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Durst Image Technology US LLC - 3/19/2014

New Durst Low Odor UV Inks

Durst, the leading manufacturer of industrial digital printing platforms, announces Low Odor printing for the 13” wide, 7 color Durst Tau 330 UV inkjet digital 
label press.  Only the Durst Tau 330 passes the sniff test:  Low odor printing and Low Migration inks, essential for food, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical 
labels and packaging, are available exclusively from Durst.

The influence of odor surrounding a product is a marketing component.  In some cases, odor is an asset used to enhance a product’s attractiveness.  
Labels and packaging must fulfill their informational and protective function without introducing undesired olfactory sensations.  Until now, this was often 
not possible when printing digitally using UV curable inks.

Durst engineered an inert gas system built into its flagship Durst Tau 330 web press that makes printed samples almost undetectable from an olfactory point 
of view.  Along with Low Migration UV Inks from SUNJET—which meet all the guidelines of the European Printing Ink Association (EUPIA) and the 
Swiss Ordnance on Materials & Articles legislation and do not utilize materials specifically excluded on the Nestlé Packaging Inks Specification—the 
Durst Tau 330 expands its range of digital printing applications to primary food & pharmaceutical labels and packaging like yogurt lids, blister packs, 
bottle seals and much more.

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Durst Image Technology US LLC - 10/23/2013

Durst Shows Rho 1012 Continuous Inkjet Production System With its New Variodrop Technology

The Rho 1012 Continuous Inkjet Production System, the most productive 12 picolitre digital printer in its class, has an output resolution of 1,000 dpi at 
speeds up to 5,270 sq./ft. (490m²).  With the addition of Durst’s innovative new Variodrop ink modulation technology, it is capable of excellent results 
at even faster printing speeds.

Since its introduction earlier this year, the Rho 1012 has raised the bar for productivity and image quality in the industrial segment.  With the inclusion 
of Variodrop technology, solid areas are even smoother.  In addition, Variodrop overcomes some of the errors which can occur with greyscale 
printing.  Greyscale relies heavily on accuracy of drop placement, which this can be affected by the uniformity of velocity of drops. Any variation in print 
head performance can lead to a mismatch of greyscale drop velocities; the consequence is drop placement inaccuracy.

Variodrop technology on the Rho 1012 changes the drop size from 12 to 20 picolitres.  Even at the larger drop size, solid colors are smoother and have 
an improved color gamut.  Variodrop is an adjustable binary “multipulsing” mode controlling drop size modulation.  It combines two voltage pulses in such 
a way that the second pulse pumps precise dosage amounts of ink into the droplet before it detaches from the nozzle plate, without forming any 
satellites.  Compared to the often uneven droplets formed from a not well tuned greyscale waveform, Variodrop’s double pulse drop shape is perfectly 
uniform and its placement is always evenly spaced.

Like other Durst inkjet printers, the Rho 1012 is upgradable in the field.  This means Variodrop technology can be added to customers’ existing printers.

The Rho 1012 has a host of productivity and efficiency features, such as left and right registration that enables parallel printing of boards side by side, as 
well as mechanical 2-point pin registration for perfect front and reverse side printing.  Media handling options include fast change from rigid to roll, and 
options for roll-to-sheet or roll-to-roll printing.  There are numerous ink options, including white, light colors and Process Color Additions (PCA).

“With our innovative new Variodrop technology, the Rho 1012 will continue to set the benchmark for large-format quality and productivity in the highest 
volume printing segments for some time to come,” said Christopher Howard, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Durst U.S.

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Durst Image Technology US LLC - 10/1/2013

Durst Debuts its New Superwide Roll and Soft Signage Production Printers

Durst, the leader in innovative industrial digital printing platforms, is exhibiting several next-generation production UV inkjet printers – based on 
remarkable advances in the company’s proprietary Quadro™ Array print head technologies – at this month’s SGIA Expo ’13 trade show and conference, 
Oct. 23-25 in Orlando.

Durst, once again a Platinum Sponsor of the specialty graphics industry’s premier annual gathering, also will conduct a press conference during the 
show to introduce these noteworthy new production digital printers.  It is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Room S220B of the Orange 
County Convention Center.  Durst executives will be on hand to discuss their new printers and technologies and answer questions.

The five-meter Rho 512R UV inkjet roll printer and Rhotex 322 UV inkjet “soft signage” printer, both making their North American debut at SGIA Expo ‘13, 
will join the Rho 1012 Continuous Inkjet Production System in Durst booth #2001.  They are the first Durst printers equipped with the company’s new 
12-picolitre Quadro Array print heads – plus its breakthrough Variodrop™ printing technology, with its critical implications for precision imaging such as 
grayscale printing.

Variodrop strictly controls drop size modulation by utilizing a Durst process called “multipulsing.”  This technological breakthrough delivers two voltage 
pulses – with the second pulse pumping a precise amount of ink into the droplet before it detaches from the head’s nozzle plate.  This is all done without 
forming any “satellites.”

“We’re very pleased to offer this important new imaging capability on a range of Rho production printers to the SGIA audience to satisfy the industry’s 
most demanding output and operational requirements,” said Christopher Howard, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Durst U.S.  “Our 
multipulsing process at the heart of Variodrop addresses the challenges of grayscale and other highly precise printing applications with impressive 
results and at production speeds.  Compared to the often uneven droplets formed by most available technologies, the drop shape we’re able to 
produce is uniform, and placement is always evenly spaced.”

Rho 512R
The Rho 512R, the latest addition to Durst’s Rho 500R Series of superwide UV inkjet roll printers, sets the standard for high-end industrial inkjet quality 
and productivity.  Its very small drop size of only 12 picolitres combines with a precision carriage system, linear motor drive, advanced Quadro Array 
technology, and possible print head configurations reaching more than 30,000 total nozzles to achieve optimum print quality without loss of speed.  
Unattended printing of large rolls, low production costs and low ink consumption make the Rho 512R one of the most economical and efficient printers 
ever.  It also can simultaneously print three 1.6m / 5-ft. rolls side by side.

Rhotex 322
The 126-inch Rhotex 322 is the most productive soft signage industrial inkjet printer available.  Its exceptional print quality, based on a drop size of 
7-21 picolitres, is not compromised by speed.  Designed for printing textiles for use in the home, wall coverings, domestic textiles and interior design, as 
well as fashion applications, the Rhotex 322 is the ideal solution to digital printing of the widest range of soft signage.  Polyester fabrics printed with 
Rhotex water based dispersed dye inks are entirely environmentally friendly, recyclable and disposable.

Rho 1012
The 96-inch Rho 1012 offers customers the highest print quality available in the production flatbed printer segment, featuring the new 12-picoliter Durst 
Quadro Array technology that prints at speeds up to 5,000 s.f./hr.  The small drop technology implemented delivers unrivalled quality at these print 
speeds, giving the user the ability to meet both quality and volume requirements normally reserved for high-end lithographic applications.

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Durst Image Technology US LLC - 8/22/2013

Durst U.S. Unveils its New Website

The Durst U.S. website (www.durstus.com) has been redesigned to be more up-to-date, more comprehensive and easier to navigate.  Now you can find 
more about the company’s portfolio of products as well as review Durst’s history – all to better understand its innovative digital imaging technologies, 
services and solutions. 

If you currently don’t receive Durst’s process newsletter, you’ll find a link in the lower right corner of the Durst U.S. home page to start your free 
subscription. You’ll also find icons to connect you to Durst’s informative Facebook page and YouTube videos. 

We hope you like the new look and enhanced ability to find what you’re looking for.  Check it out at: www.durstus.com.

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Durst Image Technology US LLC - 6/21/2013

Durst Offers Low-Migration UV Inks for its 13-Inch Tau 330

Durst, a leading manufacturer of industrial digital printing platforms, announced today that it has successfully completed testing of its new Durst Tau 
Low-Migration (LM) UV Inks from SunJet, a division of Sun Chemical.

Durst Tau LM inks are designed for use with the 13-inch Durst Tau 330 UV Inkjet Digital Label Press, which has a production speed of 157 linear feet 
per minute.  The new ink set will expand the range of short-run applications that can be printed on the Tau 330 – including previously off-limits 
applications such as pharmaceutical blister packs, yogurt carton lids and similar sensitive print jobs.

A fully functioning Durst Tau 330 label press with LM inks will be on display in the Durst booth – #9H57 – at Label Expo ’13, September 24-27 in 
Brussels, Belgium.

A migration risk can exist when printed inks are in close proximity to packaged food or other sensitive substances, and where there is no functional 
barrier between the packaging and the contents.  When combined with Durst’s proprietary UV curing system, Durst Tau LM inks can achieve migration 
limits under 10 parts per billion (ppb) – a critical threshold in ensuring that packaging complies with relevant food contact legislation.

These inks appear on the EuPIA and Swiss Ordnance positive lists, and do not utilize material specifically excluded on the Nestle list.

“Our new Tau Low-Migration UV Ink Set is not only a significant achievement in its own right, but it further demonstrates Durst’s ability to deliver 
complete printing solutions,” said Christopher Howard, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Durst U.S.  “When used in our Tau 330 UV 
Inkjet Digital Label Press, these inks deliver quality results for one of the more challenging, specialized printing requirements.”

The Durst Tau 330, designed for short- and medium-run narrow web applications, covers print widths up to 13 inches at print speeds of up to 157 linear 
ft./min.  Production capacity can reach 10,220 sf./hr.  Sharp, precise, “best in class” image quality for today’s most demanding jobs is made possible 
thanks to Durst’s proprietary, single-pass UV inkjet technology featuring Xaar 1001 print heads.  This technology delivers an apparent print resolution 
more than 1,000 dpi.

Cost-effective operation and high profitability are the result of the Tau 330’s use of affordable inks, its ability to print on standard as well as specialty 
label substrates, and its solid construction that enables reliable 24/7 operation.  Built-in maintenance functions like automated print head cleaning 
help to increase performance and hold down time to a minimum.

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Durst Image Technology US LLC - 4/25/2013

Inkjet Innovations Days Event Draws Full House to Lienz Facility

Durst’s Inkjet Innovations Days provided both information and inspiration for more than 120 of Europe’s leading commercial imagers and trade journalists 
who gathered last week at Durst’s research and manufacturing complex here for the two-day event – which featured lectures, technology demonstrations 
and a glimpse of things to come.

“We were delighted by the response we received for the event,” said Michael Lackner, Durst’s Worldwide Director of Marketing.  “We were fully subscribed 
with guests and the response to the program met with universal approval.  Although Inkjet Innovations Days was intended as a one-off event, I 
believe it is something that could become an annual part of the Durst calendar.”

