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Brixen, Italy – 22/11/2017 – Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, will be showcasing the Alpha Series new generation of super high-performance multi-pass printers with the One-Step Pigment Ink Greentex P on Booth W5B50 at ShanghaiTex 2017 in the Shanghai International Expo Centre from 27-30 November.
Live daily demonstrations of Durst’s Alpha Greentex P inks on its flagship Alpha 330 textile printer, which are already used by customers across the world, will be held at ShanghaiTex. Household and decor products such as duvets, linen, table cloths, curtains and drapes, as well as advertising materials, can be printed in full width up to 330cm.
Durst developed the new One-Step Pigment Ink (Alpha Ink P) especially for the Alpha Series. Standard materials such as cotton and polyester do not require pre- and post-treatment with this ink, so the entire digital production process is accelerated and simplified. Alpha “Greentex P” pigment inks deliver brilliant, soft and durable results. The reactive and pigment ink systems Alpha Ink R / Alpha Ink P are GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) 5.0-certified. All ink systems allow an OEKO-TEX Standard 100 compliant printing. The environmentally friendly pigment inks are based on the Durst Water Technology.
The Durst Alpha Series features different configurations and print widths for industrial printing of fashion garment and apparel, home textiles and upholstery. This efficient and economic digital textile production has step-less quality up to 1450 square metres an hour.
The Alpha series, which also includes the Alpha 190 multi-pass textile and Alpha 180 TR Industrial Dye Sublimation printers, also provides:
Durst is continuously investing in new technologies and looking for ways to improve its service quality and ShanghaiTex will be another important opportunity to show its major advances in textile production.
As one example, visitors to the show can learn about Durst’s augmented reality service tool in field-testing that provides an easy and efficient way to to support regional service technicians, as well a customer technicans where necessary, with the expertise of a service specialist. Through visualization in connection with AR functions, potential language barriers become a thing of the past.
Another talking point at ShanhaiTex will be Durst’s dedicated Textile Application Center at its headquarters in Brixen, Northern Italy. This is where customers can test their digital textile printers and optimize their printing processes. Experienced application experts support and advise customers on new inks, materials, chemicals and applications, as well as performing.
Martin Winkler, Segment Manager Durst Textile Printing, said: “Cost transparency and cost predictability for our customers are concerns for us that we remedy with individual inspection, maintenance and service packages. In addition to preventive services, under the slogan “Capacity Building”, we offer customer training that conveyes deeper knowledge of optimal maintenance, settings and usage of our printing systems.”
He added: “Textiles are an extremely important sector for Durst as we continue to grow and reach out further into new markets. ShanghaiTex is another perfect platform to demonstrate how our philosophy revolves around about developing a relationship in a partnership approach with our customers to grow business share. We always provide a thorough evaluation of requirements and never leave anything to chance.”