The new benchmark in digital UV inkjet label printing
La vicentina Italgrafica Sistemi è il primo utilizzatore mondiale di Xjet, la piattaforma elaborata da Omet e Durst con un cuore inkjet ad alte prestazioni
25. - 27.09.2018Chicago, USAHall: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
10. - 12. May. 2018Bangkok, ThailandBooth: A18
Italgrafica Sistemi announced as world's first customer for OMET XJet powered by Durst
Inspiring and engaging Durst Digital Days attracted record attendees
20.- 24.03.2018Sao Paulo, BrazilBooth: #815, Hall: Branco
28. Feb. - 1. Mar. 2018Birmingham, UKBooth: H11
5. - 9. Feb. 2018Brixen, Italy
Show Day 3 – Live from the Durst Booth
Europa-Parlamentarier Herbert Dorfmann besuchte gestern den Durst Messestand auf der Labelexpo
Helmuth Munter and Martin Leitner with a preview of the new Durst Tau 330 RSC
Durst expands its Tau 330 series with new leading edge UV inkjet single pass printing technology
EKKO is first in Ukraine with Durst Tau 330 UV inkjet label system
25 - 28/09/17BrusselsBooth: 8B26Hall: 8
The most profitable digital factory in The Adria-Balkan region
2nd installation at Versacolor in Brazil.
A power in digital labels and packaging
Durst Tau 330 LFS MPI Label Systems
Versacolor invests in a second digital label press from Durst
European first showing of Durst label & workflow system
Configure Your Digital Future Today
Durst and OMET have formed a strategic partnership in North America that allows OMET exclusive access for sales of the Durst Tau product line, effective from August 1 with full implementation expected by Label Expo Americas 2018, where the new Tau 330 RSC will be showcased as a stand-alone label press system as well as in-line with the new OMET XJet digital-flexo hybrid press.
The new partnership will provide label printers extended engineering capabilities, added services, and combined digital and flexo printing expertise from a single source. Furthermore the combined efforts are a natural fit of two premier brands, extends the reach of both companies in North America, and by utilizing OMET’s Chicago, IL office provides a central convenient location for customer demonstrations and faster sample turnaround time. Durst has appointed Richard Thomas, formerly Business Development Manager for North American Label Segment, as the newly titled Director of North American Digital Business Initiative for Labels and Package Printing.
”We are delighted to expand our collaboration with OMET,” said Helmuth Munter, Global Segment Manager for Labels & Package Printing at Durst Group. “Bringing together our know-how and market expertise provides increased value for our customers and accelerates the digitization of the label & packaging market.”
Claudio Semenza, OMET Americas Sales Director, said: “OMET is excited about the collaboration with Durst. “This partnership allows us to offer a complete system of printing solutions to our customers in North America. The interest in digital printing is growing quickly and OMET Americas now has the right answers for the market.”
Marco Calcagni, OMET Sales & Marketing Director, added: “This is a complete Made-in-Italy printing solution that meets the market trends of personalization, just-in-time deliveries, and final product variation, while also maintaining the capabilities of a conventional press. Durst is the right partner for us because they have deep knowledge and the best digital inkjet technology in the international market.”
Brixen, Italy – 15/03/2018 Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, has confirmed that Italgrafica Sistemi, of Italy, will be the world's customer for the new OMET XJet. Powered by Durst, the integrated hybrid solution for a wide range of high-performance labels and packaging printing will be installed at its headquarters in Castelgomberto, in the province of Vicenza, in the early summer.
Together with OMET, manufacturer of printing and converting machines, the two companies are providing a complete hybrid print and finishing line to Italgrafica Sistemi that will offer an unlimited flexibility and a wide range of final applications with a consistent cost reduction. It chose the OMET XJet because of the ability for in-line multi-process configurations that finalizes products in a single pass.
