Durst digital revolution in ceramics sector
26. - 29.11.2018Parc des Expositions Paris-Nord Villepinte, FranceBooth: 6 J 141
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SGIA Products of the year 2018
Brixen, Italy - 22/10/2018 - Durst, a manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has won two Product of the Year awards at SGIA Expo in Las Vegas. The accolades for the Delta WT 250 and Rhotex 325 have been announced after Durst successfully demonstrated large-format and software capabilities, including the P5 Series with the flagship P5 250 HS machine.
Durst’s Delta WT 250, which captured the RTR/ Hybrid/Flatbed new technology or inkset category, is the flagship for a new generation of printers producing superb litho quality with odorless ink. Durst Water Technology is highly suited for a range of Corrugated Packaging and Display applications. Durst WT inks are completely free or hazardous labeling and comply with the strictest health and safety requirements. The Durst Delta corrugated multi-pass systems are designed for 24/7 operation and have various levels of automation allowing unmanned production.
Winning an SGIA Product of the Year award for the second-year running was the Durst Rhotex 325 in the Roll-to-Roll Direct Disperse Ink on Textile category. This dual purpose, eco-friendly printing system combines direct-to-textile with dye-sublimation transfer printing technology in a 3.2metre platform, all with 24/7, high production output reliability. This is achieved by incorporating Durst Water Technology printhead technology, producing an exceptional print using water-based dispersion inks. Depending on the application and fabric, this printing system can easily alternate between paper transfer and direct printing on polyester-based materials.
Highlights over the three days at SGIA Expo 2018 included Durst unveiling the successful Rho 512R production machine with new LED UV curing technology, which offers additional production features and application possibilities, Benefits of the Rho 512R LED include higher adhesion and less odor, but still retaining the same high performance and reliability of a standard configuration.
Durst Professional Services (DPS) GmbH, which will provide customers with consulting and integration services, software development, contract management and trainings in the future, was also formally unveiled at the show. The highlight of the DPS presentation was the comprehensive MAPS (Multi Application Platform & Solutions) software suite. This depicts a complete process landscape and offers end-to-end solutions as well as individual submodules for integration into existing production environments.
Christoph Gamper, CEO of Durst Group, said: “Winning the awards underpins our commitment to excellence, particularly as we continue to further develop world-class systems, software capabilities and a service-oriented infrastructure in the United States and across the world. With Durst Professional Services, we're taking another step forward and providing comprehensive solutions for customers’ respective processes and production environments. Every customer is unique and has a different focus. A real benefit of our MAPS architecture is the ability to offer software solutions that can be quickly and easily integrated into existing processes.”
Durst Rhotex 325
Durst Delta WT 250
Brixen, Italy - 18/10/2018 - Durst, a leading manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, will be showcasing its large-format capabilities and new developments on Booth 1548 at SGIA Expo (October 18-20) in Las Vegas – and especially the new P5 Series with the flagship P5 250 HS. The flatbed printing system impresses with industrial productivity and print quality comparable to consistent litho that sets new standards in this segment, both technologically and in terms of efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
In roll-to-roll wide format printing, Durst presents the successful Rho 512R production machine with new LED UV curing technology. The new LED ink developed by Durst benefits from higher adhesion and less odor. In terms of performance and reliability, the Rho 512R LED is in no way inferior to its standard configuration and also offers additional production features.
Another premiere at SGIA is the new Durst Professional Services (DPS) GmbH, which will provide customers with consulting and integration services, software development, contract management and trainings in the future. The highlight of the DPS presentation at the SGIA is the comprehensive MAPS (Multi Application Platform & Solutions) software suite, which depicts a complete process landscape and offers end-to-end solutions as well as individual submodules for integration into existing production environments.
„This year, we have selected SGIA Expo as the central trade show to showcase our innovations in large-format printing,” says Christoph Gamper, CEO of Durst Group. „Our printing capabilities are undisputed worldwide, and with Durst US, we have a highly successful and service-oriented infrastructure in the United States to help our customers with their production needs. With Durst Professional Services, we're taking that one step further and providing comprehensive solutions for their respective processes and production environments.”
„Every customer is different and has a different focus. With our MAPS architecture, we offer software solutions that can be quickly and easily integrated into existing processes - from the individual module to the entire ERP solution - depending on your choice and requirement. Whether to achieve optimal workflow efficiency or for the adaptation of new business processes, with DPS our customers receive the necessary advice and solutions from a single source. I am very proud of this development and I am pleased to introduce Durst Professional Services to the public at SGIA and to hear from customers.”
