Durst Launches the Rho SP 60 Ink-jet with a Printing Speed of 1050 m2/h
Lienz, Austria—05/11/08—The Rho SP 60 (Single Pass) is an industrial ink-jet printer capable of printing at speeds up to 35 m/min in CMYK on a range of different materials including, cork, MDF, ceramic tiles, cardboard for packaging, plaster ceiling panels, plastics, and many more, up to a thickness of 3 mm and a width of 63 cm.
The printer uses 50 Piezo ink-jet nozzles per color with a combined total of 25,600 nozzles. It prints directly onto and the material, including those with a smooth or profiled surfaces, without the media being touched. The final printed image has brilliant colors featuring a wide color gamut and can be further treated with suitable protective lacquers.
The Rho SP 60 was originally designed to print “green tiles” (unfired tiles) with ceramic ink, which are then baked at 1,200 °C. It was further developed to handle wooden and cork panels for floors and other media used in home furnishing and packaging. It is already installed in a number of European manufacturers.
The printer successfully meets the printing industry’s increased demands for low volume print runs, personalization and print on demand.
Founded 1936, Durst has always been involved in the manufacture of graphic and photographic machines for the production of images. It first introduced large format ink-jet printers using UV curing inks to the market in 2001 and today, more than 1,000 machines in the Rho Series have been sold. In 2004 Durst introduced the Gamma ceramic tile printer. Since then, the most renowned Spanish and Italian tile manufacturers have switched their production to the Gamma. High productivity and print quality with the reliability required for 24/7 operation are the characteristics of products from this traditional company with two manufacturing sites in the Tyrol.