South Tyrolean entrepreneurs meet at Durst Group headquarters in Brixen
Brixen, Italy - 18.06.2019 - Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, will be showcasing its proven Alpha comprehensive technology platform on Booth A210, Hall 3 at ITMA in Fira de Barcelona, Gran Via, Spain, from 20-26 June
Headlining will be the fifth generation Alpha printing systems delivered with Durst’s new software to meet increased demands of textile digital printing. The new Alpha Series 5 190 and 330 printing systems being unveiled at ITMA feature improvements in material handling, efficiency and material diversity. The technology platform offers a sustainable, flexible and scalable solutions for every application, even enabling waterless one-step production with the new Durst Advanced Digital Pigment ink.
The Alpha Series 5 printers, including dual roll, are all equipped with the new Durst Workflow Print and the monitoring tool Durst Analytics to become a production unit from day one. To integrate e-commerce businesses, Durst offers a scalable solution with Durst Smart Shop. Backed by consultancy and seamless integration provided through Durst Professional Services, the new workflow software gives users access to key functions in production such as color management and RIP. Expansion modules are integrated with the printing system to create a production process “from pixel to output”.
The new Alpha 190 / 330 Series 5 with SuperMultipass™ provides 30% better performance than comparable systems. This next generation of high performance printing systems integrate new technologies in the printheads, inks, drying units, and in the interaction of software. The Alpha Series 5 can also have a patented SwiftJet Pretreatment System positioned upstream of the Alpha printer. Digital pretreatment is particularly valuable for short-run and fast-turnaround jobs.
For the Alpha Series 5, Durst offers environmentally friendly water-, acid- and reactive-based ink systems. Its Advanced Digital Pigment is the world’s first ink system that enables a one-step process with soft touch and brilliant colors. Universally used in textile applications, it also has excellent light fastness and wet rub fastness and can be used on all types of fabric. In addition, the ink family includes Durst Disperse HD, which is a first choice for polyester applications and also regularly used in home textiles, apparel, fashion, flags, banners, outdoor signage and other POP applications; and Durst Reactive HD where common applications are home textiles, apparel and fashion. All these inks are Oekotex 100 and GOTS 5.0 compliant.
Martin Winkler, Durst Group’s Segment Manager, Textile Printing, said: “ITMA is another important platform to demonstrate our proven Alpha technology and advanced software. The fabrics, soft signage and textile markets support fast turnaround short runs and sustainability using digital technology. Our growing number of customers make savings in colouring inks and water consumption, as well as in production costs and delivery times. They are backed by world-class support from skilled consultants and integrators provided through Durst Professional Services, as well as comprehensive training in our Customer Experience Center at our head office in Brixen.”
For more information, visit: www.durst-group.com/itma.
Schopfloch, May 23, 2019. Surface design is playing an increasingly importance for interior fitting-, furniture-, flooring- and related industries, as the demand for individual and premium surfaces is steadily increasing. Innovative manufacturers and users of the industry have now reacted to this by launching the Digital Printing Association (DIPA).
Besides the HOMAG Group - the world’s leading provider of integrated solutions for production in woodworking industry and woodworking shops - the founding members of the new association are: MB Digitalprint GmbH & Co. KG, user and producer of digitally printed surfaces for furniture manufacturing and interior fitting, Li&Co AG, user and producer of digitally printed flooring, Durst Phototechnik AG, leading manufacturer of digital printing systems and Adler-Werk Lackfabrik Johann Berghofer GmbH & Co KG, leading Austrian paint supplier, offering primers and topcoats for digitally printed surfaces.
The main goal of DIPA is to make digital printing as an innovative process available to manufacturers of the above-mentioned industries. Ali Özyilmaz, Managing Director of MB Digitalprint: “We want to show users the many possibilities digital printing is offering today and provide them the necessary knowledge.”
The new association unifies experts of all process steps of industrial surface design by using digital printing with companies that already use this technology successfully. The technology partners want to provide access to digital printing to companies that deal with surface design.
Philipp Henry, responsible person for digital printing in the Business Unit Surface Processing at HOMAG: “Regardless of the printing process DIPA considers the process of individual surface design holistically. Thereby DIPA is the right contact person for all matters relating to digital printing“
In the long term it is planned to transfer DIPA into a registered association. It is intended to be open to all interested companies as a non-profit organization – subject to all preliminary legal reviews.
On July 11, 2019, the DIPA will host a symposium in Brixen/South Tirol (I), where interested parties can learn more about the successful use of digital printing. Further information about DIPA is also available at www.dipa-surface.com.
