Label Solutions Inc, a full-service label manufacturer established in 2007, has partnered with Durst to be the first in Texas to add 1200 DPI UV inkjet technology to its production portfolio; according to the company, the Durst Tau RSC-E will improve production versatility, provide faster order turnarounds and give its customers the best inkjet label quality available today.
Chris Merlick, founder and CEO of Label Solutions, learned label production during a 15-year career at another label company before founding Label Solutions. His focus is on high-end premium labels with an emphasis on quality and excellent customer service. Merlick wanted to ensure that when Label Solutions added digital equipment, it had the best solution available; after extensive research, Merlick decided that Durst was the best partner for Label Solutions.
According to the company, the RSC-E provides exceptional quality, color gamut, speed, with the ability to upgrade to even higher speeds as its digital business grows. ‘We tested a lot of files on a lot of materials and decided that with the Durst Tau RSC-E, we are able to print on a wide range of substrates at very high quality, while improving production costs on short/medium runs,’ said Merlick.
‘With a focus on specialty custom solutions and the addition of a Durst Tau RSC-E, Label Solutions truly stands apart as a premier provider of labels and packaging solutions,” said Steve Lynn, director label & packaging for Durst North America. ‘We are proud to have an innovative leader like Label Solutions as a partner, and a member of the Durst family.’
The Durst RSC-E operates at speeds of up to 170ft/min (upgradeable to 262ft/min) with 1200 DPI native resolution and available with up to 8 colors. Durst RSC high opacity white ink delivers a smooth white, which is ideal for printing on metallic and clear materials.
‘We were farming out our digital print offerings to external suppliers before, and we knew we wanted UV inkjet when we brought our digital book of business internally,’ said Merlick. ‘It was all about becoming more efficient. The RSC print quality means that we can offer more sophisticated premium work, particularly being easier to hit brand colors with the expanded color gamut of the Durst RSC.’
‘With Durst Workflow Label software, it enables us to manipulate files press side, so jobs can be tweaked/adjusted immediately by press operators without sending the file back to pre-press. Changes are done quicker, a major time-saver. It’s a game changer!’ said Justin Wright – partner and executive vice president, Label Solutions.
Wright stated, ‘With an expanded gamut color space, we are able to accurately match custom corporate colors within a 2 delta without needing to utilize a print station on our finishing equipment. We wanted a differentiator in our printing operation. We found it with Durst. We’re very impressed with the possibilities the Durst RSC printer presents to our customers.’