Durst has launched products across five key platforms at drupa 2024. This includes large format, label printing, water-based printing, digital corrugated printing, and folding carton production.

Christoph Gamper speaks at drupa 2024

Christoph Gamper, chief executive and co-owner of Durst told journalists at the company’s drupa press conference that the “little big company” now has over 1000 staff and 295 registered patents.

He said, “We closed our year a couple of weeks ago with sales revenue of 360 million Euros, shipping 2.2 million litres of ink with 320 service engineers across 33 subsidiaries around the world.

“We invest 7.5 to 8 per cent of our revenue back into research and development, and we have 4000 installations in 72 countries.”

Durst P5 SMP Super Multi Pass

With the introduction of the P5 SMP, Durst has expanded its successful P5 large format printing portfolio. Launched in 2018, it has applications for sign and display; point of sale; corrugated packaging and display; and industrial decor sectors.

Durst says the new system combines efficiency and productivity with maximum versatility. Previewed at an event in March, the hybrid LED super-multi-pass printing system offers a print width of 3.5m. With a maximum productivity of up to 2,000 square metres per hour, the P5 SMP achieves an annual capacity of five million square metres. Durst says this sets a new benchmark for high-volume digital printing.

As a hybrid solution, the P5 SMP can process both roll and sheet material and has the versatile functions of the P5 platform.

Durst P5 PMP

Aleph Laforte

Following the acquisition of Aleph in late 2023, Durst has expanded its position in the field of water-based and sustainable printing technologies.

On display at drupa 2024 is the Aleph Laforte 600 Paper, designed for poster and billboard printing. In its most powerful configuration, the printing system achieves an output of 1,000 square metres per hour. Durst says it reaches a new level of quality in poster and billboard printing with six colours and 1,200dpi.

Aleph Laforte 600

Durst KJet

Durst has launched the KJet at drupa 2024, the successor to the XJet. The KJet, a new hybrid solution for label printing, is the second product developed in conjunction with Italian family-owned manufacturer Omet. Also previewed in March, the KJet end-to-end solution that combines Omet’s dual servo flexo printing units with Durst’s state-of-the-art RSCi inkjet technology.

In addition, modules for finishing and further processing such as cold foil stamping or die-cutting units can be integrated into the KJet. This flexibility opens up an enormously broad application portfolio for the KJet. The configuration of the KJet is tailored to the specific requirements of each customer.

Koenig & Bauer Durst VariJET 106

On display at an exhibition for the first time at drupa 2024, the VariJET 106 comes as a significant innovation from the Koenig & Bauer Durst joint venture. The company says this will pave the way for the digitalisation of industrial folding carton production. The VariJET 106, first announced in 2021, uses water-based inks, for primary packaging for food production. However, Durst points out that the VariJET 106 has application in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and tobacco industries for the economical production of short to medium runs and individualized packaging.

The VariJET 106 covers the B1 format and achieves a printing speed of 5,500 sheets per hour. The monthly print volume ranges from 500,000 to more than one million B1 sheets. Thanks to its hybrid design, several finishing units can be optionally integrated into the VariJET. In this way, the VariJET 106 becomes an end-to-end solution that enables economical and fast production of high-quality jobs.

VariJET 106

Koenig & Bauer Durst Delta SPC 130

Durst says that what was missing in industrial digital corrugated printing until now was the colour white. The company has launched a water-based white ink for the Koneg & Bauer Durst Delta SPC 130. The use of white ink with extremely high opacity on brown corrugated board opens up new design possibilities and enhances transport packaging.

Overprinting white enables significantly improved image quality on almost all topliners and an exact match to spot colours. Durst adds that all inks and fluids used in the Delta SPC 130 meet the current and future requirements of the food industry.

Delta SPC 130

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