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First look at Durst P5 350 HS wide format printer (video)

The fully automated Durst P5 350 high speed system can print over 600 sqm per hour, twice as fast as the Durst P5 350 standard model, making it “the most productive hybrid printer in the market,” says the Italian printing technology manufacturer.

Launched at Durst’s 34-minute virtual event Firework of Innovations (video above), the P5 350 HS (appears at 8:25) is the newest member from the P5 technology platform and features Durst Automat, a new fully automated inline solution.

“Additionally, thanks to the same unique features that made the P5 350 successful, such as the multiroll and the multitrack 6 option, the new model retains the level of high versatility.” Durst says. “It can be configured with up to nine colour channels including light colours and white, and varnish for special multilayer printing applications such as “Day&Night”, “In&Out”, and up to 12 layers hapt-printing.

“The high versatility is maintained also in combination with Durst Automat, the new fully automated board feeding and stacking system, which can manage up to two lanes, also with different board sizes up to 3.5 m width (137.8 inch) and 2.2 m (86.6 inch) length and has a loading capacity of 90 cm (35.5 inch). Thanks to its sliding registration tables, a comfortable access to the roll tool enables a fast material change operated by only one single operator.”

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 L-R in the Customer Experience Center – Christian Harder, Manfred Glantschnig, Andrea Riccardi and Michael Deflorian

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Installations of the Durst P5 350 HS – combined with Durst Automat – will start from the end of Q1 in 2021. 

Christian Harder, Durst Group’s global sales director, graphics segment, says: “The launch of our latest family Durst P5 member, the P5 350 HS, is an important statement of our firm commitment to continue to be at the forefront of innovation in the large format market. It’s among a raft of innovations that we have unveiled to the market as part of our Pixel to Output strategy. Customers are demanding all-in-one solutions, which we provide as we move towards becoming a complete solution provider. In an integrated world, printers need to change as well. And we’ll help them on that journey through hardware, software, inks and collaborations.”

Christoph Gamper, Durst Group CEO and co-owner, adds: “We’re looking forward to the future. I am confident that in 2021 the economy will recover and, in some fields, be even stronger than before. So we will continue what we do best: innovating with passion. In 2019, we launched the P5 platform and we now have more than 100 systems around the globe. This is a great achievement, so a big thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of our customers, partners and our great Durst team members across the world.”

At the Firework of Innovations event, Durst also introduced the new POP Flexible LED Ink, a hybrid ink suitable for a wide variety of roll-to-roll and board media.

Durst Workflow is now available for non-Durst printers, following its recent signing of a partnership with wide format workflow software developer PrintFactory.