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Brixen, Italy – 07.12.2016 - Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technology, is now also attracting considerable interest in Japan, following the much-noticed Full Digital Glaze Line concept presentation at Technargilla 2016 in Italy. Local Durst sales partner Goto Inc. unveiled the Durst innovation at the 4th technology conference of the Japan Ceramic Machinery Association (JCMA). With the Full Digital Glaze Line, Durst is taking tile production to the next level of automation, and synchronizing the glazing, decoration, and final finishing steps to create an end-to-end production process. The future all-in-one solution comprises the newly developed Durst Gamma DG for digital glazing and the modern 8-color ceramic printer generation from the Durst Gamma XD 4.0 series, and is controlled by a central workflow software. Japanese ceramic producers were very excited by the tremendous potential that the production line offers in combination with the new effect inks. The design variations on the sample tiles presented by Durst in particular attracted huge interest. Durst Digital Glaze allows a complete top layer of glaze to be applied to tiles, and real structures with extra-fine definition and a high layer thickness to be created. For the participants, this was proof of Durst’s innovative strength in taking post-digitalization ceramic production into the next stage of evolution. In addition to technological prospects, Shoichiro Goto, Managing Director of the local Durst distribution partner, also unveiled the current Durst Ceramics Printing portfolio with its flagship Gamma 108 XD 4.0 model. Equipped with DM (Digital Material) printhead technology, it prints especially large volumes of ink (over 100 gsm) in order to achieve highest quality.