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Rho 312R Roll Printer, Rhotex 322 Soft-Signage Printer Take Top Honors at Industry Expo

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

ATLANTA, GA - The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has chosen two Durst large-format digital printers as “2015 Product of the Year” in their respective categories.  Durst’s Rho 312R roll printer was selected as the industry’s best in the Roll-to-Roll UV (Over 80”) category, and the Rhotex 322 soft-signage printer received the honor in the Roll-to-Roll Direct Disperse Ink on Textile category. 

Both of these versatile, world-class large-format digital printing solutions, as well as Durst’s Rho 1312 hybrid printer, are now on display in the Durst booth (#2927) at this week’s SGIA Expo at the World Congress Center in Atlanta.  Together, they deliver today’s most innovative, most wanted display applications – soft signage, fine art prints, interior decor, backlit and more – efficiently and at production speeds.

“All of us at Durst are very pleased and very proud to receive this validation from industry professionals who know best how to gauge quality and performance,” said Terry Amerine, Director of Product Marketing for Durst U.S.  “We know that our Rho printers offer print service providers the best option for producing exceptional output, satisfying their clients and strengthening their operations.  It’s gratifying to have an expert independent third party like SGIA recognize our efforts and our printers.”

Rho 312R

The three-meter (10.5-foot) Rho 312R is equipped with Durst’s high-performance 12-picoliter Quadro™ Array print head technology – complete with the company’s Variodrop and grayscale innovations.  In backlit mode it outputs extremely high image quality for backlit applications on a variety of films and textiles.  Image quality effectively rivals Lambda output, according to Durst.  Output speeds go as high as 2,500 s.f./hr., with quality production mode at about 1,300 s.f./hr. and backlit mode at 750 s.f./hr.  The Rho 312R uses the full range of Durst inks, including Process Color Additions (orange, violet).  Workflow options include an integrated border cutting system, simultaneous dual (1.6m / 5.25 ft.) roll printing, and double-sided printing. 

Rhotex 322

The 126-inch Rhotex 322 is the most productive soft signage industrial inkjet printer available.  Itsexceptional print quality, based on a drop size of 7-21 picolitres, is not compromised by speed.  Designed for printing textiles for use in the home, wall coverings, domestic textiles and interior design, as well as fashion applications, the Rhotex 322 is the ideal solution to digital printing of the widest range of soft signage.  Polyester fabrics printed with Rhotex water based dispersed dye inks are entirely environmentally friendly, recyclable and disposable.

 

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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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