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Introducing the Durst Rho 900, First Install Worldwide

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Introducing the Durst Rho 900, First Install Worldwide

* Perfect to replace large format offset and screen-printing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- New York, NY, March 16th, 2010– Today, Duggal Visual Solutions and Durst Image Technology installed the first of its kind, high-resolution 98” wide UV flat bed printer, the Durst Rho 900 at one of Duggal’s 4 production facilities in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. This printer comes in addition to another first in the US for the industry, Durst 500R installed at Duggal in October of last year. The new Durst Rho 900, is a revolutionary hybrid designed printer that can produce photographic quality prints on rigid substrates and roll to roll media at incredibly fast speeds. Christopher Howard, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Durst Image Technology, US., LLC said, “We are very proud to announce that Duggal Visual Solutions is the first imaging company worldwide to take delivery of our new Rho 900 with these special options.”

“We (Duggal) are excited to add the Durst Rho 900 to our growing fleet of high resolution wide format printers. With the new printer‘s capabilities we are able to print on a vast number of materials from wood, metal, plexi, card stock, and even mirrored material with unparalleled quality and speed”, said Michael Duggal, CEO of Duggal Visual Solutions.

The automated feed table allows Duggal to do auto feeding of boards that are 3MM and thicker at an unprecedented speed, up to 72- 4’ x 8‘ sheets per hour having a quality of output unmatched in the industry. The unique semi automated feeding of thin boards also allows this capability without the long set up time associated with most auto feeders. The combination of print quality, speed and versatility make the Durst Rho 900 with auto feed table the best flatbed printer on the market.

In combination to the Durst Rho 900’s speed the printer is also equipped with a completely unique configuration of 2,048 nozzles per color channel. This includes specially formulated inks for 6 color process printing (CMYK, Light Cyan, Light Magenta) and white ink for under or over coat applications on a large variety of substrates. Along with the high quality of inks the Durst Rho 900 also offers special effect spot and flood coat varnish. Chris Howard added that, “The capabilities of what Duggal has installed gives them a very special set of functionality as it relates to production speeds, color sets, material handling for corrugate and special effect printing with varnish.”

These new features will allow Duggal to continue their tradition of providing top of the line graphics but now with even more printing options. Christopher Howard and the Durst Team stated, “Duggal represents the highest quality output services along with uniqueness in their product offerings to their customers, and Durst is very happy to work with Duggal in implementing our printing platforms to support these business goals.”

Duggal Visual Solution and Durst Image Technology hope to continue their partnership together to bring more options, higher quality and faster turnaround times to their customers.

About Duggal Visual Solutions

Duggal Visual Solutions, Inc. is a leading supplier of printing, computer imaging, wide format graphics, and display services. Duggal was incorporated in 1963 and is widely considered the nation’s top photo/imaging facility for high quality output. Our clientele are spread among top retailers, Fortune 500 corporations, museums, artists and graphic designers. Duggal designs and produces large volumes of unique, custom, oversize and complex visuals and fixtures for our exclusive image conscious clientele. Such work utilizes our innovative products, leading edge equipment, 24-hour facilities, and the creative and production resources of the most recognized name in the industry. Duggal brings several new and exclusive products to the market each year specializing in everything from high-resolution scanning and digital retouching of images that land on covers of magazines worldwide to giant digital murals that wrap entire buildings. Duggal is a privately owned corporation, and it employs 200 professionals. The company is based in New York City, with one location in Manhattan and four buildings in Brooklyn, but we ship and install graphics worldwide.

About Durst

Durst Phototechnik AG is a leading manufacturer of professional digital imaging systems for graphic, pre-press, signage, commercial / retail display, packaging, industrial, and photographic applications. Headquartered in Brixen, Italy, the company operates manufacturing facilities in Brixen and Lienz, Austria; has major offices in the U.S., France, United Kingdom, Germany and Mexico; and partners with exclusive agents in 120 countries. Durst’s solid reputation for quality, precision, innovation and reliability spans more than 70 years.

Durst Image Technology U.S., LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Durst Phototechnik Group and the exclusive distributor and service provider for all Durst professional digital imaging equipment in the United States and Canada. Durst’s professional imaging products include the renowned Lambda laser imagers, Rho and Gamma large-format UV inkjet printers, Theta roll-to-cut print photo imagers, photo album creation systems, and other products.

CONTACT: For information on Durst Image Technology U.S., LLC or any of Durst’s products and services, contact Christopher Howard, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing: phone (585) 486-0340 ext. 5250, fax (585) 486-0350, e-mail choward@durstus.com.

Or visit Durst U.S. online at: www.durstus.com

CONTACT: For information on Duggal Visual Solutions, Inc. or any of Duggal’s products and services, contact Heather Gorman, Head of marketing: phone (646) 638-7024, fax (212) 242-6660, email heather@duggal.com.

Or visit Duggal Visual Solutions, Inc. online at: www.duggal.com

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