Ultima Displays chooses Durst technology for new Centres of Excellence
Hamburg, Germany – 22 May, 2017 – Durst, manufacturer of digital production technologies, has formed a partnership with Ultima Displays, which is creating Centres of Excellences across Europe.
Ultima Displays is a one-stop solutions and hardware provider serving more than 6,000 dealers across 28 countries in Europe. It employs 285 people across the continent and has a £37 million (€44 million) turnover.
The first agreement in the partnership – announced during FESPA where both companies were exhibiting –involved a Durst Rhotex 325 system being installed at Nantes, France, in the week prior to the show. A roll-out involving at least three other systems will follow at sites in Corby, Northamptonshire, and in Gdansk, Poland, and Padova, Italy, from next year. The Durst Rhotex 325 scheduled for the UK headquarters will be a focal point for the Centres of Excellences being created.
France-based Philippe Bouffant, Chief Executive Officer of Ultima Displays, said: “We’ve discussed opportunities with other players in the market, but nobody can match Durst for quality, service and its partnership approach. It’s a company that’s not just about trying to fit technology to production requirements, it’s about fully understanding our business and requirements and demonstrating how they can help.
“Durst’s approach has been not just about the technology, but they have really taken the time to understand our people and the service we want. There is a level of trust that’s higher than we have ever had before – and it’s reciprocal both ways.
“The investment in these systems will help our 6,000 dealers across Europe get a competitive edge and improve profits. One of the key benefits is that they will be able to offer fantastic quality with industrial, low-cost production with super-fast turnaround times, with some jobs now being able to be printed and dispatched on the same day for next-day delivery. Gone are the days when dealers may have had to wait more than a week for a job to be done.”
He added: “We’ll be able to provide a level of consistency and output that will be unmatched across the industry and the clients’ online business will grow rapidly.”
Christoph Gamper, Durst Chief Executive Officer, said: “Our philosophy is not just about providing a solution. It’s very much about developing a relationship in a partnership approach and working with our customers such as Ultima Displays to help grow their business. We always provide a thorough evaluation of requirements, trials, visits to customer asite and then ensure that the trials are replicated in real-live situations. Nothing is left to chance. Our reputation means everything.”
Founded in 1970, Ultima Displays provides all kinds of other products and services including roller and tension banners, POS signage, backwalls, modular solutions, cases, lighting and counters. Its printing capabilities covers all kind of die-sublimation and UV work for dealers. It is part of the P3 Group, which has a $130million turnover for its global one-stop-shop operations.
Christoph Gamper, CEO of Durst und Philippe Bouffant, CEO of Ultima Displays
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Durst Tau 330 LFS MPI Label Systems
Durst Rhotex 325
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Versacolor invests in a second digital label press from Durst
Brixen, Italy – 05/18/2017 – Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, announces that Versacolor, a graphic printing company from Sao Paolo/Brasil has just acquired its second Durst Tau 330E. The digital UV inkjet label press provides advantages to customers with the deployment of high pigmented inks and an increased productivity at a very low production costs. According to Fabio Rodrigo Moreno, owner of Versacolor, investments in cutting-edge technology and financial balance are the secrets to remain competitive in a very diversified market, such as in the self-adhesive labels segment.
"We always try to follow the evolution of technologies, and we understand that the global trend goes towards digital," said Fabio. "From now on, the self-adhesive segment will demand, more than ever, versatility; It will be necessary to speed up delivery times, to print in high resolution and to use laser finishing."
The Tau 330E offers Versacolor the differentiation that the company is looking for, due to the integrated process of digital printing with UV inks, high speed and lower costs compared to other solutions. Fabio also highlights the fact that the Tau 330E printing technology does not require any kind of special treatment on substrates and has an in-line corona system and high-definition print quality. "In addition to these added values, we will have quality and performance with lower costs for consumables," he points out.
Targeted for small and medium companies in the label segment, The Tau 330 E prints with up to 5 colors (CMYK + W), a speed of up to 48 linear meters/minute and a resolution of up to 1260 dpi.
Brixen, Italy – 05/04/2017 – Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, will be presenting various aspects of the subject of investment security and reliability at FESPA 2017. In the recent customer survey, “Perspective 2020”, Durst’s customers indicated that, in addition to technological innovation, customer integration has a particular relevance in working together to achieve commercial success. One example of what this type of commercial success can look like is illustrated by the development of roll-to-roll double-sided printing, which is available as a new option for the Rho flatbed printing systems. The starting point for the new feature was the company Eskils. The Swedish full-service printing provider began with large-format digital printing 10 years ago with two Rho 350 followed by two Rho 500, and invested in a Rho 1312 flatbed printing system with roll-printing option in 2015 in order to increase its productivity and expand its portfolio. Eskils’ core business is advertising media for the retail sector, where demand for products with double-sided printing has increased over time. Eskils’ technical director, Lars-Inge Brännmar, therefore faced the challenge of how to produce them 100% justified. As an initial solution, he developed marker points, but the constant manual working steps affected productivity. He imposed his requirement on Durst, and following a joint field test, the system for double-sided printing using sensors was developed into a viable product. The system is now available to all Rho users as an upgrade for the Rho 1312 as well as for the Rho P10 Series.
