Wednesday, 21st August 2013
At FESPA 2013, hosted from June 25 to 29 at London’s ExCel Exhibition Centre, Durst demonstrated its latest high-speed, fine detail inkjet printing technology.
Attending on behalf of exclusive South African distributor, Kemtek Print Solutions, were product manager, Nigel Tretheway, and sales executive, David Fenn.
‘Durst has been the leader in the digital print arena for several years and it continues to set the pace with ground-breaking technology,’ states Nigel. ‘Heading the bill at this year’s show was the Rho 1000 Series, the very latest in its flagship range of productive high-end flatbed printers,’ he states. ‘Other highlights included the launch of the P10-160 hybrid printer, the Rhotex 322 fabric printer and the Rho512R roll printer.’
Impressive new line-up
Lauded as the first 12-picolitre flat-bed in its class, Durst’s Rho 1000 Series proved a real draw card with visitors. Providing the highest 1000 dpi resolution, it can attain 490m2/hour in high-speed mode.
Several enquiries were also received regarding the super-wide, highly-productive Rho512R five metre UV-curable roll-to-roll printer with Variodrop and greyscale printhead technology, which has the capacity to print 3 x 1,6m rolls together and deliver 900dpi quality, plus the Rho P10 160 entry-level hybrid flat-bed printer, which uses the 10M version of the heads to deliver a 1 000dpi and a top speed of 68m2/hour.
Visitors were also enthralled by inkjet technology for new and exciting markets such as the new-generation Rhotex textile printer and various print solutions for interior decoration. Displayed in the FESPA Inspiration Runway, each application showcased Durst’s capability to provide digital decoration to virtually all interior surfaces including wallpaper, wood flooring, home textiles, glass and ceramics.
Leading the way
‘Various South African customers visited the Durst stand at FESPA and we received several positive enquiries,’ remarks Nigel. ‘In terms of meeting the requirements of local wide-format printing businesses, Durst is well ahead of its competition,’ he adds. ‘It pioneered the development of advanced printers with 10 picolitre heads and several vendors have now followed suit, introducing small ink drop size on their latest machines. Various types of feed and delivery automation systems also featured strongly at FESPA and, once again, Durst has proved it’s a leader in this field,’ declares Nigel.
‘Overall, FESPA 2013 showcased a host of Durst’s leading-edge printing systems that will shape the future of the wide-format printing industry. Companies who invest wisely in these technologies will certainly set themselves apart from their competition and, judging by the popularity of this year’s show, we’re looking forward to a very positive FESPA Africa in 2014.’
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