Lithographix Acquires Durst Rho 1000 and 500R Inkjet Printers
ROCHESTER, NY—Oct. 6, 2011—Hawthorne, CA-based Lithographix, one of the nation’s largest and most diversified commercial graphics companies, will acquire the two Durst Rho printers to be displayed at the SGIA Expo later this month.
Durst’s 98″ Rho 1000 inkjet system and its five-meter Rho 500R superwide printer are set to be shipped straight from the show floor to Lithographix’ 250,000-square-foot facility.
Originally a traditional printer, Lithographix today prides itself on what might be the industry’s most modern, diverse collection of printing and imaging technologies to satisfy a wide variety of imaging requirements and tackle innovative new imaging applications. Wolden said staying in front in the imaging industry requires both vision and the tools to fulfill that vision.
“We want our customers to understand that large-format digital printing by Lithographix is like no other, and our Durst printers help us to maintain that high standard,” said George Wolden, vice president of manufacturing for Lithographix. “It’s a standard driven by the simple desire to create something better than the client’soriginal vision. It can be outdoor billboards, walls, spectaculars, standees, point-of-sale signage, packaging—they’re all printed with the same high quality and for the highest impact.
“Lithographix has always stood for tradition, quality and superior service. We’ve managed to grow and change with the times while maintaining our traditions and values,” Wolden continued. “Our acquisition of Durst’s Rho 1000 and Rho 500R are in keeping with that philosophy.
“We have some history with Durst—we already have two Rho 500Rs, plus two Rho800HS flatbeds and two Lambda photo imagers on our floor,” he added. “So we’re comfortable with their philosophy and pleased with their equipment’s performance. These new-generation Durst printers are going to help us meet the needs of our increasingly demanding clients, as well as help us advance our business.”
“Lithographix is a recognized leader and innovator, and we’re very pleased to have not only their business but their confidence,” said Christopher Howard, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Durst U.S. “With the Rho 1000 and Rho 500R, we demonstrate that our solutions are the right choice for world-class enterprises like Lithographix.”
Headquartered in Hawthorne, CA, Lithographix one of the nation’s largest and most diversified commercial graphics companies. It has regional offices in San Francisco, Chicago, Detroit, New York.
Durst is a leading manufacturer of professional digital imaging systems. The company operates manufacturing facilities in Brixen and Lienz, Austria and has major offices in the U.S., France, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Mexico, Brazil and Singapore. The Durst reputation for quality, precision, innovation and reliability spans more than 70 years.