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Kendu In-Store, a Basque visual communication solutions specialist for the retail sector, has, in recent years, driven growth and enjoyed continuous expansion. It has built on its marketing and design strategy cornerstones and its commitment to delivering excellence as standard.
Innovation has also played a vital role in helping it maintain its market leading position. As such, Kendu In-Store has been committed to ongoing investment in state-of-art technologies chosen to help retain its competitive advantage.
Key to this, especially in the highly demanding retail sector environment, is partnering with effective and responsive suppliers like Durst.
Kendu In-Store's business relationship with Durst began in 2012 with the installation of a Rho 320-HS. Since then it’s array of Durst solutions has continued to grow. Today, four Durst printers are installed in Hernani and a further two roll-to-roll solutions have been ordered for its new facilities in Miami.
The latest investment, a Durst P5 250 HS, was recently installed in the Hernani manufacturing plant. Alex Fernández, production director of Kendu-In-Store, comments: "The installation of the equipment was much faster and easier than I expected. Throughout the process we were able to count on total support from Durst's service engineers, from the physical installation to the training stage."
In fact, the operation transferred jobs to the new addition immediately and, after several weeks, the operators were reportedly very satisfied with the printer and the user-friendly interface. The latter has also become part of the new in-house development workflow software.
Kendu-In-Store chose the first fully equipped P5 250 HS inkjet printer in the Iberian Peninsula to offer its customers an attractive alternative to the photochemical print process. Complete with six colours, white and a heavy-duty roll unit, the P5 250 HS is being used as a hybrid system.
It offers visual quality similar to offset and all the advantages of digital inkjet including colour consistency throughout the run, repeatability and low operative costs, all at the highest productivity in its class. Thanks to all these features, the P5 technology is highly responsive and reduces time-to-market.
Digital inkjet also delivers a more ecological proposal than other print production technologies. According to Álvaro Cabrera, Kendu-In-Store CEO: "There is greater concern about environmental sustainability. This is leading many clients to question the way they produce applications and search for new alternatives... all, if it is possible, without reducing quality and maintaining reasonable prices.
"Point-of-Sale (POS) is no exception and, fortunately, the P5 will encourage many customers to take the plunge to digital inkjet production. Sustainability, profitability and quality are the key values for 'Kendu' and the P5 allows us to strengthen them."
As a market leader at both national and international level, Kendu-In-Store counts on inside information about global trends. Asked about this issue, Álvaro Cabrera comments: "Brands are looking to stand out by creating memorable and attractive environments that address the progress of e-commerce. Increasingly POS is where raising the brand image is becoming even more important than selling the product.
'In the immediate future physical retail will reduce presence but enhance impact. This is becoming more evident with leading brands opening flagship store and pop-up outlets. The result will be the reduction of 'traditional shops' worldwide and, simultaneously, brand owners will demand more striking and genuine ideas. Fortunately, digital printing offers a wide array of possibilities freeing up the imagination and supporting visual creativity."
As for the P5 250 HS Álvaro Cabrera says: "Our Inspirational staff are exploring spectacularly printed applications over a wide selection of media and, thanks to the new system, we can offer visual solutions that we couldn't have even imagined before."
Schopfloch, May 23, 2019. Surface design is playing an increasingly importance for interior fitting-, furniture-, flooring- and related industries, as the demand for individual and premium surfaces is steadily increasing. Innovative manufacturers and users of the industry have now reacted to this by launching the Digital Printing Association (DIPA).
Besides the HOMAG Group - the world’s leading provider of integrated solutions for production in woodworking industry and woodworking shops - the founding members of the new association are: MB Digitalprint GmbH & Co. KG, user and producer of digitally printed surfaces for furniture manufacturing and interior fitting, Li&Co AG, user and producer of digitally printed flooring, Durst Phototechnik AG, leading manufacturer of digital printing systems and Adler-Werk Lackfabrik Johann Berghofer GmbH & Co KG, leading Austrian paint supplier, offering primers and topcoats for digitally printed surfaces.
