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Insitu takes UK’s first Durst’s P5 350

Insitu Group has become the UK and Ireland’s first user of Durst’s P5 350 hybrid printer.

Unattended overnight production, five-layer printing options and multi-roll track systems mean more than one customer job can be run at the same time at different speeds. These are among the major benefits of the P5 purchase from Durst.

Group MD Damian Loach said of the installation, made just before lockdown: “The P5 provides the highest single output of any machine by far. It has trebled capacity. Previously we were losing out on jobs because operational times are now so demanding. That’s one of the reasons why unattended printing is so useful. We can produce 600m2 overnight. Another really important feature is the multi-track roll function where orders from more than one customer jobs can be printed at the same time in varying volumes.

“The Durst Print Workflow software and the monitoring tool Durst Analytics are also key to our success. We can achieve so much more output, thanks to automated functions. 

“The P5 has added to our original printers, giving us a further 178m/hr, upping our capacity to 500m/hr. This gives us control and capacity with tight timeframes without having to outsource or rely on others.”

The four-colour with white option P5 is the cornerstone of Leicester-based Insitu Group’s print division, Intoprint Digital, which also boasts extensive cutting and finishing capabilities.

The £10m turnover Insitu Group started as a shop-fitting business 24 years ago and has expanded into many other markets other than print. Clients include some of the world’s major brands in retail, cosmetic and other sectors. New market pushes include construction and health sectors.

Loach added: “We spent a lot of time searching for what we feel is the best machine on the market, with quality foremost as we have a reputation for providing a second-to-none service with some of the world’s most famous brands in retail, clothing and cosmetics markets. Now we are confident of being able to expand our offerings in much bigger markets. The significance of the five-layer option is that it’s essential to world brands, keeping suppliers the same around the globe.”

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