Italgrafica Sistemi is an €11m-turnover company with 50 employees who work two shifts. With 18 printing lines already running at Italgrafica Sistemi, the new OMET XJet is expected to replace two of the flexo lines as demands continue to increase for short-run, personalised technology in a single pass. It will open up new opportunities for cold foiling, printing on reverse and adhesives, as well as varnish and diecutting.
Francesco Niorettini, General Manager of converter Italgrafica Sistemi, said the total cost of ownership and benefits to his customers were crucial in the decision-making. "This investment opens up a new world of opportunity," he said. "It allows us to give far more choice to the market and produce so many more different types of labels for any kind of job. By including the Durst Tau, we will be able to broaden our portfolio by combining all the technologies together.
"What is also really important is to ensure that we retain the same high level and definitions produced with flexo and offset - and the Durst / OMET hybrid will enable this. Other factors in our investment decision included the 50 percent increase in speed, the low service and consumable costs, as well as the fact that both Durst and OMET have good reputations in the marketplace."
Mr Niorettini added: "We'll be saving huge amounts of money and time. We expect a 20% saving in overall production costs and will benefit from faster start-up times, which will enable us to offer a wider product range. As one example for, say, a four-colour job we expect to increase the productivity of the machine by 40 percent with faster set-ups. In addition, we will be saving around 70 percent in material waste by using digital."
Helmuth Munter, Segment Manager Labels & Package Printing at Durst, said: "Italgrafica Sistemi is one of the increasing numbers of forward-thinking companies that are seeing the huge benefits of using the best technologies in a complete 'all-in-one' printing process. This ability to combine digital inkjet printing with conventional pre- and post press printing and finishing world, offers our future customers a highly cost effective solution.
"In addition, the feedback we received from our recent Durst Digital Days has also convinced us of how customers perceive future market opportunities to increasingly involve UV inkjet digital in flexible configurations or as a complementary technology. It's the future."
The jewel in the crown of the Durst and OMET partnership, the new OMET XJet, is the new hybrid printing platform integrating Durst's Tau RSC 330 digital inkjet system with OMET X6 flexo stations and converting units. Durst inkjet technology together with OMET X6's finishing and converting units assure reliability and excellent results at every run, with the advantage of obtaining the final product in one single passage.
The OMET XJet hybrid broadens the opportunities for label printers thanks to its flexible configuration. Italgrafica Sistemi's configuration provided through distribution partner LIRMAprint will feature an unwinder, two flexo units, the Tau 330 RCS, another two flexo units, a diecutting mono twin system, and a rewinder. The Vision automatic registration system is also included and the system has an option to print on adhesive, laminate and other applications to create coupons and special labels, including peel-back versions. It can be seen as three presses in one or used as a hybrid solution, flexo stand-alone or digital stand-alone according to the length of the run or the level of personalization required.
Helmuth Munter and Francesco Niorettini
Brixen, Italy - 09/02/2018 - Passionate and positive customer feedback will help shape Durst thinking for future events after record attendances at the "inspiring and engaging" Digital Days at its world headquarters in Brixen, northern Italy, that concluded today [February 9].
Guest speakers at the latest edition of the the renowned international open house included Rick Hulme from Sunjet, who discussed Inkjet Ink Development for Labels, and Package Printing and Color Alliance's Rainer Esters who gave an overview of Durst's Web To Print Solution. Bettina Offenegger also detailed Durst's Symphony Workflow Solution and Manuel Gruber focused on Durst Label Global Service.
Customer experiences took centre stage, too, with David Webster, The Label Makers UK managing director, speaking the Tau 330 and the Tau 330 RSC beta test, while Ramon Krieg, Technical Production Manager at BMZ in Switzerland, explained how its Tau 330 with Low Migration Ink was building impotant new business opportunities.
Mr Webster said: "Durst has been an incredibly supportive partner with fantastic technology, which is why I was only more than happy to come along and play an important role with a presentation on each of the three Digital Days. Installing the Tau 330 RSC has been another huge step for us. The Durst Tau 330 RSC prints at phenomenal speed and is far more cost-ffective for us because it is using less ink, but still mainaining the incredible print quality. The future of most label production wll be inkjet."
