Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, has supplied a Rho P10 250 HS 10-picoliter UV inkjet system to Colour Graphics in a move that will bring in new business and ramp up turnover by 25% in the next year.
Family-owned Colour Graphics, which is primarily a trade printer, signed the deal after executives visited the manufacturing base in Lienz, Tyrol, Austria, which is less than two hours from the Durst headquarters in Brixen, northern Italy.
The quality, productivity and reliability benefits are helping to grow business opportunities since the Durst P10 was installed at Colour Graphics headquarters in Walsall in the Midlands. Faster turnaround for work in areas such as banner stands for exhibition and events, poster printing and other signage and outdoor displays are all now benefiting its clients.
Colour Graphics employs 18 staff and has a £2million turnover. Other than trade print work, it also specialises in large format retail Point of Sale, exhibition, agency and retail work.
The Durst P10 increases capacity and flexibility for Colour Graphics across all areas and also opens up new opportunities with applications such as lightbox work, particularly using backlit fabric. End-user canvases, wallpaper and art will also be printed on the P10.
Colour Graphics has chosen a six-colour configuration including white under and over plus spot gloss as well as an advanced application for hapt printing and a roll-to-roll option. The new machine will also be used for for foamex, acrylic, correx, self-adhesive vinyl – also all backlit applications. However, larger roll-to-roll jobs will continue to be produced on its existing Durst 3-meter machine.