Durst hints at ‘superwide’ P5 release at FESPA Berlin

Durst Oceania managing director Matt Ashman says the new print technology Durst will unveil at FESPA Global Print Expo in Berlin will mark a reinvention of the superwide printer in the style of Durst’s award-winning P5 platform.

Ashman said excitement is building for the FESPA Global Print Expo to be held in Berlin from May 31 to June 3 where Durst Group will demonstrate its offerings in advanced printing technology from a huge 800 square metre stand.

Those planning to visit FESPA can click this link to download a free ticket, compliments of Durst.


Overnight Durst released a sneak peak of what visitors can expect with the ‘superwide’ P5 to be running at the show.

Also on show at FESPA will be the P5 350 H/S, which was installed last year by Australia’s Avon Graphics, the P5 TEX iSUB dye sublimation printer for soft signage and fabrics, two Vanguard flatbeds and a TAU RSC label and packaging platform.

“The P5 is all about versatility and being able to do many different things well. With the P5 we wanted it to be an industry leading roll-to-roll and flatbed and that is what we achieved with the P5 350, and what we are doing by going wider we are reinventing the superwide printer in the style of the P5,” Ashman told Sprinter.

“The P5 is all about versatility, productivity and quality and this new superwide P5 will introduce new innovative features to aid each of those.

“FESPA is going to be a great show and it is going to be great to get everyone back into gear.”

Durst released the P5 350/HS three-and-a-half metre wide high speed platform, which prints at speeds of up to 650 square metres per hour, in 2020. Australia’s Avon Graphics became the first printer in the southern hemisphere to install the platform.

The P5 can be configured in up to eight colours, has a seven picolitre dot and 1200 dpi. In addition, its UV technology means its can print on diverse media up to five centimetres thick, including textiles, acrylics, polymers, paper, and corrugated board.

Now it is set to release a new superwide version, but exactly how wide remains to be seen.

Other highlights:

Durst will also demonstrate the TAU RSC labels and packaging platform and provide an opportunity to view what’s new from Vanguard Europe.

The functionality and production boosting possibilities of the Durst Workflow Software will also be on display. The announcements come as Durst celebrates its 500th customer installation of the Durst Workflow Software.

The Durst Workflow Software was founded in 2019 with Durst’s Software and Solutions Division now boasting a 60-strong team. The comprehensive software solution is also open to third-party providers.

The FESPA Global Print Expo in Berlin runs from May 31 to June 3 at the Berlin Expo Centre, Messedamm 22 14055, Berlin, Germany.

Durst Group will be located in Hall 4.2, booth B30.

Opening hours: 31 May to 2 June from 10am to 6pm. On the last day of the show, 3 June, the Durst booth will be open from 10am to 3pm.

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