The event included a series of informative and entertaining lectures by some of the industry’s leading authorities on digital and inkjet printing. The 
speakers covered such subjects as “The Future of Large Format Inkjet,” “Web-to-Print” and “New Business Models.”  Dr. Markus Lorenz, Partner and 
Managing Director of The Boston Consulting Group, Munich; Matteo Rigamonti, President of the Italian Web-to-Print pioneer Pixartprinting; and Bernd 
Payer of PKF Consulting GmbH, who led his own successful printing company in Austria for 15 years before becoming a consultant; all stood at the 
podium to address the audience.

Berthold Oberhollenzer of Germany’s Fogra examined the emerging operating quality-control system known as Process Standard Digital (PSD) in a 
presentation titled “Printing the Expected with PSD.”  Unlike offset printing, Oberhollenzer noted, digital printing has too many media variables to copy 
the existing ISO Printing Standard.  Fogra has based PSD on actual quality of print.  The end result is a quality standard that can be followed by 
printers and easily checked to see where any fault might lie.

Inkjet Innovations Days also provided an opportunity for guests to see demonstrations of Durst’s latest technological achievements and printing platforms.  
They include the new Rho 1012 and Rho 1030 Continuous Inkjet Production Systems, as well as Durst’s remarkable Variodrop printing technology, a 
significant breakthrough in regulating the accuracy of ink droplet size and placement, which has very important implications for grayscale printing.

Durst has dramatically raised the expectations of production-level digital printing with the introduction of its new Rho 1012 and Rho 1030 printers.  The 
Rho 1012 – equipped with Durst’s new high-performance 12-picoliter Quadro Array print head technology – brings exceptional image quality to the 
production printing environment.  The Rho 1030 – complemented by fully automated media handling / operating configurations – delivers 
unprecedented print speeds of up to 10,000 s.f./hr.

Variodrop technology strictly controls drop size modulation by utilizing “multipulsing.”  This technological breakthrough delivers two voltage pulses, 
with the second pulse pumping precise amounts of ink into the droplet before it detaches from the nozzle plate – without forming any satellites.  
Variodrop technology is now available on all of Durst’s P10 Series printers.

“Compared to the often uneven droplets formed from a not-well-tuned greyscale wave form, this double-pulse drop shape with Variodrop is perfectly 
uniform and the placement is always evenly spaced,” said Dr. Richard Piock, CEO of Durst Phototechnik Digital Technology GmbH.

Among future projects currently in the works at Durst that were presented to attendees was a development on the ink front:  a new Premium White 
HD Set for printing on the Rho P10 Series. This new white ink provides even better coverage even at high print speeds, the audience was told.

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Durst Image Technology US LLC - 4/22/2013

Durst at InfoFlex ‘13: Tau 330 UV Inkjet Digital Label Press

Durst, the world’s leading manufacturer of production-environment digital printing platforms, will be at the Flexography Technical Association 
InfoFlex ’13 Conference & Trade Show, April 29-30 at the San Diego Convention Center (in Booth 719), to highlight the world’s first UV inkjet 
digital imager to print on a 13-inch web:  the innovative Durst Tau 330 UV Inkjet Digital Label Press.

The Tau 330 is designed for short- and medium-run narrow web applications, covering widths from 6.5 to13.0 inches and running at print speeds up 
to 157 ft./min., while delivering sharp, precise image reproduction.  Production capacity can reach 10,225 square feet per hour.  The capabilities of 
Durst’s Tau 330 label press translate into remarkable flexibility and productivity for smaller label jobs.  The Tau 330 is also available in an 8-inch-wide 
version.

In addition, Durst will have details on the world’s first solvent-free silver UV ink – revolutionizing, and even replacing, the use of foil in a broad range of 
metallic label and decorative packaging applications.  With Durst’s metallic ink, users can lay down – in one pass and at lower cost – a “digital foil” that 
meets all the demands of metallic label applications.  No one was able to come up with a formula that works – until Durst.

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Durst Image Technology US LLC - 4/4/2013

Durst’s Latest Imaging Breakthrough: 10-Picoliter Variodrop Technology

Durst, the world’s leading manufacturer of wide-format production digital printing platforms,today announced a significant breakthrough in the accuracy 
of ink droplet size and placement with the introduction of its new 10-picoliter Variodrop™ printing technology – which has very important implications for 
grayscale printing.

Variodrop technology strictly controls drop size modulation by utilizing “multipulsing.”  This technological breakthrough delivers two voltage pulses, 
with the second pulse pumping precise amounts of ink into the droplet before it detaches from the nozzle plate – without forming any satellites.
Variodrop technology is now available on all of Durst’s P10 Series printers.

“Compared to the often uneven droplets that areformed from a not-well-tuned greyscale wave form, this double-pulse drop shape we produce is 
perfectly uniform and the placement is always evenly spaced with Variodrop,” said Dr. Richard Piock, CEO of DurstPhototechnik AG.

Durst is demonstrating its Variodrop printing technology on a Rho P10 320R UV Inkjet Digital Roll-to-Roll Printer this week at Sign Expo in Las Vegas 
(Booth 1515).  In addition, the company is display itsnew Rho 1012 Continuous Inkjet Production System.

Also at Sign Expo, April 4-6 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Durst is teaming up with Zund America and Caldera to demonstrate a complete 
digital production workflow – from ripping to printing to cutting – in real time on the show floor.  Durst’s and Zund’s booths are located next to each 
other, and attendees will be able to follow a job from creation to completion.

When combined with Durst’spopular greyscale technology, the application of Variodrop results in improved productivity and image quality, as well as a 
dramatic reduction in the errors that can occur in greyscale printing.  Conventional greyscale relies heavily on the accuracy of drop placement, which 
can be affected by the uniformity of drop velocity. Any variations in print head working conditions can lead to a mismatch of greyscale drop velocities, 
and the consequence is drop placement inaccuracy.

“But our multipulsing technology, which is at the heart of Variodrop, directly addresses the challenges of grayscale printing with impressive results,” 
said Christopher Howard, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Durst U.S.  “We’re very pleased to bring this important new capability to our 
customers.”

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Durst Image Technology US LLC - 4/4/2013

Durst Introduces Two New Versions Of its Workhorse Rho 1000 Printer

Durst, the world’s leading manufacturer of wide-format production digital printing platforms,has dramatically raised the abilities of production-level digital 
printing with the introduction today of its new Rho 1012 and Rho 1030 Continuous Inkjet Production Systems.

The Rho 1012 – equipped with Durst’s new high-performance 12-picoliter Quadro Array print head technology – brings exceptional image quality to 
the production printing environment.  The Rho 1030 – complemented by fully automated media handling / operating configurations – delivers 
unprecedented print speeds of up to 10,000 s.f./hr.

The Rho 1012will beshownthis week at the ISA Sign Expo in Las Vegas, alongside the 126-inch Rho P10 320R UV Inkjet Digital Roll-to-Roll Printer – in 
Booth 1515, where Durst will demonstrate its breakthrough Variodrop™ printing technology, with very important implications for grayscale printing 
(see accompanying press release).

Also at ISA, April 4-6 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Durst is teaming up with Zund America and Caldera to demonstrate a complete digital 
production workflow – from ripping to printing to cutting – in real time on the show floor.Durst’s and Zund’s booths are located next to each other, and 
attendees will be able to follow a job from creation to completion.

The Rho 1000 has proven itself as the most productive wide format UV inkjet-printer offered in the market, and the 1012 and 1030 further its productivity 
and application sets, saidDr. Richard Piock, CEO of DurstPhototechnik AG.  The Rho 1000 platform has provided a high-productivity solution along 
with flexibility as it relates to the configuration options available to users – either run in a fully automated stack-to-stack board printing option, fully 
registered ¾ automation, roll-to-cut sheet or roll-to-roll configuration.  The 1012 and 1030 benefit from new advancements in print technology 
combined with these proven automation solutions, he said.

The Rho 1012 offers customers the highest print quality available in the segment, featuring the new 12-picoliter Durst Quadro® Array technology that 
canprint at speeds up to 5,000 s.f./hr.  The small drop technology implemented represents unrivalled quality at these print speeds, giving the user the 
ability to meet the quality and volume requirements normally reserved for high-end lithographic applications.

The Rho 1030 takes the production curve even further along the large-format digital print run spectrum, with production speeds up to 10,000 square 
feet per hour.  This speed combined with the printer’s fully automated configurations gives customers a long-run volume, large-format UV inkjet printing 
capability that provides high quality for their requirements.

“The evolution of the Rho 1000 platform is built around innovation and response to the market demands that our customers face for growth of their 
businesses,” Dr. Piock said.  “Our goal has been to present the market with solutions to these needs, and also offer our current customers 
opportunities to take their platforms forward.”

“The introduction of the 1012 and 1030 is a natural result of what we’ve been hearing from the production printing segment,” said Christopher Howard, 
Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Durst U.S.  “The Rho 1000 platform is a proven high-volume wide format digital printing press.  By 
adding the capabilities of our two new printers, along with the automation solutions, we make this a very strong solution for many of our print partners.”

“We’re also very pleased to be able to demonstrate this achievement in a full workflow on the floor at ISA with our friends from Zund and Caldera,” 
Howard added.“Visitors to the show will see a total solution that has applications in the most demanding environments – whether it’s for industrial-
grade production, ‘fine art’ image quality, project versatility or a combination of any of these.”

For a more in-depth explanation of its “path forward,” the capabilities of its industry-leading printers, and its new Variodrop technology, Durst is conducting 
a press conference at 2:00 p.m. (pdt) Thursday, April 4, in Room Coral C of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.  Howard and other Durst executives 
will be on hand to make the presentation and field questions from members of the press.

Rho P10 320R
The 126-inch Rho P10 320R establishes a new quality standard for industrial roll-to-roll printing. Precision components developed by Durst includea 
proprietary magnetic linear drive carriage system for efficient, accurate printing.  Image quality is ideally suited for any high-visibility backlit application.  
The Rho P10 320R alsoprints directly onto textiles and stretch media.

Productivity of up to 1,650s.f./hr. is enhanced by the printer’s ability to print two 1.6m rolls of material side by side, with differentimages on each.  With 
a single large roll, the Rho P10 320R can operate uninterrupted.

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Durst Image Technology US LLC - 8/31/2012

Durst Introduces First Solvent-Free Tau Metallic Silver UV Digital Ink

While launching the new Tau 330 UV Inkjet Label Press at the upcoming Label Expo in Chicago, Durst also will unveil the world’s first solvent-free silver 
UV ink – revolutionizing,and even replacing, the use of foil in a broad range of metallic label and decorative packaging applications.

Today metallic labels are produced by using foil, which is expensive and requires special machines or costly metallic media.  The advantage of Durst’s 
metallic ink is to be able to lay down – in one pass and at lower cost – a“digital foil” that meets all the demands of metallic label applications.  No one has 
been able to come up with a formula that works – until now.

