Little more than two years after a devastating flood that closed the factory for more than four months, Standfast & Barracks installed two Alpha 190 systems, part of a new generation of super high-performance multi-pass printers with the One-Step Pigment Ink Greentex P.
Details of the Centre of Excellence were being unveiled in the run-up to Heimtextil in Frankfurt, Germany, Jan. 9-12, where Durst and Standfast & Barracks both have an important presence. Heimtextil, which is held in Frankfurt am Main, is the world’s biggest international trade fair for home and contract textiles.
On its stand at Heimtextil, [G50, Hall 4.1], most of Standfast & Barracks displays were printed on the Durst Alpha 190. The seven new collections being shown are Traditional Archive, Archive Florals, 30s inspired Wholesale, Modern Sherwood, Novelty Brights, Luxury Velvet and Contempary Florals named “Applethwaite Garden”.
During Heimtextil, Durst will be giving a keynote presentation at the WTiN conference on Jan. 10 at 3:30 p.m. (15.30). It is entitled “Successful Digital Business Models and Opportunities with the new Durst Alpha Series and the Greentex P Pigment Ink”.
Durst developed the One-Step Pigment (Alpha Ink P) especially for the Alpha Series. The environmentally friendly pigment and the reactive and dispersion inks are based on the Durst Water Technology.
Said Stephen Thomas, managing director of Standfast & Barracks: “The initial trials for the pigment inks have been extremely successful and we are looking forward to driving forward this planned Centre of Excellence,” Thomas added. “Digital gives us unlimited opportunities and color variations. This is another huge step forward for our business.”