24 – 27/09/2019Brussels Expo, BelgiumBooth: 9C50Hall: 9
24 – 26/09/2019Nuremberg, GermanyBooth: 8-300Hall: 8
12 – 14/09/2019Exhibition Center Ulm, GermanyHall: 1
13 – 16/08/19Sydney, AustraliaBooth: R28
Durst software delivers top quality for Magnacrom Digital’s color-demanding clients
Brixen, Italy / Melbourne, Australia – 29.08.2019 – Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, has announced the opening of Durst Oceania after the successful launch of its P5 technology and innovation platform for large-format specialists at Printex in Sydney. This new branch marks another watershed moment in the proud history of family-owned Durst, which opened its new global headquarters in Brixen, Italy, earlier this year, as it continues to cement its transformation into a highly integrated process service provider.
Durst Oceania covers Australia, New Zealand, Tazmania and other outreach markets in the Pacific Ocean. Its headquarters will be close to Melbourne’s international airport and central business district in Tullamarine. The official launch follows the successful conclusion of negotiations to acquire the business interests of Durst distributor Photo Electronic Services – known as PES – based in the north-east of the Australian city.
Durst Oceania Managing Director is long-serving employee Matt Ashman who hails from the UK but has taken up Australian residency. He has been associated with Durst for more than 25 years, first as a customer and then within Durst UK and Ireland’s sales and marketing operation until relocating from England in 2015.
“I am delighted to be at the helm of a new era of what I am sure will be sustained growth for Durst in the region,” he said. “The market potential is huge. Durst Oceania is a strong economic region with a young entrepreneurial vibe. Its diverse population represents many different cultures from around the world. Customers in the region have really embraced our innovative technology – particularly the new P5 platform shown at Printex for the first time in August – and software solutions such as Durst Workflow, Dust Analytics and Durst Smart Shop.”
Durst Group CEO and joint owner Christoph Gamper, who has led the company’s transition and introduced a new management structure, said: “We are extremely grateful to the work dedication of PES, and would like to put on record our sincere thanks for their support and cooperation as a long-standing Durst distributor. But now we move forward and welcome Durst Oceania to our growing family. Matt and his team epitomise our new business philosophy: a passion for technologies and markets, with innovation as the driver, and provides active collaboration and participation in every area. Durst Oceania is an important strategic step as we continue to shape the future and grow our business. Driven by the mantra of innovation, Durst offers complete solutions from pixel to output.”
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. It employs more than 700 people across the world. At FESPA this year it launched new P5 printing systems with integrated modular software solutions, analytics software and optional expansion with prepress and webshop solutions under the motto "Pixel to Output". The P5 platform setting new standards in print quality comprises the P5 250 HS launched in 2018, new family members the 350/210 hybrid solutions equipped with LED technology, and the P5 250HS and P5 200 HS featuring MEMS printhead technology.
Brixen, Italy - 01.08.2019 - Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has entered into a distribution partnership with IGEPA Systems GmbH in Germany for its Large Format Printing portfolio. The agreement includes the distribution of the Durst P5, Durst Rho and Durst Rhotex series of web and flatbed printing systems as well as the Durst Software Eco-System with the Durst Workflow and Durst Smart Shop solutions. In future, Durst software solutions will be available at the respective demo centers at the IGEPA locations throughout Germany. Durst will also be exhibiting its new P5 350 hybrid printing system at the IGEPA in-house exhibition "Select" in Ulm, southern Germany, from September 12-14, 2019, with live demonstrations of the integrated processes from pixel to output.
"In addition to our direct sales, with the IGEPA Systems, a subsidiary of IGEPA group, we have a strong specialist wholesale partner at our side to further expand our presence in Germany," says Andreas Unterhofer, Managing Director of Germany for the Durst Group. "They have a wide range of products and the necessary know-how in large-format printing to be able to advise customers on the various suppliers, printing systems and software. We are already benefiting from the increased interest in Durst P5 and the integrated software solutions and look forward to exhibiting at IGEPA Select."
Brixen, Italia / Bruselas, Bélgica, 31 de julio de 2019. Durst, fabricante de tecnologías avanzadas de producción e impresión digital, ha anunciado que lanzará y presentará innovaciones revolucionarias en Labelexpo 2019, que tendrá lugar en Bruselas (Bélgica) del 24 al 27 de septiembre. También ha revelado que realizará demostraciones en directo de su gama actualizada Tau RSC, que incluye el lanzamiento de un nuevo modelo, en su stand C50 del pabellón 9 de la exposición.
Presentadas hace dos años, las impresoras de inyección de tinta en una pasada Tau 330 RSC y Tau 330 RSC E UV se situaron como referentes en la industria del etiquetaje con más de 50 instalaciones en todo el mundo. Los visitantes de Labelexpo 2019 podrán ver de cerca la tecnología y las diferentes aplicaciones usadas por los clientes. Gracias a las nuevas funciones, como un blanco especial de alta opacidad y un modo de impresión de blanco de alta velocidad, los clientes podrán disfrutar de un mayor rendimiento y más aplicaciones.
