ITM Texpo Eurasia 2012 Exhibitor Preview: Durst Phototechnik AG

BRIXEN, Italy — March 7, 2012 — Durst, the specialist in industrial inkjet applications, is
presenting its Kappa 180 high-performance digital inkjet printer at the ITM 2012 trade show in
Istanbul from April 21-24, 2012. Over the past few months Durst — together with distributor
Saatcioglu — has put in place an independent sales, marketing and service structure for the Turkish
textile market, thus paving the way for the official market entry of the Kappa 180. The
high-performance inkjet printer — from the printheads to the inks — was developed by Durst’s own
designers and engineers and was hailed as a genuine alternative to flatbed screen printing systems
when first demonstrated at the ITMA 2011 trade show. With a printing speed of more than 600 m2/hour
(over 300 running meters), coupled with outstanding printing quality (1056 x 600 dpi), the Kappa
180 allows the on-demand production of between one and many thousands of running meters. 

As Christoph Gamper, Executive Vice President of Durst Phototetechnik AG, explains:
“Following successful installations like at Mascioni S.P.A. in Italy, we are delighted to be
launching the Kappa 180 in our second core market: Turkey. We have been working closely with our
partner Saatcioglu on the development of a service structure for the Turkish textile sector and are
now ready for market entry.”

Durst has been collaborating very successfully with Saatcioglu in Turkey for many years. For
example, Saatcioglu has been the distributor for Durst’s digital printing systems in the glass,
ceramics and large-format printing sectors. For Kappa 180, Saatcioglu has formed a new service team
which has been trained to use the machinery by Durst engineers in Brixen/Italy. In this way, the
partners can ensure first-class on-site support in the customer’s own language and culture.

According to Serdar Saatcioglu, CEO Saatcioglu Dıs Tic. AS, “with the introduction of the
Durst Kappa 180 in Turkey, we are giving textile finishing companies in that country a clear
competitive edge as well as new market opportunities. They have a viable alternative to flatbed
screen printing systems and can now produce small and midsize volumes faster, more cost-efficiently
and with better quality, while at the same time conserving resources more effectively. This is an
innovation which will strengthen Turkey’s standing as a base for manufacturing still further.”

Posted on March 20, 2012

Source: Durst Phototechnik AG