Icon Digital Productions (Richmond Hill, ON), a major provider of large-format digital graphic solutions with offices in Toronto, Montreal and New York, has installed a Durst Rho 1312 UV inkjet digital printer – the first such installation in Canada. The 98-inch Rho 1312 has been characterized as “the most productive 12-picolitre hybrid printer in its class.”
His company was ready to upgrade its flatbed printer and needed something faster. “We have a number of Durst platforms in our shop – we’ve always viewed Durst products as best-in-class and have come to appreciate them as very reliable and fast, with print quality as good as it gets in large format,” said Icon Digital President Juan Lau (pictured previously). “The Rho 1312 represents Durst’s latest generation of high-speed printers – it’s definitely one the fastest we looked at. Plus, its hybrid architecture gives us the flexibility to do both flatbed and roll printing. For years, speeds have been improving, and the 1312 seems to have reached speeds and image quality that’s on par with litho printing,” Lau added. “Its print quality at higher speeds means we can do less outsourcing to litho printers and keep that work in-house. Also, its ink set allows us to print on a wide variety of substrates.”
The Rho 1312, which prints up to 6,600 sq. ft./hr., offers “improved image quality, increased reliability during printing, and unparalleled media handling flexibility, particularly with difficult and heat-sensitive media.” Durst’s Quadro Array printhead technology, applying very small droplets of only 12 picolitres, enables a very high printing speed without compromising output quality. Images are “crisp, clear and visually striking.” The 1312 also incorporates “Gradual Flow Printing” for smoother tones over large areas as well as a high gloss finish “even at the highest speeds.”
Since it opened 20 years ago, Icon Digital has specialized in large-format graphic display solutions. Its head office and 45,000-sq.-ft. production facility are located in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Sales offices are located in Richmond Hill, Montreal and New York City.