The upgraded Tau 330 showcased at Interpack 2013 now comes with a newly built-in inert-gas system which reduced the typical odour of the UV inkjet inks, and a high-definition print mode with resolution of up to 1260dpi, up from the previous 360dpi.
Helmuth Munter, segment manager for labels and packaging printing at Durst Phototechnik, said, “The two developments have opened up the food market as well as pharma market for the Tau 330 press.”
Munter added, “The reduction in typical odour of UV inkjet ink means, the press now meets the requirement of food and pharmaceutical sectors for low odour printing. The high resolution print means improved print quality, outstanding sharp texts that will allow printing of small type sizes and find details in graphics and images.”
Depending on type of application, Tau 330 users can now chose from two different Tau UV inkjet inks: the standard UV inkjet inks for all industrial application or the very low migration UV inkjet inks suitable for food, healthcare and pharmaceutical applications.
While the Tau 330 has seen 20 installations since its launch in early 2013, Durst is still to install one in India, though Munter says that India’s first Tau 330 could be installed by the end of this year.
Durst was represented by Reifenhauser India but that partnership is no more in place. “We are talking to different people and checking what will be our local set up in India,” said Munter.