Durst and Omet unveil XJet hybrid printing solution at Durst Digital Days
Durst and Omet have strengthened their collaboration with the introduction of the new XJet. Powered by Durst, the integrated hybrid solution for a wide range of high performance labels and packaging printing guarantees flexibility and cost savings.
The jewel in the crown of the Durst and Omet partnership, the new XJet, is being officially presented to more than a 100 customers from across the globe at Durst’s Digital Days at its Italian headquarters in Brixen, northern Italy. The three day event is dedicated to the best digital label and packaging printing solutions.
The XJet is the new hybrid printing platform integrating Durst’s Tau 330 digital inkjet system with Omet X6 flexo stations and converting units. It can offer an unlimited flexibility and a wide range of final applications with a consistent cost reduction thanks to the in line multi process configuration. Durst inkjet technology together with Omet X6’s finishing and converting units like cold foil, hot foil, lamination, varnishing, die cutting and slitting assure reliability and excellent results at every run, with the advantage of obtaining the final product in one single passage.
The XJet is powered by Durst Tau RSC, the high performance UV inkjet printing press featuring 330 mm print width with maximum print speed of 78 metres per minute at 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution. Thanks to its eight colour stations (CMYK+W+OVG) with new designed high pigmented inks it delivers outstanding print quality with 98% pantone colour gamut coverage.
The hybrid solution broadens the opportunities for label printers thanks to its flexible configuration. It can be seen as three presses in one as it can be used as hybrid solution, flexo standalone or digital standalone according to the length of the run or the level of personalisation required. This concept can help optimise production time and costs, getting faster return on investment and open new market opportunities.
Helmuth Munter, segment manager labels and package printing at Durst, commented: ‘We are very pleased to partner Omet in the launch of this highly professional hybrid printing solution. It combines the best technologies of both, the digital inkjet printing and conventional pre- and post press printing and finishing world, offering our common future customers a highly cost effective and complete ‘all in one’ printing process.’
Marco Calcagni, Omet sales and marketing director, added: ‘We managed to create a complete ‘Made in Italy’ printing solution that meets the market trends of personalisation, just in time deliveries and final product variation, but also maintaining all the capabilities of a conventional press. I believe that Durst is the right partner for such a challenging project because they have deep knowledge and the best digital inkjet technology acknowledged by the international market.’