"Digital is now the clear preferred choice for us for smaller runs," said Mr Krieg at the Durst Digital Days. "I believe that inkjet is the future, particularly now that our Durst Tau 330 is so cost-effective to run because there is no preparation time needed when you change jobs. And more of our work is increasingly short run."
A factory tour included live demonstrations of the new Tau 330 RSC with in-line OMET Cflex X6. The 78 linear meters/min (245 ft./min) UV inkjet label and package printing press with a 330 mm (13 in.) print width and 1200 x 1200 dpi printing resolution has eight color stations (CMYK+W+OVG).
Visitors also saw in action the Low Migration ink Tau 330 with Chill Roller and Insertion System suited to primary food and pharma packaging as well as the economic entry model Tau 330E with its specially developed high pigmented UV inkjet inks.
Durst's, manufacturer of advance digital production technologies, also demonstrated its Web2Print solution for online design, preview and ordering of all kinds of packaging products including labels, folding carton. Durst's own Workflow-Label Application Suite was also showcased. This is modular, expandable prepress software for order entry, pre-press, RIP, color management, ink-costing and production data management.
Helmuth Munter, Segment Manager, Durst Label & Package Printing, said: "The three days were packed with market knowledge, technical expertise and thought leadership aimed at helping attendees think differently about how they can improve the way they manage their business. Our customers are passionate about the work they produce and the growth of digital and inkjet - it's the future. The Durst Digital Days also armed them with many ideas on how to better support their customers and grow their business through the adaptable solutions we provide as a true partner."
"In particular, our proprietary single pass UV inkjet technology delivers the flexibility for fast and efficient production of the highest print quality for an expansive range of label and packaging applications. Small, medium, and now long runs are highly profitable with our digital systems. Thanks to a cost-effective total cost of ownership we provide, the options are virtually unlimited and open up an enormous potential for new products and services in an ever-changing market."
Brixen, Italy - 08/02/2018 - Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, together with OMET, manufacturer of printing and converting machines, have strengthened their collaboration with the introduction of the new OMET XJet. Powered by Durst, the integrated hybrid solution for a wide range of high-performance labels and packaging printing guarantees flexibility and cost savings.
Helmuth Munter (left) and Marco Calcagni, OMET, in front of the system
The jewel in the crown of the Durst and OMET partnership, the new OMET XJet, is being officially presented to more than a 100 customers from across the globe at Durst's Digital Days at its Italian headquarters in Brixen, northern Italy. The three-day event is dedicated to the best digital label and packaging printing solutions.
The OMET XJET is the new hybrid printing platform integrating Durst's Tau 330 digital inkjet system with OMET X6 flexo stations and converting units. It can offer an unlimited flexibility and a wide range of final applications with a consistent cost reduction thanks to the in-line multi-process configuration. Durst inkjet technology together with OMET X6's finishing and converting units like cold foil, hot foil, lamination, varnishing, die-cutting and slitting assure reliability and excellent results at every run, with the advantage of obtaining the final product in one single passage.
The OMET XJet is powered by Durst Tau RSC, the high-performance UV inkjet printing press featuring 330 mm (13") print width with maximum print speed of 78 linear meters/min (245 ft./min) at 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution. Thanks to its eight color stations (CMYK+W+OVG) with new designed high pigmented inks it delivers outstanding print quality with 98% pantone color gamut coverage.
The hybrid solution broadens the opportunities for label printers thanks to its flexible configuration. It can be seen as three presses in one as it can be used as hybrid solution, flexo stand-alone or digital stand-alone according to the length of the run or the level of personalization required. This concept can help optimize production time and costs, getting faster ROI and open new market opportunities.
Helmuth Munter, Segment Manager Labels & Package Printing at Durst comments: "We are very pleased to partner OMET in the launch of this highly professional hybrid printing solution. It combines the best technologies of both, the digital inkjet printing and conventional pre- and post press printing and finishing world, offering our common future customers a highly cost effective and complete "all-in-one" printing process."
