Olympus Group Turns to Durst P5 350 for Increased Quality and Productivity
A leader in custom printing, specializing in wide- and grand-format graphics, Olympus Group has provided branding solutions for more than 125 years. Headquartered in Milwaukee, WI, Olympus Group conducts business with recognizable high-profile clients, providing custom print solutions, as well as custom mascot characters, across a variety of markets including trade shows and events, sports teams, entertainment, and branded environments.
Olympus Group was met with the challenge of aging equipment with increasing downtime and waste. After reviewing various models, it knew it needed to take advantage of the latest technology. “We needed to have a solution for printing both rigid and roll-to-roll,” states Jason Ahart, COO, Olympus Group. “This allows us to maximize the use of space within our facilities while also increasing capacity and improving turnaround speed.”
With research, and a few industry references later, Olympus Group knew its next step. Durst (Booth N1043) innovation, with its industry leading printing solutions, offer top print speeds, automation, and workflow efficiency, which has the industry recognizing the P5 350 platform as the competitive edge for digital print applications.
The Durst P5 350 is an all-in-one hybrid large-format UV LED inkjet press that prints both rigid and roll materials up to 138" (3.5m) wide with 1,200 dpi output. The P5 350 provides various options to this platform, brings expanded roll capabilities with controlled double-sided printing, allowing for fast media changes and innovative flexibility. The P5 350 is equipped with Durst Print Workflow software and exclusive Durst Analytics, turning the printer into a production unit from day one and offering enhanced production efficiency.
Olympus Group decided on the Durst P5 350 because the company wanted a dependable inkjet printer that is multi-functional and generates superior output quality, with versatility to accommodate roll-to-roll and rigid materials. “We are proud that Olympus Group selected Durst,” says Larry D’Amico, sales director, Durst North America. “We are excited to be an integral part of their business. The P5 350 provides the tools for growth with industry leading innovation and technology. We look forward to a longstanding partnership.”
“Less downtime and significant efficiency gain has been achieved with the P5 350,” says Gamalier Roche, plant manager, Olympus Group/Orlando, FL. With a Durst P5 350 at both its WI and FL locations, Olympus Group’s multisite custom print capabilities can now produce more in-house, mitigating cost and capacity concerns, while maintaining a high level of responsiveness, turning projects faster for its customers. The P5 350 gave Olympus Group wider product offerings, improved results with previous problematic media, and less waste that results in a more efficient process. Roche says, “We are more than just another print shop. We offer the complete service to our customers. The Durst P5 350 takes quality and productivity to a new level, allowing us to increase capacity and keep up with our customer’s deadlines. The Durst P5 350 fits perfectly into our business model.”