10.-12.10.2017New Orleans, USABooth: 1945Hall: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
The most profitable digital factory in The Adria-Balkan region
Interview with Barbara Schulz - a lot of insights are available
At Graphic Solutions Group, Inc.
At FESPA 2017
Insights on the Roadmap and Developments
Kick-off in Lana/South Tyrol
Wins 2017 Top Products Award
Nearly two decades of development and a clear vision of how to run a professional business have made DPC (Digital Printing Centar LTD., Belgrade, Serbia) a market leader in wide format digital print. Economic indicators for the last period place DPC at the first place on the list not only in Serbia, but also the whole Adria-Balkan region (Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina). These results are even more impressive when we know that this economic result has been achieved by constant investments in modern manufacturing facilities and most advanced technologies and business solutions for industrial wide format digital printing.After complete relocation of production three industrial Durst printers have been installed within a short period of time. Those are UV inkjet printers Durst UV Rho 312R (web-feed) and two Durst UV P10 200 hybrid printers (flatbed & roll-to-roll) installed by a regional representative, Grafik.net (Grafik.net Ltd., Zagreb, Croatia).This kind of investment into Durst equipment has not gone unnoticed because we are talking about a technological leader whose printers are unrivalled in the segment of wide format digital printing. While talking to the owner of DPC, Mr Slobodan Boban Petrović, we managed to get more information on reasons for such an investment, what his view of this line of work and market was and what kind of attitude and energy were necessary in order to achieve a top business result.
Digital Printing Centar (DPC)was established in the year 2000. From the very beginning we have strived to become the regional centre for digital printing. In order to achieve that, we needed a completely fresh approach to business from the one which was current on the market at that time. We have set a new standard regarding customer service and created a print service which genuinely offers a complete service and solutions for all our clients’ needs according to the principle “from wish to realization”. Hard work, commitment, great effort and a lot of invested energy have resulted in change in the way our clients think and view print services market.Years which followed were the years of intense travelling, visiting different fairs and participating in numerous meetings in search of knowledge and innovation; and the result was investment in the right space and equipment. We continue to develop our company with good, positive and creative values which are built on relationships with our clients and suppliers. We invest in employee education and by continuous introduction of new technologies and products we help to shape the market and grow with it.Today we are ahead of the market. We want to be, and we are, one step ahead with technologies, knowledge and effort we invest into every job no matter how big or small it is. All of this has led us from the process of printing to a complete digitalisation of finishing process of the final product, forming new production processes, acquiring the motor fleet, application team, logistics etc. Slogans which have followed us throughout the years explain in just a few words what our relationship to work, challenges and market is.“Hen’s teeth.” – “Get real - demand the impossible.”* – “imPRESS!“ - “One step ahead.”Source: www.dpc.rs
At the moment we have around 120 employees among all the departments. This number includes sales, logistics, print and finishing. Digital print is print on-demand and you often have to be a magical worker. Because of that, we have to be flexible when it comes to the number of employees and when necessary we hire additional work force.Most business results are achieved on the local Serbian market. Future plans include introduction into the foreign markets, but it is too early to specify the details.
Two years ago we invested in the first Durst P10-200 flatbed system. Because of the quality of print we were able to satisfy all the bidding needs and contract a larger volume of prints for clients such as Frikom on a regional level. Considering the volume of print it was logical to acquire another machine so we could facilitate the work, have the possibility to do smaller circulations while one machine was working and secure a back-up. Second machine enabled us to accept more work with the possibility to print larger volumes.Durst Rho 312R web-feed printer was installed at the beginning of the year, and the period of commissioning the machine was short – there was almost no adjustment period. In less than three months we made more than 30 000 square meters, which is 50% more than we had expected. When it comes to press speed, the time which was necessary for printing is half as long, for some jobs even three times less than the initial length. This increase in capacity has enabled us to do a very intensive election campaign in Serbia, which had, in less than three weeks, two complete changes of visual. We did this demanding job without problems and within the deadline thanks to Durst machine and we justified our slogan: “Get real - demand the impossible.”*We had planned to invest in Durst machines earlier but because of the complete relocation of production facilities and high investments that was not possible. With support of our suppliers we managed to get a favourable loan and achieve this technological advancement. Manufacturing time was shortened and the market instantly acknowledged that there was a centre which replied to all inquiries regarding the deadlines. The result is such that by increase in volume we instantly received more work. When taking an order from an agency the answer to every question regarding inquiries and deadlines was: “Yes, we can!“DPC focuses on a complete service and fulfilment within the shortest time possible with the top quality which resulted in not having competition on regional market of wide format printing. In order to achieve that, you also need press equipment without competition such as Durst.