“We see our successful development of Durst Metallic Silver UV Ink as a real game changer,” said HelmuthMunter, Worldwide Manager of Durst’s Label 
Printing Division.  “We are pleased to introduce this innovative new ink next month at Label Expo in Chicago, and after we demonstrate it on a Tau 
330 in our booth, we are confident the industry will be very impressed with what they see.”

The new metallic silver UV ink can be used with the new Tau 330 and also with previous Tau models such as the Tau 150-8C, which offers excellent 
print quality on a selected range of substrates with reliable and consistent print performance, good adhesion and durability.

Durst’s new solvent-free UV metallic silver ink, in combination with Tau UV inkjet label presses,delivers quality output at speeds between 65-95 linear 
feet(20-30 linear meters) per minute.  This is well beyond current available and established digital printing systems.

Conventional methods of printing metallic silver have theirown strengths, but none of them is really suited to the needs of short-run and on-demand 
printing, Munter noted. Brand owners need to print shorter runs every year.  Theyincreasingly demand a solution able to do this economically, while 
providing most capabilities of traditional printing technology.

The arrival of Durst’ssolvent-free digital metallic UV inkjet technology makes digital metallic printing and decoration economically feasible for short and 
medium runs.  This allows converters to produce attractive and creative labels and packaging, all while addressing the need for customized, 
personalized printing and respecting ecological considerations.

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Durst Image Technology US LLC - 8/14/2012

New Tau 330 UV Digital Label Press

Durst, a leading manufacturer of industrial digital printing platforms, has chosennext month’s Label Expo ’12 conference & trade show in Chicago for its 
North American debut of the world’s first UV inkjet digital device to print on a 13-inch web – the innovative new Durst Tau 330 UV Inkjet Digital Label 
Press.

The Tau 330 is designed for short -and medium-run narrow web applications,covering widths from 6.5-13.0 inches and running at print speeds up to 
157 ft.per minute, while delivering sharp, precise image reproduction. Production capacity can reach 10,225 square feet per hour.  The capabilities of 
Durst’s newest label presstranslate intoremarkable flexibility and productivity for smaller label jobs.  The Tau 330 is also available in an 8-inch-wide 
version.

“We’re very pleased the debut the world’s premier digital label press – our new Tau 330 – at North America’s premier gathering of the label industry,” 
said Christopher Howard, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Durst U.S.  “During the three days of the show, we’ll spend our time briefing 
the press and conducting in-booth demos for Label Expo attendees –all to explain how the Tau 330 can make significant improvements to your label 
printing operations.”

Durst Tau 330 handles the widest range of short -and medium-run narrow web applications:
•	variable data jobs containing variable or sequential numbering, text, barcodes, 

matrix or QR codes, and images
•	industrial, security, durable electronics, automotive, paint
•	specialty food & beverage, body & health care, household chemical
•	printing on aluminum foils for blister and other packaging
•	late-stage versioning of preprinted jobs
•	pre-die-cut label stock (blank labels)

Sharp, precise, “best in class” print quality for today’s most demanding applications is made possible thanks to Durst’sproprietary single-pass UV 
inkjet technology featuring Xaar 1001 print heads.  This technology delivers a print resolution of 720x360 dpi.  But with its advanced drop on 
demand, variable drop size and grayscale capabilities, theapparent image resolution of the Tau 330is more than 1,000 dpi.

Color configurations are virtually unlimited to cover avast majority of requested label printing applications.  The Tau 330 prints white UV ink, which is 
essential for applications on transparent substrates. Its standard color configuration CMYK can be complemented with orange and violet to provide 
up to 90 percent coverage of the Pantone color gamut.

The Tau 330’s UV inks are formulated for durability.  This is an especially important quality for such demanding applications as product identification 
labels, UL recognized components, consumer electronic equipment labels, outdoor equipment and power tool labels, and any other applicationin 
which the label must perform during the whole product lifetime.

Cost-effective operation and high profitability are the result ofthe Tau 330’s use of affordable inks,its ability to print on standard as well as specialty 
label substrates, and its solid construction that enables reliable 24/7 operation.  Built-in maintenance functions like automated print head cleaning 
help to increase performance and reduce down time to a minimum.

The Tau 330 can be equipped with a special detection device and software to accurately print on pre-die-cut labels. The same function also handles 
in-print variable information (1D and 2D Barcodes, sequential numbers and other extensive variable Data and images).

A fully functioning Durst Tau 330 UV Inkjet Digital Label Press will be on display at Label Expo ’12, September 11-13, at the Donald E. Stephens 
Convention Center in Chicago.  Durst’s booth number is #5901.  A press briefing is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 12, in the 
show’s Press Office, where Durst officials will be available for questions.

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Durst Image Technology US LLC - 4/9/2012

Durst Announces the Launch of the New 13-inch Wide Tau 330

Durst, the world-leading manufacturer of industrial digital printing, today announces the launch of the new 13" wide Tau 330 UV ink jet digital label press. 
The new Durst press is the first UV ink jet digital device in the world to print on a 13” web. It will be showcased for the first time at the 2012 DRUPA trade 
fair in Düsseldorf, Germany (Hall 6, Booth C60), May 3-16.

The new Tau 330 features a maximum printing speed of 157 linear feet per minute, reaching an industry leading hourly production capacity of 10,222 
square feet. The Durst Tau 330 will be available in a 13" and an 8" print version. “Best in class” image quality is achieved thanks to Durst’s proprietary 
Single Pass UV Inkjet Technology, featuring Xaar 1001 print heads with a physical print resolution of 720x360 dpi, with drop on demand, variable drop 
size and grayscale technology that results in an apparent image resolution of over 1,000 dpi.

The standard CMYK color configuration of the Tau 330 can be augmented with opaque WHITE UV ink, plus the process colors Orange and Violet. 
Unique to the Durst Tau label press, Orange and Violet are essential for precise Pantone color matching. Durst’s worldwide CEO, Dr. Richard 
Piock, commented: “Beside our well-recognized high opacity white ink and the additional process colors for high Pantone color coverage, the new Tau 
330's print width offers expanded job size flexibility, and production capacity second to none. These will be important competitive advantages for 
Durst customers”.

The Tau 330’s UV inks are formulated for durability, an especially important quality for applications such as product identification labels; UL 
recognized components; consumer electronic equipment labels; outdoor equipment and power tool labels; and other applications where the label 
must perform during the whole product lifetime. Durst Tau UV inks and 3M media combinations jointly carry PGJI2 recognition, simplifying UL 
recognition for converters who need to maintain ink registrations with UL for many of the traditional press applications.

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Durst Image Technology US LLC - 3/22/2012

New 10-Picoliter Digital Printers From Durst

Durst, the world leader in wide-format and grand-format digital printing platforms, today introducesthe newRho P10 Series – the most versatile, productive 
10-picoliter UV printers available with 1,000-dpi-resolution.  New-generation print heads deliver“fine art” image quality from digital print platforms that 
deliverthe greatest versatility and highest productivity in their class, the company announced.

This important new Rho P10 Series of printers is designed specifically for large-format print providers looking for a way to output a wide range of hand-held 
and eye-level materials –backlit signage, POP displays and small packages, etc. – cost-effectively and at production speeds.The P10 Seriesis comprised 
of the Rho P10 200 2-meter (80-inch) andRho P10 250 2.5-meter (98-inch) flatbed/hybrid printers, plus the Rho P10 320R 3.2 meter (126-inch) roll-to-roll 
printer.

This week at Sign Expo 2012 in Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center, Durst is showing a fully operationalRho P10 250 Presto – which prints 
up to 2,100s.f./hr. – in Booth #2144.  The award-winning 5-meter (196-inch) Durst Rho 500RSuperwide Roll-to-Roll UV Inkjet Printer also isbeing 
featured during the International Sign Association’s annual conference and trade show.

“We’re very pleased to introduce these printers first in the United States at Sign Expo,” said Christopher Howard, Senior Vice President of Sales & 
Marketing for Durst U.S.  “We expect the Rho P10 250 Presto and Rho P10 320R in particular to be popular in North American markets because of 
their print width and other capabilities that match up well to the requirements of print providers here.

“Once again, Durst has raised the bar with this exciting new family of 10-picoliter, production-level digital printers,” Howard added.  “They’ll introduce 
Durst quality and productivity to a whole new segment of sign makers and print providers, andprovide new options to wide- and grand-format print 
providers who might already be Durst customers.”

Rho P10 Series printers featureDurst’s new Quadro® Array 10 printheads, which utilize ground-breaking silicon-based MEMS technology to produce 
“fine art” image quality with up to 1,000-dpi print resolution.  Output from the P10 Series printers displays the finest color graduations andvirtually 
perfect color reproduction, while maintaining high levels of cost-efficiency and flexibility.  Their ability to print light cyan and light magenta further 
enhances image quality and range.

The printers in the Rho P10 Series print on thewidest range of media.  For the flatbeds/hybrids, that includes foam board, metal, acrylics and PVC.  
For the Rho P10 320R, that includes backlits, textiles, vinyls and stretch media.All of Durst’s P10 Series printers are equipped with precision media-
handling systems to print simultaneously on two parallel panels or rolls, raising their productivity and versatility even further.  And all can run 
unattended 24/7.

As with all Rho digital print platforms, the new P10 printers are equipped with Durst’s unmatched workflow software, easy-to-operate intuitive 
user interface,precision media transport systems, and other proven components that achieve high efficiency, productivity and versatility for the 
user.  Durst also will exhibit its Rho P10 Series May 3-16 at DRUPA in Dusseldorf.

Rho 500R
Also at Sign Expo is the award-winning Rho 500R – a proven six-color roll printer that produces outstanding-quality,600-dpi images on vinyl, mesh and 
other grand-format roll media at speeds up to 3,760 s.f./hr.  It can print three different images from three separate job queues onto three individual 
1.6-meter (62-inch) rolls at the same time to achieve remarkable efficiency and handle a broader range of applications.The Rho 500R operates 
unattended, uses less ink than comparable grand-format platforms, and minimizes operational costs thanks to its productivity, advanced workflow 
and unmatched versatility.

“The theme of this year’s ISA Sign Expo is All the Tools You Need for Success, and many sign businesses and print providers tie their success to their 
Durst printer’s quality, versatility, speed, efficiency and reliability,” Howard said.  “Durst Rho users are better able to satisfy their clients’ requirements for 
more exciting options delivered on time and on budget, and they’re enjoying more efficient, more profitable operations.  The Rho printers on this year’s 
show floor are those tools that can lead to success.”

