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Durst introduces hybrid press with Omet Xflex technology


This announcement makes Durst the first digital press manufacturer to launch a hybrid press.

Durst is introducing at Labelexpo the increased capabilities of its label press product portfolio by integrating the Tau 330 with near-line pre- and post-press finishing solutions in cooperation with Omet, the Italian flexo label press manufacturer that recently celebrated its 1,500th press installation. 

This announcement makes Durst the first digital press manufacturer to launch a hyrbid press.

Also being shown for the first time in the US is the new, economical single-pass Tau 330 E UV Inkjet Label Press, featuring high-pigmented UV inks for reduced ink consumption. It is especially designed for small and medium-sized label converters. Durst is also demonstrating its own production workflow software designed specifically for label print production providers.

Durst’s Tau 330 platform is a UV inkjet label press with more than 100 installations worldwide. It features a 330 mm (13 inches) print width, up to seven colors (CMYKOVW), and printing speeds of up to 48 linear meter per minute (169 fpm) with up to 1,260-dpi print resolutions.  The press features leading-edge production capacity and print quality, and thanks to its seven color stations, it achieves close to 90 percent 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 near-line label production needs.

The Tau 330 E is a UV inkjet label press featuring print widths of 200 mm or 330 mm, four or five colors, a printing speed of up to 48 linear meters/min. (157 fpm), and a printing resolution of up to 1,260 dpi. The system has been engineered with particular attention to equipment cost while maintaining the proven speed and printing quality of the flagship Tau 330 printing press.  Its newly designed, high-pigment UV inkjet inks provide a noticeable cost reduction, thus resulting in a system with an unmatched Total Cost of Ownership for the print provider.

Together with the Tau 330 platforms, Durst is introducing its completely new Durst Workflow-Label – a modular, expandable prepress software for order entry, pre-press, RIP, color management, ink costing and production data management. It offers an optimized workflow with key functionality, such as automated knock-out of non-print areas resulting in lower ink consumption; high-access, browser-based interface for immediate job costing; and easy-to-use high-speed variable data functionality.

In addition to all of the above products being showcased in Hall F, Booth 5901, a Durst press conference is scheduled for Tuesday, September 13, at 1:30 p.m. in the press conference office room at Labelexpo.