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Durst Headquarters - Update: 23.03.2020
Digital printing is the future for Bliss Impex.
Durst presents the successful P5 350 hybrid printing system, extensive software solution and textile applications with pigment inks
A pioneering company facing a business meltdown has reconfigured its software in 24 hours and is now producing face masks. DCP Digitaldruck & Profiltechnik in Gütersloh, Germany, secured at least two weeks’ work on the first day it stated its new online business, which includes the ability to design your own bespoke mask.
The super-fast turnaround to set up www.i-product.de was enabled through Durst’s Smart Shop and Smart Editor software. It also includes online design possibilities. Driven by the mantra of innovation, Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, offers complete solutions from pixel to output as it continues its transformation into a highly integrated process service provider, which includes expanding its world-class software solutions.
DCP, which has been supplying graphics and large format digital prints to the event and trade fair for more than 20 years, had virtually all this work demand wiped out due to the cancellation of trade fairs and events across the world. It also knew that large quantitities of masks are in demand to help combat Covid-19.
Oliver Knaup, Managing director of DCP, said: “We have been losing about 90% of our normal business for large format work in the exhibition and events industry, so we had to do something quickly. Durst provided so much incredible support so fast. I contacted them on a Friday and that same day they reconfigured the Smart Shop and Durst Editor software. Over the weekend we took some photos of the new mask opportunities and then started on the Monday. We are absolutely delighted with our Smart Shop software and the support from Durst. We now have a new template and new product on the web and you have a perfect marketing tool with the online shop.”
Despite sewing expertise among staff at a premium, DCP, a long-time Durst customer, is already producing up to 1,000 face masks a day. “The user friendliness of the flexible software has already been praised by many customers and means we can offer a large design portfolio – and now face masks,” said Mr Knaup. “We see the production of masks as our contribution to the preservation of jobs for our employees, the economy as a whole and a help for everyone. We also produce white masks, which we supply to pharmacies or, on request, protective masks with company logo.
“Durst continues to provide outstanding support in a true partnership. And now it’s letting us serve the wider community with protective masks in the global fight against coronavirus.”
Thomas Schurzfeld, Managing Director of Durst Software Development GmbH, said: “Our world-class software is extremely flexible, scalable and adaptable to cope with virtually any requirement. DCP is a perfect example of what can be achieved quickly, in this case with our help setting up a new online business complete with bespoke design possibilities in a single day. We’re proud to have helped them.”
Dear customers,Dear partners,Dear Durst`ler all over the world,
With a heavy heart, we close our headquarters form 16. March to 3. April. Fortunately, we have no more cases, and we are all doing well. Still, out of solidarity with our families and out of respect for doctors and medical staff, we are doing what helps most: we are actively contributing to stop the further spread of the virus and stay at home.
We took the issue very seriously from the very beginning, and we continue to do so. We help wherever we can - for example, with masks and protective suits for the hospital in Brixen, which, like many institutions, is currently struggling with a lack of resources.
All our branches are active - with the restrictions that apply in the respective countries. A networked trunk team also works for the headquarters - wherever possible from the home office. The highest security measures are in place for employees who have to stay at the company. The branches have stocked spare parts as a precautionary measure, and ink logistics are maintained - a service team can be reached remotely in case of emergencies.
We will use these two weeks to monitor the situation and work out scenarios and then hopefully - taking into account the legal status and only if we can ensure the safety of the employees and their families - restart production.
These are challenging times - we are sure that you, our customers and partners, will show solidarity with our employees and us. We are confident that we are doing the right thing and that we will come out of this situation stronger.
Please take care of yourself and stay safe and healthy.
Christoph GamperCEO, Durst Group
In light of the rapidly evolving situation regarding COVID-19 in mainland Europe, and in close dialogue with its national Associations and exhibitors, FESPA has today taken the decision to postpone FESPA Global Print Expo 2020, European Sign Expo 2020 and Sportswear Pro 2020, originally scheduled to take place at IFEMA Madrid from 24th to 27th March 2020.
Based on feedback from exhibitors, FESPA will now seek to reschedule the events for a later date, precise timing and venue still to be determined based on venue availability.
FESPA CEO Neil Felton explains: “Until this week, our actions with regard to COVID-19 – including the pre-emptive action taken in February regarding exhibiting companies from China – have been informed by guidance from the relevant international and national authorities, with the primary objective of safeguarding the health and wellbeing of exhibitors and visitors. However, in light of the recent spread of the virus in specific areas of mainland Europe, we have consulted with our stakeholders and have concluded that it is in the best interests of our community to defer the events to a later date.”
FESPA will provide an update regarding revised event dates in due course.
