Durst launches new high-speed P5 350 HS press

Durst, an Italian manufacturer of advanced printing technologies, has capped off 2020 – one of the toughest years yet – with the launch of a new entrant to its P5 family, the high-speed Durst P5 350 HS press.

The new press, which can print at twice the speed of its predecessor at 600 square metres per minute, was unveiled in a global launch with a more localised launch for Australia and New Zealand customers also released, hosted by Durst Oceania managing director Matt Ashman.

“We at Durst have not rested and the new P5 350 HS is a triumph of innovation and real world functionality you have been asking us for,” says Ashman.

“I’m very proud to bring these devices to the Oceanic region in 2021.”

Check out the video which has been published on YouTube below.

Durst Oceania managing director Matt Ashman provided a local viewpoint on the new press which has now been unveiled globally

Durst says the speed enhancements of the new P5 350 HS mean this press is now the most productive hybrid printer in the market.

The new model includes the same unique features of the P5 350 including the ability to use versatile multiroll and the multitrack 6 option.

It can also be configured with up to nine colour channels including light colours and white, and varnish for special multilayer printing applications such as “Day & Night”, “In & Out”, and up to 12 layers hapt-printing.

The new P5 350 HS was part of a broader launch of a range of new products from Durst, all aimed at driving up productivity through automation and innovation.

Also launched was Durst’s new Automat inline feeding technology, an enhanced Durst software offering, a full LED ink portfolio and the announcement of a new partnership which means Durst Workflow can be used on non-Durst printers.

Durst Oceania managing director Matt Ashman

Durst Automat

This new fully automated inline board feeding and stacking solution can be combined with the new P5 350 HS.

It comprises two lanes for increased productivity and speed. It can handle board sizes up to 3.5 metres wide and 2.2 metres long with a loading capacity of 90 centimetres.

The company says only one operator is required to use this device due to its sliding registration tables and comfortable access to the roll tool which makes way for fast material changes.

“The launch of our latest family Durst P5 member, the P5 350 HS, is an important statement of our firm commitment to continue to be at the forefront of innovation in the large format market.

Durst Group Sales Director – Graphics Segment Christian Harder
Installations of the new Durst P5 350 HS with Durst Automat will commence in Q1 2021

Durst Workflow

A new partnership with PrintFactory means Durst Workflow can now also be used on non-Durst printers.

The partnership has allowed Durst to access PrintFactory’s superior API software which makes it easy to manage a mix of print environments.

New POP Flexible LED ink

The company has also unveiled a new inkset which it describes as a “best-in-class” hybrid ink suitable for a wide variety of roll-to-roll and board media.

Durst says this is another example of a ‘future-proof’ ink that can be loaded into Durst’s full portfolio of LED printers.

Durst has been steadily building its workflow offerings in line with its end-to-end thinking for 360-degree business solutions aimed at the Smart Factory concept to streamline production and processes.

The company says Durst Smart Shop, Workflow, Analytics, Lift ERP – and now Durst Automat – are all pushing the boundaries of automation and innovation. All are backed by consultancy and seamless integration provided through Durst Professional Services.

“It’s among a raft of innovations that we have unveiled to the market as part of our Pixel to Output strategy,” the company said.

“Customers are demanding all-in-one solutions, which we provide as we move towards becoming a complete solution provider. In an integrated world, printers need to change as well. And we’ll help them on that journey through hardware, software, inks and collaborations.”

“We’re looking forward to the future. I am confident that in 2021 the economy will recover and, in some fields, be even stronger than before. So we will continue what we do best: innovating with passion.

“In 2019, we launched the P5 platform and we now have more than 100 systems around the globe. This is a great achievement, so a big thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of our customers, partners and our great Durst team members across the world.”

Durst Group CEO and Co-Owner Christoph Gamper

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