Horizon, the digital print and design specialist, used Fespa 2019 to complete the signing of a third Durst production system as part of a move to futureproof its fast growing business in the final stages of a major investment programme in Dublin, Ireland.
The investment includes a Durst Rho 1312 fully automated with a Smart4 speed advancement tool that improves speed and productivity by 40%. Horizon already has Durst P10 25O HS and Rho 1312 print production systems, which are also automated systems.
Family owned Horizon is only weeks away from opening an extension to its head office on Navan Road, Dublin, where it has been located for the last 26 years. Having a new facility nearby, yet in a separate unit, ensures continuation of the company’s disaster recovery planning. Its expansion also includes new finishing machinery.
Horizon was formed more than 30 years ago and employs over 80 staff. With a design and print hub, it specialises in retail, point of sale, outdoor advertising and interactive digital in Ireland and works for a cross section of clients, including blue chip companies.
Tony Gillen, a director at Horizon, said: ‘Our decision to once again partner with Durst was an easy one. The Durst 1312 Automate is state of the art and will increase our capacity significantly. The consistency of the Durst printer ensures there are no colour variations in print runs from start to finish. As for colour matching, the Durst matches the Pantone spectrum more accurately than any other machine in its class.’