Reading-based graphics specialist VGL has now added a second Rhotex 320R printer from Durst Image Technology to its impressive stable of large-format printing solutions.
As Managing Director and co-owner of the family-run VGL business, Michael Ayerst stated: “We have always invested in the latest and best technology. Customers want a reliable and fast turnaround and quality printing at a competitive price and Durst has been a key factor to our success in achieving this. The Rhotex offers fantastic quality at an industrial speed, with the printer’s 3.2-metre width being an additional benefit.
He continued: “We have gradually replaced all of our old roll-to-roll equipment with Durst machines. These include a Rho 160R incorporating 3M Scotchprint consumables, a Rho 320R and 500R and a Rhotex 320 textile printer. Textiles are a major growth area for us and potentially for the whole market. With a move to a larger factory we have been able to install a Rhotex 320 that has enabled us to continue the expansion of our textile printing business.
“As a company we are extremely environmentally conscious, which is why we are gradually phasing out our solvent printers, while still retaining certain elements to satisfy the demand by some large customer requirements for solvent printed material. However, we are gradually migrating to more environmentally aware alternatives and are constantly seeking ways to reduce our carbon footprint, an aim that is digital textile printing is helping us to fulfill.“