25 Apr 2024

Durst Group expands P5 portfolio with P5 350 HS PACK

Durst Group expands P5 portfolio with PACK series, tailored for corrugated displays and packaging printing.

Durst Group, the leading manufacturer of digital printing and production technologies, is offering the P5 350 HS PACK, a highly automated solution for digital corrugated and display printing.

With the P5 PACK series, the Durst Group is launching a printing solution that is specially tailored to the production of corrugated displays and packaging. The P5 350 HS PACK combines the well-known versatility of a P5 hybrid printing system with the ability to print on a wide range of materials used in the POP/POS and retail markets. Durst has once again set a benchmark in terms of quality and efficiency. "The modular design of the P5 technology platform enables us to develop new products for a wide range of applications. We identify market requirements and incorporate them into our development process," emphasizes Andrea Riccardi, Head of Product Management, Graphics at Durst. "The P5 350 HS PACK is another result of our customer-oriented approach and expands our P5 portfolio."

Maximum efficiency thanks to automated corrugated option

The P5 PACK series is equipped with all the functions that enable efficient print production of corrugated boards. An innovative material guide and pressure rollers system aim to ease production. Automated corrugated edge holders avoid collisions between the print heads and the substrates. The width and height are set automatically by simply selecting the media channel in the software, which significantly reduces set-up time.

In addition, a powerful vacuum system increases the suction power on the print belt by up to 40% compared to the conventional systems. This means that even heavy and warped corrugated boards can be flattened and printed cleanly.

The P5 PACK series includes the sensor-controlled Multitrack 6 function. Managed by 6 independent printing queues, this enables up to 6 corrugated boards to be printed in parallel by manual feeding.

Automation of production processes

Starting with software for the print file creation, up to the finishing process, the automation of the production processes plays a major role.
To maximize production potential of the printing system, the P5 Pack series, as all P5 printing systems, can be equipped with the proprietary Durst Workflow Rip/Color Management and Analytics software.

In this context, the P5 350 HS PACK can be combined with the Durst Automat MT. With this new solution for the automatic feeding and stacking of boards, up to 4 lanes can be processed in parallel. The multi-lane operation of the Automat MT works together with the Multitrack 6 function of the P5 350 HS PACK. Finely tuned movements of the suction elements in combination with a reinforced blow and brush bar result in clean and fast media separation, even with difficult synthetic boards and thin substrates.

Continuous and stable production is ensured by pneumatically controlled flaps that prevent the materials from slipping during the loading and unloading process.

The entire printing process is continuously monitored by surveillance cameras.

The feed and delivery tables have also been further developed to ensure smooth transportation of the boards. "With the Automat MT, we can map different levels of automation, ranging from 3/4 to full automation. This allows us to raise our customers' productivity to a new level," assures Christian Harder, Vice President Sales at Durst Group.

New inks on board

As part of the P5 PACK series, Durst is introducing a new ink set that is specially tailored to the requirements of display and packaging printing. The LUVERA LED ink is characterized by low odor and high abrasion resistance. With this new ink, Durst has succeeded in covering an even wider color gamut to give displays and packaging a high level of vibrancy. The LUVERA inks are also IKEA and IOT-Mat compliant.

The LUVERA LED ink is the result of a holistic ink development program that Durst has undertaken in the last years, which will expand the Durst Ink portfolio during 2024 to cover a wide range of applications and market requirements. The new ink generation will take Durst's ink system to the next level.

The availability of the P5 PACK series is planned for Q3 2024.