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Brixen, Italy - 17/07/2017 - Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, will be presenting its latest development, the new digital - high resolution - high speed - 8 color label press Tau 330 RSC inline with OMET’s Xflex X6 hybrid solution as well as its new Web2Print workflow at Labelexpo 2017 in Brussels, from 25–28 September 2017 at the Durst Booth 8B26 in Hall 8.
The new Tau 330 RSC is a UV inkjet label and package printing press featuring 330 mm (13 in.) print width combined with leading edge print speed of up to 78 linear meters/min (245 ft./min) at 1200 x 1200 dpi printing resolutions. The press achieves a production capacity of 1.485 m² per hour, and thanks to its 8 color stations (CMYK+W+OVG) with new designed high pigmented inks it delivers outstanding, flexo look-like print quality with close to 98% pantone color gamut coverage.
In line with Durst’s customer claim “Configure Your Digital Future”, the completely new Tau 330 RSC is available as stand-alone version or can be combined with in-line digital laser die cutting LFS 330. At Labelexpo, the Tau 330 RSC will be be configured as “hybrid press” with OMET’s Xflex series of conventional finishing options, providing unlimited material flexibility for a vast range of applications. Its configuration options include jumbo unwinder and material pre-treatment options like inline corona, web cleaner, priming as well as post press finishing options like varnishing, cold foil, lamination, die-cutting, slitting and rewinding.
Also showcased will be the flagship Tau 330 with Low Migration ink for primary food & pharma packaging as well as the economic entry model Tau 330E with its specially developed high pigmented UV inkjet inks. The press will be demonstrated as a complete solution with the EFS 330, an equally economic converting & finishing system from SMAG.
Together with the Tau 330 series, Durst will also introduce its new Web2Print solution for online design, preview and ordering of all kinds of packaging products like labels, folding carton, and more. Also on display will be Durst’s own Workflow-Label Application Suite, a modular, expandable prepress software for order entry, pre-press, RIP, color management, ink-costing and production data management. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to see full live demonstrations of the entire digital production workflow from online ordering, data processing, digital printing and finishing.
Helmuth Munter, Segment Manager, Durst Label & Package Printing, said: “We are very excited to demonstrate our broad range of digital printing and workflow solutions to Labelexpo visitors, and we are sure that expecially the new Tau 330 RSC with its unmatched printing speed and printing quality will be the highlight at our booth and create a high level of interest among label converters that are looking for an industrial scale digital press solution.”
Brixen, Italy – July 2017 – Durst, the manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, has secured its first sale of a Durst Tau 330 in Ukraine. EKKO, one of Ukraine’s biggest label-making companies, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2017, describes itself as the “oldest company” in the independent Ukraine. From five people at the start, more than 80 staff are now employed at EKKO that turns over €2million annually. The Tau 330 platform at EKKO features a 330 mm (13 in.) print width, 5 colours (CMYKW) 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.
“Digital printing is a good investment and can complement and help flexo and screen business grow,” says Volodymyr Drabyk, General Director of EKKO, the specialist producer of self-adhesive labels in reels. “Our digital business at the moment is around 5% of the total, and with this investment in the Durst Tau 330 it will be around 20-30% of our work in five years. However, it is difficult to predict accurately because of the political and economic uncertainties.”
“What is sure is that we have already helped our customers grow together with Durst. As an example, a new producer of stewed vegetables and fruit products in Ukraine with a wide product range was not ready to invest in flexo plates which are necessary for flexo printing, and couldn’t guarantee big volumes at the beginning as they didn’t know whether it would be successful. So they started the process digitally on the Durst, entered the marked and start to grow and widen their product range with private labels without big investments, which usually are a big problem for a new producer. The Durst allows us to launch potential big products at low cost and no risk.”
Crucial to EKKO’s decision to invest in the system was the extremely competitive total cost of ownership. “Prices in Ukraine are dramatically different to anywhere else in Europe – at least 10% cheaper, usually much much more,” said Mr Drabyk. “So pricing was an extremely important consideration. The other impressive characteristics are the quality and speed of printing, as well as equipment maintenance and after-sales service.
“I have spent many years researching the market, including spells overseas in the United States of America, and I visited several customers and also other manufacturers of digital equipment before choosing Durst. We have never looked back – it has been a fantastic investment and it is definitely helping to build our business.
“Durst and its agents LFP Industrial Solutions provide first-class consultation, service and specialist knowledge. It is a mutually beneficial business partnership.”
Helmuth Munter, Segment Manager Labels and Packaging Printing for Durst, said: “EKKO has seen unprecedented growth opportunities since investing in UV inkjet digital technology. This speaks volumes, as does the fact that its customers are making specific requests for their work to be done on our systems. We’re proud to be supporting with help from LFP from Poland as they grow their business using our world-class technology.”
