Durst, manufacturer of digital production technologies, and Omet, manufacturer of printing and converting machines, unveiled the new “Omet XJet”, a new integrated hybrid line for labels and package printing. The printing platform is integrating Durst’s Tau 330 digital inkjet system with Omet X6 flexo stations and converting units and was introduced at the Durst Digital Days.
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 global market.”
According to the company, “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 percentage pantone colour gamut coverage.