Durst Image Technology Introduces First UV 16 Foot Printer in the United States

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Durst Image Technology Introduces First UV 16 Foot Printer in the United States

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE– New York, NY, September 17th, 2009- Today Durst Image Technology’s first true extremely high-resolution 6- color grand format 16 foot wide roll to roll printer was delivered to Duggal Visual Solutions, Inc in New York, NY. “In 1992, Duggal Visual Solutions was the first commercial imaging company in the world to wrap an entire building in a full-color digital mural. Now, Duggal is the first commercial imager in North America to offer clients the world-class output of the new grand-format Durst 500R. We’re very pleased Duggal has chosen Durst, and we’re looking forward to new firsts it will achieve with all the creative, innovative applications that are possible with its Rho 500R.” said Christopher Howard, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Durst Image Technology, US., LLC. The new Durst Rho 500R will provide Duggal with the ability to produce in-store window banners, billboards, and fabric murals at a speed and quality level that was previously impossible. Mike Duggal, CEO of Duggal Visual Solutions Inc. said, “It is rare that when I look at a machine that it exceeds my expectations, but the RHO 500R surprised me with its combination of quality and speed.” The high precision of the carriage system, the linear motor drive technology and the enhanced Quadro Array Technology with 2048 nozzles per color, achieves optimum print quality with high productivity. The Durst 500 R is also the only Grand Format UV Ink Jet printer to be able to deliver crisp type down to a mere 4pt font. This highly intelligent printer has built in sensors and a uniquely design media transport system giving total control of the fabrics, vinyl, plastics and other materials being used. “For Duggal Visual Solutions having the best quality printing is everything, and when it came to grand format no printer on the market performed as well as the Durst RHO 500R”, said Michael Duggal.

Durst Image Technology’s new printer not only will t in perfectly with Duggal’s family of 11 grand format printers it also contributes to Duggal’s green printing initiative. The Durst Rho 500R’s VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) free UV inks and accredited Nordic Swan certification it meets the most stringent environmental requirements. Unlike existing UV printers in the market today this UV machine prints banding free and without the ink odor prevalent on other platforms.

In addition to being the highest quality 16-foot wide printer in the industry it also has the ability to print with white ink. This outstanding capability that is unequaled among other 5 M platforms allows for a larger range of visual options by extending your material choice into colored base fabrics and vinyl and by adding the ability to do print overs, print unders, and spots for backlit graphics.

Duggal Visual Solutions, Inc. is proud to have been able to work with Durst Image Technology to be the first company in the United States with this revolutionary new technology.

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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