P5 350 for large format specialists

Durst wins EDP award at FESPA, 17-19 May

digital printing

Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and product technologies, has won the European Digital Press Association for its P5 350 printing system. Launched at FESPA on the third day of the event, the Durst P5 350, based on P5 technology platform, triumphed the EDP flatbed/hybrid printer < 250 sqm/h category. At FESPA, Durst unveiled P5 350 along with the old P5 210, which is now further developed.

Award success (L-R): Durst's Andrea Riccardi, chief executive officer, Christoph Gamper and Christian Harder, global sales director, Large Format Printing and Fabrics
Award success (L-R): Durst’s Andrea Riccardi, chief executive officer, Christoph Gamper and Christian Harder, global sales director, Large Format Printing and Fabrics

The EDP Technical Committee’s citation said particularly noticeable are the further developments in reel loading and material handling of this production printer that runs at speeds up to 120 sqm/h. It also complimented Durst’s foresight for meeting topical needs in the market and Durst Analytics preemptive diagnostics and advanced software – all demonstrated by Durst Professional Services at FESPA.

The report says, ‘The multi-roll option is using compact and robust design.’ It also explains, ‘The Durst P5 offers patented quick printhead change, fast media reel loading by two positions for single and dual rolls and foldable roll tables. It also offers automatic detection of media wide and thickness, an intelligent multiboard infeed for up to six boards simultaneously. The P5 core values are productivity, print quality, versatility and efficiency.’

Andrea Riccardi, head of product management, received the EDP award at FESPA on behalf of his group. He said, “FESPA 2019 has been an extremely important showcase for us to demonstrate the world-class capabilities of our P5 technology platform as well as our modular software solutions, Durst Workflow, Durst Analytics and Durst Smart Shop that provide customers with an automated production unit from pixel to output. This latest award for our P5 technology mirrors the fantastic feedback we have been getting at FESPA. Visitors to our stand have been hugely impressed by this outstanding technology.”

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