Durst Rho P10 250
“Over the years, we have really come to value the reliability of Durst systems and were certain that, when we invested in the Rho 1312, we would have security of investment beyond the normal level thanks to Durst’s continuous development activities,” says Christian Nilsson, CEO of Eskils. “Of course, other companies are now also benefiting from our initiative, but we benefit from others, too. For example, in the area of soft signage, we can learn from the experience of existing Durst Rhotex customers, allowing us to analyze and implement textile applications with a greater focus in our market.”
Durst at FESPA Digital 2017
Durst will be presenting new products in its large format printing portfolio in Hall B7, Stand A20, at FESPA Digital 2017. Its trade show presence addresses two core topics. The company will be presenting its commercially successful Rho P10 250 HS Plus and Rho 512R Plus printing systems under the slogan of investment security and reliability; they offer a “plus” in efficiency and versatility with new features and enhancements. Innovation and sustainability are the keywords applied to the new Rhotex 325 and Rho WT 250 printing systems, which open up new market opportunities outside of the UV production portfolio offer thanks to Durst Water Technology. The products are complemented with new service options, including extended warranty periods and new virtual support and analytics functions. Durst will hold a press briefing at its booth on the second day of the trade show – at 10:00 a.m. on May 9, 2017 – to provide in-depth information about the new systems, and will also be available for individual meetings. To arrange an appointment, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lienz, Österreich - 04.05.2017 - Durst, Hersteller von zukunftsweisenden digitalen Produktionstechnologien, blickt auf einen erfolgreichen Girl’s Day Tirol zurück. Der Girl’s Day ist ein internationaler Aktionstag für Mädchen - "Take your daughters to work" heißt dieser Tag beispielsweise in den USA. Ziel ist es, das eingeschränkte Berufswahlspektrum von Mädchen zu öffnen und neue Perspektiven aufzuzeigen, in der sie ihren vielseitigen Begabungen und Interessen nachgehen können, auch in technischen, handwerklichen und naturwissenschaftlichen Bereichen. In Tirol öffneten am 27. April 2017 deshalb 59 Unternehmen ihre Pforten, um mit Aktionsprogrammen über die verschiedenen Berufsbilder zu informieren. Auch bei der Durst in Lienz, waren 18 Schülerinnen zu Gast und erlebten einen spannenden Vormittag bei dem Hightech-Unternehmen.
An 5 Stationen wurden die Arbeitsbereiche in der mechanischen Fertigung, Druckkopf-Montage. Vormontage, Endmontage und im Democenter den Schülerinnen vorgestellt. Als besonderes Highlight, öffnete Durst auch sein Innovationszentrum im „Kristall“-Gebäude und die Mädchen durften Tinten für die Druckmaschinen mischen. Der klassischen Laborarbeit entsprechend, ging es hierbei um Präzision, Konfiguration und Analysen. In der sogenannten „Tintenküche“ fühlten sich die Schülerinnen pudelwohl und das sehr genau und sehr sensible Arbeiten führte zu einer kollektiven Begeisterung. Abgerundet wurde der Vormittag mit einem Quiz, in der das Erlernte noch einmal resümieren werden konnte und einem gemeinsamen Mittagessen mit den Durst Mitarbeitern. Ein gelungener Tag für alle Beteiligten und besonders für die Mädchen, die sich jetzt eine Zukunft in Labormänteln und mit Schutzbrillen vorstellen können.
„Von unseren weltweit 620 Mitarbeitern sind lediglich 87 Frauen“, sagt Barbara Schulz, Geschäftsführerin der Durst in Lienz. „Sicherlich sind wir als Technologie-Unternehmen besonders für Männer attraktiv, aber wir bieten vielfältige Aufgabenstellungen und möchten auch gerne weitere Mitarbeiterinnen für uns gewinnen. In Tirol liegt noch ein großes weibliches Potenzial zur Belebung des Arbeitsmarktes und zur Weiterentwicklung von Fachbereichen brach und wir als Durst möchten unseren Beitrag dazu leisten und Alternativen zu den "typischen Frauenberufen" aufzeigen.“
Impressionen vom Girl's Day Tirol bei Durst in Lienz
European first showing of Durst label & workflow system
Brixen, Italy – 24/04/2017 – Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, will be showing the best of the digital inkjet and conventional worlds, integrated into a single label printing system at Interpack 2017, Düsseldorf, Germany, from 4–10 May 2017. First exhibited as a prototype at LabelExpo Americas 2016, the Durst Tau 330 / OMET XFlex X6 Hybrid System, now combined with Durst’s new Web-To-Print and PrePress Workflow-Label software, will make its European debut on the Durst Booth D73, Hall, 13, Düsseldorf.
The integration of the market leading Tau 330 with near-line pre- and post press finishing solutions in cooperation with OMET, the world’s leader in flexographic printing presses, will provide customers with a digital label printing system that is complemented by a wide range of conventional printing and finishing solutions. These include flexo stations for priming and/or varnishing, web cleaning and corona treatment, rotary/semi-rotary die cutting, and slitting.
