Durst Phototechnik celebrated its 75th anniversary at a ceremony which celebrated the companys innovation, creation and new markets. The company, founded in 1936, has been an innovator in the fields of photographic equipment, enlargers and print development and is one of the few companies in the photographic sector to survive the decline in silver halide technology.
Thanks to constant research and innovation, the company has become a leader in the high-range inkjet printing sector in graphics and many other markets. After the classic photography period (1936-1995), the company entered the digital photography phase (until 2001) with the introduction of the Lambda, followed by inkjet printing in the graphics sector with the introduction of the first flatbed printer using UV-drying inks.
In 2004 came the industrial inkjet printing period, introducing single-pass inkjet printers for the ceramic tile industry (Gamma), the wood and furniture industry (Rho SP 60), label printing (Tau 150) and textile printing (Kappa 180). Now Durst is projected towards the future, to making printing smart and suited to the surfaces of the most varied materials.
A constant element of company policy has always been its desire for independence, backed by financial solidity, big investments in research and development (through which it gained leadership in niche markets), its orientation towards the customer and service and the high quality of its products. As an SME, the company has remained close to small and medium-sized companies in various business sectors and to its Tyrol headquarters.