Durst appoints Spandex as sole UK distributor of Omega 1 UV inkjet printer


Durst is pleased to announce the appointment of Spandex as sole UK distributor of its new Omega 1 UV inkjet printer

The Omega 1 is an entry level, industrial standard UV inkjet printer with fine art printing quality. It defines a new quality standard for sign makers, graphic display companies, screen printers, photolabs and studios.

Hans Klarenbeek, European Sales Manager of Durst, said: “The appointment of Spandex will greatly enhance our presence in the UK screen and digital printing market. The company has a unique knowledge and experience of this market sector and will help to present the Omega 1 to a large target audience.”

“I am delighted that Durst’s Omega 1 is now part of Spandex’s portfolio,” said Leon Watson, Spandex Hardware Director. “As a one-stop supplier to the sign making and digital printing industries, Omega 1 complements our range by offering customers the opportunity to enter the UV print market and achieve fine art printing quality at industrial production speeds.”

Omega 1

Designed with the typical high precision of Durst and manufactured with the most modern production technology in the heart of Europe, the Omega 1 is fully in keeping with the Rho tradition. However, its production level and price are designed to meet the needs of the entry level customer.

The fine art printing quality of the Omega 1 is achieved by a resolution of up to 1728 dpi, greyscale printing technology and a large colour gamut, thanks to the optional process colour additions of orange and violet, grey, light magenta and light cyan. The precision transport of the printheads is by advanced magnetic linear drive, further ensuring consistently accurate printing.

It is capable of printing on the widest range for roll and rigid material and the high quality universal UV Omega 1 inks also provide perfect adhesion on hard, non-absorbent surfaces as well as flexible materials. Their excellent adhesion to such media as metals, polycarbonates and acrylics is of particular importance to sign makers. In addition, the inks are supplied in 1litre cubitainers to ensure that the ink retains its optimal performance and adhesion even at low production levels.

Although very compact in size, the new machine will print large images up to 160cm wide by any length, which is only limited by the media length, and is capable of a print speed of up to 35m² per hour.