In-house digital printing is the future for Lillestoff: "We produce on our own.This brings us closer to our customers".
27.-28.02.2019Birmingham, United KingdomBooth: F40Hall: 9
Very successful Beta-Test of the Tau 330 RSC at The Label Makers, UK – David Webster
Masserdotti Group disguises the cathedral of Ferrara
Durst Rho series help kick-start business growth for EASTprint
South Tyrolean entrepreneurs meet at Durst Group headquarters in Brixen
Lillestoff, one of Germany's most successful international fabric retailers, is a future-oriented company that relies on Durst's innovative, high-performance Alpha 190 digital textile printer. This printer is suitable for printing on a wide variety of fabric types and provides the company with more efficient production, reduced storage capacities and considerably faster delivery times.
"Digital printing is our future. From small runs to industrial volumes, we now produce 90% of our fabrics ourselves, in the highest quality and with vibrant colors. Thanks to the Alpha 190 printer, we can now respond much faster to customer needs, be more independent, more flexible and really print only what we need”. Daniele Gencalp, owner, Lillestoff GmbH
From a small sewing café to an internationally recognized fabric supplier, the Lillestoff GmbH, founded in 2010, specializes in the sale of fabrics with special, Scandinavian designs for the fashion market. Lillestoff now employs 28 people, plus10 exclusive designers from all over the world, and delivers to 28 different countries and operates from premises covering over 2,000 square meters.
"Lillestoff’s designs are special and they inspire our customers,” says Daniele Gencalp. “That made us grow very fast in the last years. Lillestoff's customers include big companies and retailers, but also many loyal DIY customers.”
Until recently, the fabrics had been printed in a factory in Turkey. "With the constantly growing order volume the production cycle simply took too long and became more and more unreliable. Long delivery times, poor quality, incomplete orders and too much waste - we couldn't serve our customers in a professional way anymore," says Daniele Gencalp.
There was only one solution for Lillestoff - to do the printing themselves. After doing their own research, the Gencalps visited the Fespa trade fair in 2017. "We were immediately fascinated by the Durst Alpha 190 printer but had no experience at all in dealing with printing.”
For Martin Winkler, Head of Durst Textile Printing, and his team, that was no problem. Durst provided Lillestoff with several employees to ensure successful installation and commissioning. "The support was great", says Daniele Gencalp. "Together with all the designers, we and of course our two new printers were trained.”
Example Lillestoff design
Durst Alpha 190 at Lillestoff
In autumn 2018, the first self-produced fabrics rolled off the press. "The best decision for Lillestoff. There are no more limits to our production.”
The Gencalps were rewarded with considerably lower production and storage costs after only a short time. "The Alpha190 printer is the ideal solution for us and brings us closer to our customers. Soon we will give up two storage rooms, an important cost reduction! In less than two years we want to reduce our storage space by one third," says Daniele Gencalp. "The investment in the Alpha 190 printer will pay off within only one year if business remains the same. This is important for our company from.”
In addition to many financial advantages, Lillestoff was also able to approach new markets. "We are now also printing for other dealers. This new business area is so successful that we will soon hire another employee to manage it.”
In the meantime, well over 1,000 metres of top-quality fabric per day roll from the Durst Alpha 190 printer at Lillestoff. In addition to the usual fashion fabrics such as modal and jersey, the Gencalps also try new applications, such as printing on denim. Further product developments will follow in the course of the year, so that customers can be curious!
Art. 1 comma 125 des Gesetzes Nr. 124 vom 04. August 2017 verlangt die Offenlegung der im jeweiligen Geschäftsjahr erhaltenen öffentlichen Beiträge.
Im Geschäftsjahr 2018 haben wir folgende Beiträge von der Provinz Bozen erhalten:
Brixen, Italy - 26.02.2019 - Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has appointed David Gobert as the new Managing Director of the subsidiary Durst Image Technology France SAS.
David Gobert takes from Antonio Castaño, who leaves the company by mutual agreement after five years at the helm. David Gobert has spent more than 20 years in B2B product and systems distribution and most recently served as Vice President Sales for precision measuring equipment specialist Mitutoyo. In that role he was responsible for the strategic and sales orientation of the company in France and north Africa. Before that, David Gobert, who holds a master's degree in polytechnics, worked in sales functions for several engineering and mechatronics companies. A passionate cyclist and mountaineer, David Gobert takes starts with Durst in March.
"We are pleased to announce that David Gobert will be the new Managing Director of our subsidiary in France," says Christoph Gamper, CEO and Co-Owner of the Durst Group. "David is a seasoned professional and comes from Mitutoyo France, a world leader in high quality control and instrumentation. I am very confident that David has the passion, the will and the means to take Durst France to the next level and lead to sustainable growth."
Brixen, Italy - 15.02.2019 - Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has announced that Printeos Group has invested in a Durst Tau 330 RSC inkjet single-pass press to drive digitisation.