Brixen, Italy / Munich, Germany - 16.05.2019 - Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has won a European Digital Press Association (EDP) award for its P5 350 printing system for large format specialists. Launched at FESPA in Munich, Germany, (14-17 May) and based on the P5 technology platform, the Durst P5 350 triumphed in the EDP Flatbed/Hybrid Printer < 250 sqm/h category.
The EDP Technical Committee’s citation said particularly noticeable are the further developments in reel loading and material handling of this production printer that runs at speeds up to 120 sqm/h. It also complimented Durst’s foresight for meeting topical needs in the market and Durst Analytics preemptive diagnostics and advanced software – all demonstrated by Durst Professional Services at FESPA.
“The multiroll option is using compact and robust design,” said the report. “The Durst P5 offers patented quick printhead change, fast media reel loading by two positions for single and dual rolls and foldable roll tables. It also offers automatic detection of media wide and thickness, an intelligent multiboard infeed for up to six boards simultaneously. The P5 core values are productivity, print quality, versatility and efficiency.”
Andrea Riccardi, Head of Product Management who accepted the EDP award at FESPA on behalf of Durst Group, said: “FESPA 2019 has been an extremely important showcase for us to demonstrate the world-class capabilities of our P5 technology platform as well as our modular software solutions, Durst Workflow, Durst Analytics and Durst Smart Shop that provide customers with an automated production unit from pixel to output. This latest award for our P5 technology mirrors the fantastic feedback we have been getting at FESPA. Visitors to our stand have been hugely impressed by this outstanding technology. We’re delighted.”
At FESPA, Durst unveiled the P5 350 and P5 210 new printing systems and also presented the P5 250 HS printing system, unveiled in 2018 and now further developed.
For more information, visit: www.durst-group.com/p5.
Brixen, Italy / Munich, Germany - 14.05.2019 - Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has today at FESPA 2019 in Munich, Germany, launched the P5 350 and P5 210 new printing systems for large format specialists based on the P5 technology platform.
On its booth, Stand J10, Hall b4, At FESPA 2019, Durst is also presenting the P5 250 HS printing system, unveiled in 2018 and now further developed. In addition to the new printing systems, Durst is introducing its own modular software solutions, Durst Workflow, Durst Analytics and Durst Smart Shop, to provide customers with an automated production unit from "pixel to output". The offering is completed by consulting, training and integration services of Durst Professional Services.
"P5 is Durst's technology and innovation platform for large format specialists," said Christoph Gamper, CEO and Co-Owner of the Durst Group. "In 2018, we set a new standard in print quality with the P5 250 HS, and, in the meantime, we developed new printer solutions to streamline processes for our customers. At FESPA 2019, we will now showcase the expanded Durst P5 portfolio with new hybrid printing systems, integrated workflow and analytics software, and optional expansion with prepress and webshop solutions."
P5 350/210 - The new versatility
With P5 350 (print width up to 3.5 m) and P5 210 (print width up to 2.1 m), Durst is expanding its P5 portfolio with two new hybrid solutions. The new printing systems set a new standard in flexibility and versatility, as they can print on both roll media and boards. With a unique multiroll option for the P5 350/210, users can even load rolls during printing to reduce setup times and increase efficiency. The printing systems are equipped with energy-efficient LED technology and are supplied with integrated Durst Workflow Print software and the monitoring tool Durst Analytics. Both print systems offer the highest print quality of up to 1200 dpi, multi-track options for up to 6 parallel boards, automatic media width and thickness detection, foldable and smooth-running roller tables and a secure ink refill system. Both printing systems can be equipped with peripheral systems for ¾ automation or full automation.
P5 250/200 HS - the new productivity
With the further development of the HS-Series, the P5 portfolio offers two industrial printing systems with print widths of up to 2.5 m. The P5 250 HS and P5 200 HS feature MEMS printhead technology and achieve with 5pl highest print quality at print speeds of up to 600 m²/h. The printing systems can also print on roll media and boards and also enable sensor-controlled double-sided printing on roll media. The printing systems are also supplied with the integrated Durst Worflow Print software and the monitoring tool Durst Analytics. In addition to the highest print quality of up to 1,200 dpi, the printing systems offer dualtrack options for boards and a secure ink refill system and can be equipped with peripheral systems for ¾ automation or full automation.
P5 ink systems
Durst offers four ink systems for the P5 printing systems: Durst Rigid LED Ink, Durst Roll LED Ink, P5 Premium WG Ink, P5 POP HS Ink. All ink systems benefit from large color gamut, high system stability, a wide variety of applications and low ink consumption.
