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The history of the Amonn family business began in 1802 with the opening of a general store in Bolzano. Since then 7 generations have developed and each of them opened up new business areas. The collaboration with Durst already began in the 1930s when Amonn acquired two Durst Laborator for the mass production of postcards. For more than 20 years now, Amonn Print has been producing labels and packaging, and since 2019 also digitally. After a thorough demand analysis, the management opt for the Durst Tau 330 RSC E digital label printer. Thanks to the RSC technology, its color consistency and speed, and the simplicity of digital production, Amonn Print is now 70% digital.
„The online shop needed to entail concentrated expert knowledge and offer customers fair prices. Durst was a professional partner who accompanied us on this journey in a goal-oriented, reliable and competent manner.
Ursula Hage, Managing Director, Verpackungsberatung Hage GmbH & Co. KG
In 1998 Ursula Hage and her husband started their own business. Having advanced from a small two-man business to an internationally operating packaging manufacturer, Verpackungsberatung Hage GmbH & CO.KG now has almost 30 employees and an annual turnover of over €5 million. In 2011 the company began to switch to digital production and invested in plotter technology and later also in digital flatbed printers. The company supplies to a wide range of industries: furniture industry, medical and laboratory technology, tool technology, automotive industry and the food industry. The digital production facility that belongs to the company (Albfactory) specializes in packaging and displays made of cardboard and corrugated board.
"Many years ago, we were aware that digitalisation brings with it a change of times and so we had the vision of an online shop for corrugated board packaging already in 2016. Thanks to our plotter technology, we already had access to a software on which Durst had an online shop based. So with the help of Durst our online shop quickly became a hit."
In 2019, Mrs. Hage and her husband decided to further upgrade and modernize the online shop with the new Durst Smart Shop solution to offer their customers even more flexibility and creativity in product design. The Boxitut, the new online shop, went live in March 2020.
Ursula Hage explains: "The entire menu and navigation of the Boxitut is new, you can get to the product and the order menu faster from all points. The online shop is even more user-friendly, the entire graphics have been improved and users get more inspiration through product suggestions. This makes the customer approach much more direct and thanks to Durst's enhanced Smart Editor, the whole process is much smoother and faster."
"In addition, customers are excited about the fact that the punch contours can be downloaded to create complete designs via the marketing department or with their own software and upload the file again during the ordering process. Furthermore, the 3D preview is an important, improved feature, which is especially crucial for the approval of the product. Another new feature is that we can define millimetre sizes during the packaging design process."
The order data is transmitted online to the production department and processed there in a purely digital form. The well-equipped production facility, which also includes a Durst Delta 250 WT Multi-Pass UV printer using odorless ink, which is highly suited for a range of corrugated packaging, guarantees customers short delivery times and lean cost structures.
"Thanks to the upgraded online shop, we will definitely tap into new markets. More and more companies, especially young start-ups, are looking to do business over the Internet, and that’s currently increasing due to Corona and minimized contact. Our digital production has given us a great advantage," says Ms. Hage. "The data generated in the online shop can be send to production without checking - the core element of the software was crucial here."
"We can highly recommend the company Durst and their service. Our contact people are competent, always available and have supported us professionally with the digital implementation step by step. The Boxitut is highly praised by our customers."
With the Durst Rho 512R LED, Mediapoint has added another Durst press to its production site and was able to increase productivity by up to 14 times. Not only the productivity played a decisive role, but also the higher quality, the sustainability of the printer and the inks, the possibility to expand their portfolio and the return of investment: "With Durst you are getting a machine that will last longer than anything else on the market." says Jamie Xuereb, Co-Founder, Mediapoint.
It all began in 1954 with a small printing shop for business stationery, before Etiquetas Macho specialized in label printing. Today the family business is run by the third generation, led by Juan Macho. As production costs for digitally printed labels are falling and the market is increasingly demanding short runs, he is convinced that the future of Grupo Macho will lie in digital printing. Therefore, the company invested in a Tau 330 RSC, the fastest digital printing solution with inkjet technology available today. It offers Etiquetas Macho, in addition to its high print quality and Heptachromia plus White, the advantage of a hybrid production line with a flexo unit.
