For the Tau 330 platform, Durst offers a dedicated digital workflow system. This comprehensive solution covers all prepress process steps from data management and print data preparation to output on the printer and reporting.
Access to the software is browser-based and can also be used without any additional installations from mobile devices. The Durst Workflow-Label system offers a range of modules that can be expanded at any time and adapted to today and future requirements. Various modules include solutions for variable data printing, ink cost calculations, color management system, job management and more.
In the process chain, the DW-L ensures that:
• The job data and information is managed on a specific basis.
• The job status can be viewed at all times for user groups.
• Interfaces are defined between customer support, media designers, media technologists and controlling.
• The print data is ready for production even in preflight mode.
• Informative reports are available for customer communication.
• The print data is displayed clearly and in a modern manner in the browser window.
• An Adobe Illustrator plug-in is available for simple data preparation.
• Variable data printing (texts, numbering, images and bar codes) can be carried out directly via the browser or via Adobe Illustrator.
• Ink cost calculations can be made right from the first minute.
• True-color measurement values are available for special colors (Delta E94/Delta E2000 material-related).
• Ink consumption can be optimized through different profiles (low budget, standard or best match).
• All process steps are documented and can be retrieved and repeated at any time.
Brixen, Italy – 24/04/2017 – Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, will be showing the best of the digital inkjet and conventional worlds, integrated into a single label printing system at Interpack 2017, Düsseldorf, Germany, from 4–10 May 2017. First exhibited as a prototype at LabelExpo Americas 2016, the Durst Tau 330 / OMET XFlex X6 Hybrid System, now combined with Durst’s new Web-To-Print and PrePress Workflow-Label software, will make its European debut on the Durst Booth D73, Hall, 13, Düsseldorf.
The integration of the market leading Tau 330 with near-line pre- and post press finishing solutions in cooperation with OMET, the world’s leader in flexographic printing presses, will provide customers with a digital label printing system that is complemented by a wide range of conventional printing and finishing solutions. These include flexo stations for priming and/or varnishing, web cleaning and corona treatment, rotary/semi-rotary die cutting, and slitting.
The Tau 330 / OMET XFlex X6 Hybrid System will be shown with Durst’s own production workflow, Durst Workflow-Label, designed specifically for label print production providers. The solution is a modular, expandable pre-press software for order entry, pre-press, RIP, color management, ink costing and production data management. It offers key functionality such as automated knock-out of non-print areas, resulting in lower ink consumption, a high access and self explaining browser-based interface for immediate job costing and easy to use high speed variable data functionality.
Another highlight at the Durst booth will be the new Web-To-Print solution for online design, preview and ordering of all kinds of packaging products like folding carton, labels, and many more. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to see full live demonstrations of the entire digital workflow from online ordering, data processing, digital printing and finishing.
The Tau 330 platform is a UV inkjet label press with more than 100 installations world wide. It features a 330 mm (13 in.) print width, up to seven colors (CMYKOViW) 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, and thanks to its seven color stations achieves close to 90% Pantone color gamut coverage.
In cooperation with OMET the Tau 330 series presents unlimited material flexibility for a vast range of applications. Its new near-line primer station provides increased material flexibility and cost saving potential and its flexible post press finishing options complete the near-line label and package printing production needs.
Helmuth Munter, Segment Manager, Durst Label & Package Printing, said: “The reaction to the prototype Tau 330 / OMET system at LabelExpo last year was hugely encouraging, and we have pressed on with our development of this unique technology integration and have completed the system with state of the art Web-To-Print and Workflow software. We’re proud to show the entire system now for European visitors for the first time – an innovative end-to-end digital production workflow combining digital printing and conventional finishing with unrivalled capabilities in materials, colors and special effects finishing.”
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.
Brixen, Italy – 12/23/2016 – Durst, the manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, is unveiling its extensive Alpha Series portfolio with multi-pass inkjet printing systems for the digital production of home textiles and fashion at Heimtextil 2017 in Hall 6 at Stand C16.