The European specialist in adhesive label production chose the system to transform production at Adhesivos del Segura, a company in Murcia, south-east Spain, it acquired three years ago. Founded in 1986, Adhesivos del Segura has enjoyed year-on-year growth mirroring the recent expansion of Murcia's food industry. Today, it employs 154 people and works with leading brands in the food, cosmetics, industry and wellness sectors.
Digital printing will play a key role in Printeos Group's medium and long-term strategy for the label market, which is why Adhesivos del Segura was chosen to spearhead growth in Spain. Carlos Coll, Printeos Group Label Division Manager, explained the first step after acquisition was to begin the digitalization process. A survey was conducted and 15 options were evaluated. “Immediately we realized the inkjet technology was the most suitable option because of its productive capacity and lower operating costs,” he said.
The Durst Tau 330 RSC was picked because it supported the operation’s industrial, high volume approach. Coll added: “Our first objective was to reach the capacity to digitalize at least 10% of Adhesivos del Segura production in the first year. To achieve that goal, we needed high productivity systems. In addition, the demanding markets we work in require a heightened level of quality, and today not all inkjet solutions are able to offer that. Durst’s Tau RSC systems stayed ahead of the competitors’ proposals and were the only ones that could meet both requirements simultaneously.”
Carlos Espinosa, who is responsible for the prepress department and is head of the digital project, confirmed installation has gone well: “The 'start-up stage' was fast and simple and the machine is already working at double shift,” he said. “The transitions of colour and the lights and shadows management are amazing. The machine also offers vibrant colours that our customers really love.”
All orders under 2,000 meters are now assigned to the Durst Tau, but when the Jumbo Option is added allowing the use of 4,000 meter rolls, maximum order size will be increased considerably.
Coll concludes: "The future is going to be more and more competitive.The label sector will continue to see between 4 % and 6 % growth.Printeos Group has ambitious objectives and we expect growth at respectable rates, but we know to get it we will have to do our best and be prepared to satisfy any new requirements demanded by customers in the future.”
Helmuth Munter, Segment Manager, Durst Label & Packaging Printing, said: “The positive growth that Printeos Group expects to enjoy supports our own bright outlook for the industry. We are delighted that after such a thorough market evaluation Printeous Group chose our Tau 330 RSC to spearhead its drive for success. Affordable digital label printing is now available to increasing numbers of converters and printers.”
Over 1,000 square meters of digitally printed mesh net, more than 600 kg total weight, 5 days for printing and packaging, 1 day and a half for mounting at over 30 meters height, 4 years of guaranteed durability. These are the statistics of the huge artistic tarpaulin that covers the exterior of the Cathedral in Ferrara, which has undergone intense restoration work.
It is one of the largest installations in Europe with the extremely rare peculiarity of being totally free of any logos or advertising images. The realization is the work of Gruppo Masserdotti Spa, chosen by customers for its long and consolidated experience in the field of wrapping buildings.
The Brescia-based Group has worked in close collaboration with the artist and the graphic designers of Eliotecnica. It was important to ensure excellent printing performance and maximum durability in the outdoor environment. Made of flame-retardant class B1 PVC, micro-perforated and weighing 510 grams, the sheet, divided into four parts, was printed by Masserdotti Group using the Durst Rho 512R Plus roll-to-roll system and transported to Ferrara for completion. The installation at the cathedral turned out to be a sartorial and at the same time acrobatic operation. The roof was fixed to the top of the scaffolding, more than 30 meters above the ground, and then lowered to the ground.
A total of five days were needed to carry out this exceptional order, which saw the work of a specialized team of 10 people to enrich the prestigious portfolio of installations of this kind undertaken by Masserdotti Group, including the Doge's Palace in Venice (covering 5,000 square meters), the Ghirlandina Tower in Modena (4,350 square meters), the palace of San Sebastiano in Mantua (1,200 square meters) and the Cathedral of Noto (1,000 square meters).
EASTprint, the experts for XXL digital prints in Dresden, Germany, has been a Durst customer since it was founded in 2005. It is the sponsor and advertising technology supplier of the second league football club Dynamo Dresden and prints XXL construction fence banners for numerous companies.
At the start of every season, the Durst Rho P10 200 is used to print the sponsor walls in the press room, mixed zone and interior of the stadium.
EASTprint was also involved in the redesign after the rebranding, which included renaming the football ground to Rudolf Harbig Stadium. EASTprint produced the illuminated advertising at the front of the stadium. "In 2019 we will focus on further expansion in banner printing," says Maik Vogel, Managing Director of EASTprint. The company employs 45 staff, including 8 trainees, and produces more than 4,000 sqm a year in Dresden's trade fair area.
