Left to right: 3M's Seth Stores, Mani Yazdanpanahi from Morelock, Simon Copeman from 3M, and Emar Hofmann from Durst
Another decade of cooperation between 3M
and its long-standing UK sign manufacturer client Morelock Group was cemented with firm handshakes on the 3M stand yesterday.
Morelock has purchased a Durst Rho 163 TS printing system after a decade of operating the previous model, a Rho 161. The new printer can produce more than 25m² per hour on 1,220mm-wide media in high-quality mode for traffic sign use.
It uses specially designed 3M Piezo InkJet 8900UV series inks on 3M reflective sheeting as well as rigid media during 24/7 production work. Resolution of the Rho 163 is 400xc600 dpi, addressable.
“The deal is a confirmation of the commitment by the two companies to continue a relationship that has existed for around two decades,” said Simon Copeman, general sales and marketing manager for 3M’s UK Transportation and Safety Division. “It’s also a firm belief in the technology of Durst products by both companies.”
“Our purchase of the Durst Rho 163 TS strengthens our working relationship with 3M that started just over 20 years ago and is set to last another two decades,” said Dr Mani Yazdanpanahi, managing director of Morelock, based near Wolverhampton, UK.
“The new Durst machine increases our capacity to produce signs not only for the traffic sector but also the general commercial sector. With the Rho 163 TS we can create much more detailed images,” said Dr Yazdanpanahi.
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