Digital Printing


Durst showcases market launches for large format, soft signage and textile

(c) 2016 Durst: Rho 500R
FESPA Digital 2016: Extra-wide Rhotex 500 sublimation printing system, water-based Rho WT 250 HS flatbed printing system, industrial Alpha 190 textile printing system – a variety of applications, automation and all-round efficiency in the spotlight

Durst, the specialist in industrial inkjet applications, will be showcasing its latest innovations for the large-format printing segment at FESPA Digital 2016 in Amsterdam. With the Rhotex 500, Durst is launching the first 5-meter dye sublimation printer onto the market which, with its extra-wide printing width, can offer seamless soft signage / fabrics applications, stepping up the use of textile advertising and information media. With the Rho WT 250 HS, Durst is demonstrating the first flatbed printing system based on Durst Water Technology which offers optical and haptic offset printing technology on a range of coated and uncoated paper media such as displays and posters. The Durst Rho WT inks are odorless and require no health and safety registration. As a result, the new Rho WT 250 HS is particularly suitable for sustainable advertising media in indoor areas. Also celebrating its premiere is the Alpha 190 for the industrial production of home textiles, clothing and upholstery coverings.

Durst is also smoothing the path for LFP specialists who want to venture into traditional textile printing with one-step soft pigment inks which can be used universally for various types of fiber such as cotton and polyester and which do not require any pre or post-treatment in standard applications. Automation is the key word in the unveiling of the refined Rho 1312 AF. The UV flatbed printing system is equipped with a newly developed feed, alignment and stacking unit to increase overall system efficiency even further. The new Durst Workflow System also promises optimization of the printing processes and digital data and color management. The system has been developed by Durst’s own software division and is being unveiled for the first time at the trade fair.

“Nine months have passed between FESPA Digital 2015 and 2016 and although it only feels like a few weeks, we will be demonstrating our innovative strength at this FESPA too,” says Christoph Gamper, CEO of the Durst Group. “We are developing for the present-day and future needs of our customers and focusing not just on machine construction, but also on the entire production process. Integration into production lines, process optimization and increased cost-effectiveness are what shapes our strategic focus, helping Durst to evolve into a solutions-oriented systems provider and therefore into a true partner for our customers.”   

Pic: Durst booth at FESPA DIGITAL 2016. (c) Durst

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