Rosemont, Illinois, Chicago, USA - Durst has used Labelexpo Americas (Hall F, booth 5901) to announce important steps forward in the capabilities of its label product portfolio. These involve integrating its market leading Tau 330 with near-line pre- and post-press finishing solutions in cooperation with OMET, the world’s leader in flexographic printing presses.
Also on show for the first time in the US is a new budget-priced single pass Tau 330 E UV Inkjet Label Press featuring high pigmented UV inks for reduced ink consumption. This has been designed with the small- and medium-sized label converters in mind. At Labelexpo, Durst is also demonstrating its own production workflow software, designed specifically for the label print production providers.
The Tau 330 platform is a UV inkjet label press with more than 100 installations worldwide. It features a 330 mm (13 in.) print width, up to 7 colors (CMYKOVW) and offers printing speeds of up to 48 linear meters/min (169 ft./min) with up to 1260 dpi print resolutions. The press features leading edge production capacity and print quality, and thanks to its 7 color stations achieves close to 90% pantone color gamut coverage.
In cooperation with OMET the 330 series presents unlimited material flexibility for a vast range of applications. Its new near-line primer station provides increased material flexibility and cost-saving potential and its flexible post-press finishing options complete the near-line label production needs.
Tau 330 E is a UV inkjet label press featuring print width 200 mm or 330 mm, with 4 or 5 colors and a printing speed of up to 48 linear meters/min (157 ft./min) at a printing resolution of up to 1260 dpi. The system has been engineered with particular attention to equipment cost while maintaining the proven speed and printing quality of the flagship Tau 330 printing press. Its newly designed high pigment UV inkjet inks provide a noticeable cost reduction, thus resulting in a system with an unmatched Total Cost of Ownership for the print provider.
Together with the Tau 330 platforms, Durst will also introduce its completely new Durst Workflow-Label, a modular, expandable prepress software for order entry, pre-press, RIP, color management, ink costing and production data management. It offers an optimized workflow with key functionality such as automated knock-out of non-print areas resulting in lower ink consumption, high access browser based interface for immediate job costing and easy to use high speed variable data functionality.
All the above products are being showcased at Labelexpo Americas 2016 in Hall F booth # 5901.