Eye Spy Signs strengthens its position as industry leader with installation of Durst Rho 163 TS printer.
Eye Spy Signs started out in a suburban home garage in Hobart (Tasmania – Australia) back in 1994 eking out an existence as a dedicated Real Estate sign provider. In 1996 the Company bought the Government’s Main Roads sign workshop at tender and all of a sudden became heavily involved in road sign manufacture for the State of Tasmania.
For the next 20 years, our road signs were made using conventional methods – screen printing or cut vinyl – both high in labour content and inherently inefficient. In the meantime, the development of digital printing processes – and in particular ink technology (in conjunction with 3M) was progressing at a quick pace.
In March 2017, Eye Spy took delivery of a Durst Rho 163 TS and all of a sudden, another world opened up. It quickly re-affirmed our position as industry leader. As well as conventional roll-to-roll printing, it offered many side benefits including the ability to print flat substrates. For example, we very frequently print jobs direct to corflute requiring no over laminate. These days we put many different types of substrates through the machine – it is so versatile.
Year on year, our turnover has increased whilst our labour levels have decreased.
Running costs are surprisingly low and the reliability of the machine is nothing short of incredible - we have experienced machine availability exceeding 99% since it was commissioned. When needed, support from Durst has been outstanding and the fact that we are in different hemispheres/time zones has made little difference.
John Howard B.Eng (Hons), Managing Director, EYE SPY SIGNS P/L says: "In summary the acquisition of the machine is the best business decision that EYE SPY has ever made. It was not cheap, but what do you expect to pay if you are buying the best in the world?"
Tasmania’s Road Signs are printed with the traffic sign printer from Durst
We didn’t just buy a machine, we bought a whole system involving software, analytical tools and calculation tools, so we are very happy that we don’t need any additional software
Rondo’s digital transformation for its corrugated packaging business has been driven by brands who have opened their minds to the new wave of opportunities from sustainable production where flexibility and time to market are crucial driving factors.
Digital corrugated production is now going up by 25-30% a year for Austria-based Rondo St Ruprecht an der Raab, one of six plants in Europe for the family-owned Rondo Ganahl Group. The company specializes in corrugated board production using flexo, offset and digital technologies. It has never looked back since making a leap of faith two years ago and becoming one of the world’s first users of the Durst SPC 130 water-based technology.
Managing all data through the Durst workflow with its sophisticated color management, analytical tools and variable data creation, has made a strong and positive difference – all provided through Durst Professional Services.
Robert Posch, Operations Manager at Rondo St Ruprecht an der Raab, said: “We didn’t just buy a machine, we bought a whole system involving software, analytical tools and., calculation tools, so we are very happy that we don’t need any additional software. The brand Lindt & Sprüngli, as an example, has extremely dark and powerful red colours, as well as brown. With the powerful Color management features, we have been able to reproduce them accurately and we have matched their demands.”
Mr Posch added: “We are looking forward to working with Koenig & Bauer and Durst together because we see huge future potential with the software and what we hope will be the perfect printing machine. With experience of big industry, both Durst and Koenig & Bauer are excellent, robust engineering companies with world-class expertise. Certainly, we have had a very positive impression of the SPC 130 machine and from the staff right from the start.”
Karl Pucher has been the Managing Director at for Rondo St Ruprecht an der Raab for the last eight years. “We had been talking about getting into digital printing for a long time and for Rondo it was something new,” he said. “We had to change a lot of processes and took a lot of risk. We have made a lot of improvements in the processes. Sales are now racing ahead every month. Customers are making repeat orders, which is very important, so we are very happy that we took this decision. Our corrugated business is going up by around 20 to 30% every year and we see that this is a fast-growing business for the next years and soon we plan to go for a full three-shift operation. The share of digital printing was at first around 5 to 10% of our overall business, but we expect this to double within the next couple of years.
