Durst Prepares to Launch P5 Platform
Durst is preparing to launch a new large-format-printing platform, called the P5 Series, beginning with what the company describes as its flagship P5 250 HS system, which is scheduled to start shipping this April.
The P5 250 HS is targeted toward high-volume industrial production, as well as one-offs with what Durst describes as offset quality. P5 relates to five core features at the heart of this technology: Productivity, reliability, workflow, versatility and print quality.
The Durst P5 features a two-pass mode with up to 240 sqm/h speed and hresolution modes of up 1,200 dpi – based on a drop-size of 5 pcl. When compared to its existing Durst P10 250 HS, the new generation P5 is designed to be 70 percent more productive. It features MEMS nozzle plates, powered by Durst proprietary data-path and electronics, for a high-speed printing system with precise drop placement and industrial level reliability.
“The new P5 platform, including workflow software and advanced service tools, represents our key strategy to further invest into large format printing technology and further afield,” said Christoph Gamper, Chief Executive of Durst Group. “We believe that there is a lot to explore in this market space and the P5 250 HS is our first statement.” The P5 Series of printers is supported with newly developed software and workflow solutions, as well as touch operation-based user interfaces and remote service capabilities.
Durst explains its P5 industrial design reaches a step further with the P5 Series. The company had a design studio from Munich canvas opinions from customers and operators with a view to integrating their wishes into a new concept machine. The results will be incorporated into many Durst product lines in the future.