Leach goes wider with new Durst

By Jo Francis, Wednesday 09 March 2016

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Leach signed for a new Durst Rho 512R on the opening day of Fespa Digital.


Durst CEO Christoph Gamper with Richard Leach (R) at the show

The firm, based in Huddersfield in the UK, is a long-standing Durst customer. This will be its first 5m-wide machine.

“We’re buying it to support growth in our large-format graphic lightbox business, where we’ve developed our own range of LED illuminated lightboxes,” said managing director Richard Leach. 

The new Rho 512R roll-to-roll printer has a list price of around €680,000. It will join three existing Durst UV printers at Leach’s 2,800m2 facility. 

“In terms of print quality at this size format it’s astounding what can be achieved,” Leach added. “We’ll use it to bring back in-house 5m work that we currently outsource. We can run it as 5m or as a mix of other formats.”

The Rho 512 is due to be installed at the end of May. 

Leach celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. 

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