Durst presents the successful P5 350 hybrid printing system, extensive software solution and textile applications with pigment inks
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Dr. Stefan Kappaun, Durst Group’s new Textile Printing Segment Manager, who has responsibility for the strategic direction in home textiles, clothing and accessories
DIPA: Erstes Symposium im Durst Headquarter in Brixen
Industrielle Textildruckmaschinen mit digitaler Technologie
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…”
Leatherhead, Surrey – 13.02.2020 – Aurora Graphics is stepping up to another level and widening its business offerings to customers with significant investments in new technology and software through Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies.
The Birmingham, UK-based company has purchased a Durst Rho LED 512R six-color with white production printer and taken on another nearby production unit as part of progressive expansion where turnover is expected to grow by another 20 per cent this year alone.
The introduction of five-meter wide production will help Aurora Graphics to bolt on extra services for clients in a variety of markets in which the company already operates. Advanced software provided through Durst Professional Services will also introduce new mechanisms for ink usage control, provide unattended printing capabilities and improve workflows.
Mike Stearn, Managing Director of Aurora Graphics, said: “It’s never an easy decision with an investment of this scale, so we had to see what was available on the market. The reason we selected Durst included the build quality, productivity, versatility and the fact it’s the best offering on the market. The Rho 512R LED will complement our existing equipment and help us to continue to provide a first-class level of service to our clients and give a wider choice of products we can service to them.
“This is another example of our commitment to investing in the best technology in the market, which will complement our existing portfolio and helps us to step up to the next level. It also reflects the ethos of a client-led company that always seeks to employ solutions-driven people who will continue to further professionalise the business. We certainly don’t want robots.”
Aurora Graphics covers a broad gamut of sectors including exhibition, POS, outdoor graphics, backlits, as well as working with some trade and print management companies.
“I envisage the introduction of the Rho 512R will lead to significant more work in the exhibition arena and outdoor graphics, plus will give us the capabilities for longer runs for quality, higher-end contracts, as well as more backlits,” said Mr Stearn. “And, of course, we’ll be able to turn round jobs far more quickly now, thanks to the fantastic productivity, as well as offer more services to clients.”
Peter Bray, Managing Director of Durst UK & Ireland, said: “Aurora Graphics is a perfect example of how forward-thinking companies are increasingly turning to Durst for technology and software that makes a tangible difference to their business. We are delighted that this, in turn, helps them provide a wider range of products and services for their own customers. It’s a win-win situation.”
8th – 31st May 2020 in Brixen, Franzensfeste, Klausen and Neustift / South Tyrol - Italy
Once again, the Brixen Water Light Festival shines even bigger and brighter in May. The success of last year's edition as to the number of visitors, the wide coverage of the international press and the number of light events has led to a new, even more spectacular Brixen Water Light Festival in this new season. Many novelties this year starting from the important partnership with Durst, which thanks to its philosophy is in ideal symbiosis with the festival. Durst Group is a world-leading manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies with its headquarters in Brixen.
Colour and light are not the only affinities between the festival and the company. Durst is a family business with an 80-year history, in which innovative strength, sustainability and quality are the central values. Values that the company shares with the festival. Thus, both partners are committed to spreading a respectful awareness of the sustainable use of nature and water resources and see their task in raising awareness of conscious and environmentally friendly consumer behaviour.
"Durst stands for the innovative power and responsible entrepreneurship at the Brixen site", says Christoph Gamper, CEO and co-owner of the Durst Group. "We are digitizing production technologies around the world, reducing the need for water and energy in production and enabling sustainable, high-quality products in many industries. As a partner of this year's Water Light Festival, we would therefore like to communicate not only our fascinating habitat "mountain" and our handling of natural resources, but also to present the positive impulses and industrial developments that result from it".
On the fourth edition, the event will also be expanded geographically. This year, for example, light art installations will also be shown at water locations in the old town of Klausen, the Fortress of Franzensfeste and the Engelsburg of Neustift Monastery.
While in Brixen, Klausen and Franzensfeste the installations will shine again between 9 pm and midnight, the show in the Engelsburg will be open to visitors during the day.
Also in the new year, artists of different origin, education and nationality take part in the festival and deal in their works with the two natural elements of water and light. For 24 evenings, "Water is life - light is art" will be the central theme of this unique festival, once again drawing attention to how beautiful, precious and at the same time fragile the world we live in is.
