Durst Starting Full Commercial Production On Label Press

Durst And Label-Making Company Showcasing Collaboration
Helmuth Munter, Durst, Sten Sarap, LabelPrint OÜ and Martin Leitner, Durst.

LabelPrint OÜ provided extremely valuable input to Durst that has now been incorporated into the Tau RSCi label press, which is now starting full commercial production.

LabelPrint OÜ has successfully completed beta testing of Durst’s new single-pass UV inkjet digital Tau RSCi label press. The investment from the label-making company from Tallinn, Estonia, is a key part of a strategy to move medium and long run flexo jobs to digital UV inkjet printing.

Sten Sarap, owner of LabelPrint OÜ said, ‘We are very happy with the opportunities and positive feedback after the installation, particularly with the many further improvements to the software. The new Tau RSCi offers us enormous potential and we see lots of possibilities in digital production, which I see as the future. Digital production on the RSCi is constant, running in three shifts. The new machine gives us the ability to print far more in a short lead time so we are moving more jobs from flexo to digital because we can print extremely fast at unbelievably high quality. Another welcome factor has been the ease of use of the machine. Our operators were fully trained within two weeks of the Tau RSCi arriving when it takes far longer to train somebody for flexo printing, sometimes up to a year.’

Thomas Macina, Durst Group’s Global Sales Manager Label and Flexbile Packaging, said, ‘Our grateful thanks to LabelPrint OÜ. This is a really active partnership, characterised by a close and productive approach in this beta testing. With 10 Tau RSCi’s already installed across the world, we are confident of success as we start full commercial production.’

He added, ‘Labels continue to be a significant growth business for Durst, not least because increasing numbers of converters such as LabelPrint OÜ are recognising the benefits of transferring more volume from flexo to our digital platform to offer competitive prices to meet their own customers’ bespoke requirements and needs.’

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