We cooperated with more distributers in the past, but none of them had the advantage and the vision of long-term cooperation which would correspond to our wishes for setting high-standards in all business segments. When Grafik.net company appeared we gained a relevant regional partner, a serious company which can give us support in areas they are specialized in. At the same time Durst made a huge technological breakthrough with its revolutionary machine P10, and later 312R. We were ready to go to a new level and things just came together. For the last three years we have been exploring new possibilities with Grafik.net and we are getting information regarding the market, which are extremely important. Thanks to their representative, Mr Dean Tolp, the whole segment of our business connected to Durst is completely covered. We have excellent technical support which gives the whole story a winning combination.DPC was established primarily on our willingness to thrive and invest in knowledge. In cooperation with suppliers with which we have great relationship a “good vibe” was established. We consider them our well of knowledge, and we are a good place to try out new technologies and their possibilities.
Digital print has infiltrated all the pores of society; everyone needs it and uses it. DPC has achieved success because we were different. We have channelled our energy into being your partner as well as supplier. When you run your business at such a level, you cover a wide spectrum of society. As a sportsman would say sport has given them everything I can say the same for print.
Brixen, Italy – 05/04/2017 – Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, will be presenting various aspects of the subject of investment security and reliability at FESPA 2017. In the recent customer survey, “Perspective 2020”, Durst’s customers indicated that, in addition to technological innovation, customer integration has a particular relevance in working together to achieve commercial success. One example of what this type of commercial success can look like is illustrated by the development of roll-to-roll double-sided printing, which is available as a new option for the Rho flatbed printing systems. The starting point for the new feature was the company Eskils. The Swedish full-service printing provider began with large-format digital printing 10 years ago with two Rho 350 followed by two Rho 500, and invested in a Rho 1312 flatbed printing system with roll-printing option in 2015 in order to increase its productivity and expand its portfolio. Eskils’ core business is advertising media for the retail sector, where demand for products with double-sided printing has increased over time. Eskils’ technical director, Lars-Inge Brännmar, therefore faced the challenge of how to produce them 100% justified. As an initial solution, he developed marker points, but the constant manual working steps affected productivity. He imposed his requirement on Durst, and following a joint field test, the system for double-sided printing using sensors was developed into a viable product. The system is now available to all Rho users as an upgrade for the Rho 1312 as well as for the Rho P10 Series.
Durst Rho P10 250
“Over the years, we have really come to value the reliability of Durst systems and were certain that, when we invested in the Rho 1312, we would have security of investment beyond the normal level thanks to Durst’s continuous development activities,” says Christian Nilsson, CEO of Eskils. “Of course, other companies are now also benefiting from our initiative, but we benefit from others, too. For example, in the area of soft signage, we can learn from the experience of existing Durst Rhotex customers, allowing us to analyze and implement textile applications with a greater focus in our market.”