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“Durst’s proven and cost-effective solution in a price-sensitive market is revolutionising our business. A lot of international brands and buyers are now asking for digital printing.”
Bliss Impex, an international manufacturer of synthetic textiles printed fabrics and apparel fabrics, exports 80% of its business and counts many globally-recognised brands among its clients. In a price-sensitive market, the company now relies heavily on Durst proven technology for industrial-scale production. Less wastage, fast-turnaround on orders, no limitations on colour, broad designing concepts and printing on virtually any materials and 50% less water consumption are among major benefits in a seismic change to digital production of over 10,000,000 linear meters a month.
“This is the future,” said Ekansh Jain, Director of Bliss Impex. “Durst’s proven and cost-effective solution in a price-sensitive market is revolutionising our business. The machines are incredible flexible with no limitations on colour. We can print on an endless list of materials with the Alphas, including many that used to need pre-coating. The fantastic quality gives us a competitive edge, and the sharpness and brightness really stand out.”
Bliss Impex is part of the Jain Group of companies employing 300 people and having a €17.5 million turnover. In a changing market, buyers and designers are now demanding shorter turnaround times from order to delivery and an immediate response when any last-minute changes are needed.
Ekansh Jain typifies the new mindset within the family-owned firm in an evolving market where brand owners and designers demand digital production. Bliss Impex made the investment in Durst systems – three Alpha 190s Reactive production systems and one Durst Alpha 180 printer for polyester work – after a first venture into digital didn’t work out with another supplier. They use the Durst One-Step GOTS-certified reactive ink. All the printers are housed in a temperature-controlled new digital centre in Delhi in a €6million investment. Orders can be completed within three days, sometimes even 24 hours, a far cry from the 15 days it would take with conventional production.
Durst provides round-the-clock on-site technical support as well as a remote link-up with the Durst headquarters in Italy. “We have had a real partnership approach with Durst, which provides world-class support and service,” said Mr Jain. “It may be in as little as three years’ time that our unit here runs completely on digital. Costs are coming down all the time. This is a redefinition of the production processes.
“A lot of international brands and and buyers are now asking for digital printing because they see this seen as a green process. We have reduced our water consumption by 50%, around 500,000 liters per month. As one example of how we are growing our business and opening new opportunities directly with brand owners, H&M needed to print on sushi voil for a ladies’ garment and we completed the 300,000 linear meter order within 20 days. It could not have been done conventionally in that timescale because we needed many different colours and lots of merging. The incredible quality speaks for itself.”
Mr Jain concludes: “This is a seismic change in the industry as people are being educated to the benefits of digital.”
Die einst kleine Manufaktur Picanova hat sich binnen weniger Jahre zum führenden Anbieter für individualisierte Wanddekoration, Fotogeschenk sowie Home und Livestyle-Produkte avanciert.
An sechs internationalen Standorten auf drei Kontinenten produziert Picanova täglich mehr als 120.000 Produkte für den globalen Markt.
Der Erfolg des Unternehmens ist mitunter auch der unternehmenseigene Produktionssteuerungssoftware zu verdanken. Diese Software, aber auch das starke Wachstum des Unternehmens bedarf aber auch Drucksysteme, welche dieser Herausforderung gewachsen sind. Um den hohen Standards zukünftig gerecht zu werden, hat Picanova in seiner Kölner Produktionsstätte in ein Garant für Produktivität und maximalen Durchsatz investiert: in unseren Durst P5 350. In unserem industriellen Large-Format-System handelt es sich um eine LED All-in-One-Hybridlösung für den flexiblen Druck von Rollenmedien und Platten bis 3,5m, welche sämtliche Ansprüche des industriellen Drucks erfüllt. Der P5 350 ist mit dem Monitoring-Tool Durst Analytics ausgestattet.
Bereits im Weihnachtsgeschäft machte sich unser Durst P5 350 bezahlt. Die vermehrte Nachfrage nach individuell bedruckten Platten konnte trotz er Komplexität, die dem Segment angesichts unterschiedlicher Materialansprüche zu Grunde liegt, mit Bravour meistern.
Dieses Wachstum ist Picanova durch die als Pflicht empfundene Premium-Qualität und die Investition in unseren Durst P5 350 garantiert.
Vor Kurzem hat der Verband Druck und Medien das Qualitätssiegel Digitaldruck (QSD) an Picanova verliehen, welches das Unternehmen als Erster Fotodruckdienstleister erhalten hat. Ein Beweis dafür, dass das ständige Streben nach höchster Qualität bei maximalem Druckergebnis und besten Preisen auch in Zukunft Früchte tragen wird.
