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Durst enhances Tau 330 series, looks to extend footprint with Omet tie-up

29 September 2017

Durst has upped its ante, announcing new high-speed eight-colour label press, Tau 330 RSC, which it claims is an “advanced digital production technology”. The press will also be available as a hybrid version with and inline Omet’s XFlex X6 flexo units.

durst The new hybrid Tau 330 RSC running live at the show is a 330mm (13inch) UV inkjet press and can achieve a print speed of 78 linear mtr/min at 1,200x1,200dpi resolution

Helmuth Munter, the segment manager at Durst, said: “The new Tau 330 RSC with its unmatched printing speed and printing quality has been the highlight at our booth, creating a high level of interest among label converters that are looking for an industrial scale digital press solution.”

The new hybrid Tau 330 RSC running live at the show is a 330mm (13inch) UV inkjet press and can achieve a print speed of 78 linear mtr/min at 1,200x1,200dpi resolution. The eight stations comprise of CMYK+W+OVG and use Durst’s new high-pigmented inks. “It can deliver outstanding, flexo-like print quality with close to 90% Pantone colour gamut coverage,” said Munter.

Durst also announced the introduction of a new Web2Print workflow solution for online design, preview and ordering of all kinds of packaging products like labels, and folding cartons.

Discussing the alignment with Omet for distribution of its digital presses with PrintWeek India, Helmut said, Omet are experts in the conventional flexo presses, while Durst has its strengths with digital. “The idea is to put the synergies together and multiply our footprint in different markets. We are not strong in certain markets where Omet is, and vice versa. By putting our synergies together, w would like to multiply our footprint in certain markets where we are not strong.”

Helmut said, “The commercial modalities are yet to be finalised,” adding, “This, however, will not alter our equations with our existing representatives.

In India, Durst is represented by Chennai-based Printronics and has its sole press installed at Ahmedabad’s packaging specialist, Astron Packaging.

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