Durst Software Ecosystem
All P5 printing systems are equipped with the new production software solution Durst Workflow Print and the monitoring tool Durst Analytics. This makes the printer into a production unit from day one. Durst also offers a scalable solution for integrating e-commerce with the Durst Smart Shop. All Durst software can be modularly extended and managed via a web-based user interface.
Durst, through its Durst Professional Services GmbH subsidiary, offers its customers extensive consulting, training and integration services around the new Durst software solutions to unleash the full potential of process automation and digitization.
For more information, visit: durst-group.com/p5.
Brixen, Italy - 15.04.2019 – Durst has opened a futuristic new headquarters and Customer Experience Center in Brixen, northern Italy, that represents a watershed in its transformation into a highly integrated process service provider.
Customers, employees and business partners were among 1,000 guests who attended the inauguration ceremony for the state-of-the-art building. Speakers were CEO and Co-Owner Christoph Gamper, Owner Harald Oberrauch, Owner Christof Oberrauch, Mayor of Brixen Peter Brunner, Dean of Brixen Albert Pixner, Regional Council of South Tyrol representative Philipp Achammer, and Patrik Pedó and Juri Pobitzer from architects Monovolume.
In future, Durst will invite more of its international customers to the Customer Experience Center in the 5,700 square meter headquarters that embodies the transformation into a highly specialized, high-tech business. The integrated concept has been incorporated into the the architecture of the building as it connects a new administrative block with production facilities.
The iconic design for a company building with a tower was first presented more than 50 years ago, but never realized. Architects Monovolume pursued the original concept and designed a flat, floating ‘wing’ with a six-storey tower. The powder-coated metal façade has 850 multi-colored, luminous window elevations arranged in pixel-like fashion. The pixelated facade of Durst’s new headquarters is also a pointer to the company’s areas of business, as Durst is a global leader in high-performance printing systems – from image data processing and printing to final product finishing – all from a single source.
Mr Gamper has led Durst’s transition and introduced a new management structure and a new business philosophy: passion for technologies and markets, innovation as the driver, and active collaboration and participation in every area.
“This is a very proud day in the long history of Durst,” Mr Gamper told guests. “We do not fear the future. We are here to shape the future. We have the best employees, the best customers and the best technology. Driven by the mantra of innovation, Durst offers complete solutions from pixel to output. Here at our headquarters in the south Tyrol is where things come full circle with the mountain habitat and the aim of focusing not just on the machines but also on the people behind them.”
He added: “Here it is not a question of appearance but of essence, of conveying the idea to the outside world, of creating a protected space for innovation, of bringingg together very special people who have devoted themselves to a vision: to create something new, to inspire, and to always ask the next question.”
Christoph Gamper - CEO & Co-Owner Durst Group
Durst HQ Campus
Durst HQ Customer Experience Center
Durst HQ Entrance
Durst HQ Facade
Durst HQ Front
Durst HQ Garden
Durst HQ Interieur
Brixen, Italy – April 11, 2019 – Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, and Koenig & Bauer, the world’s second-largest printing press manufacturer, signed a 50/50 joint venture agreement in Munich on Wednesday, April 10. The signing of the agreement paves the way for the joint development and marketing of single-pass digital printing systems for the folding carton and corrugated fiberboard industry. The antitrust clearance that is still required from the relevant antitrust authorities before “Koenig & Bauer Durst GmbH” can be officially established is expected to be granted in the next few weeks. Business operations should then commence by the end of May and a Managing Director will be appointed. Koenig & Bauer Durst GmbH will have its registered office in Würzburg and cooperate closely with both parent companies’ global network. Initially, the joint venture portfolio will comprise the Koenig & Bauer CorruJET 170 and the Durst SPC 130 – including all associated services and the ink business, as well as the development of the VariJET 106.
“It was a short path from letter of intent to official signature because the negotiations had already been conducted in a spirit of genuine cooperation,” says Christoph Gamper, CEO of the Durst Group. “We want to work efficiently and purposefully towards a common goal – tapping the huge potential that digital production lines offer for the packaging industry.”
“Koenig & Bauer Durst will combine different key technology areas and market expertise to perfect effect,” says Claus Bolza-Schünemann, CEO of Koenig & Bauer AG. “I am convinced that the joint venture will benefit from the spirit embodied by both companies and that something really special is emerging here. The packaging industry is looking for new, more efficient production opportunities and Koenig & Bauer Durst will supply the necessary digital solution.
