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Durst is presenting a raft of new and upgraded machines at Fespa. Four presses are being shown on the manufacturer’s stand – the UV-based Rho P10 250 HS Plus and Rho 512R Plus printers and the water-based Rho WT 250 and Rhotex 325. All four machines are commercially available with immediate effect.
The upgraded Rho 512R Plus and Rho P10 250 HS Plus printers are being presented under the slogan of ‘Investment Security and Reliability’. These two machines supersede the original Rho 512R and Rho P10 250 HS printers.
The Rho 512R Plus enhances the company’s 5m-wide printer with a new Fine Art printing mode at 1,200dpi. Additionally, in Production mode the machine can now reach speeds of up to 400sqm/hr, up from the 360sqm/hr top speed that could be achieved on the original Rho 512R.
“The quality improvement with Fine Art mode is significant,” said Durst Group executive vice-president of global sales Barbara Schulz.
“We introduced this mode on the flatbed side last year – while we felt it would appeal to smaller digital specialist segment customers doing very high-quality work, it’s actually been more in demand than that so we wanted to roll it out on the roll-to-roll side as well.”
The Rho 512R Plus also offers a new V-cut system while new, additional colours are said to enable finer colour transitions. The Rho P10 250 HS Plus offers 40% greater productivity than its predecessor. It also includes an ink-saver function, which saves up to 15% of ink, as well as an advanced application for roll-to-roll double-sided printing.