The Italian production hub of Web-to-print specialist Pixartprinting is to become the world’s largest installation of Durst P10 UV inkjet printers with seven machines.
The company field tested the Rho P10 320R in May and the flatbed Rho P10 200 the month after and is keeping both machines. It has since also ordered another five P10 systems; two roll-to-roll Rho P10 320R printers which were installed in June, and three other flatbed P10’s with feeder and stacker units which will be delivered this autumn.
The new technology, which uses 10 picoliter printheads, immediately caught Pixartprinting’s eye so that on 10 May this year, while the P10 range was officially presented to the European market at Drupa, the first roll-to-roll Pho P10 320R was installed in the Quarto D’Altino production department and, where is was joined a few weeks later by the flatbed P10 200.
Alessandro Tenderini, Pixartprinting general manager, said: “The roll-to-roll is an amazing machine. We are printing at full regime on banners and microperforated paper with astonishing results. A surprising technology with peerless quality. Many have tried in the past but colour gripping inevitably appeared. Yet Durst succeeded and, I believe, the P10 technology is the change that the digital printing market has been looking for after years of stagnant quality.”
The Rho P10 200, an efficient system, also proved highly satisfactory in Pixartprinting’s tests on all rigid supports offered in the catalogue. “Furthermore, we were pleasantly surprised by the proactiveness with which Durst is meeting our demands,” said Matteo Rigamonti, Pixartprinting President.
“Rho P10 200 was not originally designed for industrial production. For the number of processes we manage every day, the feeder and stacker system – fitted on the previous Durst flatbeds we’ve installed – is an essential plus for us. The Durst R&D department thus immediately started studying the possibility of integrating automatic loading/unloading on the P10 200 so that we have confirmed the order of other three flatbeds that will be installed within November. This is the umpteenth confirmation of the fact that choosing the best technology is not enough. It is important to instil true teamwork with technological partners.”
And Rigamonti added: “Our dreams would come true if Durst could apply P10 technology to the Rho 1000”.