Specialty Graphic Imaging Association Honours Durst With 2015 Product of The Year Awards


The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) chose 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 203,2cm (over 80”) category, and the Rhotex 322 soft-signage printer received the honour 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, 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 recognise our efforts and our printers.’

The 3m (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 2500 square feet/hr, with quality production mode at about 1300 square feet/hr and backlit mode at 750 square feet/hr. The Rho 312R uses the full range of Durst inks, including Process Colour Additions (orange, violet). Workflow options include an integrated border cutting system, simultaneous dual 1.6m (5.25 feet) roll printing and double-sided printing.

The 3.2m (126-inch) Rhotex 322 is the most productive soft signage industrial inkjet printer available. Its exceptional 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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