Cactus invests in Durst

Sydney based Cactus Imaging has purchased a Durst 512R printer with general manager Nigel Spicer saying it will take out of home advertising to another level with the short lead times for print.

Spicer says, “The Durst 512R is capable of printing 5m wide at 360 metres in two hours with unbelievable print quality. It does away with banding in wide format printing. Its versatility allows us to print on vinyl, mesh, SAV (self-adhesive vinyl), polyethylene and fabric. It has increased our capacity to attract new clients.”

Cactus Imaging is using the press to produce work for a range of industries – from large format billboards for out of home to retail, construction, high resolution wallpaper and interior design, and fashion exhibitions.

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Spicer says, “The Durst is so technically advanced that we have been able to combine the ultra-flexible inks with the very latest European printable textiles to produce stunning fabric prints. Our wide range encompasses outdoor billboards and the most delicate of backlit high fashion-printed images. Cactus Imaging continues to keep up to date with and research the world’s best technology to support our clients.”

Brendon Cook, CEO, oOh! Media says Cactus Imaging is renowned for its leadership in large format digital printing.

“Its investment in the Durst 512R printer will ensure that it remains an innovator in the Australian market and helps oOh! to deliver high quality out of home campaigns in the classic format, with unparalleled speed to market for Australian brands,” he said.

Ooh! Media acquired Cactus Imaging in 2016, Cactus says it is the first company in Australia to offer clients printing with a Durst 512R, the very latest in grand format UV print technology.

The Rho 512R is installed with Durst Qadro Array 12m printhead technology along with Variodrop technology, the Rho 512R is the standard for 5m wide high-end UV inkjet productivity. It prints up to 800 dpi and at speeds of up to 400 metre square an hour, the Rho 512R prints a variety of large format advertising materials, and can also handle three 1.6m rolls simultaneously. The Rho 512R is equipped with Variodrop technology and uses multiple impulses for modulating the droplet size. 

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