The main goal of DIPA is to make digital printing as an innovative process available to manufacturers of the above-mentioned industries. Ali Özyilmaz, Managing Director of MB Digitalprint: “We want to show users the many possibilities digital printing is offering today and provide them the necessary knowledge.”
The new association unifies experts of all process steps of industrial surface design by using digital printing with companies that already use this technology successfully. The technology partners want to provide access to digital printing to companies that deal with surface design.
Philipp Henry, responsible person for digital printing in the Business Unit Surface Processing at HOMAG: “Regardless of the printing process DIPA considers the process of individual surface design holistically. Thereby DIPA is the right contact person for all matters relating to digital printing“
In the long term it is planned to transfer DIPA into a registered association. It is intended to be open to all interested companies as a non-profit organization – subject to all preliminary legal reviews.
On July 11, 2019, the DIPA will host a symposium in Brixen/South Tirol (I), where interested parties can learn more about the successful use of digital printing. Further information about DIPA is also available at www.dipa-surface.com.
“Nothing compares anywhere near to Durst. And the investment in the P10 was an easy decision to make” – Geoffrey Shippers, Owner, ZWF
ZWF is a creative sign and reclameakers serving mostly regional customers in The Netherlands. It’s never looked back since investing in Durst systems, first an Omega in 2011, a machine recently replaced by a Rho P10 160 for its production facility in Friesland.
“The amazing photo quality print quality has helped transform our business since we started offering products direct to consumers via our Photogifts.nl website,” said ZWF owner Geoffrey Shippers. “We have grown our internet business turnover seven-fold in a short space of time – and just about everything there apart from textiles is printed on the Durst.”
ZWF was founded in 2005 and has built an experienced team that provides tailor-made, customized solutions in design, advertising and sign markets. All are produced by its experienced in-house team, which, as a result, it says means ZWF can pay extra attention to quality and deadlines. And the icing on the cake is flexibility to finish the productions neatly at a customer’s location.
A big turning point for ZWF was moving into internet sales in 2010, and that side of the business really began to take off after search engine optimization was perfected. Photogifts.nl is now an established brand, with sales now representing 30% of ZWF’s growing turnover.
“The quality of the Durst Omega is terrific, particularly the colours, and it was three to four times faster than our previous machine. As our business has grown, we need more capacity. We looked at other manufacturers because we wanted to thoroughly test the market, but nothing compares anywhere near to Durst. And the investment in the P10 was an easy decision to make really. An added benefit is the fantastic quality achieved with the white option and we’re printing much faster on substrates such as acrylic, canvas, aluminium and wood.
“The P10 is extremely reliable – it has to be for our work – and we’re now printing even faster and with super-high quality. Everything we were promised when we visited Durst’s manufacturing site in Lienz, Austria, has been realised. We were most impressed at the set-up and being able to do live demos. Durst staff are extremely experienced and professional and made us feel most welcome. And the technical back-up service is very good if we ever have a problem, which is very rare.”
„Das lösungsoriente Agieren von Durst und die Flexibilität der SmartShop Solution haben uns so überzeugt, dass wir unseren Kunden mittlerweile schon zwei Onlineshops anbieten.“
Frederik Möller, Geschäftsführer, CCL Printing Solutions GmbH
Das Unternehmen CCL Printing Solutions GmbH in Hamburg, Deutschland, nutzt bereits seit 2015 die SmartShop Lösung von Durst. Nachdem sich der Onlineshop, der sich gröβtenteils auf Plexiglas-Produkte fokussierte, erfolgreich etabliert und das Interesse vieler Neukunden geweckt hatte, eröffnete die Firma 2018 mit der Hilfe von Durst einen zweiten Onlineshop. Jetzt bietet CCL sein weitgefächertes Produktportfolio auch online an und macht damit den Bestellprozess einfach und schnell. Mittlerweile erwirtschaften beide Webshops mehr als 20% des Jahresumsatzes - ein Erfolg, mit dem Frederik Möller, Geschäftsführer der CCL Printing Solutions GmbH, mehr als zufrieden ist.