Durst Multi Application Platform & Solutions
Durst Rho 512R LED
Durst Group CEO Christoph Gamper
Brixen, Italy – 24/09/2018 – Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, has announced the world’s first true digital glaze system in a major breakthrough for ceramic printing that will open up new creative horizons for customers in a growth market.
The revolutionary first single-pass true digital glaze technology is a dream come true for Durst, which has worked consistently in close partnership with customers to develop unique tiles in matt or gloss in an uninterrupted process on fine structures for more than seven years. These include textiles, leather, wood and many unusual designs – completely digitally, highly integrated and independent of batch size.
Durst has long been recognised as a pioneer in the digital decoration of ceramic tiles since developing a digital single-pass printer for pigment inks in 2003, under the name Gamma. Among the unique features advantages of its systems are the total shading with each tile having a different décor, like in nature, the ability to decorate the tiles entirely without having white edges, the top quality of high definition printing and a process that made decorations natural, so avoiding the artefact effect.
The process has continuously evolved and Durst has now announced the single-pass true full-digital glaze printing for commercial industrial tile production. Its machine, the Gamma DG 4.0, uses proprietary Durst Rockjet™ ultra-large drop size printheads and economically-efficient Durst FREE D technology. On its stand 155 in Hall D1 the Tecnargilla show in Rimini, Italy, from 24-28 September 2018, Durst has demonstrated the next evolutionary stage: the new Gamma 208 XD 5.0 printer that is able to process super-wide tiles and slabs with a maximum width of 200cm (unfired).
Durst true digital glaze printing technology provides full coverage, with structure, or even partial prior to digital printing, as well as with ceramic effect materials after digital printing. This development also includes the introduction of color management software for fast color matching for new and repeating jobs, specifically designed for ceramic inks and production conditions. The Colorgate CMS Durst Edition, which works with all Durst and non-Durst printers, has been designed and optimized for requirements and conditions in ceramics. These include small and non-linear colour space of ceramic inks, flat and structured surfaces and inconsistent process conditions.
Durst is heavily investing and working to assure full interconnectivity of all Gamma printers and peripherals with the Industry 4.0 Stand – the ‘fourth industrial revolution’. Advances also come through other software such as Durst Analytics, which provides real-time industry standard printer data and instructions exchange with central factory supervision from Durst’s headquarters in Brixen, Italy
Christoph Gamper, Durst Group CEO, said: “Digital glaze represents a quantum leap for digital ceramic printing. We are extremely proud of the result. Durst has been shaping industrial digital printing in the ceramics sector for decades. Now, for the first time, our holistic system allows matt and glossy glazes to be printed in an uninterrupted process quickly and reliably on fine structures and unusual designs – completely digitally, highly integrated and independent of batch size. Not as a superficial effect, but as a real, tangible function that makes the difference.”
Norbert von Aufschnaiter, Segment Manager, Durst Ceramics Printing, said: “When digital technology entered the world of ceramic printing, the industry changed. Durst full digital glazing is an unprecedented technology and works with glazes having very similar characteristics to the traditonal ones currently in use. It is considered an even bigger revolution than digital decoration. Gamma DG creates flat and structured glazed surfaces in a variety of styles digitally, efficiently and inexpensively.”
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Neues Bürogebäude am Produktionsstandort Lienz
Brixen, Italien - 21.09.2018 - Durst, Hersteller von zukunftsweisenden digitalen Druck- und Produktionstechnologien, eröffnet am Produktionsstandort in Lienz ein neues Bürogebäude. Der Neubau befindet sich auf der Rückseite des heutigen Verwaltungstraktes, unmittelbar neben dem Innovationszentrum (Kristallgebäude).
Ein hierfür angelegter Haupzugang „SÜD“, verbindet künftig von außen die verschiedenen Einrichtungen. Das neue 3-stöckige Bürogebäude beheimatet die Software- und Service-Abteilungen und bietet zudem einen großen Veranstaltungs- und Seminarbereich. Im Rahmen der offiziellen Eröffnung am Freitag, 21. September, wurden die Familien der Mitarbeiter zu einem kleinen Sommerfest eingeladen und alle Tore für eine gemeinsame Werksbesichtung geöffnet.
„Mit dem neuen Bürogebäude setzen wir den Grundstein für unsere künftige Entwicklung“, sagt Christoph Gamper, CEO der Durst Group. „Unser Software-Team ist innerhalb kürzester Zeit auf über 40 Personen angestiegen und auch der Bereich Service spielt im After-Sales eine wichtige Rolle. Mit der kontinuierlichen Investition in unser Werk in Lienz, geben wir unser Bekenntnis für diesen Standort ab und freuen uns auf eine erfolgreiche Zusammenarbeit mit allen lokalen Institutionen.“
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