Hull-based trade printer trade printer RMC Digital Print has bought a Durst Rho 512R Plus 5m- wide roll-to-roll UV printer. It marks the company’s second investment in systems and software from Durst - a Rho P10 flatbed was installed two years ago.
The new roll-to-roll printer complements the P10 inkjet flatbed, which included a white configuration to enable the company to continuing producing multi-layered backlit work. Now with a double white configuration on the 512R Plus, RMC 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, whose turnover has grown by 20% to £3m in the past two years.
“The quality on the Dursts is really, really good, particularly with fine text and for high density colours. 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 marvellous.”
The Rho 512R Plus is a 12-picoliter UV inkjet machine using Durst Qadro Array printheads with Variodrop technology and uses multiple impulses for modulating drop sizes.
RMC commercial manager Alex added: “Our new 5m wide Durst will revolutionise the way we look at wide-format printing. This printer is an amazing bit of kit and will change the way we look at flex face skins and soft signage in particular.”