Brixen, Italy - 01.08.2019 - Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has entered into a distribution partnership with IGEPA Systems GmbH in Germany for its Large Format Printing portfolio. The agreement includes the distribution of the Durst P5, Durst Rho and Durst Rhotex series of web and flatbed printing systems as well as the Durst Software Eco-System with the Durst Workflow and Durst Smart Shop solutions. In future, Durst software solutions will be available at the respective demo centers at the IGEPA locations throughout Germany. Durst will also be exhibiting its new P5 350 hybrid printing system at the IGEPA in-house exhibition "Select" in Ulm, southern Germany, from September 12-14, 2019, with live demonstrations of the integrated processes from pixel to output.
"In addition to our direct sales, with the IGEPA Systems, a subsidiary of IGEPA group, we have a strong specialist wholesale partner at our side to further expand our presence in Germany," says Andreas Unterhofer, Managing Director of Germany for the Durst Group. "They have a wide range of products and the necessary know-how in large-format printing to be able to advise customers on the various suppliers, printing systems and software. We are already benefiting from the increased interest in Durst P5 and the integrated software solutions and look forward to exhibiting at IGEPA Select."
Brixen, Italy / Brussels, Belgium – 30.07.2019 – Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, will launch and present groundbreaking innovations and show live demonstrations of the updated Tau RSC portfolio – including the launch of a new model – on its stand C50 in Hall 9 at Labelexpo 2019 in Brussels, Belgium, from 24-27 September.
Introduced two years ago, the Tau 330 RSC and Tau 330 RSC E UV inkjet single-pass presses set new benchmarks in the label industry with already more than 50 installations all around the world. Visitors will be able to have a close look at the technology and different applications used by customers. New features such as a special high opacity white and high speed white print mode are helping to boost the performance and range of applications for customers.
The focus on the booth will also be on the new software portfolio offered by Durst Professional Services. New features of the Durst Workflow Label combined with the Durst SmartShop and integration packages help to fulfil Industry 4.0 standards to drive the Tau RSC portfolio.
Helmuth Munter, Durst’s Segment Manager, Labels and Package Printing, said: “We are really looking forward to Labelexpo 2019 where we will be unveiling more groundbreaking innovations. This will include new software and the expansion of our updated Tau RSC portfolio that will set the base for the future of industrial digital inkjet printing.”
Full details will be officially unveiled at Durst’s press conference in the Press Office Theatre at Labelexpo, Brussels, Belgium on Tuesday, 24 September at 14.15 to which you are invited.
Nagoya, Japan / Brixen, Italy – 2.07.2019 – LIXIL, a leading ceramic tile and sanitary ware manufacturer, recently held its annual Partner Excellence Award ceremony in cooperation with their purchasing and logistics departments.
The prestigious LIXIL Partner Excellence Award is given only to companies that have greatly contributed to the success of LIXIL in the last year in terms of important overall business, quality and technological improvements.
From the 327 companies/suppliers LIXIL was doing business in 2018, this award was only handed out to 10 companies, of which one was GOTO INC, the exclusive distributor for Durst Ceramics equipment in Japan. The LIXIL Partner Excellence Award was given to GOTO INC. and Durst thanks to the major technological improvements the superior Durst Gamma XD digital printing technology and support have greatly helped LIXIL to strengthen its market position and increasing its tile quality and manufacturing efficiency.
Norbert von Aufschnaiter, Segment Manager, Durst Ceramics Printing, said: “With Gamma XD, LIXIL was able to develop and manufacture new, innovative and demanding designs and to set a new standard and trend in the market with its products. Receiving this award for the best digital printing technology is a big honour for GOTO INC. and Durst.”
Brixen, Italy – 09 July, 2019 – Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, and Koenig & Bauer, the oldest printing press manufacturer in the world with the broadest product range in the industry, have appointed Robert Stabler as Managing Director of the new joint venture effective August 1st. Koenig & Bauer Durst GmbH has been officially established early May following the clearance of antitrust regulations from the relevant authorities.
Robert Stabler, who grew up in the UK, has global experience in technology companies servicing the graphic arts and document management industries. Before joining Koenig & Bauer Durst, he was Senior Vice-President with Xerox’s Continuous Feed Business, based in Rochester, NY, USA. Previous executive roles also included HP and Agfa.