Marco Calcagni, OMET Sales and Marketing Director, added: "We managed to create a complete Made-in-Italy printing solution that meets the market trends of personalization, just-in-time deliveries and final product variation, but also maintaining all the capabilities of a conventional press. I believe that Durst is the right partner for such a challenging project because they have deep knowledge and the best digital inkjet technology acknowledged by the international market."
Europa-Parlamentarier Herbert Dorfmann besuchte gestern den Durst Messestand auf der Labelexpo 2017 in Brüssel. Durst präsentiert dort u.a. mit dem neuen Tau 330 RSC eines der weltweit schnellsten Digital-Drucksysteme für Etiketten und Spezialverpackung. Hightech made in Brixen!
Im Bild Herbert Dorfmann, Durst CEO Christoph Gamper und das Durst Label Printing Team unter der Leitung von Helmuth Munter.
Brixen, Italy - 17/07/2017 - Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, will be presenting its latest development, the new digital - high resolution - high speed - 8 color label press Tau 330 RSC inline with OMET’s Xflex X6 hybrid solution as well as its new Web2Print workflow at Labelexpo 2017 in Brussels, from 25–28 September 2017 at the Durst Booth 8B26 in Hall 8.
The new Tau 330 RSC is a UV inkjet label and package printing press featuring 330 mm (13 in.) print width combined with leading edge print speed of up to 78 linear meters/min (245 ft./min) at 1200 x 1200 dpi printing resolutions. The press achieves a production capacity of 1.485 m² per hour, and thanks to its 8 color stations (CMYK+W+OVG) with new designed high pigmented inks it delivers outstanding, flexo look-like print quality with close to 98% pantone color gamut coverage.
In line with Durst’s customer claim “Configure Your Digital Future”, the completely new Tau 330 RSC is available as stand-alone version or can be combined with in-line digital laser die cutting LFS 330. At Labelexpo, the Tau 330 RSC will be be configured as “hybrid press” with OMET’s Xflex series of conventional finishing options, providing unlimited material flexibility for a vast range of applications. Its configuration options include jumbo unwinder and material pre-treatment options like inline corona, web cleaner, priming as well as post press finishing options like varnishing, cold foil, lamination, die-cutting, slitting and rewinding.
Also showcased will be the flagship Tau 330 with Low Migration ink for primary food & pharma packaging as well as the economic entry model Tau 330E with its specially developed high pigmented UV inkjet inks. The press will be demonstrated as a complete solution with the EFS 330, an equally economic converting & finishing system from SMAG.
Together with the Tau 330 series, Durst will also introduce its new Web2Print solution for online design, preview and ordering of all kinds of packaging products like labels, folding carton, and more. Also on display will be Durst’s own Workflow-Label Application Suite, a modular, expandable prepress software for order entry, pre-press, RIP, color management, ink-costing and production data management. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to see full live demonstrations of the entire digital production workflow from online ordering, data processing, digital printing and finishing.
Helmuth Munter, Segment Manager, Durst Label & Package Printing, said: “We are very excited to demonstrate our broad range of digital printing and workflow solutions to Labelexpo visitors, and we are sure that expecially the new Tau 330 RSC with its unmatched printing speed and printing quality will be the highlight at our booth and create a high level of interest among label converters that are looking for an industrial scale digital press solution.”
Brixen, Italy – July 2017 – Durst, the manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, has secured its first sale of a Durst Tau 330 in Ukraine. EKKO, one of Ukraine’s biggest label-making companies, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2017, describes itself as the “oldest company” in the independent Ukraine. From five people at the start, more than 80 staff are now employed at EKKO that turns over €2million annually. The Tau 330 platform at EKKO features a 330 mm (13 in.) print width, 5 colours (CMYKW) and offers printing speeds of up to 48 linear meters/min (169 ft./min) with up to 1260 dpi print resolutions. The press features leading edge production capacity and print quality.