CCL Printing Solutions ist seit über 30 Jahren der Fachbetrieb für den digitalen Druck auf allen Materialien. Mit neuester UV-Technologie produziert CCL digitale Drucke auf Plexiglas, Kunststoff, AluDibond, Glas, PVC und viele mehr. Das Produktportfolio beinhaltet auch viele Klassiker, wie z.B. PVC-Banner, Rollup-Systeme und Popup-Displays.
„Schon vor mehreren Jahren hatte sich herauskristallisiert, dass unser spezielles Produktangebot immer mehr Direkt-und Industriekunden, wie z.B. Künstler und Messebetreiber, anzieht. Mit dem Voranschreiten des Internets wurde uns klar, dass wir diese Kunden am besten über einen Onlineshop erreichen. So entstand die Idee für unseren ersten Internetshop, speziell für Plexiglasprodukte für Lichtdesign, Kunst, Messen, Innenausstattung und vieles mehr.“
Frederik Möller suchte sich Rat bei verschiedenen Anbietern. „Am meisten beeindruckte uns eine Präsentation von Durst und nach unseren jahrelangen guten Erfahrungen mit Durst im Laserdruckbereich fiel uns die Entscheidung leicht. Die fotobasierende SmartShop Solution ist ideal für unsere speziellen Anforderungen, da sie extrem flexibel und dabei sehr bedienerfreundlich ist. Mit Hilfe des smartEDITORS können Kunden schnell ihre Designs hochladen, Ausschnitte erstellen und dann mit verschiedenen Hintergrundfarben, Texten und Logos ihre Wunschprodukte ganz einfach selbst gestalten. Dabei sind sie sogar in der Lage, Besonderheiten wie Bohrlöcher beim Plexiglassdruck zu berücksichtigen!“
Bereits nach kurzer Zeit erwies sich die Investition als sehr erfolgreich und CCL erweiterte seinen Kundenstamm in vielen Bereichen. „Der nächste Schritt war die Planung eines zweiten Webshops, um unser gesamtes Klassiker-Portfolio anzubieten. Auch dabei stand uns Durst mit Rat und Tat zur Seite. Obwohl die Planung des zweiten Shops viel umfangreicher war, war der gesamte Prozess vom Aufbau bis zum Start des Onlineshops dann doch viel einfacher als gedacht dank der professionellen Unterstützung und Betreuung durch Durst. Die Kommunikation zwischen uns war einfach super. Während der Entwicklungsphase war Durst sehr flexibel und hat unsere Wünsche und Ideen zügig umgesetzt. Das Ergebnis ist ein hochwertiger Webshop, der bei unseren Kunden auf gute Resonanz stöβt.“
Natürlich kann es aber auch vorkommen, dass die Software alleine nicht reicht, um alle Online- Kundenwünsche zu erfüllen. „Aber das ist kein Problem“, so Frederik Möller. „Kunden können online direkt mit uns in Kontakt treten und das weitreichende Know-how unserer Mitarbeiter nutzen, um ganz spezifische Projekte zu realisieren. Begeistert sind wir auch davon, wie einfach wir die Produktpalette online erweitern oder weitere Buttons hinzufügen können. Unsere Kunden sind von dem einfachen und effizienten Bestellprozess überzeugt und die Verkaufszahlen bestätigen das! Mittlerweile machen beide Onlineshops über 20% des jährlichen Gesamtumsatzes aus. Damit sind wir sehr zufrieden. Mit Durst haben wir einen langjährigen und zuverlässigen Partner gefunden, der unser Geschäft und die Ansprüche unserer Kunden bestens versteht.“
Brixen, Italy / Munich, Germany - 16.05.2019 - Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has won a European Digital Press Association (EDP) award for its P5 350 printing system for large format specialists. Launched at FESPA in Munich, Germany, (14-17 May) and based on the P5 technology platform, the Durst P5 350 triumphed in the EDP Flatbed/Hybrid Printer < 250 sqm/h category.
The EDP Technical Committee’s citation said particularly noticeable are the further developments in reel loading and material handling of this production printer that runs at speeds up to 120 sqm/h. It also complimented Durst’s foresight for meeting topical needs in the market and Durst Analytics preemptive diagnostics and advanced software – all demonstrated by Durst Professional Services at FESPA.