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Durst Image Technology US LLC - 10/6/2011

Durst Rolls Out Best and Brightest For SGIA’s Expo 2011 in New Orleans

Two of Durst’s leading production inkjet printing platforms – the 98-inch Rho 1000 Continuous Production Inkjet System and the five-meter Rho 500R 
Superwide Roll-to-Roll Inkjet Printer – will be fully operational on the exhibit floor of this year’s SGIA Expo, Oct. 19-21 in New Orleans, Durst Image 
Technology U.S., LLC said today.

“With the Rho 1000 and Rho 500R, we’re bringing our very best – for both rigid and roll applications – to the graphics industry’s most important trade show,” 
said Christopher Howard, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Durst U.S.  “These platforms are what people in the business have come to 
expect from Durst – ‘the industrial imaging specialist’ – to increase their efficiency and productivity and expand their opportunities.”

The Rho 1000 and Rho 500R will be on display in Booth 901.  Immediately after the show closes, they will be shipped to Lithographix – one of the 
country’s largest and most diversified commercial graphics companies – in Southern California.  Lithographix is adding both of the Durst printers to its 
extensive array of output options.  (See accompanying press release.)

Durst – once again a Platinum Sponsor of SGIA Expo – has scheduled a press conference at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Room 236 of New 
Orleans’ Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.  Howard said topics will include the Rho 1000 platform and recent updates to the Durst production inkjet 
printer portfolio, as well as Durst’s current views on the high-volume digital print segment and trends developing in North America and Europe.  Howard 
will be joined by Michael Lackner, Durst’s Worldwide Marketing Director for Inkjet Systems.

The Rho 1000 – the European Digital Press Association’s 2011 Printer of the Year for the UV-curable production category – will be equipped with a 
state-of-the-art Mirus feeder system that makes this workhorse digital printing platform even more efficient and productive.  Two years ago at SGIA, 
the Rho 500R was named the Digital Printing & Imaging Association’s Product of the Year in the grand-format roll-to-roll UV-cured inkjet printer 
category.

The Mirus feeder/stacker system, shown in its entirety earlier this year at FESPA, is fully automated, extremely fast and virtually error-free.  Media 
alignment is controlled at every stage with both x and y registration.  Boards and sheets are loadable from three sides, and two stacks can be 
unloaded at the same time.  It is designed especially for high volumes and unattended printing, Durst said.  (Only the feeder unit will be on 
display at SGIA.)

Rho 1000
The industrial-grade Rho 1000 efficiently transports and prints on a remarkably wide variety of sheet, heavy rigid and roll media.  The printer, designed to 
provide flexibility and versatility in the high-production environment, requires very little set-up time and no masking.  It operates in a continuous-feed 
workflow that eliminates load/unload delays between sheets – similar to screen or offset printing methods and other systems designed for optimal 
integration and productivity.

The Rho 1000 is capable of printing more than 200 4x8-foot sheets or boards per hour.  In addition to many typical stand-alone digital applications, 
the capabilities of the Rho 1000 make it well suited for integration into screen and offset printing workflows, in which its high-speed, full-color printing 
becomes one step in the overall image production process, Durst said.

Rho 500R
The award-winning Rho 500R prints six-color, 600-dpi images on five-meter vinyl, mesh and other superwide roll media at speeds up to 3,760 s.f./hr.  It 
also is able to print three independent images from three separate job queues on three different 1.6-meter rolls all at the same time to achieve high 
efficiency and handle a broader range of applications.  The printer operates unattended, uses less ink than comparable superwide platforms, and 
minimizes operational costs due to its high productivity, advanced workflow and remarkable versatility.

High-performance carriage and linear motor drive systems, precision Push Media transport mechanisms, a proven front-to-back registration system, 
on-board laser media tracking sensors, Durst’s intelligent dither technology, a range of user-settable parameters, and a variety of other innovative 
technologies combine to make the Rho 500R one of the most effective, economical large-format imagers ever developed, Durst said.

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Durst Image Technology US LLC - 6/27/2011

Durst Presents High-Performance Digital Printer for the Textile Industry

Durst, the specialist in industrial inkjet applications, is presenting the new generation of high-performance digital printers for the textile industry: the 
Durst Kappa. The Kappa 180 has been developed on the basis of Durst's proprietary Quadro printhead technology and is a product of the 
company's Development Center in Kufstein, Austria, the primary aim being to meet the specific requirements of the textile industry with "QuadroZ". 
At the same time, the company's own high-grade inks (Kappa Inks) for textile printing were developed in the Durst Research Center in Lienz, 
Austria. The Durst Kappa 180 sets new standards in the industry, with a printing speed of more than 600 sq.m./hour (over 300 running meters) and 
outstanding printing quality (1056x600 dpi). The official market launch for the Durst Kappa 180 will be at the ITMA 2011 trade show in Barcelona, 
where textile specialists can see for themselves the performance capabilities of the new Durst system and can find out more about the new 
potential inherent in digital textile printing. 

As Hannes Fischer, Head of Phototechnik AG's Textile Development Center in Kufstein, explains: "Durst Kappa 180 is a genuine alternative to flat 
bed screen printing and with its outstanding speed and printing quality it is the new premium product in the textile printing sector."

For Durst customers, optimal image quality  together with real value added  has top priority. Accordingly, every means possible was and still is utilized at 
the development stage to enhance quality levels still further. The specifications of the Durst Kappa 180 are correspondingly impressive. Through the 
use of water-based inks, the Durst Quadro Array technology, suitably modified for textile printing, makes it possible to print on textiles by way of a 
specially hardened, fray-resistant nozzle plate with a drop size of 7-21 picoliters. 6,144 jets per color produce a resolution of up to 1680 dpi, while a 
single automatic nozzle cleaning system ensures uninterrupted operation. The QuadroZ Arrays print eight colors in CMYK, orange, red, blue and gray, 
with no modulations or density fluctuations. A key role is played here by the ink delivery system with the osmosis filtering system, which eliminates the 
tiny gas bubbles in the inks and ensures that the printing is constant and failure-free. The result: printing speeds in high-speed mode of more than 
600 sq.m./hour with an inking rate of 7g/m2 and a resolution of 1056x600 dpi. In high-quality mode up to 320 sq.m./hour can be achieved, with an 
inking rate of up to 14g/m2 and a resolution of 1056x600 dpi.

The top-quality Durst Kappa 180 textile printing machine has fully automatic feeding-in and guiding facilities for textiles with a maximum printing width of 
195 cm and a printing blanket with an integrated washing system. The drying unit is a hot air dryer powered by gas, steam of electricity. Specially for 
textile printing, Durst has developed its own Kappa Inks for the piezo inkjet multipass technology. Thus, the different textile fibers can be printed with 
absolutely environmentally friendly, water-based dispersion, reactive and acid inks using the QuadroZ Arrays. The characteristics of Kappa Inks are 
deep black, outstanding luminosity and excellent stability.

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Durst Image Technology US LLC - 5/25/2011

Durst Introduces the New Rho 1000L

Durst will be exhibiting at FESPA the brand new Durst Rho 1000L continuous UV inkjet printer, which offers a printing speed of up to 4,090 sq ft per 
hour in optimum quality without interruption. Its continuous media transport features the highest precision transport mechanism available, and unlike 
table systems, uses a unique continuous vacuum belt. This allows for the greatest material flexibility including boards, sheets and roll media.

The Rho 1000L can be integrated into existing production processes (screen and offset printing) and can be individually equipped with automatic 
loading and unloading devices. The machine’s fast set up times (no masking necessary) and its simple, fast media change mean that complete 
customer jobs with different materials can be processed in a single operation. In addition, the Rho 1000L also supports the latest PDF/VT file format 
which offers a combination of high level graphic design features with Variable Data Printing (VDP).

To meet the individual requirements of our customers, the Rho 1000L system can also be upgraded in the field. For example, the print speed can 
be increased by up to 30%. In addition, further color options are available including white ink printing and additional process colors (orange and 
violet). Upgrades are also available for reliable transport of corrugated board materials and for roll material printing. 

The advanced engineering allows for 24/7 production and guarantees the best reliability in the market. Combined with fast cleaning processes 
and long maintenance intervals, the Rho 1000L truly optimizes workflow productivity.

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Durst Image Technology US LLC - 9/27/2010

New Rhotex 320 Soft Signage Printer Will Make its North American Debut at SGIA Expo

The Durst Rhotex 320, the company’s innovative new “industrial” inkjet printer for the soft signage markets that garnered a lot of positive attention at FESPA 
in June, makes its North American debut next month at the SGIA Expo in Las Vegas, Durst Image Technology U.S., LLC, announced today.

Developed to address the growing popularity of lighter-weight, easier-to-install, higher-margin, reusable and “green” media options, the 10.5-foot-wide Rhotex 
320 utilizes environmentally benign water-based dye inks and on-board hot-air dryers on an advanced printing platform with Quadro® Array 30D AQ print 
heads (designed specifically for Rhotex 320 water-based inks) to deliver POP-quality output at up to 775 s.f./hr.

The company will have a fully operational unit on display all during the Expo, Oct. 13-15 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, in Booth #2713 / 2825.  In 
addition, Durst’s Managing Director, Dr. Richard Piock, and its Senior Vice President for U.S. Sales & Marketing, Christopher Howard, will host a press 
conference to introduce the Rhotex 320 and provide an overview of the textile / soft signage printing market.  The press conference is set for 3-4 p.m. 
Wednesday, Oct. 13, in Room N115, followed by a Rhotex 320 “demo” and refreshments in the Durst booth.

Also in the Durst booth will be the five-meter Rho 500R Superwide Roll-to-Roll UV Inkjet Printer, chosen as the 2009 Digital Printing & Imaging Association’s 
“Product of the Year” in the grand-format roll-to-roll UV-cured ink printer category, and the Rho 900 Large-Format UV Inkjet Printer – a 98-inch-wide printing 
platform that combines highly efficient automated media handling, “process color additions” and high-speed printing to deliver greater productivity and a wider 
color gamut.

Once again this year, Durst is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of SGIA, the company said.

“The Rhotex 320 generated a high level of interest at FESPA earlier this year, and we’re expecting a similar reception at SGIA,” Howard said.  “Our newest 
digital printing platform gives the industry a high-quality, high-production printer that specifically addresses the large and still growing demand for soft 
signage – flags, banners and wall coverings.  We think the Rhotex 320 is the right ‘tool’ for where the market is today, and where’s it’s heading tomorrow.  
We’re also happy to exhibit our award-winning Rho 500R roll printer and the Rho 900 flatbed printer at this show as well.”

Rhotex 320
As the imaging business progresses and both printing processes and media improve, the benefits of “soft signage” are becoming more apparent:  light weight, 
easier transporting, ability to be reused, distinctive new “apps,” environmental advantages, and so on.  The Rhotex 320 allows users not only to print in 
vibrant colors on the widest variety of soft media, but to print in high volumes at production speeds, Durst said.