“Digital printing is a good investment and can complement and help flexo and screen business grow,” says Volodymyr Drabyk, General Director of EKKO, the specialist producer of self-adhesive labels in reels. “Our digital business at the moment is around 5% of the total, and with this investment in the Durst Tau 330 it will be around 20-30% of our work in five years. However, it is difficult to predict accurately because of the political and economic uncertainties.”
“What is sure is that we have already helped our customers grow together with Durst. As an example, a new producer of stewed vegetables and fruit products in Ukraine with a wide product range was not ready to invest in flexo plates which are necessary for flexo printing, and couldn’t guarantee big volumes at the beginning as they didn’t know whether it would be successful. So they started the process digitally on the Durst, entered the marked and start to grow and widen their product range with private labels without big investments, which usually are a big problem for a new producer. The Durst allows us to launch potential big products at low cost and no risk.”
Crucial to EKKO’s decision to invest in the system was the extremely competitive total cost of ownership. “Prices in Ukraine are dramatically different to anywhere else in Europe – at least 10% cheaper, usually much much more,” said Mr Drabyk. “So pricing was an extremely important consideration. The other impressive characteristics are the quality and speed of printing, as well as equipment maintenance and after-sales service.
“I have spent many years researching the market, including spells overseas in the United States of America, and I visited several customers and also other manufacturers of digital equipment before choosing Durst. We have never looked back – it has been a fantastic investment and it is definitely helping to build our business.
“Durst and its agents LFP Industrial Solutions provide first-class consultation, service and specialist knowledge. It is a mutually beneficial business partnership.”
Helmuth Munter, Segment Manager Labels and Packaging Printing for Durst, said: “EKKO has seen unprecedented growth opportunities since investing in UV inkjet digital technology. This speaks volumes, as does the fact that its customers are making specific requests for their work to be done on our systems. We’re proud to be supporting with help from LFP from Poland as they grow their business using our world-class technology.”
EKKO Tau 330
Nearly two decades of development and a clear vision of how to run a professional business have made DPC (Digital Printing Centar LTD., Belgrade, Serbia) a market leader in wide format digital print. Economic indicators for the last period place DPC at the first place on the list not only in Serbia, but also the whole Adria-Balkan region (Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina). These results are even more impressive when we know that this economic result has been achieved by constant investments in modern manufacturing facilities and most advanced technologies and business solutions for industrial wide format digital printing.After complete relocation of production three industrial Durst printers have been installed within a short period of time. Those are UV inkjet printers Durst UV Rho 312R (web-feed) and two Durst UV P10 200 hybrid printers (flatbed & roll-to-roll) installed by a regional representative, Grafik.net (Grafik.net Ltd., Zagreb, Croatia).This kind of investment into Durst equipment has not gone unnoticed because we are talking about a technological leader whose printers are unrivalled in the segment of wide format digital printing. While talking to the owner of DPC, Mr Slobodan Boban Petrović, we managed to get more information on reasons for such an investment, what his view of this line of work and market was and what kind of attitude and energy were necessary in order to achieve a top business result.
Digital Printing Centar (DPC)was established in the year 2000. From the very beginning we have strived to become the regional centre for digital printing. In order to achieve that, we needed a completely fresh approach to business from the one which was current on the market at that time. We have set a new standard regarding customer service and created a print service which genuinely offers a complete service and solutions for all our clients’ needs according to the principle “from wish to realization”. Hard work, commitment, great effort and a lot of invested energy have resulted in change in the way our clients think and view print services market.Years which followed were the years of intense travelling, visiting different fairs and participating in numerous meetings in search of knowledge and innovation; and the result was investment in the right space and equipment. We continue to develop our company with good, positive and creative values which are built on relationships with our clients and suppliers. We invest in employee education and by continuous introduction of new technologies and products we help to shape the market and grow with it.Today we are ahead of the market. We want to be, and we are, one step ahead with technologies, knowledge and effort we invest into every job no matter how big or small it is. All of this has led us from the process of printing to a complete digitalisation of finishing process of the final product, forming new production processes, acquiring the motor fleet, application team, logistics etc. Slogans which have followed us throughout the years explain in just a few words what our relationship to work, challenges and market is.“Hen’s teeth.” – “Get real - demand the impossible.”* – “imPRESS!“ - “One step ahead.”Source: www.dpc.rs
At the moment we have around 120 employees among all the departments. This number includes sales, logistics, print and finishing. Digital print is print on-demand and you often have to be a magical worker. Because of that, we have to be flexible when it comes to the number of employees and when necessary we hire additional work force.Most business results are achieved on the local Serbian market. Future plans include introduction into the foreign markets, but it is too early to specify the details.