“The multiroll option is using compact and robust design,” said the report. “The Durst P5 offers patented quick printhead change, fast media reel loading by two positions for single and dual rolls and foldable roll tables. It also offers automatic detection of media wide and thickness, an intelligent multiboard infeed for up to six boards simultaneously. The P5 core values are productivity, print quality, versatility and efficiency.”
Andrea Riccardi, Head of Product Management who accepted the EDP award at FESPA on behalf of Durst Group, said: “FESPA 2019 has been an extremely important showcase for us to demonstrate the world-class capabilities of our P5 technology platform as well as our modular software solutions, Durst Workflow, Durst Analytics and Durst Smart Shop that provide customers with an automated production unit from pixel to output. This latest award for our P5 technology mirrors the fantastic feedback we have been getting at FESPA. Visitors to our stand have been hugely impressed by this outstanding technology. We’re delighted.”
At FESPA, Durst unveiled the P5 350 and P5 210 new printing systems and also presented the P5 250 HS printing system, unveiled in 2018 and now further developed.
For more information, visit: www.durst-group.com/p5.
Brixen, Italy / Munich, Germany - 14.05.2019 - Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has today at FESPA 2019 in Munich, Germany, launched the P5 350 and P5 210 new printing systems for large format specialists based on the P5 technology platform.
On its booth, Stand J10, Hall b4, At FESPA 2019, Durst is also presenting the P5 250 HS printing system, unveiled in 2018 and now further developed. In addition to the new printing systems, Durst is introducing its own modular software solutions, Durst Workflow, Durst Analytics and Durst Smart Shop, to provide customers with an automated production unit from "pixel to output". The offering is completed by consulting, training and integration services of Durst Professional Services.
"P5 is Durst's technology and innovation platform for large format specialists," said Christoph Gamper, CEO and Co-Owner of the Durst Group. "In 2018, we set a new standard in print quality with the P5 250 HS, and, in the meantime, we developed new printer solutions to streamline processes for our customers. At FESPA 2019, we will now showcase the expanded Durst P5 portfolio with new hybrid printing systems, integrated workflow and analytics software, and optional expansion with prepress and webshop solutions."
P5 350/210 - The new versatility
With P5 350 (print width up to 3.5 m) and P5 210 (print width up to 2.1 m), Durst is expanding its P5 portfolio with two new hybrid solutions. The new printing systems set a new standard in flexibility and versatility, as they can print on both roll media and boards. With a unique multiroll option for the P5 350/210, users can even load rolls during printing to reduce setup times and increase efficiency. The printing systems are equipped with energy-efficient LED technology and are supplied with integrated Durst Workflow Print software and the monitoring tool Durst Analytics. Both print systems offer the highest print quality of up to 1200 dpi, multi-track options for up to 6 parallel boards, automatic media width and thickness detection, foldable and smooth-running roller tables and a secure ink refill system. Both printing systems can be equipped with peripheral systems for ¾ automation or full automation.
P5 250/200 HS - the new productivity
With the further development of the HS-Series, the P5 portfolio offers two industrial printing systems with print widths of up to 2.5 m. The P5 250 HS and P5 200 HS feature MEMS printhead technology and achieve with 5pl highest print quality at print speeds of up to 600 m²/h. The printing systems can also print on roll media and boards and also enable sensor-controlled double-sided printing on roll media. The printing systems are also supplied with the integrated Durst Worflow Print software and the monitoring tool Durst Analytics. In addition to the highest print quality of up to 1,200 dpi, the printing systems offer dualtrack options for boards and a secure ink refill system and can be equipped with peripheral systems for ¾ automation or full automation.
P5 ink systems
Durst offers four ink systems for the P5 printing systems: Durst Rigid LED Ink, Durst Roll LED Ink, P5 Premium WG Ink, P5 POP HS Ink. All ink systems benefit from large color gamut, high system stability, a wide variety of applications and low ink consumption.
Durst Software Ecosystem
All P5 printing systems are equipped with the new production software solution Durst Workflow Print and the monitoring tool Durst Analytics. This makes the printer into a production unit from day one. Durst also offers a scalable solution for integrating e-commerce with the Durst Smart Shop. All Durst software can be modularly extended and managed via a web-based user interface.
