Durst P5 350 now integrates with Fotoba cutters

Durst has announced that its P5 range of printers can now integrate seamlessly with Fotoba cutting systems to create greater levels of automation in the print room.

Existing owners of Fotoba cutters and Durst printers can also integrate the two together, through purchasing a specially made buffer which means the Fotoba can handle the print work as it comes off the Durst.

Watch a new YouTube clip from Durst showing how the Fotoba integration works

Durst Oceania managing director Matt Ashman says the Durst prints in bursts of about eight inches every couple of seconds and this specially designed buffer, which includes six rollers, has been developed so the two can work together.

“The Fotoba cutter can keep up with the Durst because Fotoba have built a buffer that has six rollers that go up and down to buffer the speed of the different print rates of the Durst,” Ashman said.

“This buffer is purchased from Fotoba and means you can link any Fotoba cutter with the P5.

“So if printers have an existing Fotoba, all they need to do is buy the buffer and then it can be linked to the Durst. Then we just activate a function on the Durst and then they can synchronise.”

Ashman said the idea of the buffer had come about after discussions with printers, including Cactus Imaging owner Keith Ferrel, who has now purchased two Fotoba cutters.

He also said it was useful for owners of HP’s Turbo Jet, one of which is also used at Cactus Imaging and is primarily used there for poster printing.

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