Durst to debut 5th gen Alpha technology with SuperMultipass
By PrintAction Staff
By PrintAction Staff
Durst intends to unveil its fifth generation Alpha printing systems delivered with Durst’s new software at ITMA in Fira de Barcelona, Gran Via, Spain, from June 20 to 26.
Designed for textile digital printing, the new Alpha Series 5 190 and 330 printing systems being highlighted at ITMA boast improvements in material handling, efficiency and material diversity, as well as waterless one-step production with the new Durst Advanced Digital Pigment ink, the company explains.
The Alpha Series 5 printers, including dual roll, are all equipped with the new Durst Workflow Print and the monitoring tool Durst Analytics. Durst explains the new workflow software gives users access to key functions in production such as colour management and RIP. Expansion modules are integrated with the printing system to create a production process “from pixel to output,” it notes.
According to the company, the new Alpha 190 and 330 Series 5 with SuperMultipass is said provides 30 percent better performance than comparable systems. This next generation of high performance printing systems integrate new technologies in the printheads, inks, drying units, and in the interaction of software. The Alpha Series 5 can also have a patented SwiftJet Pretreatment System positioned upstream of the Alpha printer, says Durst, noting that digital pretreatment is best suited for short-run and fast-turnaround jobs.
For the Alpha Series 5, Durst offers environmentally friendly water-, acid- and reactive-based ink systems. Its Advanced Digital Pigment is said to enable a one-step process with soft touch and brilliant colours that can be used on all fabric types. In addition, the ink family includes Durst Disperse HD for polyester applications and can be used in home textiles, apparel, fashion, flags, banners, outdoor signage and other POP applications; and Durst Reactive HD for applications such as home textiles, apparel and fashion.