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Rho 162 TS Roll-to-Roll/Flatbed UV Inkjet-Printer For Traffic Signs Application
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The Rho 162 TS is a hybrid (roll to roll/flatbed) inkjet printer designed for traffic signs applications using specifically developed UV inks by 3M. Whether you print directly onto 3M High Intensity Prismatic Sheeting HIP 3930 and 3M Diamond Grade Cubed Sheeting DG3 4090 roll media or on steel sheets laminated by these media, the printer offers high quality and flexibility, achieving certified, highly reflective traffic signs owing to Durst`s unique media surface treatment system. Designed for the use of 3M UV Ink Series 8800, the Rho 162 TS can print Traffic Signs with a durability of 12 years MCS warranty, while meeting key requirements in terms of retro-reflectivity and color boxes as per the Traffic Signs Regulations, reducing signifi- cantly cycle time and production workflow steps.

Rho 162TS key features


  • Direct Digital UV Printing System for producing long lasting Highway Traffic Signs & general traffic signs
  • Roll-to-roll printing or direct printing on laminated sheets
  • Designed for printing on 3M High Intensity Prismatic Sheeting HIP 3930 and 3M Diamond Grade Cubed Sheeting DG3 4090 media types and 3M Engineer Grade 3290I Sheeting
  • Meets the European Traffic Signs Standard by 3M UV 8800 Ink Series meeting European Traffic Signs Regulations
  • 12 years 3M MCS warranty – durability, reflectivity, color boxes
  • Offers digital workflow for economical printing of one off/low quantity special traffic signs
  • Easy operation with Durst`s proprietary software based on Linux
  • High reliable 24/7 printing
  • Fast media change with minimum media waste
  • Maximum printing width 157.5 cm (62 in.)
  • Maximum printing length – limited by roll length
  • Media thickness boards – 30 mm (1,2 in.)


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Technical Data
General specifications Power Supply:

120/208 VAC +/- ,10%, 3 phase + PE, 12 KVA, 60/50 Hz, max. 32 A per phase 230/400 VAC +/-10%, 3 phase + N + PE, 50 Hz, 15 KVA, max. 25 A per phase

Power Consumption:
Maximum: 15 KVA, average 8 KVA

Wdith: approx. 380 cm (152 in.) Length: 201 cm (79 in.) Height: 173 cm (70 in.)

Space requirement:
Approx. 6 x 6 m (20 x 20 ft)

Approx. 2000 kg (4400 lb)

Safety Standards:
according to European Maschine Directive 26/2009

12 (129 sq.ft) in pass 3

Front end workstation:
HP Linux Workstation

Operating System:
Pre-installed RedHat Enterprise Linux WS EM64T

TFT Monitor

Network Interface:
Ethernet 100/1000 Mbit
Printing specifications:

Printing system:
Patented Durst Roll to Roll trans- port system with Quadro Array Technology Patented Durst media surface treatment system

400 x 600 dpi (addressable) 800 x 1200 apparent


Printing modes:
Color, CMYK Workflow, Backlit, Glossy, Matte

3M UV 8800 series, designed to match the traffic sign color boxes

Ink supply:
Continuous ink supply with 10-litre ink reservoirs, refillable during operation for large print processes. Refill ink in 5-litre non-returnable containers, easy disposal in collapsed condition, avoiding pollution to the machine and the environment.

Durst Rho user software, based on Linux RIP Workstation with Caldera CopyRip
Printing specifications Media types:

  • 3M High Intensity Prismatic Sheeting HIP 3930
  • 3M Diamond Grade Cubed Sheeting DG3 4090
  • 3M Engineer Grade 3290I Sheeting
Maximum printing width:
Up to 1575 mm (62 in.) with border and no edge to edge option.

Media weight:
Max. 150 kg (330 lb.) with pneumatic axles for the media feeding and take-up unit, Rho 162 TS Axle Pneu 76, 74 to 82 mm (2.9 to 3.2 in.)

Max. medium thickness:
  • Roll-to-roll version: 0,15 mm up to 2,5 mm
  • Flatbed version(optional): up to 30 mm (1,2 in.)
Location requirements Maximum height:
2,400 m (8,000 ft) above sea level

Temperature range:
+15 °C to +30 °C (+59°F to 86°F), non-condensing

Relative air humidity:
25 - 80 %, non-condensing
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