The 6-color printer – CMYK + Lc, Lm, Lk (gray), spot colors – features an inline ink dryer positioned ahead of the take-up roll to prevent smudging and 
sticking.  An automated Capping Station covers all print heads automatically when the sled is in “park” position to eliminate evaporation of the printer’s 
water-based inks.  And an Integrated Ink Absorbing System keeps inks from penetrating through the media.

Along with Durst’s workflow software, advanced feed/take-up systems and other high-tech capabilities, the Rhotex 320 can run unattended 24 hours a day.  
It features all the capabilities – efficient workflow software, Quadro® Array 30D AQ print head technology, linear magnetic drive system, sophisticated 
media feed/take-up systems – found on the all latest Durst Rho printers.

Rho 500R
The award-winning Rho 500R prints six-color, 600-dpi images on five-meter vinyl, mesh and other superwide roll media at speeds up to 4,300 s.f./hr.  It also is 
able to print three independent images from three separate job queues on three different 1.6-meter rolls all at the same time to achieve high efficiency and 
handle a broader range of applications.  The printer operates unattended, uses less ink than comparable superwide platforms, and minimizes operational costs 
due to its high productivity, advanced workflow and remarkable versatility.

High-performance carriage and linear motor drive systems, precision Push Media transport mechanisms, a proven front-to-back registration system, on-board 
laser media tracking sensors, Durst’s intelligent dither technology, a range of user-settable parameters, and a variety of other innovative technologies combine 
to make the Rho 500R one of the most effective, economical large-format imagers ever developed, Durst said.

Rho 900
The Rho 900 is equipped with 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 an automated two-point pin 
registration system to ensure accurate front-to-back registration.

The Rho 900’s process color additions – orange & green or orange & violet – are printed in the same mode as its CMYK process colors.  No special file 
preparation is necessary.  These extra colors can be printed, even with white ink or light colors, with no loss in output speed to enable 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-foot boards (more than 2,300 sq.ft.) per hour, while the speed for POP-quality printing is a productive 34 
4x8-foot boards (nearly 1,100 sq.ft.) 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.

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Durst Image Technology US LLC - 7/19/2010

Durst Launches DIVATM – Digital Varnishing Module for the Rotoworx® 330 Finishing System

Durst, a leading manufacturer of industrial strength digital printing equipment for the wide format graphics, 
photographic and ceramic tile industries, announces the launch of DIVATM – a Digital Varnishing Module for 
the Rotoworx® 330 modular Finishing System.

The DIVATM module, developed and manufactured by Durst’s Montreal, Canada based subsidiary, will be 
showcased at LabelExpo in Chicago on September 14-16, 2010 where the Company will exhibit its growing 
range of products for the Narrow Web Label Industry – including the Tau 150 Digital UV Inkjet Printing Press. 

Durst’s Managing Director, Dr. Richard Piock, commented: “DIVATM will provide our customers with the unique 
ability to produce different gloss levels – high gloss, semi gloss, satin, matte, etc. with one single fluid in one 
single pass – a first in the industry. In addition, it is completely digital enabling customers to produce special 
effects, such as textures and even tactile elements, and vary the top-finish from label to label”. He added: 
“We have a strong commitment to innovation and we continue to accelerate our R&D investments with a major 
focus on the label market. We believe that the DIVATM module will be a very important source of competitive 
advantage for our customers” 

The 13” wide DIVATM module is fully integrated with the Rotoworx® 330 which already features semi-rotary 
die-cutting at industry leading speed of up to 160 ft./min., lamination and UV flood coating. Existing Rotoworx® 
330 machines can be field upgraded with the new module which will commence shipment immediately after 
the LabelExpo show.

In addition to the Rotoworx® products, Durst will at the upcoming LabelExpo 2010 present other elements of its 
end-to-end solution for the label industry including pre-press workflow software and the Tau 150 Digital UV 
Inkjet Printing Press – with a speed of 157 ft./min. the fastest digital press on the market.

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Durst Image Technology US LLC - 6/29/2010

Durst Launches the Rho 750 Series of Modular Inkjets at FESPA

The high level of modularity of the new Durst Rho 750 printers makes them the most flexible UV flatbeds in the 
market and ensures the best and most affordable solution to a customer’s needs. 

They are the first machines to have three main levels of upgradability relating to productivity – Basic, Presto and 
HS. The high speed version (HS) is capable of an output speed of up to 180 m² per hour. The increases in 
output from one level to the next are achieved by increasing the number of printheads, thus maintaining the 
exceptional image quality. `

The Rho 750 has the latest development of Durst’s own Quadro Array 30D printheads with silicon nozzle plate 
and MEMS technology, which ensure highest image quality even for solid colours. It also has 6 colour, 600 DPI 
image quality and will print roll media and additional colours without loss of speed.

As part of the modular approach to the machine’s design, it has the widest range of different options, including 
those for inks, media and productivity.

The 100% VOC free Rho UV Inks are suitable for the widest range of board and roll media (e.g. perfect adhesion 
on acrylics and polycarbonate / ISO 2409 Cross Hatch Test = 0). Ink options include high density white and 
special effect varnish, as well as Process Colour Addition (PCA). Two process colour options, either orange and 
green or orange and violet, provide perfect rendition of even difficult corporate colours. For example, more than 
double the amount of Pantone colours in the red and blue gamut area can be matched with a Delta E < 5.

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Durst Image Technology US LLC - 6/29/2010

Durst Launches the Rhotex 320 at FESPA

In recent years, there has been a great increase in the digital printing of textile promotional media. Whether it’s 
for flags, banners or wallcoverings, market research predicts that this is going to continue to increase over the 
next few years.

The Rhotex uses water-based dispersed dye inks which are entirely environmentally friendly, recyclable and 
disposable. The Rhotex dyes are harmless to the skin, completely odour-free and produce no VOCs. They are 
also flame-retardant and provide bright, vibrant and impactful images. In addition, they comply with the Blue 
Wool scale 7 and can therefore be used in an outdoor application for up to two years and printing does not 
affect the textile’s inherent feel.

Unlike other textile printers which either use harmful solvent based inks or small cartridges of water-based inks for 
short print runs, the Rhotex is a true industrial standard printer. Its robust design and reliability provides 24/7 
operation and unattended printing.  It is equipped with the most professional software for maximising workflow in 
the digital printing sector. This enables quality printing in the POS/POP range using MEMS technology piezo 
inkjets with high longevity and the ability to print up to 70 m² per hour in 600 dpi resolution in 6 colours. 

Other features of the Rhotex which are designed to ensure the most consistent results and maximum productivity 
include: automatic, self-cleaning jet system for continuous industrial printing and a controllable hot air drying 
system for consistent drying over the whole width of the printed material. Material-specific machine settings can 
be stored and recalled in the media channel and the dispensing system also includes a fold-compensation 
device and an antistatic system.

Productivity is further enhanced by the ability to print two 1.6 metre rolls with different print queues, simultaneously.   

In addition to the environmental advantages, textile media offer many benefits and these include: lightness of 
weight, ability to be folded, which saves on storage space and transportation costs, modernity and reusability. 

The Rhotex allows the user to profit from the new and profitable business opportunities created by large format 
printing on textile media for use in the home or business, as well as fashion applications.

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Durst Image Technology US LLC - 12/17/2009

Durst’s $7.2M Expansion Project Includes New Manufacturing Facility for Theta 76 Digital Photo Printers

Durst Phototechnik AG this month is putting the finishing touches on a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility 
to produce its popular Theta 76 30-Inch Multi-Format Photo Lab System, which is in use in professional photo labs, 
larger photo studios and full-service photo retailers worldwide.

The facility, featuring the latest fabricating equipment, clean rooms and automated production systems, is part of 
a larger $7.2 million (EUR 4.8 million) expansion project to help the company keep pace with its growing worldwide 
business.  It also underscores a long-term commitment to the Theta platform and the photo industry generally, Durst 
said.

“Demands from the photo industry for greater quality and efficiency continue to increase, but so do the capabilities 
of technology to satisfy those higher demands,” said Florian Kossler, Sales Manager, Product Segment Photo for 
Durst at the company’s Brixen, Italy, headquarters.  “Our new Theta facility is equipped with the most advanced 
machinery, systems and workflow processes.  We’re able to achieve tighter tolerances, and we have greater 
control over parts, production, and the general factory environment.

“Our philosophy is that we are not integrators or assemblers; we are manufacturers controlling the whole 
production process,” Kossler said.  “This allows Durst to deliver greater sophistication, quality and efficiency in 
its imaging products.  It’s what makes the Durst Theta 76 the printer of choice among the world’s leading photo 
professionals.”

Sales of the Theta 76 have been exceptionally strong all this year, according to Durst.  In North America, for 
example, sales estimates for the year were exceeded by the end of June, said Gordon Kane, Durst’s National 
Sales Manager for photo products.  “The Theta helps customers do more for less, and do it better, at a time 
when that’s precisely what’s needed,” Kane said.

The Theta 76, Durst said, is increasingly viewed by professional photo labs, photography studios and other 
commercial imagers as one effective response to today’s economic pressures by delivering quality images in 
a simpler, more efficient workflow that reduces cost of operation while actually enhancing offerings to customers.

The 30-inch-wide Durst Theta 76 prints sharp, color-accurate digital images – from 13-foot panoramics down to 
2-up wallets – at standard minilab productivity ratings.  It is the right choice for the professional photo lab looking 
for consistency among package prints of all different sizes, as well as workflow efficiency and reliable “back up” 
during peak production times.

The Theta 76 also performs like a “large-format minilab” for full-service photo retailers or photography studios that 
want to offer high-margin photo products such as panoramics, metallic prints and restorations.  It comes in 
several configurations – including High Speed and Black & White.  The Theta 76 features an on-board processor, 
a sophisticated auto-nesting capability, auto-inline cut and sort, and true variable back printing.

A Durst Theta imager at Allied Photographic & Imaging of Grand Rapids, Mich., was used to produce the 
exacting target file prints that competitors in the 2009 and 2010 DIMA Digital Printer Shoot-Outs were required 
to recreate to enter.  Itself a DIMA Shoot-Out winner, there are more than 1,400 Thetas installed worldwide.

“With this investment and the facility it paid for, Durst has made an industry-standard imaging system even better, 
and also demonstrated its long-term commitment to both the Theta platform and the photo industry,” said 
Christopher Howard, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Durst U.S.  “The exceptional image quality, 
versatility and workflow of Durst’s Theta 76 printer is critical now as photo professionals look for ways to get the 
most out of their operations in this economic downturn.  Our ability to come up with effective solutions is causing 
more labs, studios and retailers to turn to Durst.”