Depending on what they are used for, Alpha printing systems offer printing widths from 190 to 330 cm and can be configured with up to 8 colors and 64 Alpha-S printheads. With a native resolution of 600 dpi and printing speeds of up to 620 lm/h, they boast 24/7 industrial-scale production capacities, and can be used directly and with tremendous flexibility. The various samples and applications produced by Probo and on display at the trade fair stand will show visitors exactly what these systems can do. In February 2016, the Dutch web-to-print supplier installed a high-performance Alpha 330 inkjet printing in its machine park in Dokkum in order to be able to offer home textiles and accessories alongside its existing soft signage portfolio. The great thing is that clients are able to order their printed items – from yard goods to large volumes – directly in the Probo online website. Orders received by 4:30 p.m. can even be shipped the next day.
This efficiency is due not just to the performance of the Alpha Series and digital workflow, but also to the Greentex pigment ink developed by Durst that require no pre- or post-treatment when used with standard materials such as cotton or polyester. This makes the production processes much shorter and considerably more cost-effective regardless of the size of the print run.
The Durst Textile Printing team at the trade fair stand will provide information about these and other options for the Alpha Series such as intelligent feeder systems that adapt automatically to the various textile materials and roll circumferences, and will also be on hand to arrange individual appointments. To arrange an appointment, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brixen, Italy/Carnforth, England - 08.22.2016 - Durst, the industrial inkjet specialist, and the English company Technijet Ltd., a manufacturer of industrial high-pressure cleaning systems, have founded a joint venture on the development of peripheral solutions for digital textile production. Technijet is known in the textile sector primarily for its ROTOVAC washing system which removes lint and dust from printing substrates. The common conceptual design of the patented Swiftjet pre-treatment system is the basis of the joint venture. The system was presented at ITMA 2015 in Milan by Durst as a feasibility study. Swiftjet is a spraying and drying unit which is connected upstream of the actual printing machine and, depending on the desired printing result, takes over the chemical pre-treatment of the textile thread. Technijet's long-term experience with high-pressure jets comes in useful when ensuring the exact application of the composition on the material surface. Since the introduction of the Alpha Series at ITMA 2015, Durst has continuously striven to optimize the economic efficiency and environmental safety of inkjet print production. For example, by introducing the soft pigment ink system (Alpha P), which can be printed on standard material like cotton and polyester without additional binders and wet processes. Alpha P is convincing with its soft grip and color brilliance and at the same time, it reduces water and energy consumption in production. With the market introduction of the Swiftjet Solution, flexibility is further increased, since pre-treatment can be added upstream depending on material and need. Previously independent processes can thus be consolidated and automized which also contributes to an environmentally friendly production. The Swiftjet pre-treatment system is adapted for the Durst Alpha Series high-performance inkjet printer and can process print widths of up to 330 cm. Durst will also offer the pre-treatment system as a standalone solution for existing third party technologies.
"In all market segments, our highest aim is to replace 'old' technologies with new, disruptive systems", says Christoph Gamper, CEO of Durst Phototechnik AG. "This isn't just about switching from 'analog' to 'digital' - it's a redefinition of the production processes. In this redefinition, economic efficiency and environmental criteria are not mutually exclusive, but complementary. With our printing systems and the new pre-treatment technology we can significantly reduce our ecological footprint, particularly in textile printing.
"Since ITMA 2015, we have continued on our chosen path and have maximized the potential of inkjet technology", says Martin Winkler, Segment Manager Textile Printing, Durst Phototechnik AG. "With the Alpha Series, we're providing productivity, the soft pigment ink system adds flexibility and Swiftjet offers, the process optimization for increasing economic efficiency in textile printing. In many textile markets the additional ecological benefit provided by our technologies is not just a side effect anymore but it is a central requirement for complying with new regulatory and environmental requirements and to live up to new social awareness."
Technijet - process optimisation with Swiftjet