Two years ago we invested in the first Durst P10-200 flatbed system. Because of the quality of print we were able to satisfy all the bidding needs and contract a larger volume of prints for clients such as Frikom on a regional level. Considering the volume of print it was logical to acquire another machine so we could facilitate the work, have the possibility to do smaller circulations while one machine was working and secure a back-up. Second machine enabled us to accept more work with the possibility to print larger volumes.Durst Rho 312R web-feed printer was installed at the beginning of the year, and the period of commissioning the machine was short – there was almost no adjustment period. In less than three months we made more than 30 000 square meters, which is 50% more than we had expected. When it comes to press speed, the time which was necessary for printing is half as long, for some jobs even three times less than the initial length. This increase in capacity has enabled us to do a very intensive election campaign in Serbia, which had, in less than three weeks, two complete changes of visual. We did this demanding job without problems and within the deadline thanks to Durst machine and we justified our slogan: “Get real - demand the impossible.”*We had planned to invest in Durst machines earlier but because of the complete relocation of production facilities and high investments that was not possible. With support of our suppliers we managed to get a favourable loan and achieve this technological advancement. Manufacturing time was shortened and the market instantly acknowledged that there was a centre which replied to all inquiries regarding the deadlines. The result is such that by increase in volume we instantly received more work. When taking an order from an agency the answer to every question regarding inquiries and deadlines was: “Yes, we can!“DPC focuses on a complete service and fulfilment within the shortest time possible with the top quality which resulted in not having competition on regional market of wide format printing. In order to achieve that, you also need press equipment without competition such as Durst.
We cooperated with more distributers in the past, but none of them had the advantage and the vision of long-term cooperation which would correspond to our wishes for setting high-standards in all business segments. When Grafik.net company appeared we gained a relevant regional partner, a serious company which can give us support in areas they are specialized in. At the same time Durst made a huge technological breakthrough with its revolutionary machine P10, and later 312R. We were ready to go to a new level and things just came together. For the last three years we have been exploring new possibilities with Grafik.net and we are getting information regarding the market, which are extremely important. Thanks to their representative, Mr Dean Tolp, the whole segment of our business connected to Durst is completely covered. We have excellent technical support which gives the whole story a winning combination.DPC was established primarily on our willingness to thrive and invest in knowledge. In cooperation with suppliers with which we have great relationship a “good vibe” was established. We consider them our well of knowledge, and we are a good place to try out new technologies and their possibilities.
Digital print has infiltrated all the pores of society; everyone needs it and uses it. DPC has achieved success because we were different. We have channelled our energy into being your partner as well as supplier. When you run your business at such a level, you cover a wide spectrum of society. As a sportsman would say sport has given them everything I can say the same for print.
Brixen, Italy – 05/18/2017 – Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, announces that Versacolor, a graphic printing company from Sao Paolo/Brasil has just acquired its second Durst Tau 330E. The digital UV inkjet label press provides advantages to customers with the deployment of high pigmented inks and an increased productivity at a very low production costs. According to Fabio Rodrigo Moreno, owner of Versacolor, investments in cutting-edge technology and financial balance are the secrets to remain competitive in a very diversified market, such as in the self-adhesive labels segment.
