Durst has commenced the beta test of its new Tau RSCi label press at label converter LabelPrint OÜ’s facility in Estonia.
The single-pass UV inkjet label press, which was launched at Labelexpo last year, was installed in LabelPrint OÜ’s facility in July.
LabelPrint OÜ has been a customer of Durst after purchasing a Durst Tau 330 five years ago. Since then, the company has been actively developing digital print services to its client base and building a strong relationship with Durst.
Durst said it was a “logical step” to approach LabelPrint OÜ as the first choice for a beta test given the history that the companies have together.
Following initial trials late last year, LabelPrint OÜ owner Sten Sarap committed to the beta test for the new press but this was postponed for three months as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown.
“This new press will mainly be used to transfer longer run flexo jobs onto a digital platform,” Sarap said.
“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 costs and improve lead times.
“And thanks to its print quality, it will help to innovate our business and make us more competitive.”
The new Tau RSCi label press features print widths of 330mm, 420mm or 508mm and printing speeds of up to 100 linear metres per minute. Some of its other features include a high opacity white print mode for increased screen-like opacity and a high speed white mode that allows high speed printing at 80 linear metres per minute of all colours including white.
“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,” Sarap added.
LabelPrint OÜ’s customers include beverage manufacturers, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, in addition to other sectors.
Durst labels and flexible packaging segment manager Helmuth Munter said, “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 recognising 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.”
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