Ultima Displays, a leading one-stop solutions and hardware provider, has welcomed a Durst Rhotex 325 system at its UK headquarters in Corby, Northamptonshire. The installation of the new system is part of Ultima Display’s Centre of Excellences across Europe, where the company serves more than 6,000 dealers across 28 countries.
The new dual-purpose printing system combines direct-to-textile printing with dye-sublimation transfer printing technology in a 3.2 meter wide machine. Depending on the application and fabric, the printing system can instantly alternate between the paper transfer and the direct printing function onto polyester-based materials. This enables Ultima’s customers to take advantage of unrivalled print speed and photographic quality for the printing of all their soft graphics and signage requirements.
“We are thrilled to welcome this new technology to our headquarters in the UK,” said Osvaldo Gallio, Managing Director at Ultima Displays. “This is a landmark date in the company’s history, allowing our customers to confidently take on larger jobs, knowing they can rely on Ultima Displays to deliver fantastic quality with a super-fast turnaround time.”
The quality and performance Ultima Displays can now offer its customers is possible thanks to the new Durst WTS print head technology, which achieves an exceptionally high-quality print using water-based dispersion inks for a wide range of printing materials, with a printing speed of up to 350 m²/hour. No additional steps are required before or after printing to ensure an environmentally friendly and 100% Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) - free printing process.
The robustly built Rhotex 325, the result of Ultima’s successful partnership with Durst, a world-leading manufacturer of digital production technologies, is equipped with an integrated hot air dryer, automated nozzle cleaning system and additional features for 24/7 production. Ultima Displays has already installed a Rhotex 325 system at its offices in Nantes, France, as part of its three-year, £1.7 million investment plan, and has plans to roll two more out in Gdansk, Poland, and Padova, Italy from next year.
“In our increasingly online world, where goods and services are available almost instantly, our customers are always under pressure to deliver quickly, even on the highest quality, most complex print jobs,” commented Gallio. “Here at Ultima, it is important for us to make new investments to help support our customers for these rapidly changing environments. A total of 6,000 dealers across Europe will now be able to benefit from improved profits, consistent high quality and next-day delivery, thus creating for them a unique competitive edge.”