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Coast Label Acquisition of the Durst Tau 330E Powers Solutions for Customers of Today – and Tomorrow

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Press release from the issuing company

Install Represents First Availability of Tau Technology on West Coast 

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Inbusiness since 1970, Coast Label Company is a custom, specialty solutions provider based in Southern California.  Under the ownership of President & CEO Craig Moreland for more than 25years, the company has grown through a devotion toinnovation in flexo, digital, and screen printing. Coast Label recently acquired a 13” Durst Tau 330E digital UV inkjet device in order to continue advancinginto the digital durable and specialty label space.

The Power to Offer Better Solutions

Moreland said there were several reasons Coast Label has been transitioning to digital, citing efficiency as well as growing customer demand for full color and multiple versions on even the simplest industrial labels.  “That becomes time consuming and expensive todo,” he said, “ especially in lowvolumes on flexo equipment. ”

Moreland chose the Tau after a long consideration on what would deliver the best results for Coast Label’s largest verticals, which include healthcare and high -performance industrial.  “We just hadn't found a piece of equipment that we wanted to own.  We offer UL -recognized components and other products that have a strong need for ink performance, adhesiveperformance, substrate performance, ”he said.  “This is where the toner technologies don'treally work very well for our needs.”

“This year at Labelexpo, it wasclear that UV digital label printing had arrived in terms of the quality, the speed – that was one of the things that finally tipped us towardthe Tau 330E, ” Moreland continued .   “With the Tau, we've got the enhanced capabilities of a very durable ink set that, in a lot of cases, will not require over-lamination.  It certainly is fast and will not require anydelays for making printing plates.  We also expect to be able to make labels with lower levels of waste, which ties into our L.I.F.E. Certified Facility environmental initiatives.  We'llbe able to do things faster and offer better service levels and enhanced products with a very high level of quality and repeatability. ”

As the market evolves, service times and ordering strategies are evolving as well.  Coast Label looks f orward to being able to offer new ways of purchasing as well as new products.  “We see it as game-changing to be able to offer shorter runs with lots of versioning at a competitive price,” Moreland said.  “We already do a lot of work in the variab leinformation space with consecutive numbers and barcodes, and database jobs.  The Durst Tau further enhances our capabilities in this area.”

  “With its focus on specialty custom solutions, its highly regarded third-party certifications, and its new Durst Tau 330E acquisition, Coast Label truly stands apart as a premier national provider oflabels and packaging solutions,” said EmilyKroll, Business Director of Label& Specialty Packaging Systems for Durst Image Technology U.S.   “We areproud to have an inn ovative leader likeCoast Label as the first West Coastinstallation of the Tau.”

Durst Tau 330E

The Tau 330E is a UV inkjet label press printing 8-inch or 13-inch widths in four or five colors at speeds of up to 157 ft./min. and a resolution of up to 1,260 dpi.  The system has been engineered with particularattention to equipment cost whilemaintaining the proven speed and printing quality of the flagship Tau 330 label press.  By reducing the color offering from seven in the original Tau 330, Durst is able to offer a more economical model.  Like the rest of the Durst family of products,the Tau 330E delivers outstandi ng quality, industry-leading productivity, andworld- renowned reliability.

Kroll said Coast Label has combined the Tau 330Ewith the Grafisk Maskinfabrik( GM) DC330 Minisemi-rotaryfinishing system with inline integration that creates aseamless workflow .   The company is a four-time winner of TLMI’s prestigious Eugene Singer Best Managed Company Award.

 

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