Durst Image Technology US, LLC

Canada's Imagerie DB Acquires New Durst Rho 500R Printer For its Complex Retail Projects

Imagerie DB, one of Montreal's most dynamic print providers for high-quality fashion retail campaigns, recently acquired a five-meter Durst Rho 500R Superwide Roll-to-Roll Inkjet Printer to handle its biggest, most complex projects requiring multiple types of output. The company's new purchase comes on the heels of the installation of a new Rho 900 Large-Format UV Inkjet Printer.

Founded by brothers Benoit and Denis Paquette, Imagerie DB is well known among Canada's most prominent and demanding retailers. It offers clients a wide variety of solutions – from eye-level point-of-purchase pieces to vehicle and building wraps, from banners and billboards to posters and floor graphics – on virtually every media and substrate currently available. With the Rho 500R, complemented by the Rho 900, the company is enhancing its ability to offer cutting-edge digital output on time and on budget.

"Imagerie DB is respected for providing our clients with the latest, most creative and effective graphics and visual communications solutions," Benoit Paquette said. "The Rho 500R, because of its versatility, range and quality, will help us strengthen this reputation with our clients. And it will make our operations more responsive and efficient – it is a highly efficient, highly productive machine. We fully expect that's its operation and reliability will be as good as our Rho 900, and we have been very pleased with that printer."

The award-winning Rho 500R prints six-color, 600-dpi images on vinyl, mesh and other superwide roll media at speeds up to 3,760 s.f./hr. It also prints three independent images from three separate job queues on three different 1.6-meter rolls all at the same time to achieve high efficiency and handle a broader range of applications. The Rho 500R operates unattended, uses less ink than comparable superwide platforms, and minimizes operational costs due to its high productivity, advanced workflow and remarkable versatility.

The 98-inch-wide Rho 900 combines efficient automated media handling and "process color additions" with high-speed printing capabilities – up to 2,400 s.f./hr. – to deliver high productivity and a broader color gamut. Its sophisticated media handling system employs an auto-feed table with belts, sheet feed gate with guides for parallel board printing and automatic two-point pin registration system to ensure accurate front-to-back registration.

"Imagerie DB is a premier creative digital printer in North America, and we're extremely pleased to have them as a Durst customer," said Christopher Howard, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Durst U.S. "We're finding that, more and more, the print providers who are on top of this industry with the best solutions and the best operations are choosing Durst."