The focus is again on the theme of water, which is viewed from different angles, highlighted or artistically presented. Cultural, ecological, social and economic reflections offer an almost unlimited breeding ground for artists. "The focus is on the city's special features and the valuable corners that are often overlooked. Light art and contemporary art meet in this festival and complement each other", says Stefanie Prieth of Brixen Tourismus, project manager.
Also this year the Brixen Water Light Festival powered by Durst is part of the official network of the World Water Day on 22 March. As a member of UNESCO's International Day of Light on 16 May, the festival is one of the initiatives that aim to highlight the importance of water and the constant appreciation of light.
During the festival, Brixen, Franzensfeste, Klausen and Neustift will be given a new atmosphere by promoting and supporting a broad reflection on topics of global interest such as climate change and the availability of natural resources. Also this year the Brixen Water Light Festival powered by Durst boasts the "Green Event" certification. The focus is on the use of energy from renewable sources, environmentally friendly products and digital advertising campaigns. In addition, cooperation with Deutsche Bahn will be resumed in order to raise the awareness of tourists to leave their car at home and reach Brixen by train.
The event with free admission is organised by the association BrixenCultur in collaboration with Brixen Tourism with the support of the Municipality of Brixen and the Province of Bolzano.
Further information on: www.brixen.org/waterlight
The Brixen Water Light Festival powered by durst celebrates this year its fourth edition and takes place from 8th to 31st May 2020 in Brixen / South Tyrol.
On the fourth edition, the festival is extended with installations also in Franzensfeste, Klausen and Neustift. Local as well as international artists will transform the water sites of Brixen and surrounding area into a unique light ocean through creative ideas and different light installations.
Reflections on ecological, economic and social aspects related to water are the basis of all artistic considerations. The light and contemporary artists will put a new spin on more than 20 fountains and set in scene the impressive confluence of the two rivers Eisack and Rienz and numerous historic and cultural treasures with different light and artwork installations. Under the motto "Water is life - light is art", a unique atmosphere is created in Brixen, Franzensfeste, Klausen and Neustift which enables a completely new perception of the old town and its water locations.
Durst, as the main sponsor and co-name partner of this year's Water Light Festival, is representative of the innovative power and responsible entrepreneurship in Brixen/Bressanone. As one of the leading manufacturers of digital printing and production technologies, the company provides impulses worldwide for sustainable, water- and energy-saving production in many industries.
Daily from 9 pm in Brixen, Franzensfeste, Klausen / South Tyrol
More information on: www.brixen.org/waterlight
Brixen, Italy – 20.01.2020 – Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has restructured its segment for industrial textile printing. The new segment manager, Dr. Stefan Kappaun, has responsibility for the strategic direction in home textiles, clothing and accessories. Dr. Kappaun also will be the connecting link to the Large Format Segment, which takes over soft signage and fabrics in the portfolio.
Dr. Kappaun is a member of Durst Group’s executive team and heads the ink business for all segments as Executive Vice President Inks & Fluids. A technical chemist with a focus on polymer science and a trained business economist, he is an expert in materials science and the development and marketing of ink systems for digital inkjet printing.
This know-how is particularly important within industrial textile printing, because, in contrast to other industries, different materials, pre- and post-treatments as well as large-scale process influences, represent a daily challenge in digital textile production. At the same time, digital textile printing is one of the largest growth markets for inkjet technologies. It is a sector being targeted by advertising media and large format providers in addition to traditional textile producers. All have different textile experiences, but are always looking for new applications and business opportunities.
With the Alpha Series, Durst offers industrial printing systems with water-based reactive, pigment and disperse inks as well as with the pixel-to-output strategy end-to-end software solutions for efficient and cost-transparent digital textile printing.
"The digital textile printing market is fragmented in itself and we see different speeds and developments worldwide," says Dr. Kappaun. "While new, non-industry service providers often already have digital know-how but less textile experience, the traditional manufacturers are masters of textile finishing, but not all analog processing steps can be transferred directly to digital textile printing. Durst has a comprehensive ecosystem to serve the different requirements and to support customers in the digital transformation. Our printing systems are designed for industrial productivity, but also offer profitability from the very first meter. The prerequisite for this is mastery of the pre-treatment and post-treatment steps as well as the digital workflow, in which Durst focuses on the consulting and training services in the new Customer Experience Center at the Durst headquarters in Brixen."
