LIXIL Partner Excellence Award given to GOTO INC in Japan for Durst Gamma XD great performance and support
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.”
Durst y Koenig & Bauer nombran a Robert Stabler para dirigir una nueva empresa conjunta de sistemas de impresión digital de embalajes
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".
Durst at forefront of evolution for digital production in textile printing
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”.
Durst showcases new fifth generation Alpha technology with SuperMultipass™ at ITMA 2019
Brixen, Italy - 18.06.2019 - Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, will be showcasing its proven Alpha comprehensive technology platform on Booth A210, Hall 3 at ITMA in Fira de Barcelona, Gran Via, Spain, from 20-26 June
Headlining will be the fifth generation Alpha printing systems delivered with Durst’s new software to meet increased demands of textile digital printing. The new Alpha Series 5 190 and 330 printing systems being unveiled at ITMA feature improvements in material handling, efficiency and material diversity. The technology platform offers a sustainable, flexible and scalable solutions for every application, even enabling waterless one-step production with the new Durst Advanced Digital Pigment ink.
The Alpha Series 5 printers, including dual roll, are all equipped with the new Durst Workflow Print and the monitoring tool Durst Analytics to become a production unit from day one. To integrate e-commerce businesses, Durst offers a scalable solution with Durst Smart Shop. Backed by consultancy and seamless integration provided through Durst Professional Services, the new workflow software gives users access to key functions in production such as color management and RIP. Expansion modules are integrated with the printing system to create a production process “from pixel to output”.
The new Alpha 190 / 330 Series 5 with SuperMultipass™ provides 30% better performance than comparable systems. This next generation of high performance printing systems integrate new technologies in the printheads, inks, drying units, and in the interaction of software. The Alpha Series 5 can also have a patented SwiftJet Pretreatment System positioned upstream of the Alpha printer. Digital pretreatment is particularly valuable for short-run and fast-turnaround jobs.
For the Alpha Series 5, Durst offers environmentally friendly water-, acid- and reactive-based ink systems. Its Advanced Digital Pigment is the world’s first ink system that enables a one-step process with soft touch and brilliant colors. Universally used in textile applications, it also has excellent light fastness and wet rub fastness and can be used on all types of fabric. In addition, the ink family includes Durst Disperse HD, which is a first choice for polyester applications and also regularly used in home textiles, apparel, fashion, flags, banners, outdoor signage and other POP applications; and Durst Reactive HD where common applications are home textiles, apparel and fashion. All these inks are Oekotex 100 and GOTS 5.0 compliant.
Martin Winkler, Durst Group’s Segment Manager, Textile Printing, said: “ITMA is another important platform to demonstrate our proven Alpha technology and advanced software. The fabrics, soft signage and textile markets support fast turnaround short runs and sustainability using digital technology. Our growing number of customers make savings in colouring inks and water consumption, as well as in production costs and delivery times. They are backed by world-class support from skilled consultants and integrators provided through Durst Professional Services, as well as comprehensive training in our Customer Experience Center at our head office in Brixen.”
Durst Rho 512R LED impresses with quality and printing speed
Hruby, a business founded in Berlin Kreuzberg back in 1919, celebrated its 100th anniversary in April 2019 and, under its current name of Hruby Werbetechnik GmbH, is one of the most versatile businesses in Berlin, employing 25 people. The strengths of the team, which is led by third-generation managing director Fritz Naumann, include individualized consulting, flexibility, and implementing challenging products. Fritz Naumann started out at Hruby as a vocational trainee, learning the business from scratch and assuming responsibility for the company in 2010.
In 2019, Hruby Werbetechnik GmbH expanded its operations by adding a Durst Rho 512R LED at a second location in Berlin and has been impressed by the quality and printing speed. The intention is to cover new products and larger formats as well as driving the company's philosophy of high customer satisfaction and diversity.