Durst, a manufacturer of digital printing and production technologies, launched the new Rho 2500 Series and the Durst P5 350 printer in North America for the first time at its stand 7816 during Printing United in Dallas, Texas, from 23-25 October 2019.
An evolution of the Rho 1300 Series, the newly designed Rho 2500 is a modular, versatile industrial production printer available in three different versions with upgrades possible at any time. All the printers are equipped with Durst Workflow Print, the new production software, and the monitoring tool, Durst Analytics. The machine was showcased alongside the Durst P5 350.
The Rho 2500’s new 8pl printheads with variodrop printing technology enable higher resolution of 1000 x 800 dpi, finer printing quality and sharpness with productivity up to 1,200 square meters an hour. Other possibilities are for volume production, high speed and a Smart 4 printing mode for the 6-color version. Starting with six head rows for the S model, the next level of the Rho 2500 M comprises eight head rows and the Rho 2500 L has 10 head rows, all of which can have the optional white color. Other options include a stacker for ¾ or full automation, a dual track printing mode, a safe ink refill identification system and camera control on the outside of the printer while operating the monitor screen.
Tim Saur, managing director of Durst North America, said, “The P5 is an outstanding new technology platform while the launch of the Rho 2500 industrial production printer provides a modular system that can be upgraded at any time. All of our machines benefit from the comprehensive Durst software solutions to maximize the potential of process automation and digitization.”