Durst is presenting the latest developments from their the large-format printing segment at FESPA 2015, taking place in Cologne, from 18-22 May 2015. A key issue of this year’s trade fair presence is Durst Water Technology, a long-term strategy to provide an eco-friendly alternative to UV-curing inks.
For more than two years, Durst has conducted research on the new aqueous inks. The result is the new machine category Rho WT 250 HS, which accesses the sustainability potential for rigid and flexible large format media.
The soft signage segment also benefits from Durst Water Technology and the ecological solutions it generates. The Rhotex HS prints on textile advertising and information media with non-toxic migration and odour-free dispersion inks, while the new transfer printer Rhotex 180 TR uses aqueous dye-sublimation inks.
In addition to soft signage printer systems, Durst is also providing information on further developments of the Kappa 320 for the industrial production of home textiles and interior furnishings. Durst will also present the successful Rho 1312 flatbed printing system in the Rho 1312 AF version with a redesigned feeder for flexible production and fast media change with presents in the media channels.
Durst Water Technology will be a ground-breaking innovation for soft signage and was essential to establishing sustainable and odour free large-format products at the POS. With the new development of the Rho WT, Durst can expand the range of applications to include classical LFP applications and access new market potential in the interior segment, as well as packaging and POS with ‘green’ products.