Durst Earns Four 2020 PRINTING United Alliance Product of the Year Awards

Written October 14, 2020

Categories: Digital Textile, DT News, GP News, Graphics Production, News, Software / Hardware

PRINTING United Alliance, the largest and most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the U.S. recognized Durst as an industry leader with four 2020 Product of the Year awards.

–The Durst Rho 2500 was selected as the industry’s best in the UV/Latex Hybrid (more than $500K) category
–The Durst Rhotex 325 printer received the honor in the RTR Dye Sublimation on Textile (more than $100K) category
– LiftERP received top recognition for the Workflow/MIS/CRM category
–Durst Workflow was awarded the best selection for Software – RIP category

“The PRINTING United Alliance Product of the Year competition has always been about recognizing significant innovative technology. Our entire organization is very pleased to receive this validation from the industry professionals,” says Tim Saur, president, Durst North America. “We feel strongly that our products offer print providers the best option for production reliability while strengthening their workflow operations. We take great pride in being selected as winner in the distinguished competition.”
 
Durst printing technology and software solutions continue to revolutionize the entire production process for today’s printing businesses. Durst versatile world-class digital printing systems and revolutionary software offerings, are designed to be an all-in-one solution and complement today’s print marketplace
 
Rho 2500:
The new innovative modular production printer offering, is available in three different versions with upgrades possible at any time. The Rho 2500’s new 8 picoliter printheads with variodrop printing technology enables higher resolution of 1000dpi, finer printing quality with excellent sharpness and productivity over 300 boards/hr.  Starting with six head rows for the Rho 2500 S model, the Rho 2500 M comprises eight head rows and the Rho 2500 L has 10 head rows. Other options include a dual track printing mode and a stacker for ¾ or full skid-to-skid automation.
 
Rhotex 325:
The 126-inch Rhotex 325 dual-purpose fabric & soft-signage printer expands Durst already successful portfolio of high-performance printers for textile and soft-signage. Depending on the application and fabric, the Rhotex 325 can alternate between direct- and transfer printing with little downtime.  This is possible, thanks to the new Durst WTS print head technology, which achieves an exceptionally high-quality print using environmentally friendly water-based dispersion inks for various printing materials, and reaches a printing speed of up to 4,130 sq. ft/hr.
 
LiftERP:
The game-changing software system, LiftERP will completely manage your print business. The software is highly configurable and ever evolving, so it molds around the needs of your business. LiftERP runs entirely in the cloud, and is the only Print MIS / ERP system engineered from the ground up, to work on any web browser, mobile device or other Internet enabled devices throughout the shop. LiftERP is the only system that can truly enable a successful paperless print shop.  Internal staff, sales staff, and even customers can access the system from anywhere, to place orders, approve proofs, process invoices, and manage the business.
 
Workflow:
The revolutionary all-in-one solution for the prepress and production process. Durst Workflow is a browser-based prepress and print production solution that combines data preparation, color management and output preparation that ensures efficient production. Durst Workflow allows for full print shop automation that brings new levels of efficiency and improves job turnaround and uptime. Workflow is the complete solution for flexible and productive data that allows for personalized analysis of your print data.
 
Open to all PRINTING United Alliance member suppliers, Product of the Year products are evaluated by a highly qualified panel of judges from across the printing industry with this year’s annual contest’s 200-plus entries in 85 categories spanning; analog, digital, output and non-output technologies. “The Product of the Year competition represents the best of the best,” said Ray Weiss, director of digital print programs, PRINTING United Alliance.