EKKO Tau 330
Brixen, Italy - 05.26.2017 - Durst, the manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, is revamping Brixen’s southern industrial zone. With the ground-breaking ceremony on May 26th, construction is underway on a customer and innovation center, which will be the company’s flagship, and symbol of its international orientation. The new building will also house the Durst Group’s central team of directors. The new head office is designed to not only provide functional and effective accommodation for the company, but it must also respectfully relate to the existing building, designed by architect Othmar Barth and built in 1963. Commissioned architects Patrik Pedò and Juri Pobitzer, from Monovolume, followed Barth’s original concept and created a flat, floating “wing” with a 6-story tower that will become a landmark in the Brixen area, with its height of 35 meters. The connecting construction, between the existing and new buildings, is an organically shaped “pixel façade” made from pre-fabricated lightweight concrete elements. This special construction, featuring fenestration patterns, will give the overall building its identifying characteristic, and highly recognizable look. The new building fits in with the existing structure like an all-encompassing parenthesis, allowing the construction work to be carried out as smoothly as possible without Durst’s operational processes being interrupted. The overall developed area spans 21,388 m2 plus 2,800 m2 of green space. 5,000 m3 of concrete, 430,000 kg of steel and 2,600 m2 of glass surfaces will be installed. Access for employees and customers is being reorganized, and is now achieved directly from the existing traffic circle, for increased convenience and safety.
“Durst is today a world-leading manufacturer of digital production technologies, and the company’s innovative strength is recognized in many industries, on every continent”, says Christoph Gamper, CEO of the Durst Group. “Durst is also a family-run company, now managed by the 3rd generation, and every generation has made its own mark on Durst. The group’s evolution from purely replicating image data on various media to becoming a supplier of comprehensive solutions including image and data capture, printing and surface decoration, workflow software, ink systems and fluids, as well as services, will be the hallmark of the next decade. This evolution requires space, freedom and creative areas which we are now creating with the innovation and customer center in Brixen.”
Peter Brunner, Bürgermeister von Brixen
Durst Spatenstich, 26.05.2017
Durst Spatenstich, 26.05.2017
Durst Spatenstich, 26.05.2017
Durst Spatenstich, 26.05.2017
Christoph Gamper, CEO Durst Gruppe
Christoph Gamper, CEO Durst Gruppe
(v.l.) Harald Oberrauch, Christoph Gamper, Peter Brunner
(v.l.) Christof Oberrauch, Harald Oberrauch, Peter Brunner, Christoph Gamper
Durst Neubau Rendering
Durst Neubau Rendering
Durst Firmensitz Brixen
Durst Firmensitz Brixen
Brixen, Italien - 15.05.2017 - Durst, Hersteller von zukunftsweisenden digitalen Produktionstechnologien, setzt die Roadmap für sein in 2016 gegründetes Segment, Durst Corrugated Packaging & Display Printing, erfolgreich fort. Nach ersten Kundeninstallationen des Delta WT 250 Multi-Pass Drucksystems mit Durst Water Technology, Anfang des Jahres, befindet sich Durst nun im Feldtest für sein Flagschiff Delta SPC 130. Das auf der Drupa 2016 als Konzept vorgestellte Drucksystem, basiert auf der neuesten Generation von Single-Pass Drucktechnologien, die Durst bereits in seinen Segmenten Label Printing und Ceramics Printing einsetzt. Mit einer Druckgeschwindigkeit von bis zu 9350 m2/h verfügt der Delta SPC 130 über die notwendige industrielle Produktivität, um den Verpackungssektor in Richtung digital zu transformieren. Neben der wirtschaftlicheren Produktion von Regal- und Verkaufsverpackungen in Klein- und Mittelserien, ermöglicht der Delta 130 SPC auch Bemusterungen, Individualisierungen und Versionierungen – unmittelbar und ohne Rüstkosten. Mit der Entwicklung eines kennzeichnungsfreien Tintensystems auf Basis der Durst Water Technology, ermöglicht Durst außerdem schon heute geruchsfreie und nachhaltige Verpackungsprodukte im LEH. Mit dieser Innovation konnte Durst Schumacher Packaging überzeugen und als strategischen Feldtest-Partner für das Erreichen der Marktreife gewinnen. Schumacher Packaging ist wie Durst ein familiengeführtes Unternehmen in der 3. Generation und beschäftigt 3000 Mitarbeiter an 28 europäischen Standorten. Als Experte für maßgeschneiderte Verpackungslösungen aus Well- und Vollpappe entwickelt und fertigt das Unternehmen kundenspezifische, schlüsselfertige Verpackungslösungen und bietet als Full-Service-Lieferant europaweit umfangreiche Serviceleistungen für alle Stufen der Supply Chain.
