Rochester, N.Y. – The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has chosen two Durst large-format digital printers as “2018 Product of the Year” in their respective categories. The Durst Rhotex 325 dual-purpose fabric & soft-signage printer received the honor in the Roll-to-Roll Direct Disperse Ink on Textile category and the Delta WT 250 was awarded best RTR/Hybrid/Flatbed New Technology or Inkset category.
“On behalf of the entire company, we are proud to receive this validation from industry professionals who know best how to benchmark quality and performance,” said Tim Saur, CEO & Managing Director for Durst U.S. and Canada. “Our Durst printing solutions offer print service providers the best option for producing exceptional output in an efficient manner to satisfy the clients, while simultaneously strengthening their operations. We take great pride in being selected as a winner in this prestigious competition.”
The Product of the Year Award Competition highlights the best digital imaging technologies that keep the specialty imaging community moving forward. More than 100 companies competed in the 2018 Product of the Year Awards, submitting 255 entries over the competition’s 74 categories — the largest field of competitors in the awards program’s history. All entries will be displayed at the 2018 SGIA Expo (Las Vegas, October 18 - 20).
“Following the receipt of the 2017 European Digital Press Association (EDP) award as the ‘Best Corrugated Solution’, the Delta WT 250 has emerged into an industry leading corrugated packaging and display printing solution”, said Tim Saur. “The efficient high-end production of the Rhotex 325 is now confirmed as the market leader, winning back-to-back SGIA Product of the Year awards”.
Durst large-format printing technology offers an extremely wide-range of business opportunities and applications that have been revolutionizing production processes for today’s printing businesses. These versatile world-class large-format digital printing solutions deliver today’s state-of-the-art most wanted display applications – soft signage, corrugated packaging, fine art prints, interior decor, and more – efficiently and at production speeds.
The 126-inch Rhotex 325 dual-purpose fabric & soft-signage printer expands Durst already successful portfolio of high-performance printers for textile and soft-signage. Depending on the application and fabric, the Rhotex 325 can alternate between direct- and transfer- to start your textile production today. This is possible, thanks to the new Durst WTS print head technology, which achieves an exceptionally high-quality print using environmentally friendly water based dispersion inks for various printing materials, and reaches a printing speed of up to 4,130 sq.ft/hr.
Delta WT 250
The Delta WT 250 has evolved into an industry leading corrugated packaging and display printing solution. With Durst Water Technology, the Delta WT 250 is especially suitable for applications where the highest quality and odor free printing is required, such as in store displays, short run packaging and prototyping. With Durst Water Technology inks and 1000dpi, the print is truly comparable to litho. It is capable of printing in single or dual sheet loading modes, with a fully automated load/unload option for maximum efficiency. Other benefits are a corrugated board hold down system for warped board, automated media separation, and registration of +/- 0.5mm, as well as a media transport system that has gearless direct drive to ensure highest precision.