Business operations are now under way for joint development and marketing of single-pass digital printing systems for the folding carton and corrugated fiberboard industry. Koenig & Bauer Durst will have its registered office in Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany, 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.
“I am really excited to take on this new challenge in the folding carton and corrugated packaging markets,” said Stabler. “Both are ripe for digital transformation with run lengths declining in both segments and brands crying out for very good, cost effective, short-run and versioning solutions. We will add all the competencies of Durst and Koenig & Bauer to leverage the best solutions. Durst with its expertise in digital imaging, production systems, inks and software integration, Koenig & Bauer with all its mechanical knowledge, high duty cycle process, engineering, paper transport capabilities plus, of course, the great go-to-market expertise of both teams.”
Christoph Gamper, CEO of the Durst Group, said: “We welcome Robert Stabler who has an impressive track record, is an inspirational leader and is accomplished in proactively managing change management as well as substantial experience in developing new markets. The team we’ll create for the joint venture will supply the necessary solutions in markets where digital production lines offer huge opportunities for the folding carton and corrugated fiberboard industries.”
Claus Bolza-Schünemann, CEO of Koenig & Bauer AG, commented: “This is the start of something very special in the printing and packaging industry. We are incredibly excited by the opportunities ahead of us and we are confident being able to form a superb team led by Robert Stabler. Our distinct technologies and market expertise will be combined to offer state of the art products, optimized solutions for our customers including a flawless service and support.”
Brixen, Italy - 09.07.2019 - Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies and at the forefront of the web-to-print revolution in fabrics, has affirmed its technological commitment to the dynamic textile industry with prestigious deals in key growth sectors across the world.
Leading the web-to-print charge and located at the crossroads of digital textiles and e-commerce is Spoonflower, the US online community that has built its bedding and table home décor business around Durst’s pigment technology on the Alpha platforms. It has chosen to invest in two more Durst Alpha 330 Series 5 with pigment – one for North Carolina, USA, and the other in Berlin, Germany – to support its adoption of eco-friendly digital textile printing technology.
Spoonflower allows individuals to design, print and sell their own custom-designed fabric, wallpaper, and home decor products. The Spoonflower marketplace hosts the largest collection of independent fabric designers in the world, with over 1 million designs available to suit every taste and style. With environmentally sustainable on-demand manufacturing, no minimum order requirements, and zero finished goods inventory, Spoonflower exemplifies an integrated “pixel to output” approach.
Gart Davis, who co-founded Spoonflower in 2008, said: “Spoonflower is not just a service for custom fabric printing, we are a community that prizes individuality, self-expression, and a human connection between designers and those who want to bring design into their homes. Pigment printing is a future technology that we use today thanks to the hard work and strong partnership with Durst. Our collaboration on home decor has been successful; the Alpha produce beautiful fabric with a precise, fine print, a broad gamut, and strong fastness properties, which is why we have invested in two more pigment Alpha 330s.“
Christoph Gamper, Durst CEO and Co-Owner, said: “As a pioneer in the web-to-print for fabrics, sustainability and pigment sectors our technology platforms represent the “new” textile. It’s not only speed but clever solutions too. The world needs more companies that question the status quo. We’re at the forefront of the evolution that will sweep across the textile industry. This is just the beginning.”
The Alpha 330 Series 5 is the fifth generation of Durst’s Alpha printing systems. It features newly-developed software to meet the increased demands of textile digital printing as well as improvements in material handling, efficiency and material diversity. The technology platform offers a sustainable, flexible and scalable solution for every application and enables waterless one-step production with Durst Advanced Digital Pigment ink. SuperMultipass™ provides 30% better performance than comparable systems by integrating new technologies in the printheads, inks and drying units. The Alpha Series 5 can also have a patented SwiftJet Pretreatment System positioned upstream of the Alpha printer – valuable for short-run and fast-turnaround jobs.
A family-owned company with a history stretching back more than 80 years, Durst Group’s values are focused on innovation, customer orientation, sustainability and quality. The US division of Durst, which is based in Rochester, is a full-service subsidiary and highly integrated service provider.
Backed by consultancy and seamless integration provided through Durst Professional Services, all systems can be equipped with the new Durst Workflow Print, monitoring tool Durst Analytics and Durst Smart Shop. Expansion modules are integrated with the printing system to create a complete production process “from pixel to output”.
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
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