Resellers want the lowest prices, which we can provide thanks to Durst. The machines may appear to be a little expensive at the outset, but the fact they are extremely productive and reliable means we have little downtime and the ROI is impressive. We haven’t looked back. Durst is a perfect partner.”
Brixen, Italy, October 1st, 2019 - Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, and Color Concepts, an independent professional services provider for the digital wide format printing industry, have announced a partnership. Color Concepts has been appointed as premium partner for Durst Professional Services. It will provide color management support after Durst Workflow Software is installed. This service will be provided first within EMEA.
Durst Workflow Software is a browser-based software solution. It combines data preparations, color management, and output preparations to ensure production with optimal results in the shortest possible time. Color Concepts will provide color management support for customers to help raise their standards in print quality.
“Color management is an increasingly important tool for businesses, said Christian Casazza, Managing Director of Durst Professional Services GmbH. “With Color Concepts, we have gained a strong application expert and partner in this field for our large format workflow solution. This enables us to continue achieving the best possible result for our customers.”
Marco Roos, CEO of Color Concepts, said: “We are delighted to have signed a partnership with DPS. This cooperation confirms the further professionalization in the large format printing industry and clearly shows the growing demand for high-end professional services and workflow optimization. Color Concepts is committed to supporting manufacturers in the large format printing industry by providing a broad range of software solutions, data enrichment and professional services.”
“It is extremely important to achieve fast turnaround times in repro and production planning especially for small and medium runs. The uncomplicated and powerful Durst Workflow Label is ideally suited for this, and the competent employees of Durst Professional Services were on hand to help us with words and deeds.”(Niko von Hanstein, Head of Production, PrePress)
Clever Systemtechnik has been offering innovative complete solutions for all types of labels since 1993. From three different locations, the company supplies customers throughout Germany in the food, cosmetics, beverage, textile and automotive sectors. In 2017, Clever Systemtechnik decided to invest in a Durst Tau 330 Low Migration UV Inkjet Printer and to plan the integration of a workflow in order to meet its customers' demands for shorter runs and shorter delivery times.
"Until then, we had had all repro work done externally and it simply took too long. Customers are demanding that their jobs be completed in ever shorter time and in shorter runs. It was clear to us that we could only optimize our connectivity and job scheduling with an efficient workflow solution. We also became aware of the Durst Workflow Label with the purchase of the Durst Tau 330.”
"Since we had to start from scratch, we naturally researched different vendors and solutions," says Mr von Hanstein. "But it quickly became clear that the Durst Workflow Label was simply the best solution for us. Durst's competent staff stood by us step by step during the introduction and optimized the software and press without interface problems.
"The powerful Durst Workflow Label now covers all processes from data management and print data preparation to print output and reporting! This optimization has resulted in an enormous increase in productivity. For jobs that used to take up to 10 days, we now only need 4 days," explains Mr von Hanstein.
The company is also enthusiastic about the easy handling of the software. The intuitively designed program is very user-friendly and does not require a fully trained repro force for common corrections. The outdated folder structure at Clever Systemtechnik could be replaced by a modern database-driven solution that organizes data management in the Durst workflow.
Thus, the company has a fast and clear access to all articles manufactured so far. All data, including variable data, which previously had to be printed separately, can now be created easily and quickly via the software and sent to the printer. As a result, the company was not only able to react better to the wishes of existing customers, but was also able to win many new customers, such as start-ups.
Selangor, Malaysia / Brixen, Italy – 18.09.2019 – Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, has announced that J&A Imaging Station Sdn Bhd in Petaling Jaya Selangor, Malaysia has become the first customer in Asia to invest in a Rho 512R LED production printer. An important factor in the company’s second investment in Durst technology is because brands are increasing needing bigger retail displays to be printed five meters wide.
J&A Imaging, which bought a Durst P10 320R machine six years ago, made a strategic decision early on to concentrate on the large format market, with a particular focus on soft signage. Both production printers have been incredible and the new investment made sound financial sense, according to Jason Chor, owner of J&A Imaging. “All of the previously outsourced work between 3 and 5 meters has been brought in-house now,” he said. “We are saving considerable amounts by printing in-house. The red colours on the Durst 512R LED in particular are an unbelievable quality. The wider benefits are new opportunities for extra international contracts and partnerships with other companies in other countries.”
J&A Imaging, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, is a high-end printer working with retail brands demanding the highest standards. “We wanted to improve our service even further and show dedicated commitment to our own customer base who need high productivity and photo-quality printing,” said Mr Chor. “We are dealing in high-end printing for brands such as Gucci, Shiseido, Coach, Chanel and Maxis Telecommunication Company in Malaysia, and the trust our customers place on us is second to none. We have complete confidence in Durst. It has state-of-the-art equipment and facilities and we get excellent feedback and commitment from the friendly staff. While I am in business, I am sure I will always want to be a customer.”
Tomio Kiyose, Durst Group’s Managing Director, South East Asia, said: “This investment marks a significant milestone for J&A Imaging, which was also the first company in our region to invest in the P10 320R six years ago. It is another example of how growing numbers of companies demanding the very best quality, increasingly rely on Durst to provide technology to match their exacting requirements.”
Durst is a global leader in high-performance printing systems – from image data processing and printing to final product finishing – all from a single source. Employing more than 700 people across the world, its printing systems have integrated modular software solutions, analytics software and optional expansion with prepress and webshop solutions under the motto “Pixel to Output”.
An example of a retail display from J&A Imaging
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