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Gamma XD Series

The new standard in printer performance and image quality

With this new 8-Color Gamma XD Printer Series Durst has re-invented ceramic tile decoration featuring new possibilities for unique and creative tile design and ultimate production efficiency.
Gamma XD combines the highest quality inkjet technology with a unique print engine to break the barriers to quality and speed, maintaining the required ink amount per sqm.

Key Features:

  • Best rated, banding-free print quality
  • High uptime /productivity
  • Optional DM - Digital Material Printing Technology - over 100g/m2 - high nozzle stability
  • Low customer maintenance and easy service with drastically reduced service costs
  • Low print head costs and easy/fast replacement

Durst holds various patents on this new, innovative technology.

Best rated print quality

  • No banding or lines, high image details, sharpness, color strength and color stability
  • Printing difficult designs without any problems, not possible before, thanks to new level of print uniformity across the full width, smooth color transitions, dot visibility, high sharpness/contrast and color strength with no artifacts
  • Full HD Technology (Advanced Grayscale) with 300 dpi nominal resolution with innovative “Adaptive Dot Placement Technology” and intelligent “Electronic Print Head Alignment System for ultimate print uniformity without banding
  • Special silicon nozzle plate technology with silicon oxide coating for high drop straightness, improved robustness and scratch resistance
  • High drop velocity for precise and repeatable drop placement to assure high color stability, best image quality and high apparent resolution/sharpness/details over time and at different line speeds

Independence

  • Designed for easy and fast service carried out by the customer to maximize uptime
  • Easy and fast print head replacement with rapid connectors

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Creativity

DM – Digital Material Printing Technology

Create new stunning tile designs with this new optional DM print head technology with its unique capability of jetting large amounts of digital ceramic materials, glue inks, etc. and effects such as luster, glossy, matt, white, metallic. Thanks to the high laydown capacity with over 100g/m2 per color bar, the Durst DM technology provides very strong ceramic effects offering more creativity in developing new, unique tile designs. No other technology can jet such high ink amounts consistently without losing nozzles.

Durst Gamma XD Easy Service

Software/Image Processing

  • Fast turnaround and repeating jobs thanks to the industry leading printer software and Durst Ceramic Color Management System

Durst Software Image Processing - Process

  • Up to 250 images (single graphics/designs) or 17GB of image data per Job
  • Unique Auto-Group function for jobs with multiple single graphics
  • Unique “Durst Autostructure” function for automatic structure creation when using special effect inks such as the sink-in ink
  • Choice of many languages for easy and understandable operation

Durst Software Image Processing - Software

Flexibility

Dual Line Printing

Optional dual line operation through two completely independent printing queues. This allows printing completely different jobs/images on different tile sizes (width and length) on each line, which means 2 printers in one. The new Gamma XD Dual Line Technology offers total flexibility in dividing the full printing width for the lines in any position.

Special tile guiding system with two individually adjustable tile guides for instant and repeatable changeover from single to double line and vice versa.

Increased Production Flexibility

Printer Control

Job preparation, job management and corrections can either be carried out directly on the printer or via remote control through the Gamma PrepStation, typically installed in the lab with to have the operator just selecting the job and start the printing process.

Increased Production Flexibility

Operation Flexibility

  • Gamma XD printers with left and right hand operation print exactly the same.
  • No difference in color and overall image appearance between right and left hand versions as color sequence and printing direction remains always the same

Installation with or without Enclosure - The Durst Gamma XD Series can be installed and operated with our without an enclosure (cabin) with controlled ambient conditions.

Creativity

Gamma 108 XD
319 mm (12.6 in.)
383 mm (15.0 in.)
446 mm (17.5 in.)
510 mm (20.1 in.)
574 mm (22.6 in.)
638 mm (25.1 in.)
702 mm (27.6 in.)
766 mm (30.1 in.)
829 mm (32.6 in.)
893 mm (35.1 in.)
957 mm (37.7 in.)
1000 mm (39.3 in.)
Gamma 148 XD
319 mm (12.6 in.)
383 mm (15.0 in.)
446 mm (17.5 in.)
510 mm (20.1 in.)
574 mm (22.6 in.)
638 mm (25.1 in.)
702 mm (27.6 in.)
766 mm (30.1 in.)
829 mm (32.6 in.)
893 mm (35.1 in.)
957 mm (37.7 in.)
1021 mm (40.2 in.)
1085 mm (42.7 in.)
1149 mm (45.2 in.)
1212 mm (47.7 in.)
1276 mm (50.2 in.)
1340 mm (52.7 in.)
1404 mm (55.2 in.)

Durst Gamma XD Easy Service

Efficiency

  • Thickness scanner and fast movement of the print engine to automatically maintain a constant and closest possible tile to print head distance for best image quality, details and sharpness independently from the tile thickness and shape.
  • Reliable performance at any speed up to 76m/min.
  • Total print head crash protection – No line stops

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