Durst también se centrará en su nueva gama de software ofrecida por Durst Professional Services. Las nuevas funciones de Durst Workflow Label combinadas con Durst SmartShop y los paquetes de integración permiten cumplir con los estándares de la Industria 4.0 para el lanzamiento de la gama Tau RSC.
Helmuth Munter, Segment Manager de Durst para la división de Labels & Package Printing, afirma: “Tenemos muchas ganas de exponer en Labelexpo 2019, donde desvelaremos más innovaciones revolucionarias. Estas incluirán nuevo software y la ampliación de nuestra gama Tau RSC actualizada que sentará las bases de la futura impresión digital de inyección de tinta industrial”.
Todos los detalles se desvelarán oficialmente en la conferencia de prensa que Durst realizará en el Press Office Theatre de Labelexpo, Bruselas (Bélgica), el martes 24 de septiembre a las 14.15 horas.
“You have exceeded expectations. Your software is jaw-dropping – other vendors just don’t have anywhere near the same quality. We have a lot of trust in Durst.”
Magnacrom Digital, a long-standing Durst customer, serves a retail customer base in Mexico City as well as the wider Latin America markets and across the USA. It employs 38 experienced and fully trained staff. Giant technology companies and international retailers, particularly luxury brands, are among its customer base.
“As you can imagine, luxury brands have exceptional color-demanding requirements,” said Eloy Palacios, Co-Owner and Managing Director for Magnacrom Digital. “These are met thanks to Durst’s outstanding software. Color-replication file prints are highly impressive in all areas, but significantly superior on color gradients where we can achieve unprecedented control of the gray-scale axis.
Magnacrom Digital has two different production sites, one dedicated to UV producting using a recently acquired Rho 312R Plus and the other specializing in dye-sublimation fabrics and soft-signage with Durst Rhotex 180TR and Rhotex 325 production systems. The software provided through the newly-formed Durst Professional Services division links through all the printers.
“With our previous system, it took a lot of time to perfect the colors, the other software didn’t have the same quality,” said Mr Palacios. “But now we have halved the typical campaign press-check time down. This represents savings for our clients, more production time on our side and much better color output than before.
“One of our customers is the most color-demanding client you will ever meet, but even they have been amazed at the results. Durst Software has opened our eyes to some incredible opportunities ahead to enable us to grow our business. We are now undergoing further development work and will be working side by side with Durst, a company that delivers. It has the best products, now it has the best software solutions as well.”
The intuitive solution from Durst is also helping Magnacrom Digital to cut down on ink usage and material wastage. “The software has resulted in a 30% reduction in ink costs across our printers, while increasing the quality of our production when normally reducing ink usage results in a drop in print quality,” said Mr Palacios. “The software analyses the output in a different way and uses algorithms to ensure the most effective processes. We have far less wastage, particularly with materials at the start of production.”
Mr Palacios concluded: “We could never have achieved what we have without Durst. It’s been a true partner and we’ve worked side by side. It’s a company that reacts superfast to any concerns and there has been a lot of trust throughout the years. There is an extremely high degree of professionalism with Durst’s staff.”
Nagoya, Japan / Brixen, Italy – 2.07.2019 – LIXIL, a leading ceramic tile and sanitary ware manufacturer, recently held its annual Partner Excellence Award ceremony in cooperation with their purchasing and logistics departments.
The prestigious LIXIL Partner Excellence Award is given only to companies that have greatly contributed to the success of LIXIL in the last year in terms of important overall business, quality and technological improvements.
From the 327 companies/suppliers LIXIL was doing business in 2018, this award was only handed out to 10 companies, of which one was GOTO INC, the exclusive distributor for Durst Ceramics equipment in Japan. The LIXIL Partner Excellence Award was given to GOTO INC. and Durst thanks to the major technological improvements the superior Durst Gamma XD digital printing technology and support have greatly helped LIXIL to strengthen its market position and increasing its tile quality and manufacturing efficiency.
Norbert von Aufschnaiter, Segment Manager, Durst Ceramics Printing, said: “With Gamma XD, LIXIL was able to develop and manufacture new, innovative and demanding designs and to set a new standard and trend in the market with its products. Receiving this award for the best digital printing technology is a big honour for GOTO INC. and Durst.”
Brixen, Italia, 09 de julio de 2019 Durst, fabricante de tecnologías avanzadas de impresión y producción digital, y Koenig & Bauer, el fabricante de prensas de impresión más antiguo del mundo y la gama de productos más amplia del sector, han nombrado a Robert Stabler como Director General de la nueva empresa conjunta, nombramiento efectivo desde el 1 de agosto. Koenig & Bauer Durst GmbH se fundó oficialmente a principios de mayo después de recibir la aprobación de la administración respecto a las leyes antimonopolio.
