The Rhotex HS 'leads' digital soft sign printing into the productivity of industrial textile printing. The existing Rhotex 322 is currently the fastest digital textile printer. However, the new Rhotex HS is over twice as fast as the Rhotex 322 and makes it competitive with industrial textile printers but with all the advantages of digital over analogue technology. It is capable of printing up to 300 m²/h and a typical production schedule would be 500,000 m² per year at a highly competitive cost per m².
The market continues its rapid growth with over a 30 per cent increase expected this year, according to the company. The Rhotex HS is Durst's reaction to this market requirement. It is designed for 'rugged industrial use' whilst offering all the advantages of digital printing.
The new printer features Durst Quadro Z printheads with a print carriage of over 49,000 nozzles and a resolution of up to 1200 dpi with a drop size of 7, 14, or 21 pl. With eight colours, greyscale and primary printing options, the Rhotex provides the finest print quality. The Rhotex HS uses eco-friendly water based dispersed dye inks that are odourless, VOC free and recyclable. They also comply with Blue Wool scale 5-6, suitable for up to two years' outdoor use.
The Rhotex HS will print up to 330 cm width by any length, and with unrivalled data and image flexibility, 24/7 reliability and the finest quality of print, the Rhotex HS is ideal for: banners, posters POP/POS displays, indoor wall graphics, trade show displays, parasols, flags, backdrops and outdoor advertising.
The Rhotex HS will provide the user with a competitive advantage for the production of a wide range of publicity material and further enhances Durst's leading position in the soft signage market, they say.