From left to right:Stefan Kappaun, EVP Inks & Fluids, Durst GroupChristopher Kessler, General Counsel, Koenig & Bauer AGChristoph Gamper, CEO & Co-Owner, Durst GroupChristian Gatterer, CFO, Durst GroupJochen Sproll, Project Manager Corporate Development, Koenig & Bauer AGClaus Bolza-Schünemann, CEO, Koenig & Bauer AGHarald Oberrauch, Owner Durst Group
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Brixen, Italy – 27.02.2019 – Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital and production technologies, will be using the Corrugated and Carton Exhibition (CCE) at the Munich Trade Center Fair, Germany, from 12-14 March, to showcase latest developments in corrugated packaging and display printing. Software, sustainability and award-winning Durst Water Technology will all come under the microscope on its stand, Hall B6, Stand 570, where senior team members will be inviting printers and converters to discuss key pain points with conventional processes. More details are available from: https://www.durst-group.com/en/cce2019
Customer evolving requirements was a key reason behind the decision for a new roadmap for Durst’s Professional Services Division (DPS). Durst Print Workflow Software Suite for industrial production covers everything from file preparation, color, quality control, variable data printing and interfaces to other other information and automation systems.
Brand owners are also helping to drive through change with their requirements to target specific areas whether they relate to regions, stores or individual products. They also want to differentiate themselves from competitors, retain and grow dwindling brand loyalty and have greater engagement with customers. Therefore, packaging is playing an increasingly important role in acquiring consumers “at the shelf” when a final decision is made.
Wolfram Verwuester, Durst’s Segment Manager, Corrugated Packaging and Display Printing, said: “We continue to expand our services and Water Technology to the corrugated sector, including single-page capabilities with odorless printed products in high print quality, both in appearance and feel on corrugated cardboards. We know only too well that customers are typically looking for a solution from one source covering hardware, software and service. It’s from pixel to output – Durst has the answer.
“The opportunity to use big data and to connect closely with your existing clients and potential customers is exponentially higher with a digital mindset, workflow and printing machine in place. The future in corrugated packaging and display printing is digital. It may still be relatively new, but it’s like the sound of thundering hooves in the distance rushing in.”
Durst SPC with control center
Durst Delta WT 250
Wolfram Verwüster, Global Sales Director, Corrugated Packaging & Display Printing, Durst Group
Brixen, Italy - 26.02.2019 - Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has appointed David Gobert as the new Managing Director of the subsidiary Durst Image Technology France SAS.
David Gobert takes from Antonio Castaño, who leaves the company by mutual agreement after five years at the helm. David Gobert has spent more than 20 years in B2B product and systems distribution and most recently served as Vice President Sales for precision measuring equipment specialist Mitutoyo. In that role he was responsible for the strategic and sales orientation of the company in France and north Africa. Before that, David Gobert, who holds a master's degree in polytechnics, worked in sales functions for several engineering and mechatronics companies. A passionate cyclist and mountaineer, David Gobert takes starts with Durst in March.
"We are pleased to announce that David Gobert will be the new Managing Director of our subsidiary in France," says Christoph Gamper, CEO and Co-Owner of the Durst Group. "David is a seasoned professional and comes from Mitutoyo France, a world leader in high quality control and instrumentation. I am very confident that David has the passion, the will and the means to take Durst France to the next level and lead to sustainable growth."
Brixen, Italy - 18.01.2019 - Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has launched the Tau 330 RSC E UV inkjet single-pass press that will bring affordable digital production to increasing numbers of converters.
Specifically targeted at small and medium converters in the mid-tier market, the budget-priced new model – prices start from €350,000 – will be field upgradable to the full Durst Tau RSC high-speed press at full 8 colours and 78 linear meters/min (245 ft./min).
In line with Durst’s “Configure Your Digital Future” theme, the press is available in 330mm and 244mm print widths, offering 4 colors or 4 colors and white option in full-speed mode. The Tau RSC E benefits from Durst’s state-of-the-art RSC technology. Its native resolution of 1,200 x 1,200 dpi combined with its smallest drop size of 2 pl provides photo-like quality.
Production capabity of 1,020 m² / hour is achievable with a printing speed of 52 m/min at full color including White. High pigmented inks reduce ink consumption by up to 20% per sq meter, optimising running costs to the lowest possible level.
All options from the Tau 330 RSC can be fitted to the new model, which include the chill roller, variable data printing or the external jumbo winders. The new machine runs at 52 linear m/min and can have up to 8 color stations (CMYK-W-OVG). Fast, efficient, powerful and easy-to-use preppress Durst Workflow Label software is also offered.
