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Durst´s latest digital printer at Heimtextil

Feb 01, 2015
Durst´s latest digital printer at Heimtextil

Durst, the specialist for industrial inkjet applications presents its enhanced Digital Textile Printing Portfolio at the Heimtextil 2015 in Frankfurt. In Hall 4.2, Stand E15, visitors to the trade fair can take a closer look at the impressive capabilities of Durst High Performance Inkjet Printers. Durst's Kappa Series of digital direct printer systems are designed for an industrial scale textile production of fashion- and home textiles. Center-stage is taken by the Kappa 320. With a maximum print width of 330 cm, this printer is capable of producing interior trim and decor products in their entire width. In addition to digital direct print, Durst will also present the new Rhotex 180 TR at the Heimtextil 2015.

This Dye Sublimation Printer with industrial production capabilities, facilitates digital production of textiles without extensive pre- and post-treatment.
Durst is a leading manufacturer of Inkjet Printing Machines for the large format print sector and successfully operates in other sectors such as label print, ceramic tiles and glass decoration`, says Christoph Gamper, CEO of Durst Phototechnik AG.ŽSince we entered the market for digital textile print in 2010, we have already installed 130 systems. Actually, our customers aren't just classical producers of textiles ´ producers of large format and of advertising media also use our systems to produce e.g. banners, displays, wall decoration, signage, flags or backdrops.

Kappa Inkjet-High Performance Printers
For the digital textile production, Durst offers the Kappa 180 V2 and the Kappa 320. These industrial high performance printers feature the same inkjet technology but differ in their print width. The Kappa 180 V2 has a maximum print width of 195 cm and is ideal for the clothing industry, but is also frequently used for the production of furniture and fabrics. With its maximum print width of 330 cm, the Durst Kappa 320 is perfectly suited for the production of home textiles. Interior design and decor such as spreads, bed linen, table linen, curtains and drapes but also advertising materials such as flags or banners can be printed in their full width.

For the Kappa 180 V2, the Durst Quadro printhead technology has been advanced to meet the different requirements of the textile materials with QuadroZ V2. The modified Durst QuadroZ V2 print head technology arranges the colors on the 8-channel printheads symmetrically (mirrored). In this way, precise color application is ensured for bi-directional printing directions. Depending on the print direction, the color channel is always located in the correct application position, which optimises the reproduction of intricate designs with gradients or fine patterns. Thus color conformity is achieved over the entire printing width without reducing the production speed. The QuadroZ V2 printhead technology enables printing on textile materials using water-based reactive-, acid- and dispersion inks. The 32 QuadroZ printheads have 6144 nozzles per color and droplet sizes of 7-21 pictoliters with a resolution of up to 1,200 dpi. The 32 QuadroZ V2 Printheads can print 8 colors in CMYK, Orange, Red, Blue and Grey.

Rhotex Series for an industrial digital Soft-Signage Production
Soft-signage or the application of textiles as a medium for advertising and information is currently taking over the classical fields of paper, PVC and vinyl. In the past, soft-signage had always been associated with screen-printing, but changing market requirements for unlimited colors, designs, photo-realistic print quality and rapid turnaround times, regardless of job size are shifting inkjet technology into the focus. With the Rhotex Series, Durst has been providing soft-signage printer systems for several years now. The Rhotex HS marks the fastest digital soft-signage printer on the market, with a production speed of up to 900 sqm and a resolution of up to 1,200 dpi