The integration of the Tau 330 with near-line pre- and post press finishing solutions in cooperation with Omet 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 diecutting 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 prepress software for order entry, prepress, 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 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 worldwide. It features a 13" (330 mm) print width, up to seven colors (CMYKOViW) and offers printing speeds of up to 48 linear m/m (169 fpm) 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.
“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," says Helmuth Munter, segment manager, Durst Label & Package Printing. "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.”