RMC Digital Print’s Revolution Continues with Second Durst Investment
Written March 28, 2019
Categories: Graphics Production, Graphics Production, Imaging & Printing, Imaging / Printing, Industry News, News
Durst has installed a Rho 512R Plus 5-meter-wide, 12-picoliter UV inkjet machine with state-of-the-art Durst Qadro Array printheads along with Variodrop technology and uses multiple impulses for modulating drop sizes. The investment for trade printer RMC Digital Print based in Hull comes after a $1.3 million (1 million pounds) programme of investment for additional print capacity and doubling production workspace.
The roll-to-roll production printer complements the Durst Rho P10 inkjet flatbed installed two years ago at RMC Digital Print, which included a white configuration to enable the company to continue producing multi-layered backlit work. Now with a double white configuration on the 512R Plus, RMC Digital Print can produce better quality, partly illuminated flex face and textile graphics for the signage and exhibition sectors.
“We need highest quality production for exhibition, signage and other work, which the Durst machines can provide,” said Nicole Spencer, Operations Director at RMC Digital Print, whose turnover has grown by 20% to nearly $4 million (3 million pounds) in the past two years. “The quality on the Dursts is really, really good, particularly with fine text and for high-density colors. One exhibition client has found that instead of double-striking to get the green, it can now all be done in a single pass. And we can also leave the machine to run on its own in the evening with unattended printing due to the carbon fibre bars and encompassed tracking software. It’s marvelous.”
Alex Wood, Commercial Manager at RMC Digital Print, added, “Our new 5-meter-wide Durst will revolutionize the way we look at wide-format printing. I have never seen quality like it in all my time in the industry. This printer is an amazing bit of kit and will change the way we look at flex face skins and soft signage in particular.”
Peter Bray, Managing Director of Durst UK and Ireland, said: “Unattended printing and low production costs make the Rho 512R Plus one of the most economical printers of all time. We’re delighted to learn that that both Durst systems are opening up important new business opportunities with RMC Digital Print’s trade clients, for signage, museum and exhibition work. The high levels of consistency are matched by unprecedented quality and production.”