Durst Delta SPC 130
„Unsere Kunden schätzen an uns, dass wir an allen Standorten einheitlich hohe Technik-, Qualitäts- und Servicestandards bieten“, sagt Björn Schumacher, Inhaber und Geschäftsführer der Schumacher Packaging GmbH. „Aber auch, dass wir flexibel auf ihre Verpackungs-Anforderungen reagieren und zugleich neue Produktionsmöglichkeiten anbieten. So wie mit dem Delta SPC 130, der uns in den Tests mit der Farbbrillanz, Kratzfestigkeit und natürlich der Produktivität überzeugt hat. Die Digitalisierung im Verpackungssektor steht am Anfang und noch ist es eine Domäne des Offset- und Flexodrucks. Stand heute kann ich aber sagen, dass wird sich ändern und Schumacher Packaging wird als Firstmover den entscheidenden Impuls geben.“
„Wir sind über die strategische Partnerschaft mit Schumacher Packaging hocherfreut, kombiniert es doch Technologiekompetenz mit Branchen Know-how“, sagt Christoph Gamper, CEO der Durst Group. „Das ist für uns sicherlich eine große Herausforderung, aber am Ende können alle Beteiligten dann sicher sein, dass der Delta SPC 130 wirklich der Game-Changer ist, den die Verpackungsindustrie erwartet. Besonders die Anforderung bezüglich einer vollintegrierten Produktionslinie inklusive Pre- und Postproduktion, wollen wir Perfektionieren und bei Markteinführung im Herbst 2017 eine industrielle Komplettlösung anbieten.“
Schumacher Packaging Ebersdorf
Schumacher Packaging Standorte
Hamburg, Germany – 22 May, 2017 – Durst, manufacturer of digital production technologies, has formed a partnership with Ultima Displays, which is creating Centres of Excellences across Europe.
Ultima Displays is a one-stop solutions and hardware provider serving more than 6,000 dealers across 28 countries in Europe. It employs 285 people across the continent and has a £37 million (€44 million) turnover.
The first agreement in the partnership – announced during FESPA where both companies were exhibiting –involved a Durst Rhotex 325 system being installed at Nantes, France, in the week prior to the show. A roll-out involving at least three other systems will follow at sites in Corby, Northamptonshire, and in Gdansk, Poland, and Padova, Italy, from next year. The Durst Rhotex 325 scheduled for the UK headquarters will be a focal point for the Centres of Excellences being created.
France-based Philippe Bouffant, Chief Executive Officer of Ultima Displays, said: “We’ve discussed opportunities with other players in the market, but nobody can match Durst for quality, service and its partnership approach. It’s a company that’s not just about trying to fit technology to production requirements, it’s about fully understanding our business and requirements and demonstrating how they can help.
“Durst’s approach has been not just about the technology, but they have really taken the time to understand our people and the service we want. There is a level of trust that’s higher than we have ever had before – and it’s reciprocal both ways.
“The investment in these systems will help our 6,000 dealers across Europe get a competitive edge and improve profits. One of the key benefits is that they will be able to offer fantastic quality with industrial, low-cost production with super-fast turnaround times, with some jobs now being able to be printed and dispatched on the same day for next-day delivery. Gone are the days when dealers may have had to wait more than a week for a job to be done.”
He added: “We’ll be able to provide a level of consistency and output that will be unmatched across the industry and the clients’ online business will grow rapidly.”
Christoph Gamper, Durst Chief Executive Officer, said: “Our philosophy is not just about providing a solution. It’s very much about developing a relationship in a partnership approach and working with our customers such as Ultima Displays to help grow their business. We always provide a thorough evaluation of requirements, trials, visits to customer asite and then ensure that the trials are replicated in real-live situations. Nothing is left to chance. Our reputation means everything.”
Founded in 1970, Ultima Displays provides all kinds of other products and services including roller and tension banners, POS signage, backwalls, modular solutions, cases, lighting and counters. Its printing capabilities covers all kind of die-sublimation and UV work for dealers. It is part of the P3 Group, which has a $130million turnover for its global one-stop-shop operations.
Christoph Gamper, CEO of Durst und Philippe Bouffant, CEO of Ultima Displays
Brixen, Italy – 05/18/2017 – Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, announces that Versacolor, a graphic printing company from Sao Paolo/Brasil has just acquired its second Durst Tau 330E. The digital UV inkjet label press provides advantages to customers with the deployment of high pigmented inks and an increased productivity at a very low production costs. According to Fabio Rodrigo Moreno, owner of Versacolor, investments in cutting-edge technology and financial balance are the secrets to remain competitive in a very diversified market, such as in the self-adhesive labels segment.
"We always try to follow the evolution of technologies, and we understand that the global trend goes towards digital," said Fabio. "From now on, the self-adhesive segment will demand, more than ever, versatility; It will be necessary to speed up delivery times, to print in high resolution and to use laser finishing."
The Tau 330E offers Versacolor the differentiation that the company is looking for, due to the integrated process of digital printing with UV inks, high speed and lower costs compared to other solutions. Fabio also highlights the fact that the Tau 330E printing technology does not require any kind of special treatment on substrates and has an in-line corona system and high-definition print quality. "In addition to these added values, we will have quality and performance with lower costs for consumables," he points out.
Targeted for small and medium companies in the label segment, The Tau 330 E prints with up to 5 colors (CMYK + W), a speed of up to 48 linear meters/minute and a resolution of up to 1260 dpi.