“It’s a known fact that brand owners were in love with the offset printing because of the quality, but since we have had digital printing we have transferred lot of offset business to digital because of shorter lead times, initiation costs and there is no difference in quality between offset and digital for many applications. Quality is extremely important for the brand owners, but it is not the topic anymore.
About 90% of the Rondo digital printing business is for the food industry. Brand owners have many more products compared to a few years ago and shorter lead times to market. “Lindt & Sprüngli is one example where we used to plan months ahead for Christmas, Easter and summer editions and needed to keep high levels of stock,” said Mr Pucher. “Now with digital technology we can be extremely flexible. Lindt & Sprüngli can create a new order that we can produce digitally and have in the shops within weeks.”
Mr Pucher added: “Digital printing is also providing answers for the global debate on the use of plastic packaging, which obviously extends to food and safety. Using the new food safety compliant inks in primary and secondary packaging means we can create corrugated board packaging to be used as an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic. The SPC 130 with its water-based technology from Durst is providing the solutions that we need to delivery to the food industry.”
Madrid, Spagna – 12.06.2020 – L’azienda Etiquetas Rospil ha compiuto un nuovo passo avanti nel suo processo di trasformazione digitale conquistando nuovi mercati grazie all’acquisto del sistema di stampa Tau 330 RSC E di Durst, azienda di tecnologie di produzione e stampa digitali avanzate. Sempre più spesso, i suoi clienti richiedono esplicitamente che le loro etichette vengano prodotte con una macchina da stampa single-pass a getto d’inchiostro.
L’azienda Etiquetas Rospil con sede a Madrid ha registrato una crescita inarrestabile grazie al suo marcato orientamento alla clientela e al suo forte impegno a favore dell’innovazione. È stata una delle prime aziende in Spagna, nel 2013, a investire nella tecnologia a getto d’inchiostro digitale con i prodotti Tau 330/200 di Durst, che hanno prodotto oltre 10 milioni di metri lineari. Oggi, Etiquetas Rospil è la prima impresa della Penisola Iberica a installare il sistema Tau 330 RSC E di Durst. Migliora la versatilità e garantisce tempi di evasione degli ordini più rapidi, allentando così le pressioni ricevute in relazione alle consegne. Sostituendo la Tau 330, la macchina consente anche di ottenere un notevole risparmio nel consumo di inchiostro per metro lineare.
Jorge Pérez, deputy manager dell’azienda Etiquetas Rospil, giunta al suo 45° anniversario, mette in evidenza anche l’omogeneità del colore e la luminosità dei lavori realizzati con le macchine Tau. «Ogni anno, sempre più clienti richiedono esplicitamente che le loro etichette vengano prodotte con la tecnologia Tau di Durst», ha dichiarato Pérez. «È stata una crescita inarrestabile. Inoltre, abbiamo capito che il futuro del settore appartiene alla digitalizzazione. Ecco perché abbiamo deciso di compiere questo passo.»
«Abbiamo piena fiducia in Durst. L’esperienza avuta con questa azienda non ha eguali. Non c’è nulla di paragonabile sul mercato in termini di qualità, affidabilità e, ora con la Tau 330 RSC E, anche di produttività. In aggiunta, l’assistenza tecnica offerta da Durst Iberia è completamente personalizzata.»
Il sistema di stampa Tau 330 RSC E combina la migliore qualità di stampa del segmento con un investimento economico, ed è completamente aggiornabile in una macchina per etichette a 8 colori per offrire una maggiore capacità qualora i bisogni produttivi aumentino. Il modello scelto da Etiquetas Rospil consente di stampare con quattro colori e con il bianco.
