IntegraColor has announced its addition of a Durst Rho 1000L Continuous High-Speed Production System to its diverse array of print output offerings – which already includes UV and conventional sheet-fed, digital, silk screen, flexographic, web offset, photographic and rotary letter.
This move is another important step in IntegraColor's ongoing strategy to position itself to exceed current and emerging clients' point-of-sale business objectives through innovation, acquisition and expansion opportunities, the company said. The installation is one of the very first in the country.
"We invested in Durst because, out of all of the offerings, we believed that Durst offered the highest quality at the fastest speeds, which will truly allow us to differentiate ourselves in the marketplace," said Donovan Campbell, IntegraColor's Chief Operating Officer. "We believe that a partnership between one of the world's premier digital manufacturers and one of the world's premier point-of-sale providers will benefit our customers as we continue to strive for premium quality and decreased costs."
"Our sales team has already shown samples to both existing and new customers," added Rob Styacich, IntegraColor's Senior Vice President for Sales. "The customers were very impressed by the quality and capabilities of the machine. These additional production capabilities add a new dimension to our overall point-of-sale capabilities which will drive additional sales for IntegraColor."
The Rho 1000L fits nicely within IntegraColor's under-one-roof print solutions model, and will complement its existing 44 print devices. Among them is the world's largest UV sheet-fed press – an 81-inch KBA Rapida – as well as a Durst Rho 800 Presto and two Durst Lambda large-format digital photo printers. The Rho 1000L bridges the gap between IntegraColor's existing digital presses and their screen and sheet-fed presses, the company said.
The 98-inch Rho 1000L, with a top speed of up to 4,090 s.f./hr., can be integrated into existing printing processes – such as screen and offset printing – and also equipped with automatic media loading and unloading devices. The system's fast set up times (no masking necessary) and its simple, quick media changes allow complete customer jobs with different materials to be processed in a single operation. The Rho 1000L supports the latest PDF/VT file format, which offers a combination of high-level graphic design features and Variable Data Printing (VDP).
"It's not just business, it's also a pleasure to continue our relationship with IntegraColor, and we're delighted the company has selected the Rho 1000L to continue to move their operations forward," said Christopher Howard, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Durst U.S.
"The Rho 1000L and its big brother, the Rho 1000, represent nothing less than a new global standard for productivity, efficiency and image quality in large-format production digital printing," Howard added. "Our customers call the printer a 'game changer' that can transform their printing operations and allow them to compete in new market spaces."