Durst at FESPA Digital 2017
Durst will be presenting new products in its large format printing portfolio in Hall B7, Stand A20, at FESPA Digital 2017. Its trade show presence addresses two core topics. The company will be presenting its commercially successful Rho P10 250 HS Plus and Rho 512R Plus printing systems under the slogan of investment security and reliability; they offer a “plus” in efficiency and versatility with new features and enhancements. Innovation and sustainability are the keywords applied to the new Rhotex 325 and Rho WT 250 printing systems, which open up new market opportunities outside of the UV production portfolio offer thanks to Durst Water Technology. The products are complemented with new service options, including extended warranty periods and new virtual support and analytics functions. Durst will hold a press briefing at its booth on the second day of the trade show – at 10:00 a.m. on May 9, 2017 – to provide in-depth information about the new systems, and will also be available for individual meetings. To arrange an appointment, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
The Durst Rho 3M™ Premium UV Ink Series has received the 2017 Top Products award from Wide-Format & Signage magazine. The award is presented to “breakthrough products” that over the past year generated the most excitement in the wide- and grand-format printing industry that delivers the most value to today’s printing businesses.
The co-branded Rho 3M™ Premium UV Ink Series was chosen as the top Ink by a vote of the magazine’s readership, which is comprised of members and observers of the commercial printing industry.
“We are delighted that the Durst Rho Roll 3M™ Premium ink has been voted one of Wide-Format & Signage 2017 Top Products by the community of professional print providers,” says Larry D’Amico, Director of Sales, Durst Image Technology U.S. “Being able to provide printers with the ability to produce 3M™ MCS™ warranted graphics on the Rho 512R and Rho 312R platforms is significant, as these devices are ideal for the type of applications that require the MCS™ warranty.”
“Choosing 3M™-branded inks with a premium equipment partner like Durst, assures users of Rho 512R and Rho 312R printers that all of their graphic components have been designed to work together, with the backing of 3M”, Said Adam Larson, Global Portfolio Manager for 3M.
By employing these premium UV inks, Durst users will be able to offer 3M™ MCS™ Warranty Certified graphics upon completion of the certification process. The combination of Durst world-renowned innovation and durability with the added backing of a 3M™ MCS™ warranty will elevate roll-to-roll productivity and reliability to a new level, the companies said.
For information on Durst North America or any of Durst’s products and services, contact Christopher Guyett, Sales & Marketing Coordinator: phone (585) 486-0340 ext. 5270, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit Durst U.S. online at: www.durstus.com
Investment security and reliability as well as innovation and sustainability are the key topics of its trade show presence
Brixen, Italy – 04/12/2017 – Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, will be presenting new products in its large format printing portfolio in Hall B7, Stand A20, at FESPA Digital 2017. Its trade show presence addresses two core topics. The company will be presenting its commercially successful Rho P10 250 HS Plus and Rho 512R Plus printing systems under the slogan of investment security and reliability; they offer a “plus” in productivity and economy with new features and enhancements. The products are complemented by new service options, including extended warranty periods and new virtual support and analytics functions. Innovation and sustainability are the keywords applied to the new Rhotex 325 and Rho WT 250 printing systems that are being showcased. Thanks to Durst Water Technology and economically friendly applications, they open up new market opportunities outside of the UV production portfolio. With the DSR Automatica E, Durst will also be unveiling an initial system in its imaging segment. It is a standalone kiosk system equipped with 120° camera technology, which at the trade show will be integrated into a textile workflow process in order to demonstrate new design and product variations from a range of perspectives ad hoc. Durst will hold a press briefing at its stand on the second day of the trade show – at 10:00 a.m. on May 9, 2017 – to provide in-depth information about the new systems, and will also be available for individual meetings. To arrange an appointment, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
A new industrial printing system with a print width of 3.2 m for the area of soft signage. It allows environmentally friendly textile applications based on Durst Water Technology and delivers productivity of up to 390 m2/hour through either direct-to-textile printing or printing on transfer paper. The Rhotex 325 can be equipped with jumbo rolls to handle large print jobs and for unattended production, and also offers remote control and analytics functions to ensure continuous uptime.
Rho WT 250:
A new flatbed printing system featuring an uncompromising development of Durst’s Water Technology for environmentally friendly applications on paper media, corrugated boards, and plastics such as acrylic, polycarbonate, and polypropylene. It provides offset printing quality in look and feel and is economically viable from a batch size of 1.
