Durst is demonstrating UV inkjet single pass printing technology on its new Tau 330 RSC at Labelexpo Americas 2018.
Among the highlights of the Tau 330 RSC is its high printing resolution, unmatched printing speed and eight-color printing stations.
The Durst Tau 330 RSC is a UV inkjet label and package printing press featuring 330 mm (13 inch) print width combined with leading edge print speed of up to 78 linear meters/min (245 ft/min) at a resolution of 1200 x 1200 dpi. It runs at 1.485 square meters per hour, and has eight color stations (CMYK+W+OVG) with new designed high pigmented inks, delivering flexo-like print quality with close to 95 percent of the Pantone color gamut coverage.
The Tau 330 RSC is available as stand-alone version or can be configured as ‘digital-flexo hybrid press’ with Omet’s Xflex series of conventional finishing options.
Its configuration options include jumbo unwinder and material pre-treatment options such as in-line corona, web cleaner, priming as well as post press finishing options like varnishing, cold foil, lamination, die-cutting, slitting and rewinding.
Live demonstrations by the Tau 330 RSC are taking place on the Durst stand, as are demonstrations of the Durst powered Omet XJet. Both systems will be distributed by Omet US in North America.
Helmuth Munter, global segment manager for labels and package printing at Durst Group, said: ‘The Durst Tau 330 RSC has already achieved over 10 successful installations in Europe. Our customers have been very impressed by its print quality, production speed as well as its low variable and total cost of ownership. It is a game-changer and is challenging conventional print technologies that will allow it to become the mainstream technology of label printing in the near future.’
He added: ‘Small, medium, and now long runs are highly profitable with our digital systems. Thanks to a cost-effective total cost of ownership we provide, the options are virtually unlimited and open up an enormous potential for new products and services in an ever-changing market.’