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Durst Image Technology US LLC - 10/14/2009

Durst’s Rho 500R UV Inkjet Printer Wins DPIA ‘Product of Year’ Honors As Best Grand-Format Roll Imager

For the second year in a row, a production roll-to-roll Durst Rho UV inkjet printer has received one of the most 
coveted awards that the imaging industry has to offer.  The five-meter Rho 500R Superwide Roll-to-Roll UV 
Inkjet Printer, which made its North American debut at last week’s SGIA trade show in New Orleans, was chosen 
as the Digital Printing & Imaging Association’s “Product of the Year” in the grand-format roll-to-roll UV-cured ink 
printer category.

Last year the DPIA’s “Product of the Year” award was presented to Durst for its 126”-wide Rho 320R UV Inkjet 
Roll Printer during the SGIA trade show in Atlanta.  On both occasions, Christopher Howard, Senior Vice 
President of Sales & Marketing for Durst U.S., was on hand to receive the awards during brief ceremonies at 
SGIA.

"All of us at Durst are extremely pleased by the recognition that these honors convey," Howard said.  "Durst’s 
tradition of excellence, in technology and in meeting the operational requirements of our customers, is clearly 
demonstrated by the fact that our products are judged to be world class year after year.  It’s very gratifying to 
see the industry taking notice, and we want to thank SGIA and all the imaging experts who took part in the 
evaluation."

Based on a rigorous evaluation process of printer output overseen by a respected independent quality testing 
organization, and judged on the SGIA show floor by a team of digital imaging experts commissioned by DPIA, 
the Rho 500R was judged best in the grand-format UV-curable class against all of its major competitors.  
Entrants were required to submit a test print produced on the nominated printer.  The image, designed by SGIA, 
was created specifically to challenge the capabilities of the output device, according to SGIA.

"The Product of the Year award winners highlight the best technologies, consumables and software from the 
digital imaging community," said Jeff Burton, SGIA’s Digital Printing Analyst.

The Rho 500R prints six-color, 600-dpi images on a wide variety of roll media at speeds up to 4,300 s.f./hr.  It 
also is able to print three independent images from three separate job queues at the same time to achieve high 
efficiency and handle a broader range of applications.  The printer operates unattended, uses less ink than 
comparable superwide platforms, and minimizes operational costs due to its high productivity, advanced workflow 
and remarkable versatility.  An extremely precise rail with linear motor drive system, a proven front-to-back 
registration system, along with a mesh and textile printing option combine to make the Rho 500R one of the most 
effective, economical large-format imagers ever developed, Durst said.

The Rho 500R is equipped with the latest iteration of Durst’s Quadro® 30D Array print head technology, which 
doubles the number of nozzles per color to 2,048 – the highest in its class – regulates ink temperature at the 
nozzle, and incorporates Durst proprietary Point Drop Setting ink regulation to deliver quality images at high 
speed, the company said.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association is the one organization whose sole purpose is to provide graphic 
imaging professionals with the technical know-how, expert advice and knowledge they need to operate more 
profitable businesses. For more information about SGIA and the SGIA Convention & Exposition, visit www.sgia.org.

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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.

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Durst Image Technology US LLC - 5/12/2009

Durst’s New Rho 1000 Continuous Print Production System Sets New Standard For Large-Format UV Inkjet Digital Output

Durst today introduced the versatile Rho 1000 UV inkjet printer at the FESPA commercial imaging trade show 
in Amsterdam, flagship of an entirely new generation of large-format UV inkjet printers that feature production 
capabilities at image quality levels previously unattainable from any commercial digital imaging platform.

Two decisive factors are behind Durst’s achievement, the company said:  dramatic advancements in Durst’s 
revolutionary Quadro® 30D Array print head technology, and also in its workflow systems and configurations.  
The result is unprecedented speed, image quality, cost-efficiency and versatility.  In addition to typical 
stand-alone digital applications, the capabilities of the Rho 1000 make it highly suitable for integration into 
screen and offset printing workflows, in which its high-speed, full-color printing becomes one step in the process, 
Durst said.

The industrial-grade Rho 1000, which also emphasizes flexibility and versatility, can efficiently transport and 
print on a remarkably wide variety of sheet, heavy rigid and roll media.  The latest iteration of Durst’s Quadro® 
30D Array print head technology doubles the number of nozzles per color to 2,048, regulates ink temperature 
at the nozzle, and incorporates proprietary Point Drop Setting ink regulation to deliver exceptional image quality 
at high speed, Durst said.

Because workflow efficiency also is critical to successful printing, the Rho 1000 features an intuitive user-interface 
software that makes it easy to set and store job-specific parameters.  The printer requires very little set-up time and 
no masking.  And it can operate in a continuous-feed workflow that eliminates load/unload delays between 
sheets - similar to screen or offset printing methods and other systems designed for optimal integration and 
productivity.  The Rho 1000 is capable of printing more than 200 4x8-foot sheets or boards per hour, Durst said.

"The Rho 1000 represents nothing less than the new global standard for large-format production digital printing, 
in terms of productivity, efficiency and image quality," said Christopher Howard, Senior Vice President of Sales 
& Marketing for Durst U.S.  "We briefed several of our key clients about our new printers at ISA Sign Expo last 
month and every one called the Rho 1000 platform a ‘game changer’ that can transform their printing operations 
and allow them to compete in new market spaces."

Howard added that Durst will conduct customer “demos” over several weeks starting in June at its manufacturing 
facility in Lienz, Austria.  Interested companies in the U.S. and Canada should contact Durst U.S. at (585) 
486-0340, ext. 5270.  Durst also is planning to exhibit the Rho 1000 in the U.S. at the SGIA trade show, Oct. 
7-9 in New Orleans.

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Durst Image Technology US LLC - 5/12/2009

Durst’s Continuous Board Printing Also Boosts Productivity of New Rho 800HS

Durst today introduced a high-speed version of its award-winning Rho 800 Presto Large-Format UV Inkjet Printer 
with continuous board printing at the FESPA commercial imaging trade show in Amsterdam.  The new Rho 
800HS, comes equipped with the latest iteration of Durst’s remarkable Quadro® 30D Array print head 
technology to offer blazing speed and high efficiency while delivering exceptional image quality, Durst said.

Compared to its previous design, Durst’s Quadro® 30D Array print head technology doubles the number of 
nozzles per color to 2,048.  In addition, ink temperature is accurately regulated at the nozzle, and a Point Drop 
Setting ink regulation system is incorporated to deliver the highest image quality at the highest speed, Durst 
said.  Together, these technologies raise print output capabilities by about 80 percent, Durst said.

The same continuous board printing system found in the Rho 800 Presto, voted Top Flatbed Printer by the 
readers of Wide-Format Imaging magazine for the past two years, is available in the Rho 800HS.  Materials are 
registered at the leading edge using mechanical front stops.  The transport system then positions the next series 
of boards against the first, ensuring continuous printing without interruption.

"We’ve incorporated out latest imaging, workflow and operational technologies into a proven production 
imaging platform to create the Rho 800HS printer," said Christopher Howard, Senior Vice President of Sales & 
Marketing for Durst U.S.  "Users can complete a wide array of print jobs faster and more cost-effectively - 
which improves their operations, their ability to say yes to their customers, and their profits."

Also similar to the Rho 800 Presto, the Rho 800HS prints on multiple narrow boards across its total 98-inch 
width, on materials up to 2.75 inches thick, at a top speed of more than 2,000 s.f./hr.  In productive two-pass 
mode, it delivers exceptional image quality at nearly 1,200 s.f./hr.  The Rho 800HS also is compatible with 
Durst’s roll feed / take-up accessory, designed for long runs and fast media changes.  It handles oversized rolls
up to 440 pounds (200kg), diameters up to 12 inches (30cm) and widths up to 80 inches (200cm).

Howard added that Durst will conduct customer “demos” over several weeks starting in June at its manufacturing 
facility in Lienz, Austria.  Interested companies in the U.S. and Canada should contact Durst U.S. at (585) 
486-0340, ext. 5270.  Durst also intends to exhibit the Rho 800HS in the U.S. at the SGIA trade show, Oct. 7-9 in 
New Orleans.

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Durst Image Technology US LLC - 5/12/2009

Durst Enters Superwide Segment With New Rho 500R 5-Meter Roll Printer Equipped with Quadro 30D Array Heads

Durst has entered the superwide commercial imaging segment in a very big way with today’s introduction of the 
5-meter Rho 500R UV inkjet printer at the FESPA commercial imaging trade show in Amsterdam.  The Rho 
500R incorporates the latest in digital imaging, workflow and operational technologies to deliver exceptional 
superwide images for the most innovative, challenging applications - and do it economically at maximum 
production speeds, Durst said.

Durst, the world leader in production digital imaging, has equipped the Rho 500R with the latest iteration of its 
remarkable Quadro® 30D Array print head technology.  The number of nozzles per color is doubled to 2,048, 
ink temperature is accurately regulated at the nozzle and a Point Drop Setting ink regulation system is incorporated 
- to deliver the highest image quality at the highest speed, Durst said.

High-performance carriage and linear motor drive systems, precision Push Media transport mechanisms, built-in 
laser media tracking sensors, Durst’s intelligent dither technology, a range of user-settable parameters and a 
variety of other technologies combine to make the Rho 500R one of the most efficient, economical large-format 
imagers ever made, Durst said.  The printer is designed to operate unattended, uses less ink than other 
comparable superwide platforms, and minimizes operational costs due to its high productivity and efficient 
workflow, Durst said.

"We’re very proud to be able to say that our first entry into the superwide segment is demonstrably superior to 
every other superwide-format printer on the market," said Christopher Howard, Senior Vice President of Sales & 
Marketing for Durst U.S.  "By whatever measure you might choose - image quality, productivity, ease of use, 
reliability, versatility, cost of operation, efficiency or environmental impact - the Rho 500R sets the standard.  It’s 
best able to satisfy a range of needs for the commercial imager who doesn’t simply want to succeed, but to 
excel, in the superwide category."

The Rho 500R prints six-color, 600-dpi images on five-meter vinyl, mesh and other superwide roll media at 
speeds up to 4,300 s.f./hr.  But it also can print on three 1.6-meter rolls - of textiles or polyester film, for example - 
simultaneously to achieve high efficiency and handle a broader range of applications, Durst said.

Howard added that Durst will conduct customer “demos” over several weeks starting in June at its manufacturing 
facility in Lienz, Austria.  Interested companies in the U.S. and Canada should contact Durst U.S. at (585) 
486-0340, ext. 5270.  Durst also is planning to exhibit the Rho 500R in the U.S. at the SGIA trade show, Oct. 
7-9 in New Orleans.