Dr. Stefan Kappaun succeeds Martin Winkler in his expanded role as Segment Manager Textile Printing, who will take on the role of Global Sales Manager Textile Printing in the future. The Textile Printing Team will also be supplemented by the experienced service technician Martin Oberparleiter, as the new Junior Product Manager Textile Printing. New sales and service structures are also being implemented in the core markets.
Durst Oceania welcomed the trade to its new base in Tullamarine, where managing director Matt Ashman and Durst CEO Christoph Gamper hosted printers and suppliers, and officially opened the business.
Read more at: print21.com.au
“Australia is a very important market for us and Durst is about its people. Having Matt here, who has worked with us for more than 10 years, has enabled us to further service this region and customers directly,” Gamper said. “Labels and packaging is growing in Australia, just like it is all around the world. For us, this means new opportunities arising and there is still a lot that we can bring to the market – not just from the machines side but also the software, portfolio, and optimisation sides. That’s what we are going to focus on for the next few years.”
Read more at: sprinter.com.au
Brixen, Italien – 8. November 2019 - Durst, Hersteller von zukunftsweisenden Digitaldruck- und Produktionstechnologien, feierte am 8. November sein 10-jähriges am Standort Kufstein, Österreich. Ende 2009 begann hier die Durst mit einem Team von Spezialisten mit der Entwicklung von industriellen Textildruckmaschinen auf Basis der digitalen Inkjet-Technologie. Zu diesem Zeitpunkt wurden Heimtextilien, Bekleidungen und andere Textilwaren im traditionellen Siebdruckverfahren produziert, was aber durch den Wandel in der Gesellschaft nicht mehr zeitgemäß war und den Anforderungen des Marktes nicht genügte. Die großen Textilhersteller forderten nach schnelleren Produktionsverfahren, die sich auch bei kleineren Druckvolumen wie beispielsweise wechselnden Kollektionen und Individualisierungen rechneten und ohne große Vorlaufzeit sich unmittelbar produzieren ließen. Die Antwort lieferte Durst mit der digitalen Drucktechnologie und heute werden ca. 10% aller Textilwaren weltweit mit diesem Verfahren produziert. Die Wachstumskurve zeigt weiter konstant nach oben, da neben der Schnelligkeit und der Qualität auch das Thema Nachhaltigkeit für die digitalen Drucksysteme spricht. Denn Durst entwickelte neben den Druckmaschinen auch wasserbasierte Tinten für die unterschiedlichen Textilmaterialien, um schadstoff- und geruchsfreie sowie hautverträgliche Textilwaren zu ermöglichen.
„Wir haben uns damals für den Standort Kufstein entschieden, da in dem Bezirk sich über die Jahre ein Textil-Cluster gebildet hatte und qualifiziertes Personal zur Verfügung stand“, blickt Christoph Gamper, CEO der Durst Group auf die Gründung zurück. „Heute produzieren unsere Textildruckmaschinen Millionen von Laufmetern von digital bedruckten Textilien in Asien, Europa und USA. Wir sind sehr stolz auf die Leistungen unseres Entwicklungsteam in Kufstein, denn sie haben die Grundlagen für diesen Erfolg geliefert und sind auch für die künftigen Innovationen für die Textilindustrie mitverantwortlich.“
Am Entwicklungs-Standort Kufstein arbeiten heute mehr als 10 Mitarbeiter an den Durst Alpha Drucksystemen und entwickeln diese kontinuierlich weiter. Zu den Schwerpunkten gehören die Weiterentwicklung der Druckkopf-, Warenführung- und Trocknungstechnologien. In Zusammenarbeit mit den Innovationszentren in Brixen und Lienz, die Grundlagenforschung im Bereich Wassertinten betreiben, erfolgen in Kufstein die Tests für die Auswahl und Qualitätsverbesserung der unterschiedlichen Tintensysteme. Nach erfolgreichen Ergebnissen und Freigabe der Entwicklungen in Kufstein, fließen diese in die Fertigung der Druckmaschinen am Durst Hauptstandort in Brixen, Südtirol/Italien mit ein.