Jorge Pérez ha aggiunto: «Sappiamo che il futuro sarà nel segno del digitale e faremo nuovi progressi nei prossimi anni. Il sistema Tau 330 RSC E di Durst offre un ulteriore vantaggio, consente di aumentare la produttività fino a 80 metri lineari al minuto e consente di aggiungere colori di processo per rispondere alle nostre esigenze. Al momento, comunque, siamo molto soddisfatti del nostro attuale investimento. Inoltre stiamo già adottando misure concrete nell’ambito del processo di trasformazione Industry 4.0. Questa è la sfida che dovremo affrontare nei prossimi anni e, unendo le nostre forze a quelle di un partner come Durst in questa trasformazione, siamo spronati a compiere ulteriori progressi.»
Helmuth Munter, responsabile del reparto Labels & Package Printing di Durst, ha dichiarato: «La crescita di Etiquetas Rospil è un esempio perfetto di come aziende innovative e lungimiranti riconoscano i vantaggi globali offerti dalla nostra tecnologia. Siamo contenti di apprendere che i suoi clienti chiedano sempre più spesso che i loro prodotti vengano realizzati con la nostra tecnologia. La piattaforma Tau RSC pone le basi per la stampa a getto d’inchiostro industriale nel settore delle etichette. Offre un pacchetto completo a tutti i nostri clienti in termini di alta qualità, migliore servizio possibile e, di conseguenza, affidabilità produttiva, così come a livello di importante riduzione dei costi.»
«Grazie alla straordinaria qualità dell’inchiostro verde RSC, abbiamo stipulato un nuovo contratto con un marchio di generi alimentari, che ora è uno dei nostri clienti principali.»
La pluripremiata azienda The Label Makers si è espansa verso mercati di fascia alta e ha trasformato un importante marchio di generi alimentari in uno dei suoi principali contatti grazie alla piattaforma Tau RSC di Durst e alle capacità del software.
«Ha una qualità fotografica incredibile!», ha dichiarato David Webster, direttore esecutivo dell’azienda nota con il nome di Labmak. «La qualità della stampa ci ha permesso di cercare lavori più sofisticati, soprattutto perché per noi era molto più semplice riprodurre fedelmente il colore di qualsiasi marchio. Per fare un esempio, siamo stati contattati da un potenziale cliente che ci ha chiesto se fossimo in grado di stampare il suo logo color verde fluorescente. Grazie alla straordinaria qualità dell’inchiostro verde RSC, siamo riusciti ad accontentarlo e a stipulare così un nuovo contratto. Ora quel marchio di generi alimentari è uno dei nostri clienti principali.»
Labmark ha recentemente vinto due importanti premi per una complessa etichetta illustrata, abbellita e applicata sulle bottiglie di rum speziato e scuro prodotto dall’azienda Diablesse di Manchester. Il primo riconoscimento è lo UK Packaging Awards nella categoria ‘Label of The Year’ (etichetta dell’anno), e il secondo è il Digital Printer Awards nella categoria ‘Special Effect in Labels and Packaging’ (effetti speciali nelle etichette e negli imballaggi). «L’intensità e la brillantezza degli inchiostri del sistema Tau 330 RSC di Durst sono state essenziali e non penso che saremmo riusciti a vincere senza queste», ha commentato il signor Webster. «Chi avrebbe mai pensato che avremmo stampato etichette di rum in digitale. Cos’altro aggiungere!»
«Le esigenze dei clienti sono in continuo cambiamento. In questo mercato, i termini di consegna delle etichette ora tendono a cambiare non più giornalmente, ma addirittura di ora in ora. Per questo motivo dobbiamo essere flessibili e poter stampare su macchina o persino trasferire il lavoro dalla stampa flessografica. Il software Durst Workflow Label ci consente di manipolare i file direttamente dal sistema di stampa. In questo modo i lavori possono essere aggiustati immediatamente dall’operatore senza dover rispedire il file all’agenzia e perdere così fino a 20 minuti di tempo. Ora è possibile effettuare qualsiasi cambiamento in cinque minuti e risparmiare così tanto tempo. È una vera svolta!»