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Durst Image Technology US LLC - 3/9/2009

Jumbo Roll un-and up-winders for Rho 350/351R & Rho 320R

Durst has developped together with partners special un- and upwinders for Jumbo rolls up to rol diameters of 
110 cm (43“) and up to 750 kg (per roll) to be used in conjunction with the roll to roll inkjet-printers Rho 160R/
Rho350/351R and Rho 320R. As to customer’s wish systems are available for one or two rolls. Three of these 
winding units have been delivered and are satisfactorily in use for months in The Netherlands (wallpaper 
printing) and Germany (polyester film printing).

The winding and unwinding speed can be adjusted accordingly to the printing modes of the Rho between 
0,9-1,6 m/min (35,3”–62,8”/min); they guarantee a teleskop-free winding , have 76 mm (approx 3”) pneumatic 
steel cores and a walkway between winder/unwinder and printing unit for inspection. The winders/unwinders 
are separately supplied with electricity, their sensoric system(tension control, stop etc.) is coupled to that of the 
Rho whose software is adapted for this function.

According to the Durst concept realized in their Rho–R-t-R inkjet printers rolls of different diameter (in case of 
dual rolls) can be printed with different images.

The Jumbo roll device allows continuous, unattended printing for 6-8 hours in an industrial environment.

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Durst Image Technology US LLC - 3/2/2009

Recession Doesn’t Slow Installs Of Durst’s Award-Winning Rho 320R 126" Large-Format UV Inkjet Printer

Last October, about the time the economy was settling into a recession, the 126”-wide Durst Rho 320R Large-
Format UV Inkjet Roll Printer was making its North American debut at the SGIA trade show in Atlanta – where it 
was chosen as the Digital Printing & Imaging Association’s “Product of the Year.”

As Durst prepares to exhibit its Rho 320R at the International Sign Association’s Sign Expo, April 15-19 in Las 
Vegas, the company’s latest printing platform is enjoying a warm reception in the U.S., with installs at some of 
the nation’s top commercial imagers.  Respected companies like Rainier Industries in Washington, Meisel in 
Texas, Astek Wallcoverings in California and a number of others are now operating the Rho 320R, Durst said, 
with more installs upcoming.

“Up here in the Pacific Northwest, it means a lot to be able to say you’ve adopted ‘green’ operating procedures,” 
Display Division Manager Charlie Reub says.  “The Rho 320R is a UV-curable printer, which is a plus, and its 
inks are VOC-free.  It can print on recycled and recyclable media.  And it’s very durable and efficient in its 
operation.  These aren’t just good ideas, they’re strong selling points when we talk to clients.”

Clients also demand images that meet or exceed their requirements, and Reub says the Rho 320R delivers.  
“We print on a lot of vinyl and canvas, and some other media, and the print quality is always excellent,” he says, 
“even in two-pass mode, which makes us very efficient and productive.  The colors we get out of the 320R 
are brilliant – better than anything we’ve seen on any other production printer.  And we knew from our other 
Durst printers that we were buying a reliable, well-built printer.”

“We’re extremely pleased with the response the Rho 320R has received since we brought it to this market just 
five months ago,” said Christopher Howard, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Durst U.S.  “The 
industry has found out that what we said was true:  The Rho 320R offers unprecedented image quality, 
productivity, versatility and workflow benefits – with a remarkably low impact on the environment.

“It’s helping our customers overcome recessionary pressures by helping them become the highly responsive, 
high-efficiency ‘vendor of choice’ for clients who are requiring more because of the pressures they face,” 
Howard added.  “As DPI’s ‘Product of the Year’ award should make clear, the Rho 320R represents the new 
quality standard in large-format commercial roll-to-roll printing.”

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Durst Image Technology US LLC - 8/26/2008

Durst Rhopac Used to Print Recyclable Corrugated Board

The Display Division of SCA Package in Sweden was the first company to install a Durst Rhopac, a wide-format 
direct to media UV inkjet printer specifically designed for printing onto corrugated board, just over two and a half 
years ago. All the business in the plant at Norrköping, where the Rhopac is installed, concerns the design, 
print and manufacture of corrugated board displays for both indoor and outdoor applications. 

SCA has developed, over a long period of time, a very special corrugated board which is 100 percent recyclable. 
The board has a water resistant surface so that it can be used for outdoor advertising as well as for in-store 
displays. Once the advertising promotion is completed, the display material is pulped and new board is 
manufactured ready for printing. Another benefit of the board is that it can be printed on both sides thus 
making the change over of poster campaigns, for example, very easy and fast. It is already used extensively 
across Sweden and the rest of Scandinavia on the widest range of different advertising display applications. 

Together with the special board, SCA has developed its own display system called "easyad". The system has 
a normal size of 1,6 x 3,2 m in one sheet and used for fixed outdoor poster sites, amongst other applications. 
Changing the advertising message could not be simpler, old boards are taken out and new ones slotted in place. 
This avoids the need for using adhesive paste which is both time consuming and would affect the recylability 
of the material. The easyad system is a unique product and one which SCA is able to offer exclusively to its 
customers. 

The Rhopac is kept busy printing a whole range of different display material including, free-standing in-store 
displays, packaging and counter top displays and advertising posters for both indoor and outdoor applications; 
all printed on the recyclable corrugated board. 

"When we originally installed the Rhopac we did so in order to explore the business opportunities offered by 
digital print. We had identified the potential business opportunity of being able to offer short run production, 
personalization and fast turnaround of one-off items. We also saw the Rhopac as the idea means of producing 
prototypes and client proofs," said John-Äke Svensson, General Manager of SCA Packaging Display Division. 
"Two and a half years later the Rhopac is kept constantly busy working two shifts a day, five days a week. It is 
very much part of our production process. Perhaps what is different from what we first anticipated is that we 
have little time for experimentation, the volume of actual print orders that is produced on the Rhopac, leaves 
little time for anything else. The production of prototypes is also an important use, it enables us to present to 
customers a full size model with the quality of the final print, in the shortest possible time. Once approved, the 
final job will either be printed on the Rhopac or, if it is a high volume order, on one of the silk screen presses, 
for example. As a rule, we use the Rhopac for print runs up to about 100 units. 

"With regards to our original purchase of the Rhopac, we are very satisfied with its performance. In particular it 
has proven to be extremely reliable with very few stoppages; a proper production machine and that is very 
important in our business. It has also enabled us to explore the market for short run products both for indoor and 
outdoor applications."

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Durst Image Technology US LLC - 6/1/2006

Visitors Can Download Brochures, Register for Newsletters, Find Product & Service Info

Rochester, New York, June 1, 2006 - Durst Image Technology U.S., LLC said today it has launched a 
revamped web site that makes access to a comprehensive collection of product and service information an 
intuitive, user-friendly proposition.  The site url remains:  www.durstus.com.

One of the most obvious improvements to the site include the division of product and related service information 
into three separate groups Photo, Inkjet and Industrial to reflect the new structure of the company’s product 
manufacturing, sales and marketing activities.  For instance, information on the families of Lambda and Theta 
digital printers is located in the Photo section, while information on the Rho 600 and Rho 350R large-format 
UV inkjet printers can be found in the Inkjet section.  The Industrial section has information on the Rhopac 
corrugate printer and Gamma 60 tile printer (available in Europe).

In addition, visitors to the site will find it very easy to download brochures, spec sheets and other pertinent 
Durst information with no requirement for registering, providing contact/business information or entering 
passwords.  Durst also has made it easy to subscribe to its free newsletters: D-Mail created for the North 
American markets and PROCESS created by parent Durst Phototechnik AG for worldwide readership.

"We’re a substantially different company than we were when our web site was created.  This updated version 
reflects the Durst of today while making the most of what an online presence can offer," said Ryan Fosegan, 
Director of Marketing, Durst U.S.  "We’ve improved every aspect of the Durst U.S. web site its content, 
organization, usability, look and feel to make it a highly useful information and communications tool for our 
current customers, prospective customers and anybody interested in Durst.  We’ve made it as simple as 
possible to contact us and to gather information about our company, products and activities, the markets 
we operate in, and the ways Durst can strengthen the capabilities of any business in need of leading-edge 
imaging capabilities."

Interested parties can obtain product, pricing and other information about Durst and its professional imaging 
products by calling toll-free:  1-888-480-3588, or by visiting Durst online at:  www.durstus.com.

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Durst Image Technology US LLC - 5/11/2006

Workflow Enhancement Speeds Printing of Display and Specialty Corrugate Packaging

ROCHESTER, New York, May 11, 2006 - Durst Phototechnik AG said today it has integrated even greater 
productivity into its Rhopac Large-Format Digital Printer designed specifically for the printer in need of a 
versatile large-format output device to produce durable, high-impact display and specialty packaging on 
corrugate with the availability of an automated feeder-stacker system.  It will be shown May 16-18 in the Durst 
booth (D800, Hall 8) at FESPA Digital ’06 in Amsterdam.

Durst’s Rhopac feeder-stacker system brings greater speed and efficiency to the challenging corrugate printing 
process, the company said.  Corrugated sheets are aligned and held on a feeder table that automatically adjusts 
its height through the use of sensors.  A powerful vacuum arm that transports the sheets also features a shaking 
action to ensure only one sheet at a time is fed into the Rhopac.  Once printed, each sheet automatically exits 
the printer via a roll-and-drop mechanism that protects the print job as well as accelerates the production process.

"The Rhopac is a wide-format digital printer that gives package printing businesses a versatile, creative way to 
complement their traditional printing technologies and to efficiently produce more types of work," said Christopher 
Howard, Vice President, Packaging & Industrial Imaging Group, Durst U.S.  "Our feeder-stacker makes an 
exceptional package printing solution even better.  With its Quadro Array print technology, its ability to print white, 
varnish and spot colors, and its built-in upgradeability, Rhopac offers package printers the opportunity to maximize 
their profit potential."

The Rhopac is designed to expand and enhance the printing reach of package printers, according to Durst.  
Its greatest benefit lies in how it complements traditional package printing processes which are best suited to 
ong runs and lead times.  The Rhopac is best at printing specialty runs that require a quick turnaround making 
it ideal for prototypes and concept mock-ups; point-of-purchase displays; "regionalized" short runs within long-
run national campaign printing jobs; event, promotional and other print-on-demand jobs; and a variety of specialty 
projects, Durst said.

The Rhopac is configured to meet the particular requirements of package printers.  It is equipped with auto-
adjust left- and right-side board guides for reliable transport of corrugated sheets and other package materials.  
It also features an in-line board cleaning unit and a vacuum and cover system that minimizes dust and any 
resulting blemishes.

The Rhopac, like all other members of Durst’s Rho family, offers the most versatile white-ink printing capability 
in the industry, as well as Durst’s unique UV inkjet special-effect varnish and spot color options.  The platform is 
designed to be upgradeable, ensuring that Rhopac owners will have access to continually improving performance 
characteristics, and that their capital investment will be protected and extended years into the future, the 
company said.

