Durst customer The Label Makers recently completed beta testing of its new digital, high speed, eight-colour Tau 330 RSC Label Press. The UK based company chose the machine to keep it ahead of the curve and is now expanding into new and developing markets.
After winning major new contracts including a six-figure deal with a major food brand during beta testing, the company, known as Labmak, is now looking to invest in a second new Tau 330 RSC UV inkjet.
‘It features unbelievable photographic quality,’ said David Webster, managing director of Labmak. ‘The future of label production is here – and it’s inkjet. Installing the Tau 330 RSC has been a huge step forward for us. It has massively grown from our original expectations and we now have three Durst machines.’
He expanded, ‘This press runs at a phenomenal printing speed of 78m a minute all the time with no slowing down, virtually no waste and is litho quality with a print resolution of 1200 x 1200dpi. Plus, the addition of the extra colour green means we can cover 98% of Pantone shades. The Durst Tau 330 RSC is also much more cost-effective because it uses far less ink, but still maintains the incredible print quality.’
Webster, who estimates at least 2.5 million linear metres will be printed on the Durst Tau RSC in its first year of commercial operation added, ‘The print quality means that we can look for more sophisticated work, particularly as we are finding it far easier to hit everybody’s brand colour. As one example, we were actually approached by a major food brand that has led to a new contract that will be be worth around R2.8 million (£150,000) in the first year. Others will follow. We couldn’t be doing all this without Durst, a company that has been an incredibly supportive partner with fantastic technology.’
Helmuth Munter, segment manager, Durst Label & Package Printing said, ‘This long-standing relationship with Labmak is a true partnership. We’ve helped them open up new business lines and the Labmak team’s feedback in the beta test has provided valuable insights to make this product even more successful. We now have more than a dozen installations throughout the world, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg because many new orders are coming in. The Durst Tau 330 RSC’s combination of unmatched printing speed and printing quality is a business-winning solution.’
Durst’s Tau 330 RSC press features 330mm (13'') print width combined with leading edge print speed of up to 78 linear metres/min (245 feet/min) at 1200 x 1200dpi printing resolutions. Thanks to its 8 colour stations (CMYK+W+OVG) with new designed high pigmented inks it delivers outstanding, flexo look-like print quality with close to 98% pantone colour gamut coverage.