Durst Image Technology US LLC - 10/7/2009
New Durst Rho 900 Unveiled at SGIA
Blends Automated Media Handling With Added Process Colors, Greater Speed
Durst’s Latest UV Inkjet Printer Enhances Productivity, Expands Color Gamut
Durst today introduced the new Rho 900 Large-Format UV Inkjet Printer – a 98-inch-wide printing platform
that combines more efficient automated media handling and “process color additions” with high-speed printing
capabilities to deliver far greater productivity and a wider color gamut.
The unveiling took place at the SGIA Expo, under way this week in New Orleans. Attendees are being
introduced to a high-quality printing platform that simplifies media handling with its automated feeder system,
and makes reproduction of even difficult corporate colors possible by printing orange and green or orange
and violet process colors – with no special file preparation required, Durst said.
The new Rho 900 is equipped Durst’s Quadro® 30D Array print head technology to deliver high speed,
improved efficiency and exceptional image quality. Its media handling incorporates an auto-feed table with
belts, sheet feed gate with guides for parallel board printing, and automatic two-point pin registration system
to ensure accurate front-to-back registration.
The Rho 900’s process color additions are printed in the same mode as its CMYK process colors. No special
file preparation is necessary. These additional colors can be printed – even with white ink or light colors – with
no loss in output speed. This enables much smoother color gradients and more even solids at
production-level output speeds.
Top speed of the 6-color Rho 900 is up to 72 4x8 boards per hour, while the speed for POP-quality printing
is a productive 34 4x8 boards per hour. The user can incorporate the process color additions with no loss
of print speed. The Rho 900 also can print white, varnish and light colors along with the process colors
to expand the possibilities of print jobs and applications, Durst said.
“Our new Rho 900 takes productivity, versatility and efficiency to remarkably high levels for printing enterprises
that want to offer their clients greater range and better response times,” said Christopher Howard, Senior Vice
President of Sales & Marketing for Durst U.S. “We equipped the Rho 900 to address some specific needs
and provide some specific benefits, and we think the industry is going to be very pleased with what they
see in this printer.”
Durst also is exhibiting its new flagship continuous-print production system, the Rho 1000, and its new
five-meter roll printer, the Rho 500R, at SGIA.