Tallin, Estonia-based label converter LabelPrint OÜ has installed the new Tau RSCi, becoming the first beta testing site for new single-pass UV inkjet press, announced by Durst at Labelexpo Europe in 2019.
LabelPrint OÜ has been using a Tau 330 press for the last five years to expand its digital print services and developed a close relationship with the manufacturer, therefore Durst approached the converter as the first-choice beta test candidate. After initial trials in late 2019, the printer committed to become a test site for the new RSCi press. The installation was postponed for three months due to the Covid-19 lockdown.
The new Tau RSCi features print widths of 330, 420 or 508mm (13, 16.5 or 20in) and a higher printing speed of up to 100 linear m/min. New features include a high opacity white print mode for an increased screen-like opacity and a high speed white mode that allows high speed printing at 80 linear m/min of all colors, including white.
‘This new press will mainly be used to transfer longer run flexo jobs onto a digital platform,’ said Sten Sarap, owner of LabelPrint OÜ. ‘It is too early to make big statements. However, we are very confident that this new press with its revolutionary print quality and high printing speed will help us to reduce production cost and improve lead times. And thanks to its amazing print quality it will help to innovate our business and make us more competitive.
‘As a company that provides high quality sticker and print labels, the new Tau RSCi label press will be crucial in our mission to offer the shortest possible deadlines and competitive prices to meet customers’ individual requirements and needs.’
Helmuth Munter, Durst’s segment manager for labels and flexible packaging commented: ‘We’re delighted to announce LabelPrint OÜ as the beta test site and wish them ongoing success. Labels continues to be a significant growth business for Durst, not least because increasing numbers of converters are recognizing the benefits of transferring more volume from flexo to our digital platform. The introduction of the Tau RSCi has generated a large amount of interest in the marketplace since it was launched in September.’