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Durst Introduces Two Advanced Production Digital Imaging Platforms This Week at Las Vegas’ SGIA Expo

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

Fully Automated Rho 1312 and Soft-Signage Standout Rhotex HS in Booth #401

LAS VEGAS – Durst, the leader in inkjet innovation for industrial imaging applications, introduced two advanced production digital printers today at SGIA Expo in the Las Vegas Convention Center:  the fully automated Rho 1312 with unprecedented media handling, and the Rhotex HS for soft signage applications at the highest productivity levels.  Both platforms, which align with the rapidly evolving needs of the large-format print communications marketplace, are on display and operational this week in SGIA Booth #401.

“We manufacture our new printers to address, and also to influence, the most significant trends and developments in production digital printing,” said Brent Moncrief, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Durst U.S.  “We’re very pleased to demonstrate the capabilities of the Rho 1312 and Rhotex HS at SGIA and explain how they make significant improvements to any production printing operation.”

Durst, once again a Platinum Sponsor of SGIA, will host a press conference to explain the capabilities of the Rho 1312 and Rhotex HS.  This event begins at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, in Room N117 of the Las Vegas Convention Center.  Durst executives will be on hand to answer questions and discuss new business growth opportunities. 

Rho 1312

The 98-inch (250 cm) Rho 1312, which prints up to 6,600 s.f./hr., offers improved image quality and a higher gloss finish, increased reliability during printing, and unparalleled media handling flexibility, particularly with difficult and heat-sensitive media.  Durst's Quadro Array print head technology, applying very small droplets of only 12 picolitres, enables a very high printing speed without compromising image quality. 

The 1312 also incorporates “Gradual Flow Printing” – media transportation advances such as a stronger vacuum, a wider transport belt and improved media registration – which provides higher reliability during printing and a better performance with difficult media, including corrugated.  The overall result is smoother tones over large areas and a high gloss finish, even at the highest speeds.

Rhotex HS

The Rhotex HS achieves production speeds of more than 4,300 s.f./hr. (400 m²/hr.), making it the fastest digital soft signage printer on the market.  Its image resolution of 1,200 dpi produces unrivaled print quality.  The Rhotex HS is equipped with Durst´s patented QuadroZ Print Head Technology, which is also utilized in the Durst Kappa series of high-performance digital printers developed for the clothing and home textiles sector.

The print width of the130-inch (330 cm) Rhotex HS and its use of eco-friendly, water-based dispersion inks – which are odorless and free of volatile organic compounds (VOC) – mean it is suitable for a range of soft-signage applications such as banners, displays, wall decorations, signage, parasols, flags, backdrops and outdoor advertisements.  The productivity of the Rhotex HS enables the user to quickly and efficiently react to customer requirements and to achieve profitable production independent of print run size.

 

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Richard Romano

Richard Romano, Section Editor/Senior Analyst
Richard has written about communication, graphics hardware and software trends for the past 15 years.

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