Continued growth and commitment to excellence in print production has led Lake Graphics Label & Sign Company to further enhance their digital printing capabilities with the addition of the Durst Rho P10 HS Plus.
This comes just a year after adding the two-time award-winning Durst Rhotex 325 in 2017. For Lake Graphics, a leading full-service digital print company based in Cleveland, OH, the two printers give them the advantage of being able to offer the highest quality print in both roll, sheet and soft signage.
“The Durst Rhotex 325 helped us to grow our business marking our entry into textile printing and providing clients added capabilities with the highest quality print – making us a one-stop shop,” said Mark Tangry, President, Lake Graphics Label & Sign Co., Inc. “The addition of the Durst P10 250 HS gives us even more capacity and flexibility depending on project load and with higher output equipment we can meet extremely tight deadlines.”
Lake Graphics offers label, sign, and large-format printing services directly to corporate customers and also provides wholesale services to other printers in the industry that lack the digital capability and equipment. They added the Durst Rho P10 250 HS Plus based on increased demand for more capacity and flexibility as well as the need for higher output equipment in order to turn jobs around quickly.
“Several years ago, we purchased another manufacturer’s printer. It had done its job, but the speed and quality limitations prevented us from taking on much larger opportunities,” said Tangry. “The Durst P10 250 HS was a perfect solution for this. With double side print registration capability, superior roll handling for a hybrid machine, and 3-layer printing (color / white / color) it gives us all the flexibility we need with a significant increase in output and much better print quality in all modes.”
“We utilize our experience and expertise every day to create the best possible products for our customers and are proud of the confidence that Lake Graphics has placed in Durst”, said Larry D’Amico, Sales Director – Large Format, Durst North America. “We are excited to be an integral part of their process, that now enables them to offer their customers both rigid, roll and soft signage creative solutions.”
The Durst Rho P10 250 HS Plus is the most versatile and productive 10 picoliter UV printer available. This true hybrid prints on both rigid and roll media and combines speed and exceptional quality without compromising either. The Rhotex 325, awarded SGIA Product of the Year two years in a row, is a dual-purpose printing system that combines direct-to-textile printing with dye sublimation transfer printing technology. Depending on the application and fabric, this system can alternate between paper transfer and direct printing on polyester-based materials in no time. These two printers position Lake Graphics as a market leader in textile and digital printing.
“Our expanding relationship with Lake Graphics reflects well on our focus to support our customers, by providing innovative printing solutions for increased value to strengthen their business”, said Tim Saur, CEO & Managing Director for Durst North America. “We look forward to further growth with Mark and his team in the future.”
“The Durst product is built to last and run 24/7. I feel that the premium price of the machine is more than made up for in longevity and total cost of ownership”, states Tangry. “Their technical advancements are also significant. They are constantly improving speed, quality, and offerings. Case in point, they recently remote accessed our Rhotex 325 and upgraded the software for a significant speed improvement without affecting quality.”
Lake Graphics understands the need to stay ahead of the technology curve, especially in the rapidly changing and evolving digital print environment. The client demand for lower print quantities, increased customization, and shorter lead times makes the best in technology a priority in order to maintain the excellence in reliability and service that Lake Graphics is known for.
“We take a very long view on our business and make investments that we can grow into, not just to satisfy a short term need,” said Tangry. “From day one, Durst has been a true partner, taking time to listen to my business objectives, make recommendations on how we might improve our processes, and also work to lower our overall cost of ownership.”