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Durst Group Wins Astonishing Thirteen 2024 PRINTING United Alliance Pinnacle Awards

Rochester, NY and Lawrenceville, GA – July 2024: It is with tremendous honor that the Durst Group announces its win of thirteen (13) PRINTING United Alliance Pinnacle Awards this year. With this great success, they become the most highly awarded company two years in a row.  

“It is always an honor to receive recognition for our high quality, innovative solutions, but that feeling is heightened when the recognition is this substantial,” commented President and Managing Director of North America, Tim Saur. “Durst Group offers best-in-class products with an ongoing focus of continuous improvement and development for both hardware and software solutions. We are thankful for our lasting success with the Pinnacle Awards and look forward to maintaining our innovation leadership in the industry.”  

The Durst Group, which includes Vanguard Digital Printing systems, celebrates their award accomplishments this year. Since its introduction in 2021, the Durst P5 TEX / P5 TEX iSUB has won Pinnacle Awards for a fourth year in a row, for a total of seven awards. Vanguard entered into nine categories this year and won all nine categories. “It’s truly a testament to how we approach our technology, and to the amazing team we have across the country,” said Jim Peterson, COO and co-founder of Vanguard Digital. “As a group, Durst and Vanguard have brought significant advancement to the industry, continuously offering groundbreaking technology coupled with unrivaled quality and support. It is wonderful to be recognized like this, and to be part of this award-winning team.”

The PRINTING United Alliance is the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in North America, and with a highly qualified panel of judges across the printing industry, they evaluated the annual contest’s 160+ entries in more than 58 categories spanning analog, digital, output, and non-output technologies.

The following products won 2024 Pinnacle Awards:

Durst P5 TEX: awarded Roll-to-Roll Direct Disperse Ink on Textile
Durst P5 350 HSR: awarded RTR/hybrid/flatbed new technology
Durst P5 TEX iSUB: RTR Dye Sublimation on Textile (more than $100K)
Delta SPC 130: awarded Single Pass printer
Vanguard VKR3200-HS: awarded Roll-to-Roll UV (over 80 in.)
Vanguard VK3220T-HS: awarded UV Hybrid/Flatbed High Volume Prod. Class
Vanguard VR6D-HS: awarded UV/Latex Flatbed ($100K – $200K)
Vanguard VR6D-HS: awarded UV/Latex Flatbed + White ($100K – $200K)
Vanguard VR5D-E: awarded UV/Latex Flatbed (under $100K)
Vanguard VR5D-E: awarded UV/Latex Flatbed (under $70K)
Vanguard VK300D-HS: awarded UV/Latex Flatbed ($200K – $500K)
Vanguard VK300D-HS: awarded UV/Latex Flatbed + White ($200K – $500K)
Vanguard VKH900-HS: awarded UV/Latex Hybrid¹ ($100-$500K)

Durst Group won half of the 26 output awards given in this year’s awards, exemplifying their position in the industry. “The Pinnacle Awards celebrate the groundbreaking innovations and exceptional achievements shaping our industry’s future,” said Dawn Nye, Pinnacle Awards program manager PRINTING United Alliance. “With outstanding entries from companies like Durst, we always look forward to awarding technology now, and look forward to what we can expect to see in the future.”


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