"We always try to follow the evolution of technologies, and we understand that the global trend goes towards digital," said Fabio. "From now on, the self-adhesive segment will demand, more than ever, versatility; It will be necessary to speed up delivery times, to print in high resolution and to use laser finishing."
The Tau 330E offers Versacolor the differentiation that the company is looking for, due to the integrated process of digital printing with UV inks, high speed and lower costs compared to other solutions. Fabio also highlights the fact that the Tau 330E printing technology does not require any kind of special treatment on substrates and has an in-line corona system and high-definition print quality. "In addition to these added values, we will have quality and performance with lower costs for consumables," he points out.
Targeted for small and medium companies in the label segment, The Tau 330 E prints with up to 5 colors (CMYK + W), a speed of up to 48 linear meters/minute and a resolution of up to 1260 dpi.
Brixen, Italy – 24/04/2017 – Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, will be showing the best of the digital inkjet and conventional worlds, integrated into a single label printing system at Interpack 2017, Düsseldorf, Germany, from 4–10 May 2017. First exhibited as a prototype at LabelExpo Americas 2016, the Durst Tau 330 / OMET XFlex X6 Hybrid System, now combined with Durst’s new Web-To-Print and PrePress Workflow-Label software, will make its European debut on the Durst Booth D73, Hall, 13, Düsseldorf.
The integration of the market leading Tau 330 with near-line pre- and post press finishing solutions in cooperation with OMET, the world’s leader in flexographic printing presses, will provide customers with a digital label printing system that is complemented by a wide range of conventional printing and finishing solutions. These include flexo stations for priming and/or varnishing, web cleaning and corona treatment, rotary/semi-rotary die cutting, and slitting.
The Tau 330 / OMET XFlex X6 Hybrid System will be shown with Durst’s own production workflow, Durst Workflow-Label, designed specifically for label print production providers. The solution is a modular, expandable pre-press software for order entry, pre-press, RIP, color management, ink costing and production data management. It offers key functionality such as automated knock-out of non-print areas, resulting in lower ink consumption, a high access and self explaining browser-based interface for immediate job costing and easy to use high speed variable data functionality.
Another highlight at the Durst booth will be the new Web-To-Print solution for online design, preview and ordering of all kinds of packaging products like folding carton, labels, and many more. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to see full live demonstrations of the entire digital workflow from online ordering, data processing, digital printing and finishing.
The Tau 330 platform is a UV inkjet label press with more than 100 installations world wide. It features a 330 mm (13 in.) print width, up to seven colors (CMYKOViW) and offers printing speeds of up to 48 linear meters/min (169 ft./min) with up to 1260 dpi print resolutions. The press features leading-edge production capacity and print quality, and thanks to its seven color stations achieves close to 90% Pantone color gamut coverage.
In cooperation with OMET the Tau 330 series presents unlimited material flexibility for a vast range of applications. Its new near-line primer station provides increased material flexibility and cost saving potential and its flexible post press finishing options complete the near-line label and package printing production needs.
Helmuth Munter, Segment Manager, Durst Label & Package Printing, said: “The reaction to the prototype Tau 330 / OMET system at LabelExpo last year was hugely encouraging, and we have pressed on with our development of this unique technology integration and have completed the system with state of the art Web-To-Print and Workflow software. We’re proud to show the entire system now for European visitors for the first time – an innovative end-to-end digital production workflow combining digital printing and conventional finishing with unrivalled capabilities in materials, colors and special effects finishing.”
For the Tau 330 platform, Durst offers a dedicated digital workflow system. This comprehensive solution covers all
prepress process steps from data management and print data preparation to output on the printer and reporting.
Access to the software is browser-based and can also be used without any additional installations from mobile
devices. The Durst Workflow-Label system offers a range of modules that can be expanded at any time and adapted
to today and future requirements. Various modules include solutions for variable data printing, ink cost calculations,
color management system, job management and more.
