Kappa 180

The Kappa 180 is a genuine alternative to flat bed screen printing. It has a printing speed of up to 580 sqm/hour (300 running meters) and an outstanding printing quality (Single Pass: 1000 x 600 dpi; 2 Pass: 1000 x 1200 dpi). It is the new flagship of the textile printing sector.

  

The Kappa 180 was developed on the basis of Durst‘s proprietary Quadro printhead technology at the Durst Development Center in Kufstein, Austria, to meet the specific requirements of the textile industry with „QuadroZ“. Specialized high-grade inks (Kappa Inks) for textile printing were developed in the Durst Research Center in Lienz, Austria, to print on different textile fibers with absolutely environmentally friendly, water-based dispersion-, reactive- and acid inks using the QuadroZ Arrays. The Kappa 180 is an economical and ecological innovation, since it reduces water and power consumption compared with conventional methods while at the same time offering total flexibility to customers. There are no limits with the Kappa 180 as far as design and colors are concerned. Every changeover is direct and immediate – setup times and screen-making are now a thing of the past.

  

Printing System

The Kappa 180 has fully automatic feeding-in and guiding facilities for textiles with a maximum printing width of 195 cm and a printing blanket with an integrated washing system. The drying unit is a hot air dryer, optionally powered by gas, steam or electricity. The Durst Quadro Array has been modified for textile printing and is now capable of printing on textiles with a specially hardened, fray-resistant nozzle plate with a drop size of 7/14/21 picoliters. 6,144 jets per color produce a resolution of up to 1680 dpi, while a single automatic nozzle cleaning system ensures uninterrupted operation.

  • RIP-Software

    Durst provides different RIP software for the Kappa textile printer: Durst ColorBlend RIP und Durst Kappa Caldera GrandTEx+.

Mascioni expands its range with the addition of Durst inkjet technology

Cuvio is a village of 1,600 inhabitants in the Lombardy region of Northern Italy. The village is famous for two things: firstly, its proximity to the Lago Maggiore, Italy's second largest lake, and secondly, Mascioni, one of Europe's largest textile finishers. Covering an area of around 430,000 square meters, the plant produces household textiles for brands such as Bassetti, Armani, Missoni, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Zara, in addition to hotel collections, technical textiles and clothing. Questioned about whether he has any environmental misgivings about the location of the textile factory, Carlo Mascioni, co-CEO of the family-owned company, replies with a friendly smile: "You can rest assured that for the manufacturers in this region sustainability is not some meaningless marketing claim." Little wonder then, that his company's water and wastewater treatment plants alone account for more than 40,000 square meters. Directly beside them is the firm's own Siemens power plant – Mascioni's independent source of energy. With this ideal combination of ecological responsibility and business acumen, it is hardly surprising to find that the company is one of the world's most modern textile production plants. "During our 50-year history we have continually invested in new technologies and innovations in order to make production more efficient and to conserve resources. This applies also to our present investment in digital inkjet technology, especially since it reduces water and energy consumption substantially compared with conventional methods and offers completely new market prospects for our customers and ourselves.“  ...

 

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