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Investment in a new Durst system to ramp up capacity and further improve quality is at the heart of a £1million expansion programme for RMC Digital Print in Hull.

Durst, the manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, has installed the new Rho P10 inkjet system that gives RMC the opportunity to print on the widest range of rigid and roll media through unrivalled versatility. The six-colour configuration including a white option also enables RMC to continue producing multi-layered backlit work.

RMC is now using the Durst for every flatbed test sample sent out customers. The company, which was set up in 2010, is a trade printer with 70% of its work for sign companies and the rest for exhibition businesses. It employs 22 staff and has a turnover of £2.5million, but is now running out of space in its Yorkshire location. This has led to plans for a £1million investment at RMC Digital Print’s base, which will include expanding production workspace and purchasing an additional cutting system.

Nicole Spencer, Operations Director at RMC Digital Print, said: “The quality on the Durst is the best I have ever seen. We have been hugely impressed. The other machines just don’t get near. Every flatbed sample that now goes out to customers is produced on the Durst.

“We needed to upgrade our flatbed systems because of a need to increase our capacity by at least a third plus the fact that the reality today is that there is a very tight turnaround requirement for trade clients, who use our services. We’ve been operating around the clock because the orders continue to grow.”

She added: “Durst always comes across as being an extremely professional organisation in every aspect and look after their customers well. It’s a company that really does care about their staff and their clients. We’ve been most impressed.”

Peter Bray, Managing Director of Durst UK, said: “The Durst P10 250 high speed system has been the perfect answer for RMC’s demand for further improving quality and performance, while opening up new business opportunities with their trade clients, for both signage and exhibition work. I know they have been impressed by the high levels of consistency.

“Durst not only produces the highest quality systems, but is also a people-friendly company that will always go the extra mile to help both staff and customers. We’re proud to be playing a significant role in Durst’s future growth plans.”

RMC first approached Durst at last year’s FESPA. Full production with the Durst P10 250 HS started at the end of February.

[Photo caption: Nicole Spencer with the new Durst system at RMC Digital Print]