Für 2020 visiert Picanova weiteres Wachstum im B2B Markt an.
Brixen, Italy - 02/24/2020 - Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, continues the success story of the P5 digital production platform, Stand A20 Hall 7, at FESPA 2020 in Madrid, Spain, from 24-27 March. The focus of its show presence will be the P5 350 printing system with extended features, options and inks to perfect the hybrid variety of applications for roll media and boards.
In line with Durst's own pixel-to-output strategy, the printing system is supplied with workflow software for print preparation and analytics software for processing real production parameters. This enables the customer to start production immediately. Accordingly, Durst accompanies the machine installation with extensive software training and services. Since the official launch of the new P5 production platform with the P5 350 and P5 210 printing systems at Fespa 2019 in Munich, more than 50 installations have been implemented worldwide, which documents the attractiveness of the overall package.
The Durst Professional Services (DPS) with modular software modules for pre-press or the networking of several printing systems present what further business opportunities and optimization potential the pixel-to-output strategy offers. For the web-based product presentation and customer communication, DPS offers with Smart Shop a web shop solution that can be fully integrated from the online catalog or configurator to the printing system. LiftERP, an enterprise resource planning software especially for print service providers, will also be presented. This has already been implemented with over 20 customers in the USA and will be localized for the European market this year. The Durst booth will be flanked by textile application presentations, with a focus on pigment inks, which is increasingly becoming a universal solution in industrial textile printing.
"We are looking forward to FESPA in Madrid and have the state-of-the-art P5 production platform with us," said Christoph Gamper, CEO and co-owner of the Durst Group. "The high demand for our P5 printing systems is unbroken, the workflow and analytics software is continuously being developed, but we also see the increased need for information and training among customers, which we also address with expanded services. It is exciting for us to see the level of integration in which our solutions are used. While some are satisfied with the pure RIP function and the print quality, we implement complex web-to-print production infrastructures with others. For us, the focus is always on the Durst printing system, which can be integrated into the production processes with the respective Durst software and can be modularly scaled depending on the scope."
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Brand owners and customers are driving the change to digital. If I have somebody sitting in front of me with a completed design, I can complete the order that day. With rotary or flatbed, a minimum of 10-15 days would be required
Self-made entrepreneur Prithviraji Kankariya has committed to a digital textile printing future because, he says, it is the only way forward for the industry globally.
“If you want to grow, it has to be digital. This is the future – no question,” said Mr Kankariya, a respected figure in textiles for more than 25 years who is the founder of Kankariya Textile Industries and Anupam Creation in Ahmedabad, India. “Currently our business is roughly 70% traditional production and 30% digital, but will be evenly split within two years, and I am confident it will be completely digital within five years.”
Creativity and innovation are the backbone of the success at Anupam Creation. Focusing on home textiles – everything including bedsheets, curtains, tapestry, curtains and cushions – and fashion clothing, the teams specialise in creating their high end ‘own recipe’ designs for traditional, hybrid and digital production.
Now he is focusing on a complete transformation to digital textile printing. “In India, it will take a little bit of time but in many countries it has already changed,” said Mr Kankariya. “The whole market for rotary and flatbed will be finished in 10 years.”
Anupam Creation was formed two years in a $5million (€4.5m) investment in a modern building and equipment. Durst is one of three manufacturers supplying digital equipment for the company. In Mr Kankariya’s own words, the Alpha 330 production printer with SuperMultipassTM “defines a new generation of digital printing, creating a new performance class through the integration of new technologies in the printheads, inks, drying units and the interaction with the software”.
“It’s not just the build quality, reliability and extremely high speed of the machine; another good plus for Durst is the sensors in the software that are very well aligned to work at those industrial speeds. If there’s ever a problem, which is rare, we know straight away so avoid waste and having to re-do jobs, which can be expensive. Having fast design uploads is very productive, so are the detailed analytics.
“Brand owners and customers are driving the change to digital. If I have somebody sitting in front of me with a completed design, I can complete the order that day. With rotary or flatbed, a minimum of 10-15 days would be required, perhaps even longer. Customers won’t wait around for that long. They want it now – and so it’s only possible with digital.”
Major benefits include minimal water wastage, no limitations on colors or need for color separation, no large amounts of stock in warehouses, any number of individually printed samples immediately available, and production for small or large orders – unlike traditional printing where the minimum fabric quantity order would start from 10,000 meters.
Mr Kankariya concluded: “With printhead and ink prices continuing to come down, I know will have changed all my business to digital after five years, which I am sure will enable our business to continue to grow. Durst has very good technology and I am very happy with the Durst machine. Let’s see what happens…”
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