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McGowans scores a first

McGowans scores a first


McGowans, one of Ireland’s leading wide format print companies, which has offices in both Dublin and Belfast, has become the first company in the UK and Ireland to purchase a Rho 1312 as part of its recent €2 million investment with Durst.

The Durst Rho 1312, widely acknowledged to be the most productive wide format press in its class, will enable McGowans to further develop its product and service portfolio. The company counts amongst its clients businesses specialising in the fashion and cosmetics sectors which demand photo quality images, and thus this new addition will enable it to deliver the requisite high quality output with faster turnaround times.

McGowans-building-sd-minThe Durst Rho 1312 prints on a diverse range of substrates, ranging from hard and soft foam sheets up to 4mm thick, to aluminium, acrylic gloss, PVC, plastics and corrugated boards at speeds of up to 650sq m per hour, producing output with improved image quality and a high gloss finish.

Other notable features include a12 picolitre drop size, consistent litho-quality printing and perfect text quality at 1000dpi.  In addition, it benefits from the highest number of printing nozzles in a machine of its class and uses variodrop technology to deliver excellent skin tones and solid areas

This latest installation follows McGowans’ previous investments in a Durst Rho 1030 and Durst P10 320.  Mal McGowan, the company’s owner and founder and a Durst customer for 15 years, commented: “Our investment in the Rho 1312 will enable us to remain at the forefront of technology, in terms of reliability, quality, speed, machine build excellence and durability, all of which we regard as fundamental considerations when selecting a manufacturing partner.”

Peter Bray, Managing Director of Durst UK and Ireland, added: “With extremely tight deadlines, companies such as McGowansneed technology they can rely on and theinitial feedback we’ve received relating to the Rho 1312 has been every encouraging indeed. We’re delighted that as a longstanding partner, McGowans has made this investment and believe that it will enable them to further enhance both the quality and scope of the applications that it can offer to its clients.”

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