Helmuth Munter, Segment Manager, Durst Label & Packaging Printing, said: “During the development of the Dust Tau 330 RSC E, a special focus was dedicated to the upgradeability and flexibility of the press. This is an important addition to the Durst Tau RSC family of variable, versatile, adjustable and configurable machine systems. Affordable digital label printing is now available to increasing numbers of converters and printers. We’re incredibly excited at the new opportunities that the new and budget priced press model will open up for increasing numbers of converters. Digital UV Inkjet label printing is definitely here.”
Around 550 South Tyrolean entrepreneurs and company representatives met on January 14 at the Durst Group headquarters in Brixen for the traditional New Year's reception. The hosts, Harald Oberrauch and Christoph Gamper, opened with the fascinating history of Durst and provided an outlook on the future of the printing industry. This was followed by greetings from President Federico Giudiceandrea, conveyed by his deputy, as Mr. Giudiceandra was unfortunately unable to attend in person due to an accident. His lecture highlighted the challenge of entrepreneurship and was underlined with one or two remarks, for example on the subject of Europe, that generated applause. Afterwards, South Tyrol's Manager of the Year, Ulrich Zuenelli from Loacker AG, was brought on stage and honored. Finally, Karl Pichler was honored for his life's work as an entrepreneur.
It was a great honor for the Durst Group to be able to host the 15th New Year's Reception of the South Tyrolean entrepreneurs - the tradition was founded by Christoph Oberrauch, who until recently played an active and significant role in shaping the Durst Group and the entrepreneurs' association.
Brixen, Italy - 15.01.2019 - Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, is expanding its high-revenue Large Format Printing (LFP) segment with a new leadership. Previously, the segment was divided into the areas of web-fed printing in Brixen and flatbed printing at the Lienz production site. With the introduction of the P5 technology platform and the future development of hybrid printing systems, the historically grown structure will be dissolved in favor of better efficiency in the daily dealings with Durst customers and the business unit will be controlled from the Durst headquarters in Brixen, northern Italy.
The new dual leadership will be formed by experienced Durst managers Christian Harder and Andrea Riccardi.Both employees have been with the company for over 20 years and have helped shape the evolutionary stages of Durst inkjet technology in all its facets. As the new Global Sales Director, Christian Harder has cross - segment know - how and has been responsible for successful worldwide sales management for Ceramics Printing in recent years.Prior to that, he was responsible for sales in Eastern Europe and Latin America in the LFP segment.Andrea Riccardi, as the new Head of Product Management, worked for many years in direct sales in the important LFP market Italy and since the end of 2016 has been responsible for the product portfolio in LFP web printing and the further development in Soft Signage / Fabrics Printing.
"The reorganization in the LFP segment brings together the building blocks we set in 2017 with the introduction of the P5 technology platform, the expansion of the Lienz and Brixen customer centers and the new headquarter in Brixen," says Christoph Gamper, CEO of the Durst Group. "The new dual leadership has my fullest confidence and the best prerequisites for further developing the segment and consolidating our position as market leader. By concentrating the management function in the Group, we are also paving the way for optimal networking and integration with the relevant areas in development, software and services. The Lienz location will also benefit from the cross-segment technology transfer."
Brixen, Italy - 21.12.2018 - Durst, a manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has entered into a 50 / 50 joint venture with printing press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer for the joint development and marketing of single-pass digital printing systems for folding carton and cartonboard corrugated industry.
As technology leader in inkjet printing, Durst bundles this expertise with the market presence and excellent mechanical engineering of the Koenig & Bauer Group, which, with more than 5, 700 employees, is one of the world's major suppliers of packaging and banknote printing.
In future, fully automated production lines will be developed in the joint venture and distributed worldwide.The digital transformation is also in the packaging industry, as the ever - changing requirements can no longer be met with conventional production technologies.Unlike in the graphics industry, an inkjet press alone is not enough, but there is a need to integrate different peripheral systems into a fully automatic production line.The new partner company will be based in Germany and will also manage the service and ink business in close cooperation with the global network of both companies.
“Durst and Koenig & Bauer is really a 'perfect match' because combining our strengths will drive digitalization in the packaging industry, "said Christoph Gamper, CEO of Durst Group. "Both companies are similar in their culture and strategic direction, and both are technology leaders in their fields. With the partnership, we are even more strongly positioning ourselves as a high-end systems supplier to the industry."
Christoph Gamper, CEO Durst Group
Claus Bolza -Schünemann, CEO of Koenig & Bauer AG, said: "We look forward to the joint innovations and further development of future-oriented digital printing solutions for folding carton and corrugated board printing, which offer our customers added value. For folding carton printing, the modular concept of the VariJET enables the combination of digital inkjet printing with off-set printing and inline finishing options. Durst is the ideal partner for these goals because of its existing know-how and experience with inkjet and its high-quality solutions."
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