In the process chain, the DW-L ensures that:
Tau 330 RSC is a digital UV inkjet labels and packaging printer with a print width of 330 mm (13 in.) and a printing speed of up to 78 running meters per minute (255.10 feet per minute).This corresponds to a production capacity of 1,485 m2 per hour (15,984 sqft per hour) at a print resolution of 1,200 x 1,200 dpi. Equipped with 8 colors (CMYK + W + OVG) for the newly developed, highly pigmented Durst Tau inks, the printer produces outstanding near-flexo print quality and achieves up to 98% simulation of the Pantone color space. In accordance with the Durst Tau motto „Configure Your Digital Future“, the Tau 330 RSC works as a stand-alone printer, as a printing system in combination with the inline laser finishing system LFS 330, or as a hybrid solution with the addition of conventional finishing options in the OMET XFlex-X6 series. This gives the user unlimited flexibility in terms of materials and a broad range of applications.
For applications in the fields of industrial and safety labels, long-term applications in the automotive and electronics industries, the food and beverage sector and in health and hygiene, the Tau 330 offers reliable process stability.Digital technology enables you to fulfill market requirements, open up niche markets and take advantage of opportunities to remain a step ahead of the competition.
Patented single-pass UV inkjet technology from Durst offers up to seven inkjet colors: CMYK, orange/violet and white. In addition to standard and highly pigmented inkjet colors, the Tau 330 features low-migration and low-odor inkjet colors developed specifically for food and primary packaging printing. The Tau 330 can be outfitted with a variety of expansions. In addition to the two available maximum printing widths of 200 and 330 mm, options such as Corona treatment, web cleaning, insetters, cooling rollers, inerted drying, a 100% inspection system and variable data printing can be integrated.
The Durst Tau 330E UV inkjet printing system combines industrial productivity with impressive efficiency. Time-tested Durst standards for industrial label production, such as print speed, print resolution and print data management were applied to the successful Tau 330.During development, special focus was placed on outfitting and operating costs so as to noticeably reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO).The new high pigmented inks reduce the ink demand per running meter and therefore the ink costs by up to 21 %.
With Durst Tau 330E UV inkjet technology, production costs can be reduced considerably and one-off orders produced economically. The transparent cost structure for consumable materials enables precise and reliable overall cost analysis.The Tau 330E can be outfitted with a variety of expansion options. Corona treatment, web cleaning, insetters and variable data printing are also optionally available in addition to the selectable maximum printing width of 200 mm or 330 mm.
Durst LFS 330 is an in-line digital laser finishing system for the Tau 330 UV inkjet label press that incorporates state of the art laser die cutting technology from Spartanics, with a powerful single or dual source 450 watt laser for highest productivity and automatic job changeover to handle multiple jobs in a single pass. While providing a complete digital end-to-end workflow, the complete Tau 330 and LFS 330 in-line system ensures highest productivity as well as superior print and cut quality on a wide range of substrates.
Tau 330 in-line with OMET Xflex X6 conventional finishing options combines the best of both, the digital and conventional printing world.
OMET Xflex X6 accommodates a whole range of conventional printing and finishing options such as flexo stations for priming and / or varnishing, unwinder and rewinder with motorized roll lifter, web cleaner and corona treatment, rotary die cutting, slitting, and many more ...
High material flexibility and significant cost saving potential with inline priming as well as sophisticated decoration applications for value added label production make the Tau 330 in-line with OMET Xflex X6 ideal for a cost effective and complete “all-in-one” printing process.
Check List for System Integration
Step 1What business do you want to address?What applications are required to be printed?What substrates will be used for printing?What finished product needs to be supplied to clients?
Step 2Which pre-press workflow will be necessary?Which printing technology is most suitable to address your intended business?Which ink set is most suitable for your applications?Which finishing options are necessary to satisfy client expectations?
Step 3Share your requirements with the Durst solutions group. Come to Durst and see our solution capability and test your desired solution.Evaluate site & facility requirements.Put in place a project plan.
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