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Durst’s new P5 TEX iSUB sets a new dye-sub milestone

Durst’s new P5 TEX iSUB sets a new dye-sub milestone
Durst is setting a milestone in the field of dye-sublimation printing with the launch of the P5 TEX iSUB. The abbreviation iSUB stands for ‘inline sublimation’, a process that eliminates individual work steps, thus resulting in a significant increase in quality and efficiency for the user.

The dye-sublimation market is experiencing enormous growth rates in all areas of application, from soft signage and décor through to fast fashion and imprinted sportswear and, in the period between 2017 to 2023, it is reported the sales volume will increase by more than 60 percent, according to a forecast by Keypoint Intelligence. Converted to absolute figures, it is predicted that the market will grow globally from around $19.2 billion in 2019 to $31.4 billion in 2023.

A number of trends are driving this continued growth, including the increasing enthusiasm for water-based, odourless inks, cost-efficiency in terms of logistics and low ink consumption, as well as the wide range of suitable applications.

In tune with these trends, Durst has developed the P5 TEX iSUB, which is based on the successful P5 platform and offers a maximum print width of 3.3 metres. At the heart of the Durst P5 TEX iSUB is the integrated inline fusing for direct printing onto polyester fabrics. The advantages of this one-step process are obvious, according to Andrea Riccardi, Head of Product Management, Durst Group AG: He explained: “Firstly, there is no need for companies to invest and accommodate a calender. Further, the Durst P5 TEX iSUB requires only one operator, and due to the accelerated production process, it greatly enhances our customers’ ability to deliver in a timely manner.”

A further benefit is that the P5 TEX iSUB can also be used in conjunction with transfer papers thus providing users with enormous flexibility.

The Sublifix dye sublimation ink developed by Durst delivers vivid colours, even when used on traditionally difficult media, such as blackback or backlit for use with lightboxes and/or flags. A unique feature of the P5 Text iSUB is its innovative contactless fusing. The iSUB contactless technology ensures excellent colour consistency as well as extreme sharpness of detail in images and text, while colour blurring or bleeding is virtually eliminated.

A wide range of applications can be produced with the P5 TEX iSUB including soft signage, decorative textiles and flags as well as apparel and imprinted sportswear. For all of these applications, the Durst RIP plays a central role, ensuring consistent colour across all media.

The maximum print speed of the P5 TEX ISUB is 383 m2/hour when the 330 cm print format is fully utilised and the Multiroll option facilitates access to two rolls, with a maximum width of 1.6m per roll. Another outstanding feature of the Durst P5 TEX is the integrated finishing unit, which can be used to sew and stitch the printed media.

 The Durst P5 TEX iSUB is currently undergoing field testing at the Italian ABS Group, which has a long-standing partnership with the Durst Group and has been working with a Rhotex 500 and Rhotex 325, for many years. Now, the addition of the Durst P5 TEX iSUB has significantly increased the company’s flexibility and productivity as well as enhancing the quality of its printed output.

The ABS Group management has also been very impressed with the Durst Analytics tool, the data from which is used to network the P5 TEX iSUB with the ERP software developed in-house and thus optimise production planning and individual processes.

 Christian Harder, Vice President Sales, Durst Group Ag, concluded: “The P5 TEX iSUB combines efficiency, quality and productivity at the highest level. At Durst, we are convinced that our solution will give a significant boost to the soft signage market.”

For further information, visit: www.durst-group.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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