The Tau 330 / OMET XFlex X6 Hybrid System will be shown with Durst’s own production workflow, Durst Workflow-Label, designed specifically for label print production providers. The solution is a modular, expandable pre-press software for order entry, pre-press, RIP, color management, ink costing and production data management. It offers key functionality such as automated knock-out of non-print areas, resulting in lower ink consumption, a high access and self explaining browser-based interface for immediate job costing and easy to use high speed variable data functionality.
Another highlight at the Durst booth will be the new Web-To-Print solution for online design, preview and ordering of all kinds of packaging products like folding carton, labels, and many more. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to see full live demonstrations of the entire digital workflow from online ordering, data processing, digital printing and finishing.
The Tau 330 platform is a UV inkjet label press with more than 100 installations world wide. It features a 330 mm (13 in.) print width, up to seven colors (CMYKOViW) and offers printing speeds of up to 48 linear meters/min (169 ft./min) with up to 1260 dpi print resolutions. The press features leading-edge production capacity and print quality, and thanks to its seven color stations achieves close to 90% Pantone color gamut coverage.
In cooperation with OMET the Tau 330 series presents unlimited material flexibility for a vast range of applications. Its new near-line primer station provides increased material flexibility and cost saving potential and its flexible post press finishing options complete the near-line label and package printing production needs.
Helmuth Munter, Segment Manager, Durst Label & Package Printing, said: “The reaction to the prototype Tau 330 / OMET system at LabelExpo last year was hugely encouraging, and we have pressed on with our development of this unique technology integration and have completed the system with state of the art Web-To-Print and Workflow software. We’re proud to show the entire system now for European visitors for the first time – an innovative end-to-end digital production workflow combining digital printing and conventional finishing with unrivalled capabilities in materials, colors and special effects finishing.”
Digital Home Textiles Portfolio with Pigment Application by Probo
Brixen, Italy – 12/23/2016 – Durst, the manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, is unveiling its extensive Alpha Series portfolio with multi-pass inkjet printing systems for the digital production of home textiles and fashion at Heimtextil 2017 in Hall 6 at Stand C16.
Depending on what they are used for, Alpha printing systems offer printing widths from 190 to 330 cm and can be configured with up to 8 colors and 64 Alpha-S printheads. With a native resolution of 600 dpi and printing speeds of up to 620 lm/h, they boast 24/7 industrial-scale production capacities, and can be used directly and with tremendous flexibility. The various samples and applications produced by Probo and on display at the trade fair stand will show visitors exactly what these systems can do. In February 2016, the Dutch web-to-print supplier installed a high-performance Alpha 330 inkjet printing in its machine park in Dokkum in order to be able to offer home textiles and accessories alongside its existing soft signage portfolio. The great thing is that clients are able to order their printed items – from yard goods to large volumes – directly in the Probo online website. Orders received by 4:30 p.m. can even be shipped the next day.
This efficiency is due not just to the performance of the Alpha Series and digital workflow, but also to the Greentex pigment ink developed by Durst that require no pre- or post-treatment when used with standard materials such as cotton or polyester. This makes the production processes much shorter and considerably more cost-effective regardless of the size of the print run.
The Durst Textile Printing team at the trade fair stand will provide information about these and other options for the Alpha Series such as intelligent feeder systems that adapt automatically to the various textile materials and roll circumferences, and will also be on hand to arrange individual appointments. To arrange an appointment, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
The Durst Rho 3M™ Premium UV Ink Series has received the 2017 Top Products award from Wide-Format & Signage magazine. The award is presented to “breakthrough products” that over the past year generated the most excitement in the wide- and grand-format printing industry that delivers the most value to today’s printing businesses.
The co-branded Rho 3M™ Premium UV Ink Series was chosen as the top Ink by a vote of the magazine’s readership, which is comprised of members and observers of the commercial printing industry.
“We are delighted that the Durst Rho Roll 3M™ Premium ink has been voted one of Wide-Format & Signage 2017 Top Products by the community of professional print providers,” says Larry D’Amico, Director of Sales, Durst Image Technology U.S. “Being able to provide printers with the ability to produce 3M™ MCS™ warranted graphics on the Rho 512R and Rho 312R platforms is significant, as these devices are ideal for the type of applications that require the MCS™ warranty.”
“Choosing 3M™-branded inks with a premium equipment partner like Durst, assures users of Rho 512R and Rho 312R printers that all of their graphic components have been designed to work together, with the backing of 3M”, Said Adam Larson, Global Portfolio Manager for 3M.
By employing these premium UV inks, Durst users will be able to offer 3M™ MCS™ Warranty Certified graphics upon completion of the certification process. The combination of Durst world-renowned innovation and durability with the added backing of a 3M™ MCS™ warranty will elevate roll-to-roll productivity and reliability to a new level, the companies said.
For information on Durst North America or any of Durst’s products and services, contact Christopher Guyett, Sales & Marketing Coordinator: phone (585) 486-0340 ext. 5270, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit Durst U.S. online at: www.durstus.com