Durst, through its Durst Professional Services GmbH subsidiary, offers its customers extensive consulting, training and integration services around the new Durst software solutions to unleash the full potential of process automation and digitization.
For more information, visit: durst-group.com/p5.
Bliss Impex, an international manufacturer of synthetic textiles printed fabrics and apparel fabrics, exports 80% of its business and counts many globally-recognised brands among its clients. In a price-sensitive market, the company now relies heavily on Durst proven technology for industrial-scale production. Less wastage, fast-turnaround on orders, no limitations on colour and printing on virtually any materials are among major benefits in a seismic change to digital production of over 10,000,000 linear meters a month.
“This is the future,” said Ekansh Jain, Director of Bliss Impex. “Durst’s proven and cost-effective solution in a price-sensitive market is revolutionising our business. The machines are incredible flexible with no limitations on colour. We can print on an endless list of materials with the Alphas, including many that used to need pre-coating. The fantastic quality gives us a competitive edge, and the sharpness and brightness really stand out.”
Bliss Impex is part of the Jain Group of companies employing 300 people and having a €17.5 million turnover. In a changing market, buyers and designers are now demanding shorter turnaround times from order to delivery and an immediate response when any last-minute changes are needed.
Ekansh Jain typifies the new mindset within the family-owned firm in an evolving market where brand owners and designers demand digital production. Bliss Impex made the investment in Durst systems – three Alpha 190s Reactive production systems and one Durst Alpha 180 printer for polyester work – after a first venture into digital didn’t work out with another supplier. They use the Durst One-Step GOTS-certified reactive ink. All the printers are housed in a temperature-controlled new digital centre in Delhi in a €6million investment. Orders can be completed within three days, sometimes even 24 hours, a far cry from the 15 days it would take with conventional production.
Durst provides round-the-clock on-site technical support as well as a remote link-up with the Durst headquarters in Italy. “We have had a real partnership approach with Durst, which provides world-class support and service,” said Mr Jain. “It may be in as little as three years’ time that our unit here runs completely on digital. Costs are coming down all the time. This is a redefinition of the production processes.
“As one example of how we are growing our business and opening new opportunities directly with brand owners, H&M needed to print on sushi voil for a ladies’ garment and we completed the 300,000 linear meter order within 20 days. It could not have been done conventionally in that timescale because we needed many different colours and lots of merging. The incredible quality speaks for itself.”
Mr Jain concludes: “This is a seismic change in the industry as people are being educated to the benefits of digital.”
Bau eines vierstöckigen Bürogebäudes im Westen der bestehenden Modellbauhalle. Im Erdgeschoss sowie im 2. und 3. OG befinden sich Büroflächen für den Kundendienst und die Software Entwicklung, im 3.OG wird ein großer Seminarraum für Kundenschulungen und Hausmessen eingerichtet.
Dieses Projekt wird aus Mitteln des Europäischen Fonds für regionale Entwicklung kofinanziert.
Nähere Informationen zu IWB/EFRE finden sie auf www.efre.gv.at
Brixen, Italy - 15.04.2019 – Durst has opened a futuristic new headquarters and Customer Experience Center in Brixen, northern Italy, that represents a watershed in its transformation into a highly integrated process service provider.
Customers, employees and business partners were among 1,000 guests who attended the inauguration ceremony for the state-of-the-art building. Speakers were CEO and Co-Owner Christoph Gamper, Owner Harald Oberrauch, Owner Christof Oberrauch, Mayor of Brixen Peter Brunner, Dean of Brixen Albert Pixner, Regional Council of South Tyrol representative Philipp Achammer, and Patrik Pedó and Juri Pobitzer from architects Monovolume.
In future, Durst will invite more of its international customers to the Customer Experience Center in the 5,700 square meter headquarters that embodies the transformation into a highly specialized, high-tech business. The integrated concept has been incorporated into the the architecture of the building as it connects a new administrative block with production facilities.
