Omet continued its ‘Future of Flexo’ with an open house hosted May 22 and 22 at its US headquarters in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Omet Americas’ focus for the two days was to showcase the new technology using the XJet powered by Durst.
Chris Baldwin, director of sales and marketing, kicked off the event by introducing omet and explaining the partnership between Omet and Durst.
‘Our open house was a great success,’ he said. ‘It was exciting to share the XJet press with all of our friends and partners.’
Two live demos were running each day to display the outstanding performance of the XJet as well as exhibit the results. The first job demonstrated how close one can match a flexo printed image and a digital inkjet image using Bellissima DMS screening and the RSC technology. Guests attending the demos had difficulty distinguishing the differences between the flexo printed images and the digital printed images. The second demo showed a high percentage shrink sleeve job using the XJet Hybrid.
Bob McJury of TLF Graphics gave a client testimonial stating that, ‘New business found us’ when the company added the Durst Tau 330 to their company. Since the addition, TLF Graphics has been able to expand its qualified materials from 30 to 70 in just a few years.
‘We don’t have any other supplier that treats us with as much courtesy, respect, and speed as Durst,’ McJury said.
Omet partnered with Ken Pavett, CEO of Flexografix and Tony Parsons, Omet technical services representative of Nazdar, on the two demos.
The open house also featured industry partners Apex, Avery Dennison, Durst, GEW, Grafikontrol, Flexografix, Flexowash, Hamilroad, Kocher + Beck, Nazdar, Rossini, Rotometrics, Tesa, Tresu and Vetaphone.