Durst Boosts Rho 205 Speed 30 Percent
Adds "Smart Speed"? technology
Specifically, the upgrade includes the development of new image-processing software and a new encoder, which serves to provide an increase in media-transport speed. The 30 percent speed increase is achieved with Rho 205s configured with eight or 16 heads, and occurs across all print quality settings. A Rho 205/16 set at Level 1, says Durst, prints up to 700 sq ft/hr at full width.
In the past year, Durst also has added to the Rho: white ink overprint and underprint, special-effect varnish, spot color, and 16 heads.
Smart Speed is available immediately on all new Rho 205s, and can be added to Rho 205s already "in the field" as an option beginning in March. Cost to upgrade (US only): $18,500. (Durst Image Technology US: www.durstus.com)