The iconic design for a company building with a tower was first presented more than 50 years ago, but never realized. Architects Monovolume pursued the original concept and designed a flat, floating ‘wing’ with a six-storey tower. The powder-coated metal façade has 850 multi-colored, luminous window elevations arranged in pixel-like fashion. The pixelated facade of Durst’s new headquarters is also a pointer to the company’s areas of business, as 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.
Mr Gamper has led Durst’s transition and introduced a new management structure and a new business philosophy: passion for technologies and markets, innovation as the driver, and active collaboration and participation in every area.
“This is a very proud day in the long history of Durst,” Mr Gamper told guests. “We do not fear the future. We are here to shape the future. We have the best employees, the best customers and the best technology. Driven by the mantra of innovation, Durst offers complete solutions from pixel to output. Here at our headquarters in the south Tyrol is where things come full circle with the mountain habitat and the aim of focusing not just on the machines but also on the people behind them.”
He added: “Here it is not a question of appearance but of essence, of conveying the idea to the outside world, of creating a protected space for innovation, of bringingg together very special people who have devoted themselves to a vision: to create something new, to inspire, and to always ask the next question.”
Christoph Gamper - CEO & Co-Owner Durst Group
Durst HQ Campus
Durst HQ Customer Experience Center
Durst HQ Customer Experience Center
Durst HQ Entrance
Durst HQ Facade
Durst HQ Front
Durst HQ Garden
Durst HQ Interieur
Brixen, Italy – April 11, 2019 – Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, and Koenig & Bauer, the world’s second-largest printing press manufacturer, signed a 50/50 joint venture agreement in Munich on Wednesday, April 10. The signing of the agreement paves the way for the joint development and marketing of single-pass digital printing systems for the folding carton and corrugated fiberboard industry. The antitrust clearance that is still required from the relevant antitrust authorities before “Koenig & Bauer Durst GmbH” can be officially established is expected to be granted in the next few weeks. Business operations should then commence by the end of May and a Managing Director will be appointed. Koenig & Bauer Durst GmbH will have its registered office in Würzburg and cooperate closely with both parent companies’ global network. Initially, the joint venture portfolio will comprise the Koenig & Bauer CorruJET 170 and the Durst SPC 130 – including all associated services and the ink business, as well as the development of the VariJET 106.
“It was a short path from letter of intent to official signature because the negotiations had already been conducted in a spirit of genuine cooperation,” says Christoph Gamper, CEO of the Durst Group. “We want to work efficiently and purposefully towards a common goal – tapping the huge potential that digital production lines offer for the packaging industry.”
“Koenig & Bauer Durst will combine different key technology areas and market expertise to perfect effect,” says Claus Bolza-Schünemann, CEO of Koenig & Bauer AG. “I am convinced that the joint venture will benefit from the spirit embodied by both companies and that something really special is emerging here. The packaging industry is looking for new, more efficient production opportunities and Koenig & Bauer Durst will supply the necessary digital solution.
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In the end of February 2019, the first Durst P5 250 HS UV printer has been presented to customers at Arial in St. Petersburg during an Open House event. The Durst customer Arial, an advertising and production company, works with the P5 UV printer since September 2018 and has already ordered another P5 printer from the same type. One machine is installed and the 2nd one will be installed by end of May. Another P5 250 HS was installed in Moscow as well.
Arial produces a wide range of POS materials, posters, backlits, banners and PVC grids, various contact paper products as well as textile goods (soft signage, flags), etc. 80% of manufacturing range falls to interior goods (mainly corrugated cardboard), which makes high printing quality a key factor for any purchase decision. The P5 250 HS fulfills this important customer expectation.
“We wanted to be ahead of the curve,” Olga Bolgar, the Chief Operating Officer of Arial advertising and production company, explains the reasons behind the purchase, “Generally, we work with advertising agencies and they are very sensitive to technological innovations that may improve product quality and order processing speed. When we found out about the development of the Durst P5 platform, it became clear to us that this device would be launched in Russia. And as we wanted to be at the top of the list, we immediately ordered a P5 machine”.
Kirill Karelsky, the Chief Commercial Officer of Arial advertising and production company, told how he, on a trial basis, had printed some regular business cards with the Durst P5 250 HS and the print result “has exceeded all expectations”.