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Slovenian printer installs world's first Durst Rho 800 HS

Slovenian printer installs world's first Durst Rho 800 HS

A Slovenian company called Print-Division has installed the world's first production Rho 800 HS (high speed) large-format UV inkjet printer. This is the fifth Rho UV inkjet in use by the company, which has three Rho 160's and a Rho 600 Pictor. The Rho 800 HS was bought to replace its three and a half years old Rho 205.

Zoran Markovic, Print-Division managing director, said: "What we needed was a very fast, high production machine and the Rho 800 HS was the ideal choice. We first saw it at Fespa in May this year and made the decision to purchase it immediately. ? ??

"Over the years our salespeople have been getting much larger orders and, particularly in the retail market, delivery times have been getting shorter. So, to be able to satisfy this demand for high volume, high quality print, we had to look to investing in new equipment. The Rho 800 HS has only been installed for a few days, and already we were greatly impressed by both its speed and quality of print."

Markovic added: "We intend to purchase an automatic cutting table in the near future to link in with the Rho. We want to make the production of corrugated display material a continuous process. Not only is the Rho exceptionally fast, it also produces very high quality print and this is particularly important for in-store retail displays. We have the six-colour option of additional light colours so flesh tones etc. are perfect."

Print-Division, which employs 44 and provides a complete digital print service through to finishing and delivery, was founded 22 years ago as a photographic lab and retailer. The business, which grew into a large chain of photographic retail outlets and photo labs, first ventured into large-format digital printing about 12 years ago with a Durst Lambda. Today, both the photographic and printing businesses trade as successful independent companies. The Rho 800 HS is housed in the company's new 7,500m? premises that will eventually hold all its production and warehousing needs.

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