Rho P10 250 HS Plus:
A further development of the successful P10 series with 40% greater productivity. It offers an ink-saver function, saving up to 15% of ink as well as an advanced application for hapt printing and roll-to-roll double-sided printing.
Rho 512R Plus:
A further development of the successful 5-meter extra-wide printing system with a new Fine Art printing mode at 1,200 dpi. Productivity is assured universally, even with light and process colors, and its robust design enables unattended 24/7 production. The Rho 512R Plus offers a new V-cut system and requires only minimal maintenance, guaranteeing continuous uptime. Moreover, new additional colors allow even finer color transitions and the faithful production of corporate brand standards.
Durst Analytics: A new software solution as a future element of the Durst OS. A preventive service option to guarantee user uptime by monitoring important machine parameters and taking proactive service measures.
Extended Service Options: Durst is extending its warranty period for new installations in the LFP segment up to 36 months in combination with newly designed service agreements. Besides machine availability – or uptime – Durst is also addressing “total cost of ownership” as a relevant factor for investment security and commercial success.
Since its launch, the Rho 512R has been setting new standards in terms of performance and reliability for the industrial large-format printing market. The new Plus version follows the same ambitious approach. It impresses with additional print quality, productivity, and reliability, offering a reliable basis for efficient production runs.
+ Variety of applications: Fine Art print mode, new inks+ Productivity: 386 m2/h high-speed printing mode+ Production efficiency: New cutting system, Interface for external Big Roll untis+ Reliability: Durst Analytics
Thanks to its design, which matches the equipment and quality standards of the 512R Plus, this robust and compact printer delivers maximum efficiency and cost effectiveness by offering unsupervised, 24/7 production.
+ Variety of applications: Fine Art print mode, new inks+ Production efficiency: New cutting system, support for big rolls+ Reliability: Durst Analytics
For customized mass production, the Rho 1300 printing systems offer the ideal solution with highest efficiency. With custom-configurable automation, even complex orders can be processed profitably with short response times. The different automation systems consist of 3/4, palette to palette, and continuous roll printing. With the sensor controlled double sided roll printing option, this flatbed printer provides a unique proposition. This makes the Rho 1300 printing systems the most productive and versatile large-format UV inkjet printers available.
+ Cost-effectiveness: 15% ink saving+ Versatilty: sheet and board printing, double-sided roll printing
With the introduction of the Rho P10 200 HS/Rho P10 250 HS, a new standard in efficiency and versatility was defined in its class. The new Rho P10 HS Plus has been improved even further in the following performance characteristics:+ Productivity: Up to 40%+ Cost-effectiveness: 15% ink saving+ Versatility: Hapt Print, double sided roll printing
The Rho P10 200/250 set a quality standard in terms of UV largeformat printing, and redefined productivity and versatility in its class. With the enhancememt of the Rho P10, new markets can be developed, and existing markets served more profitably.
+ Cost-effectiveness: 15% ink saving+ Versatility: Hapt Print, double-sided roll printing
The Rho P10 160 offers the same advantages in terms of print quality and versatility as the Rho P10 200/250. The minimized space requirement allows the best possible use of space available in an industrial production environment.
+ Cost-effectiveness: 15% ink saving+ Versatility: Hapt Print, double-sided roll printing
Worldwide Rho printing systems have long been setting the standard in terms of print quality, productivity, and reliability. However, since it is not only the choice of hardware that is crucial for optimum results, Durst offers you a broad-based service portfolio by way of assistance. In addition to a web-based database containing innumerable tested roll media that can be accessed free of charge from anywhere in the world, it is also possible to have proprietary printing materials and print designs tested at Durst’s Demo and Application Centers. Using the parameters determined here, your own printing system can be adjusted perfectly to the desired application and material type.Newly determined information is constantly being fed into the database, ensuring it is kept permanently up to date. Our database is built on the many years of data gathered and digitized from our product tests. Rho customers are able to access the data easily via a web browser, search by material manufacturer, media type, and area of application, and download the data you need as a PDF file. You are able to start production straight away, even with new applications, without tedious tests and sampling processes.
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