Labmak è un’azienda a conduzione familiare fondata nel 1963. Inizialmente specializzata nella stampa tipografica, è passata poi alla litografia e alla flessografia e ora sta utilizzando sempre più la stampa digitale. È nota per il suo spirito pionieristico e rifornisce alcuni dei principali marchi del Regno Unito servendo vari mercati come quello alimentare, delle bevande, della cura personale, petrolchimico e dei rivestimenti decorativi. «Mentre fino a dieci anni fa ricevevamo regolarmente commesse di 100.000 etichette alla volta, i clienti ora hanno iniziato a effettuare più ordini ma in quantitativi minori, magari di 10.000 etichette alla volta», ha spiegato il signor Webster.
Labmak è stata scelta per il beta test della piattaforma RSC tre anni fa collaborando a stretto contatto con Durst. Attualmente ha due sistemi di stampa single-pass a getto d’inchiostro UV Tau 330 RSC di Durst, con una produzione su scala industriale che può arrivare a 80 metri lineari al minuto.
«Il futuro della stampa di etichette è qui; è la produzione digitale a getto d’inchiostro», ha sottolineato il signor Webster. «Tra i nostri clienti ora abbiamo catene di supermercati che ci chiedono di eseguire i loro ordini con la stampa a getto d’inchiostro al posto di quella flessografica per la brillantezza dei colori, l’effetto serigrafico degli inchiostri e un crocino di registro perfetto. I nostri investimenti nella macchina da stampa Tau RSC ci danno la possibilità di avere più clienti e di servire meglio quelli già acquisiti. In passato, usavamo le macchine Tau di Durst principalmente per rifornire i mercati dei prodotti per la cura personale. Ora, grazie alle nuove capacità, produciamo etichette per ogni genere di articolo, da alimenti a vini e superalcolici di alta qualità.»
After years of market research, Michelangelo decided to invest in a Durst P5 350. The options for roll to roll and direct board printing, the variety of substrates that can be printed on and the sustainability of the inks played a decisive role. In addition, Durst's Web-to-Print solution Smart Shop offers Michelangelo the opportunity to become a global player.
“We are excited to increase our service to our customers and working with Durst,” says Miho Takahashi, Vice President, Michelangelo Co., Ltd. “By partnering with Durst and investing in web-to-print we get a solution from Pixel To Output by Durst. And besides increasing our services, we want to expand our market from a local Japanese to a connected global player.”
After extensive research into best-in-class technologies, Spoonflower invested in a Durst Alpha with Dual-Roll option digital production printer. Running a strong e-commerce-based business, Spoonflower places high value on sustainability, as well as demands for speed, high quality and fast turnaround times.
"Since the installation of the complete Durst Smart Shop solution we can offer our customers even more creativity and flexibility in product design. The setup of the frontend was very easy even without any previous knowledge - due to the many pre-installed tools. The support from Durst was fantastic, and the software team is always available to help us with any questions we may have.”
Matthias Banike, co-owner of Werbescheibe.de, Hwang & Banike GmbH
The innovative company Werbescheibe.de, based in Dortmund, has been supplying vehicle advertising systems and large-format digital prints for small and medium-sized companies, such as driving schools, craftsmen, delivery services, insurance companies and dental practices for over 15 years. Matthias Banike, founder of Werbescheibe.de, had worked with a self-developed webshop for a long time before opting for Smart Editor software in 2015.
For Mr. Banike, the flexibility and easy handling compared to other solutions was the decisive factor: "The Smart Editor convinced us from the beginning, because it is individually configurable and extremely flexible. In addition, print products with very different shapes and formats can be set up. The choice of tools for the design is very large and can be set up according to customer group and needs.“
In order to make the exchange of data even smoother and thus give customers even more freedom in product design and ordering, Mr Banike decided to invest in Durst's complete Smart Shop solution in 2019.
"It was important to us that we could configure the shop ourselves," says Mr. Banike. "We have many different tools that we can offer customers, but not every function makes sense for all products. For example, we offer different layout templates for specific customer groups, where just the color and text can be changed in a very user-friendly way. The design process, especially for simpler products such as magnetic foils, is therefore extremely uncomplicated and fast. If customers do not want to use the templates, they can also design their own, as the solution offers great flexibility.
