FESPA is the largest international, wide format printing event with more than 700 exhibitors in Hamburg, Germany. The 2017 event took place in early May, and showcased digital, textile and screen printing expertise from around the world. The Durst team exhibited in a major way, as we have historically done at FESPA.
We spoke with North American Director of Sales, Larry D’Amico, about his experience at FESPA, highlights from Durst, and the pulse on industry trends.
At a macro level, food packaging is subject to extensive regulation, with risks in mind of food contamination, spoilage, foreign objects, and more. As a society, food production and packaging is a popular topic, whether it be treatments of chemicals used at the agricultural level, or cross-contamination during manufacturing, packaging, and preparation. Within this environment, we as industrial printers and packaging manufacturers are within the ripple effect, requiring us to deliver a high-quality product while protecting the consumer.
Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, is successfully continuing the roadmap set for its business segment Durst Corrugated Packaging & Display Printing, which it established in 2016. Following successful installation of its Delta WT 250 multi-pass printing system with Durst Water Technology for a number of customers at the beginning of the year, Durst is now field-testing its flagship system, the Delta SPC 130.
No longer a question of if, the corrugated printing space has welcomed digital technology, previously thought to be immature in scope and capability and unable to achieve superior results. As it was introduced into the market, digital printing was limited to multi-pass technology, causing printers to question its ability to deliver at a high quality and high speed.