Quadro Array Technology
The Rhopac utilizes a unique Durst-designed inkjet system called a Quadro Array.  The precision printing from 
this proprietary print head technology delivers true, even colors and vector gradations.  It can easily produce A 
Rating bar codes and text all the way down to 4-point type (reversed-out text all the way down to 6-point type).

An array is made up of four nozzle plates and contains a total of 512 nozzles.  The two models of the Rhopac 
are based on the number of arrays deployed:
Rhopac Presto 8 Quadro Arrays for print speeds up to 800 sf/hr
Rhopac Rapid 16 Quadro Arrays for print speeds up to 1,600 sf/hr

Each Quadro Array prints from 400 dpi to 600 dpi, applying variable drop sizes (between 40 and 55 picolitres) 
depending on the dpi setting.  A straight ink feed system and other design features enable an extremely reliable 
jetting function with minimal nozzle dropouts and a reduced need for purging.  Durst-designed fire-pulse electronics 
assure precise ink lay-down to create smooth solids and fine text.  Durst Quadro Arrays are covered by a 
12-month warranty, which includes repair service.

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Durst Image Technology US LLC - 2/27/2006

Leader in Photo Output Solutions Shows Efficient, Creative Offerings for Labs, Retailers

ORLANDO, Fla., February 26, 2006 - Photo labs and photo retailers in need of efficient, versatile digital photo 
output solutions that can be upgraded as their business expands will find just what they’re after from Durst 
(booth #2543) at the PMA 2006 trade show, Durst Image Technology U.S., LLC said today.  Case in point is 
the new Theta 76 HS (High Speed) 30-Inch Multi-Format Lab System, a "large-format minilab" that outputs 
digital images from 2.5x13 feet to 2-up wallets at speeds approaching 550 8x10-inch prints per hour (300 sf/hr).

Durst equipment on display includes the Theta 51 Dual Lambda Lab System, a workhorse all-in-one printer with 
available dual paper cassettes that prints from 4x6 inches up to 20 inches by 15 feet at speeds up to 81 inches 
per minute.  Also on display is the versatile, affordable Sigma 67 Film Scanner and for the first time in North 
America the Durst Photo Book Station, a compact, productive four-station book binder that makes it easy to 
produce wedding albums, "memory books," and other high-margin consumer photo products within an existing 
Durst workflow.

"All of our photo solutions at PMA emphasize efficiency and versatility from proven platforms that are 
upgradeable to keep users current and protect their capital investment," said A. Ron Waters, President and 
CEO, Durst U.S.  "When a photo lab or photo retailer commits to expand their business, they can expand their 
capabilities as well with the Theta 76 HS and the Photo Book Station.  These are solutions that reflect the 
theme of the PMA trade show this year:  ‘Imaging at its Most Innovative’."
 

Theta 76 HS ‘Large-Format Minilab’
One of the most versatile, economical digital photo printers ever built is now as fast and productive as standard 
minilabs designed for speed.  The Durst Theta 76 HS, featuring an in-line processor and Durst’s proprietary 
fiberoptic LED technology, is best described as a large-format minilab that creates high-quality prints from 3.5x5 
inches all the way up to 30 inches by 13 feet long.  It satisfies a very wide range of imaging demands, from 
portrait packages to panoramics to restorative prints to high-quality black-and-white images using color photo 
paper all at previously unattainable productivity levels, and all with laser-like image sharpness, Durst said.

The Theta 76 HS brings Lambda Lab capabilities in a multi-task printer that’s well within reach of the most 
cost-conscious photo labs and virtually any photo retailer pricing is comparable to or lower than standard 
minilabs as well as larger studios and the departments of larger labs.  It is a complete digital imaging system 
designed for continuous printing on roll media from 8-30 inches wide at speeds up to 26 linear inches per minute, 
or 300 square feet per hour.  Its daylight-loading media cassette, built-in cutter/sorter and linked RA4 paper 
processor combine to offer minilab performance with ready-to-ship dry image output.  Theta 76 imagers are the 
only large-format minilabs to offer variable backprinting for individual images as well as per-print within a nested file.

Theta 51 Dual
The Theta 51 Dual, which replaces the Theta 50, features on-screen soft proofing that allows the user to 
correct image files for color, density and saturation prior to printing.  The 20-inch-wide imager prints images 
from 4x6 inches up to 20 inches by 15 feet, utilizing long-life solid-state lasers.  The Theta 51 Dual delivers 
enhanced image sharpness and prints on all popular transparency materials.  It features Durst’s highly regarded 
Autospooling Software for fully automated workflow, and its Autonesting and Multiple Print software to organize 
images on media for optimum productivity all through a new Linux workstation.  A production capacity of nearly 
1,100 8x10-inch prints per hour means the Theta 51 Dual is well suited for high-production imaging environments.
 
Photo Book Station
Developed in conjunction with Zechini one of the world’s foremost manufacturers of book bindery equipment 
Durst’s new Photo Book Station produces quality, high-margin picture books and albums with a variety of 
appealing looks at a rate of 25-30 albums per day.  A compact all-in-one book binding system, it comes with 
all major components required to make photo albums/books from double pages digitally printed on photo paper.  
The Photo Book Station is operated by one person who moves through the four stages of production by simply 
stepping around the unit and performing a function at each side.  The unit is an ideal companion for Theta 76 
and 51 digital imagers, Durst said.

Sigma 67
Durst’s versatile Sigma 67 Film Scanner produces crisp digital image files from non-perforated films up to 4x5 
inches (6x7cm).  It is an economically priced unit, especially useful for anyone who handles a lot of film larger 
than 35mm, such as wedding, portrait and fashion studios, and smaller professional photo labs serving the 
wedding/portrait segment.  Features include automatic film transport, automatic image defect removal and 
available Fujifilm quality-enhancing Image Intelligence.  Capable of scanning color negative, color transparency 
and black-and-white films, the scanner requires only 15 seconds to create a 75mb file from a 6x7cm-format film 
image.

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Durst Image Technology US LLC - 2/26/2006

Zeta, Theta 51 Images Win for Image Quality; Durst Output Honored for 7th Year in Row

ORLANDO, February 26, 2006 - A panel of professional imaging experts has judged photos from the Durst Zeta 
and Theta 51 digital printers to be superior in image quality in a head-to-head comparison with competing images 
fom other digital printer manufacturers.  The results of the DIMA Shoot-Out, the imaging industry’s premier 
head-to-head digital competition, were announced today by the Digital Imaging Marketing Association at the 
Photo Marketing Association Convention and Trade Show here.

The judges including such renowned industry experts as Nick Lena, Helene DiLillo and Richard Lerner 
selected the Zeta image as best RA-4 process image in the important under 12-inch category.  For the RA-4 
creative application/paper category, the judges chose the image from the Theta 51 printed on Kodak Endura 
Metallic paper.  The awards mark the 7th year in a row that Durst output has been so honored by DIMA.

"These awards announce to our customers as well as anyone thinking about a new equipment purchase that 
Durst image quality is second to none, year in and year out," said A. Ron Waters, CEO of Durst Image 
Technology U.S., LLC.  "We’re very pleased to receive this recognition, and we’re proud of what Durst 
continues to bring to the marketplace productive, reliable, and well-supported imaging devices that deliver 
superior image quality and a terrific return on investment."

The DIMA Digital Printer Shoot-Out uses a target file created by some of the best color experts in the 
 
industry.  This file is sent out to digital printer, media, ink and RIP manufacturers to output according to the 
specifications of the event.  Prints were created in a short turnaround time, sent back to DIMA, and displayed 
on the PMA 2004 trade show floor for judging by an independent panel of imaging experts.

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Durst Image Technology US LLC - 8/30/2005

Quadro® Array Output Impresses Clients of KSK in Cleveland, Detroit’s Shaw & Slavsky

ROCHESTER, New York, August 30, 2005 Improved workflow efficiency, excellent image quality and the 
versatility to meet more customer requirements top the list of benefits cited by the first imaging professionals in 
North America to own a new Durst Rho 600 Large-Format Flatbed UV Inkjet Printer.

Cleveland-based KSK Color Lab, Shaw & Slavsky of Detroit are two of several imaging shops that in recent 
weeks have installed new Rho 600 printers, featuring Durst’s proprietary Quadro® Array print technology and 
equipped with optional white ink and special-effect varnish.  Both report immediate positive results in terms of 
efficient operation, customer satisfaction and other business-critical factors.  Rho 600s also are already at 
work in shops in Toronto, Atlanta and other North American cities.

Steve Gazdag, Vice President of Sales for KSK, said the Rho 600 enables him to bid on and satisfy more parts 
of customer contracts with multiple output requirements.  "This printer delivers excellent image quality at high
speeds, just like Durst promised, and it creates a lot of new opportunities for us by putting us into areas that we 
couldn’t compete in before," Gazdag said.  "We’ve offered dye sub and solvent printing for some time as 
digital imaging has become more popular.  This Durst printer is the last piece of the puzzle for us.  We can 
print directly onto a huge variety of substrates and we offer both white ink and varnish.  So we’re a lot more 
productive and a lot more creative with the Rho 600."

Tom Smith, President of Shaw & Slavsky, said he has moved a number of jobs to the Rho 600 which he used 
to screen-print or aqueous-digital print.  The result:  fewer workflow steps and greater printing capabilities 
simultaneously.  "We used to have to print, then laminate, then mount an image," Smith said.  "But because 
the Rho 600 is very productive, now we can print directly onto a board, take it to our I-Cut router and we’re 
done.  Interior signage represents about half of our business.  In order to gain or keep the retail chains’ 
business, you have to be economical.  We’ve added a labor- and cost-saving device that also gives us 
great image quality and tremendous versatility in terms of printing and media options."

The Rho 600 as well as the new Rhopac Large-Format Flatbed UV Inkjet Printer for package printing utilizes 
a unique Durst-designed and manufactured ink system called a Quadro® Array that achieves print speeds up
to 1,600 sf/hr at up to 600-dpi resolution.  An array is made up of four nozzle plates with a total of 512 nozzles, 
nearly twice that of standard configurations.  Each Quadro® Array prints from 400 dpi to 600 dpi, applying 
variable drop sizes between 40 and 55 picolitres depending on the user-selectable dpi setting.

The Rho 600’s Quadro® Array precision printing generates remarkably true, even colors and vector 
gradations; accurate images with crisp detail; and exceptionally sharp text all the way down to 4-point type, 
Durst says.  A straight ink feed system, Durst-design fire pulse electronics and other features enable an 
extremely reliable jetting function with minimal nozzle dropouts and reduced need for purging.  Quadro® Arrays, 
designed specifically for UV inkjet inks, are covered by a 12-month warranty including repair service.

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