The new Omet XJet, has been officially presented to more than 100 customers from across the globe at Durst’s Digital Days, February 7-9, at its Italian headquarters in Brixen, Northern Italy. The three-day event is dedicated to 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 unlimited flexibility and a wide range of final applications with a consistent cost reduction, thanks to the inline multi-process configuration. Durst inkjet technology, together with the Omet X6’s finishing and converting units like cold foil, hot foil, lamination, varnishing, diecutting and slitting, assure reliability and excellent results at every run, with the advantage of obtaining the final product in one single passage, the company says.
The Omet XJet is powered by Durst Tau RSC, the high-performance UV inkjet printing press featuring 13” (330 mm) print width with maximum print speed of 245 fpm (78 linear m/m) at 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution. Thanks to its eight color stations (CMYK+W+OVG) with new designed high pigmented inks, it delivers enhanced print quality with 98% Pantone color gamut coverage.
The hybrid solution broadens the opportunities for label printers with its flexible configuration. It can be seen as three presses in one as it can be used as hybrid solution, flexo standalone or digital standalone 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 of 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.”
“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," adds Marco Calcagni, Omet sales and marketing director. "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.”