Brixen, Italien – 07. November 2019 - Durst, Hersteller von zukunftsweisenden Digitaldruck- und Produktionstechnologien, ernennt mit Marcel Dietrich einen neuen Geschäftsführer für seine Niederlassung in Ratingen, Deutschland. Marcel Dietrich folgt in dieser Position auf Andreas Unterhofer, der als Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung neue Aufgaben innerhalb der Durst Group übernehmen wird.
Marcel Dietrich ist seit über 20 Jahren im Digitaldruck-Sektor tätig und bekleidete führende Positionen u.a. bei Xerox und EFI. Seit 2018 ist der gelernte IT-Systemkaufmann und Betriebswirt bei der Durst für den Vertrieb des LFP-Portfolios in Deutschland verantwortlich. In seiner erweiterten Doppelfunktion als Geschäftsführer und Vertriebsdirektor, wird Marcel Dietrich die „Pixel to Output“-Strategie in seiner Region ausrollen. Diese beinhaltet ein Gesamtportfolio bestehend aus Digitaldrucksystemen, Tinte, Service und Software als integrales Element für optimierte Produktionsprozesse. Besonders die Software-Lösungen Durst Workflow und Durst Smart-Shop stehen hier im Mittelpunkt, um die Kundenkommunikation und die Produktionseffizienz zu steigern und attraktive Angebote zu entwickeln.
„Wir wollen die Kundenzufriedenheit in Deutschland mit umfassenden Serviceleistungen weiter steigern“ sagt Marcel Dietrich. „Mit der „Pixel to Output“-Strategie verfolgen wir deshalb den Ansatz, alles aus einer Hand anzubieten und die Kunden nicht mit einem Patchwork aus Optionen und Drittlösungen alleine zu lassen. Gerade die neue P5 Druckmaschinen-Generation, mit integrierten Softwarelösungen und präventiven Serviceleistungen eröffnet uns neue Möglichlichkeiten und das nicht nur im Highend-Segment, sondern vor allem im mittleren Marktsegment, wo die Effizienz und der ROI eine gewichtige Rolle in der Investitionsbereitschaft spielen.“
Brixen, Italy / Dallas, USA, 21.10.2019 – Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, will use its booth #7816 at PRINTING United in Dallas, Texas, from 23-25 October 2019 as the launchpad for the new Rho 2500 Series as well as showing the award-winning Durst P5 350 printer in North America for the first time.
An evolution of the Rho 1300 Series, the newly-designed Rho 2500 is a modular, versatile industrial production printer available in three different versions with upgrades possible at any time. All are equipped with Durst Workflow Print new production software and the monitoring tool Durst Analytics. The machine will be running alongside the Durst P5 350, which will also be making its debut at the inaugural PRINTING United show. The Durst P5 350 – launched at FESPA – won the European Digital Press Association (EDP) award for Flatbed/Hybrid Printer < 250 sqm/h at the same time in May.
The Rho 2500’s new 8pl printheads with variodrop printing technology enable higher resolution of 1000x800dpi, finer printing quality and excellent sharpness with productivity up to 1,200sqm/h. Other possibilities are for volume production, high speed and a Smart 4 printing mode for the six-color version. Starting with six head rows for the S model, the next level for the Rho 2500 M comprises eight head rows and the Rho 2500 L has 10 head rows. All can have white. Other options include a stacker for ¾ or full automation, a dual track printing mode, a safe ink refill identification system and camera control on the outside of the printer while operating the monitor screen.
Tim Saur, Managing Director of Durst North America, said: “Order volumes this year have been exceptionally strong, so we are looking forward to continuing the momentum by having live systems running at PRINTING United. The P5 is an outstanding new technology platform while the launch of the Rho 2500 industrial production printer provides a modular system that can be upgraded at any time. All of our machines benefit from the comprehensive Durst software solutions to maximize the potential of process automation and digitization.”
Christian Harder, Durst’s Global Sales Director, Large Format Printing, said: “PRINTING United gives us another perfect platform to showcase our world-class production, software, and service capabilities. North America is an extremely important market for us and has an abundant growth potential. The show’s objective - to focus on the opportunities that convergence presents - resonates with our own business philosophy. We are really looking forward to the exhibition.”
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