Durst And OMET Announce Solution For High-Performance Labels And Packaging


The jewel in the crown of the Durst and OMET partnership, the new OMET XJet, is being officially presented to more than 100 customers from across the globe at the Durst Digital Days event at its Italian headquarters in Brixen, northern Italy.

Powered by Durst, the OMET XJet integrated hybrid solution is designed for a wide range of high-performance labels and packaging printing. It integrates the Durst 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 due 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 OMET XJet is powered by Durst Tau RSC, the high-performance UV inkjet printing press featuring 330mm (13”) print width with maximum print speed of 78 linear metres/min (245feet/min) at 1200 x 1200dpi 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 a hybrid solution, flexo stand-alone or digital stand-alone according to the length of the run or the level of personalisation required. This concept can help optimise production time and costs, getting faster ROI and opening new market opportunities.

Helmuth Munter, Segment Manager Labels & Package Printing at Durst said, ‘We are very pleased to partner with 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.’

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