OMET showcases its XJet, powered by Durst

OMET has launched a range of its technologies at Labelexpo Europe 2019, with the show stealer being the XJet powered by Durst.

The solution is a OMET hybrid machine flexo + digital inkjet, which the company says is the first and only line on the market able to print shrink labels with combined technology.

OMET XJet powered by Durst is the hybrid printing machine that offers the widest range of in-line multi-process technologies for finishing requirements (cold foil, hot foil, embossing, varnishing, peel & seal, delam-relam…) as well as efficient converting solutions as OMET Monotwin-Cut variable size die-cut, OMET Twist easy-change die and OMET Rock’n’Roll matrix stripping,” the company said in a statement.

“Thanks to OMET’s experience on tension control (Masters in Motion), working on special supports is not a problem but a winning challenge: XJet is the first and only hybrid machine on the market able to work shrink materials with combined printing.”

OMET decided to revamp the hybrid printing on shrink labels after having shown excellent results from shrink label printing during the recent open house at the OMET Americas headquarters with samples of shrinked bottles printed by the XJet.

The OMET XJet works with a resolution of 1200×1200 dpi, high definition almost equivalent to offset printing, with in-line finishing and converting modules and special finishing effects.

It also features high printing speed (80 m/min), limited ink consumption and customisable configuration, targeted at companies that do small and medium runs that involve different versions of the same subject, variable data printing and quick set-up.

OMET also unveiled its new XFLEX X7 printing press at the event.

This 26-inch flexo printing press comes with a suite of features and will showcase a new High Value Rotogravure (HVR) Print Unit and merges the best features of OMET’s XFLEX X6.0 and VARYFLEX V2 into a new printing press.

It now gives printers the possibility to offer high quality shrink sleeves and flexible packaging materials optimised to print for medium volume quantities.

“OMET has industry’s largest range of modules and attachments and with the new X7 we present our latest offering, the High Value Rotogravure-HVR, which we believe will disrupt the way printers achieve the special print effects on shrink sleeves and flexible packaging materials,” OMET R&D director Amerigo Manzini said.

In addition to the HVR, the X7 also integrates several printing and converting technologies in-line along with a new flexo station designed with Zero Gears Solution. It has nine servos on each printing unit offering fully automatic printing pressures, automatic pre-registration and OMET’s multi-vision registration camera.

The X7’s modular design also allows OMET to offer different possibilities of combination printing and special effects with the Soft Touch Vertical Flexo Station and a new rotary screen unit available in 670mm.

“Our Soft Touch Vertical Flexo Station is another great unit to be seen at the show, as it allows printers to work with soft touch applications with both water and solvent based inks,” Manzini said.

OMET is distributed by Currie Group in Australia.

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