Whether vehicle advertising, advertising panels, floor films, wall films, window films, perforated films, PVC films, banners, posters or beach flags - all print media can be designed directly online, checked in the 3D preview and then ordered. Simply place a logo or image on the drawing surface, enter the appropriate text and the print products are delivered directly to your home or company.
"Many customers are particularly enthusiastic about the 'product preview in the application',” explains Mr Banike. "For example, roll-up products can be placed in a virtual room so customers can see exactly what the product will look like in a salesroom. This gives customers a much better idea of how certain products will look in a natural environment.” Many customers also like the fact that the customer templates are saved and can be retrieved later.
The digitally created print products are designed in such a way that all films and advertising systems can be assembled by the customer himself with the help of assembly instructions. It is also possible to download print templates and create complete designs via the marketing department or a graphic designer and upload the file in the order process.
"Despite our wide range of products and the provision of layout templates, we were able to complete the basic setup of the shop within a few weeks,” said Mr Banike. "The setup was easy and didn’t require much previous knowledge, as the functions in the back-end of the Smart Shop solution, such as the Page Builder plugin, contribute to an easy website design. Durst has proven to be a professional partner every step of the way. The investment has had a very positive impact on our business and we’ve gained many new customers."
“Durst’s proven and cost-effective solution in a price-sensitive market is revolutionising our business. A lot of international brands and buyers are now asking for digital printing.”
Bliss Impex, an international manufacturer of synthetic textiles printed fabrics and apparel fabrics, exports 80% of its business and counts many globally-recognised brands among its clients. In a price-sensitive market, the company now relies heavily on Durst proven technology for industrial-scale production. Less wastage, fast-turnaround on orders, no limitations on colour, broad designing concepts and printing on virtually any materials and 50% less water consumption are among major benefits in a seismic change to digital production of over 10,000,000 linear meters a month.
“This is the future,” said Ekansh Jain, Director of Bliss Impex. “Durst’s proven and cost-effective solution in a price-sensitive market is revolutionising our business. The machines are incredible flexible with no limitations on colour. We can print on an endless list of materials with the Alphas, including many that used to need pre-coating. The fantastic quality gives us a competitive edge, and the sharpness and brightness really stand out.”
Bliss Impex is part of the Jain Group of companies employing 300 people and having a €17.5 million turnover. In a changing market, buyers and designers are now demanding shorter turnaround times from order to delivery and an immediate response when any last-minute changes are needed.
Ekansh Jain typifies the new mindset within the family-owned firm in an evolving market where brand owners and designers demand digital production. Bliss Impex made the investment in Durst systems – three Alpha 190s Reactive production systems and one Durst Alpha 180 printer for polyester work – after a first venture into digital didn’t work out with another supplier. They use the Durst One-Step GOTS-certified reactive ink. All the printers are housed in a temperature-controlled new digital centre in Delhi in a €6million investment. Orders can be completed within three days, sometimes even 24 hours, a far cry from the 15 days it would take with conventional production.
Durst provides round-the-clock on-site technical support as well as a remote link-up with the Durst headquarters in Italy. “We have had a real partnership approach with Durst, which provides world-class support and service,” said Mr Jain. “It may be in as little as three years’ time that our unit here runs completely on digital. Costs are coming down all the time. This is a redefinition of the production processes.
“A lot of international brands and and buyers are now asking for digital printing because they see this seen as a green process. We have reduced our water consumption by 50%, around 500,000 liters per month. As one example of how we are growing our business and opening new opportunities directly with brand owners, H&M needed to print on sushi voil for a ladies’ garment and we completed the 300,000 linear meter order within 20 days. It could not have been done conventionally in that timescale because we needed many different colours and lots of merging. The incredible quality speaks for itself.”
Mr Jain concludes: “This is a seismic change in the industry as people are being educated to the benefits of digital.”