Durst Group Wins Seven Product of the Year Awards

Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, announced today that Durst and Vanguard won a combined seven 2020 Product of the Year awards.  The most in the history of the company, and a reflection of the new combined Durst Group organization product depth and reach.

“The PRINTING United Awards together with our acquisition of Vanguard and our investment in LiftERP further confirm the Durst Group as a powerhouse in the US Graphics Industry,” says Christoph Gamper, CEO and co-owner of the Durst Group. “We look forward to offering the new expanded portfolio worldwide in 2021 and further expanding our leading position in the global LFP market.”

• Durst Rho 2500: UV/Latex Hybrid (> $500K)
• Durst Rhotex 325: RTR Dye Sublimation on Textile (> $100K)
• Vanguard VDR5-E: Flatbed/Hybrid UV/Latex (< $100K)
• Vanguard VKM600T: Flatbed/Hybrid UV/Latex ($100K-$200K)
• Vanguard VK300HS: Flatbed/Hybrid with White UV/Latex ($200K-$500K) 
• LiftERP: Workflow/MIS/CRM
• Durst Workflow: Software – RIP

Tim Saur, President of Durst North America stated, “As a Durst Group we essentially won in every price segment available to print providers in the market.” He continued, “Through the talent of our incredible engineering group in Europe, and the design capability of the entire Vanguard team in Atlanta, it is no surprise to me that we won so many product awards.”
Durst printing technology and software solutions continue to revolutionize the entire production process for today’s printing businesses. Durst versatile world-class digital printing systems and revolutionary software offerings, are designed to be an all-in-one solution and complement today’s print marketplace
Rho 2500:
The new innovative modular production printer offering, is available in three different versions with upgrades possible at any time. The Rho 2500’s new 8 picoliter printheads with variodrop printing technology enables higher resolution of 1000dpi, finer printing quality with excellent sharpness and productivity over 300 boards/hr.  Starting with six head rows for the Rho 2500 S model, the Rho 2500 M comprises eight head rows and the Rho 2500 L has 10 head rows. Other options include a dual track printing mode and a stacker for ¾ or full skid-to-skid automation.
Rhotex 325:
The 126-inch Rhotex 325 dual-purpose fabric & soft-signage printer expands Durst already successful portfolio of high-performance printers for textile and soft-signage. Depending on the application and fabric, the Rhotex 325 can alternate between direct- and transfer printing with little downtime.  This is possible, thanks to the new Durst WTS print head technology, which achieves an exceptionally high-quality print using environmentally friendly water-based dispersion inks for various printing materials, and reaches a printing speed of up to 4,130 sq. ft/hr.
The game-changing software system, LiftERP will completely manage your print business. The software is highly configurable and ever evolving, so it molds around the needs of your business. LiftERP runs entirely in the cloud, and is the only Print MIS / ERP system engineered from the ground up, to work on any web browser, mobile device or other Internet enabled devices throughout the shop. LiftERP is the only system that can truly enable a successful paperless print shop.  Internal staff, sales staff, and even customers can access the system from anywhere, to place orders, approve proofs, process invoices, and manage the business.
The revolutionary all-in-one solution for the prepress and production process. Durst Workflow is a browser-based prepress and print production solution that combines data preparation, color management and output preparation that ensures efficient production. Durst Workflow allows for full print shop automation that brings new levels of efficiency and improves job turnaround and uptime. Workflow is the complete solution for flexible and productive data that allows for personalized analysis of your print data.
Open to all PRINTING United Alliance member suppliers, Product of the Year products are evaluated by a highly qualified panel of judges from across the printing industry with this year’s annual contest’s 200-plus entries in 85 categories spanning; analog, digital, output and non-output technologies. “The Product of the Year competition represents the best of the best,” said Ray Weiss, director of digital print programs, PRINTING United Alliance.

“The PRINTING United Alliance Product of the Year competition has always been about recognizing significant innovative technology. Our entire organization is very pleased to receive this validation from the industry professionals,” says Saur. “We feel strongly that our products offer print providers the best option for production reliability while strengthening their workflow operations. We take great pride in being selected as winner in the distinguished competition.”