Robert Stabler creció en el Reino Unido y tiene experiencia global en compañías tecnológicas al servicio de los sectores de artes gráficas y gestión documental. Antes de unirse a Koenig & Bauer Durst, fue Vicepresidente Sénior del Negocio de Alimentación Continua de Xerox, con sede en Rochester, Nueva York, EE. UU. Con anterioridad también desempeñó funciones ejecutivas en HP y Agfa.
Actualmente están en curso las operaciones comerciales para el desarrollo conjunto y la comercialización de sistemas de impresión digital de una sola pasada para el sector del cartón plegable y el cartón ondulado. Koenig & Bauer Durst tendrá su domicilio social en Würzburg, Baviera, Alemania, y cooperará estrechamente con la red global de ambas compañías matrices. Inicialmente, el portfolio de la empresa constará de las máquinas Koenig & Bauer CorruJET 170 y Durst SPC 130, incluidos todos los servicios asociados y el negocio de tinta, así como el desarrollo de la máquina VariJET 106.
“Estoy realmente entusiasmado de asumir este nuevo desafío en los mercados de embalaje de cartón ondulado y cajas plegables”, dijo Stabler. “Ambos mercados están maduros para la transformación digital, con tiempos de ejecución decrecientes en los dos segmentos y marcas que reclaman soluciones excelentes, rentables, rápidas y posibilidad de versiones.
Sumaremos todas las competencias de Durst y Koenig & Bauer para ofrecer las mejores soluciones. Durst con su experiencia en imagen digital, sistemas de producción, tintas e integración de software y Koenig & Bauer con sus conocimientos mecánicos, procesos de gran volumen, ingeniería, tecnología de papel y, por supuesto, la gran experiencia de comercialización de ambos equipos.”
Christoph Gamper, CEO de Durst Group, dijo: “Damos la bienvenida a Robert Stabler, que tiene un currículo impresionante, es un líder inspirador y experimentado en la dirección proactiva de la gestión del cambio, además de aportar una experiencia sustancial en el desarrollo de nuevos mercados. El equipo que crearemos para la empresa conjunta suministrará las soluciones necesarias a aquellos mercados en los que las líneas de producción digital ofrecen grandes oportunidades en los sectores del cartón plegable y el cartón ondulado".
Brixen, Italy - 09.07.2019 - Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies and at the forefront of the web-to-print revolution in fabrics, has affirmed its technological commitment to the dynamic textile industry with prestigious deals in key growth sectors across the world.
Leading the web-to-print charge and located at the crossroads of digital textiles and e-commerce is Spoonflower, the US online community that has built its bedding and table home décor business around Durst’s pigment technology on the Alpha platforms. It has chosen to invest in two more Durst Alpha 330 Series 5 with pigment – one for North Carolina, USA, and the other in Berlin, Germany – to support its adoption of eco-friendly digital textile printing technology.
Spoonflower allows individuals to design, print and sell their own custom-designed fabric, wallpaper, and home decor products. The Spoonflower marketplace hosts the largest collection of independent fabric designers in the world, with over 1 million designs available to suit every taste and style. With environmentally sustainable on-demand manufacturing, no minimum order requirements, and zero finished goods inventory, Spoonflower exemplifies an integrated “pixel to output” approach.
Gart Davis, who co-founded Spoonflower in 2008, said: “Spoonflower is not just a service for custom fabric printing, we are a community that prizes individuality, self-expression, and a human connection between designers and those who want to bring design into their homes. Pigment printing is a future technology that we use today thanks to the hard work and strong partnership with Durst. Our collaboration on home decor has been successful; the Alpha produce beautiful fabric with a precise, fine print, a broad gamut, and strong fastness properties, which is why we have invested in two more pigment Alpha 330s.“
Christoph Gamper, Durst CEO and Co-Owner, said: “As a pioneer in the web-to-print for fabrics, sustainability and pigment sectors our technology platforms represent the “new” textile. It’s not only speed but clever solutions too. The world needs more companies that question the status quo. We’re at the forefront of the evolution that will sweep across the textile industry. This is just the beginning.”
The Alpha 330 Series 5 is the fifth generation of Durst’s Alpha printing systems. It features newly-developed software to meet the increased demands of textile digital printing as well as improvements in material handling, efficiency and material diversity. The technology platform offers a sustainable, flexible and scalable solution for every application and enables waterless one-step production with Durst Advanced Digital Pigment ink. SuperMultipass™ provides 30% better performance than comparable systems by integrating new technologies in the printheads, inks and drying units. The Alpha Series 5 can also have a patented SwiftJet Pretreatment System positioned upstream of the Alpha printer – valuable for short-run and fast-turnaround jobs.
A family-owned company with a history stretching back more than 80 years, Durst Group’s values are focused on innovation, customer orientation, sustainability and quality. The US division of Durst, which is based in Rochester, is a full-service subsidiary and highly integrated service provider.
Backed by consultancy and seamless integration provided through Durst Professional Services, all systems can be equipped with the new Durst Workflow Print, monitoring tool Durst Analytics and Durst Smart Shop. Expansion modules are integrated with the printing system to create a complete production process “from pixel to output”.
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