Two new production presses were purchased by EASTprint last year: the Durst Rhotex 325 for fabric and textile printing and a Durst Rho 512R Plus, which have become a great support in daily business life. "We have not only been able to increase our efficiency while maintaining consistent quality, but we are now also able to offer our customers banners up to 5m wide without seams," says Vogel. Dresden residents have already experienced the quality. That’s because EASTprint produced XXL construction fence banners for numerous companies, which were attached to the scaffolding in the city.
Brixen, Italy - 18.01.2019 - Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has launched the Tau 330 RSC E UV inkjet single-pass press that will bring affordable digital production to increasing numbers of converters.
Specifically targeted at small and medium converters in the mid-tier market, the budget-priced new model – prices start from €350,000 – will be field upgradable to the full Durst Tau RSC high-speed press at full 8 colours and 78 linear meters/min (245 ft./min).
In line with Durst’s “Configure Your Digital Future” theme, the press is available in 330mm and 244mm print widths, offering 4 colors or 4 colors and white option in full-speed mode. The Tau RSC E benefits from Durst’s state-of-the-art RSC technology. Its native resolution of 1,200 x 1,200 dpi combined with its smallest drop size of 2 pl provides photo-like quality.
Production capabity of 1,020 m² / hour is achievable with a printing speed of 52 m/min at full color including White. High pigmented inks reduce ink consumption by up to 20% per sq meter, optimising running costs to the lowest possible level.
All options from the Tau 330 RSC can be fitted to the new model, which include the chill roller, variable data printing or the external jumbo winders. The new machine runs at 52 linear m/min and can have up to 8 color stations (CMYK-W-OVG). Fast, efficient, powerful and easy-to-use preppress Durst Workflow Label software is also offered.
Helmuth Munter, Segment Manager, Durst Label & Packaging Printing, said: “During the development of the Dust Tau 330 RSC E, a special focus was dedicated to the upgradeability and flexibility of the press. This is an important addition to the Durst Tau RSC family of variable, versatile, adjustable and configurable machine systems. Affordable digital label printing is now available to increasing numbers of converters and printers. We’re incredibly excited at the new opportunities that the new and budget priced press model will open up for increasing numbers of converters. Digital UV Inkjet label printing is definitely here.”
Around 550 South Tyrolean entrepreneurs and company representatives met on January 14 at the Durst Group headquarters in Brixen for the traditional New Year's reception. The hosts, Harald Oberrauch and Christoph Gamper, opened with the fascinating history of Durst and provided an outlook on the future of the printing industry. This was followed by greetings from President Federico Giudiceandrea, conveyed by his deputy, as Mr. Giudiceandra was unfortunately unable to attend in person due to an accident. His lecture highlighted the challenge of entrepreneurship and was underlined with one or two remarks, for example on the subject of Europe, that generated applause. Afterwards, South Tyrol's Manager of the Year, Ulrich Zuenelli from Loacker AG, was brought on stage and honored. Finally, Karl Pichler was honored for his life's work as an entrepreneur.
It was a great honor for the Durst Group to be able to host the 15th New Year's Reception of the South Tyrolean entrepreneurs - the tradition was founded by Christoph Oberrauch, who until recently played an active and significant role in shaping the Durst Group and the entrepreneurs' association.
Brixen, Italy - 15.01.2019 - Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, is expanding its high-revenue Large Format Printing (LFP) segment with a new leadership. Previously, the segment was divided into the areas of web-fed printing in Brixen and flatbed printing at the Lienz production site. With the introduction of the P5 technology platform and the future development of hybrid printing systems, the historically grown structure will be dissolved in favor of better efficiency in the daily dealings with Durst customers and the business unit will be controlled from the Durst headquarters in Brixen, northern Italy.
The new dual leadership will be formed by experienced Durst managers Christian Harder and Andrea Riccardi.Both employees have been with the company for over 20 years and have helped shape the evolutionary stages of Durst inkjet technology in all its facets. As the new Global Sales Director, Christian Harder has cross - segment know - how and has been responsible for successful worldwide sales management for Ceramics Printing in recent years.Prior to that, he was responsible for sales in Eastern Europe and Latin America in the LFP segment.Andrea Riccardi, as the new Head of Product Management, worked for many years in direct sales in the important LFP market Italy and since the end of 2016 has been responsible for the product portfolio in LFP web printing and the further development in Soft Signage / Fabrics Printing.
"The reorganization in the LFP segment brings together the building blocks we set in 2017 with the introduction of the P5 technology platform, the expansion of the Lienz and Brixen customer centers and the new headquarter in Brixen," says Christoph Gamper, CEO of the Durst Group. "The new dual leadership has my fullest confidence and the best prerequisites for further developing the segment and consolidating our position as market leader. By concentrating the management function in the Group, we are also paving the way for optimal networking and integration with the relevant areas in development, software and services. The Lienz location will also benefit from the cross-segment technology transfer."
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