Brazilian label converter Megalabel has installed a Durst Tau 330 RSC E single-pass inkjet press.
Owner Marcio Romano said: ‘We closed a deal in practically three days. Knowing that we can count on a service structure, parts and support here in Brazil is an important differential. It gives us the confidence to bet on a technology that will certainly bring us a unique competitive advantage.’
The arrival of Durst technology at Sao Paulo-based Megalabel has a strategic role. ‘Durst Tau 330 RSC E puts us in a different position in the market, as we are reference in terms of production technology,’ said Romano. ‘In our premises, we have the three options available today for printing: flexography, digital printing for short runs, and Durst digital printing at an industrial level of very high quality.’
Among the highlights of the Tau 330 RSC E, Romano emphasized high print resolution and speed. In addition, he cited the agility in service and the security of reaching negotiations was only possible thanks to Durst’s presence in the country.
When Megalabel was founded 12 years ago, Romano had a clear focus: offer very high quality to produce labels in short runs for the market. Today, the company has a consolidated name in the segment, producing short and large production runs. ‘For this, we invested in flexographic technology and also in digital printing’, explained Romano. However, the other digital technology in use at Megalabel was ‘high cost when larger volumes on an industrial scale were needed’.
‘It was to cover this gap between flexography and digital printing in short runs that we invested in the technology of the Durst Tau 330 RSC E,’ said Romano.
With support for widths up to 330mm, the Tau 330 RSC E prints at 52 linear meters and with the optional speed upgrade up to 80 linear m/min. This corresponds to a production capacity of 1,485 square meters/hour at a print resolution of 1,200 x 1200 dpi. It can produce in up to 8 colors (CMYK, plus white, violet, orange and green), thus covering almost 95 percent of Pantone colors.
Helmuth Munter, Label & Flexible Packaging segment manager for Durst Group, said: ‘The Durst Tau RSC E brings affordable, industrial scale digital production to increasing numbers of forward-thinking companies such as Megalabel. The fact that we have dedicated teams in Brazil offering direct service, parts and support locally is clearly going to be an increasingly important factor in decision-making going forward as we continue to build our business in South America and further afield.’