Centrix Innovations, founded this year as a custom packaging and display print provider, recently installed a Durst Rho 750 HS Corrugate Display Printer as the centerpiece of its operations – the first Rho 750 HS installed in North America – to serve Midwest customers in need of high-quality short-run packaging, displays and signage.
The founders of Centrix Innovations also operate sister companies Koch Bag & Supply Co. and Columbia Burlap & Bag Co., which have served customers from Minnesota to Texas for more than 60 years, said Marc Radasky, Chief Executive Officer of Centrix Innovations. He said the new company will deliver the same quality and service customers have come to expect from the sister companies – due in large part to the capabilities of the Durst Rho 750 HS, optimized for corrugate handling and printing, coupled with a Zund GL XL3200 Cutter.
“We began the process of building this company over two years ago,” Radasky said. “Finding the right machinery was essential. We spent long days and nights visiting potential printers and cutters, traveling to trade shows, and researching the market. We couldn’t have equipment that was unreliable or lacking accuracy. The Rho 750 HS offers the reliability, efficiency and accuracy we require. This is a machine that can accept the challenging projects our customers bring us. And the support Durst provides assures Centrix that any issue we might have will be rectified quickly.”
Centrix Innovations focuses on short-run digital printing for packaging, displays and signage projects to fill a need for customers hampered by minimum orders and the overhead associated with traditional printing methods. Utilizing the latest technologies in digital printing and cutting, Radasky said, Centrix Innovations provides perfectly executed custom packaging and displays with shorter turnaround times and lower costs.
The Rho 750 HS is a production UV inkjet flatbed digital printer that handles a range of rigid media and substrates, but is especially well-suited for corrugate printing. The 80-inch printer is an ideal choice for corrugated converters and POP display specialists – delivering outstanding image quality, efficiency and productivity for short runs of high-quality packaging, displays and signage. Its versatility and easy set-up allows for customization and personalization that leads to new business opportunities and helps bring print providers into the digital future.
The Rho 750 HS prints directly onto a wide variety of coated and non-coated surfaces, as well as onto pre-printed media and single-faced corrugated substrates. It outputs up to 1,937 sq.ft./hr. across its full 80-inch printing surface at continuous production. In addition, the printer features an intuitive user interface, efficient workflow, accurate color, sharp ink laydown, precise media handling and exceptional reliability for which Durst is known.
“We’re especially pleased to be working with Centrix Innovations – a new company run by experienced business people with the imagination and drive to seize the opportunities production digital printing presents – and to have our Rho 750 HS corrugate printer serve as the anchor of the business,” said Christopher Howard, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Durst U.S. “Marc Radasky and his team are bringing their customers leading solutions, and we look forward to working closely with them to help ensure their success.”
“In Durst, we believe we found a partner who isn’t just interested in selling us a printer,” Radasky said. “From the beginning, we’ve felt Durst truly wanted Centrix to succeed. After our research, Durst was an easy choice. We feel secure that Durst will support us every step of the way.”