Durst, during last week’s SGIA Expo in the Las Vegas, introduced the automated Rho 1312 system with what the company describes as “unprecedented media handling,” as well as the Rhotex HS system for soft signage applications.
The 98-inch (250 cm) Rho 1312 prints at speeds of up to 6,600 square feet per hour and provides what Durst describes as a higher gloss finish. The system has been engineered with unique media handling flexibility, particularly with difficult and heat-sensitive media. It uses Durst's Quadro Array print head technology, applying droplets of 12 picolitres.
The 1312 also incorporates what Durst brands as Gradual Flow Printing, which includes media transportation advances such as a stronger vacuum, a wider transport belt and improved media registration.
The Rhotex HS reaches production speeds of more than 4,300 square feet per hour (400 m²/hr.), which Durst equates as “the fastest digital soft signage printer on the market.” It has an image resolution of 1,200 dpi and is equipped with Durst´s patented QuadroZ print head technology, which is also utilized in the Durst Kappa series.
With a print width of the 130-inch (330 cm), the Rhotex HS uses water-based dispersion inks, which are odourless and free of volatile organic compounds.