Due to the further development of the inkjet technology introduced at Glasstec 2014, Durst is now in the position to satisfy more than any other exhibitor the statement of this fair: "Anything is possible in the future of glass".Durst Rho Vetrocer in fact will enable the usage of digital printing with ceramic inks to quickly and conveniently print, without setup up times, glass fronts, glass doors, divider walls for kitchens, glass frames. Durst offers a tremendous creative potentiality for the glass usage and convinces due to the high print quality and the stability of printed images.
The new Rho Vetrocer includes an innovative media transport system, showing suction cups onto the deck. Due to this special transport mechanism, the glass is registered with an extreme precision for the print and curing process and then is taken back to the starting position to carry out, for instance, one unique double vision or multilayer print process. New also are the surface sensors, allowing the round shaped glass to be precisely positioned for the print.
"In many fields of application Durst is the leading supplier of industrial print systems for the digital decoration of surfaces ", states Dr. Richard Piock, President of the Durst Phototechnik AG Board fo Directors. "With our new Business Unit Durst Industrial Inkjet Applikation GmbH in Lienz, we adapted the inkjet technology to glass printing, to eliminate any possible limitation suffered by the traditional print processes and offer new application possibilities, runs, styles and effects with the glass media.
Our vertical integration will enable us to successfully solve complex challenges coming form the glass printing and we are glad to be able to introduce at Vitrum 2015 the new opportunities offered by our Rho Vetrocer. To us the statement then becomes: “The glass future is now and we make everything possible."
Rho Vetrocer – Innovative glass printer with ceramic inks
In 2013 Durst opens the Durst Industrial Inkjet Application GmbH subsidiary in Lienz to adapt its inkjet technology to other industrial fields. The introduction of the glass printer Rho Vetrocer at Glasstec 2014 showed the possibility to adapt the glass media. Basing upon the technology already operating in other fields, in the glass printer the technology was farther developed specifically for such application. For instance, the continuous flow technology of the Gamma ceramic printers – a continuous circulation system of inks inside print heads to avoid the sedimentation of ceramic inks – is optimized through new QSR print heads and the innovative fluid technology.
At the Reserch center in Lienz, the Rho Vetrocer ink, an ink formed by inorganic pigments, frits, fluid vector and disposal, was specifically formulated to print onto glass media. The ink is applied directly onto the glass, without primer, and during the baking stage into the heaven it will be bound permanently. The ceramic ink is lead, cadmium and nickel free, is compliant to DIN regulations and, as compared to other digital inks, may be formulated into a much wider colour variety, particularly for red and yellow. A colour management software developed by Durst enables the reproduction of RAL colours onto the glass.
Due to the Durst great experience in developing and vertically integrating, Rho Vetrocer offers a magnetic transport print cart, a bionic vector in a aluminium-titanium-silicon alloy and a Durst software for the data processing and management.
With the new media transport system using suction cups onto the cart, an extraordinary 0,1 mm tolerance precision is reached and a various processes print procedure can then be completely automated. Furthermore, the surface sensors, recording a higher number of edges/points, enable to print onto rounded glasses or glasses with a rounded edges. After the print stage, an infrared dryer of new concept, directly attached to the printer, takes care of the delicate curing process of ceramic inks at a temperature of 110°C. The process is automatically adjusted by the surface sensors.
Durst can be visited at Vitrum 2015 in hall 24, booth P10, and during the fair the Durst Industrial Inkjet Applikation Team will be available for individual meetings.
Please contact Richard Piock at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org