The installation of the Rho 512R LED at Icon Graphics is the first in the UK from Durst. This marks the second Durst installation in a year, with Icon Graphics having previously purchased a Rho P10 250HS PLUS 6C + W inkjet printer.
The investment opens up important additional opportunities in markets including events/exhibitions, as well as point of sale and retail sectors, such as lightbox work. Icon Graphics is a large format digital print, sign and direct-to-media specialist that works with the UK’s largest design agencies and many high profile blue chip companies.
Previously, five-metre wide work had to be either sub-contracted out, which could easily mean a two-day delay, or turned down. Now the work can be produced in-house in as little as two hours.
Neville Tosar, director of Icon Graphics said, ‘From my first-year experience, I had no hesitation in getting a Durst again, although I did my homework. This is new LED technology from Durst and I think LED will be the future. This second machine also prints at an amazing quality and is incredibly quick and flexible. I come from an engineering background and soon realised how well these machines are built and. Investing in technology is a way of making the best use of staff and making them more productive.’
Peter Bray, managing director of Durst UK and Ireland said, ‘This is another quantum leap forward for Icon Graphics, which is the first company in the UK and Ireland to install a Durst Rho 512R LED system, which is especially suitable for thermo-sensitive substrates and benefits from a new ink system. It is another example of how increasing numbers of companies are turning to Durst to partner with them as part of the transformation and digitisation of industrial production processes.’