LECCO, Italy—The new Omet XJet printing press is the result of the combination between the renowned Omet flexo quality and Durst digital inkjet printing technology, plus exclusive finishing and converting units to obtain the final product always in one single pass. This partnership has made possible a hybrid solution able to provide a maximum level of productivity, independent from the length of the run.
On the XJet, printers enjoy the benefits of digital technology, such as immediacy, variable data, personalization and high uptime, along with new high performance features such as inline integration of finishing units (cold foil, hot foil, silk screen, varnish) and converting units (multi-layer, die cutting, slitting). Additionally, Omet flexo stations enable primers and special varnishes application, pantone or metallized color printing, compensating for the limitations of today’s digital technology. Printers can choose the most convenient combination of technologies at every run, adapting the production to changeable market trends like personalization, just-in-time deliveries and final product valorization.
Latest developments implemented on the Omet XJet include faster speed (262 fpm up to 328 fpm), wider solutions (12 – 16 – 20 inches digital printing width), and the automatic nozzle compensation system, ensuring high quality in day-to-day production.
Omet hybrid platforms are now capable of producing shrink label printing and many other special applications along with the printing of every kind of self-adhesive labels.
“We are working on further developments aiming at expanding the range of final applications,” said Omet Sales Director Marco Calcagni, “to satisfy the demands of our globally respected customers who themselves are pioneers in innovations. The XJet is requested by label companies that see benefits in a total hybrid solution, being able to provide an extended range of new opportunities and widening significantly their product portfolio. We also see significant interest coming from digital printers who want to optimize their production process: printing, finishing and converting inline with focus on single pass production, by using only one machine instead of two or three being used currently. We expect 2020 being the year of ‘the Pivot of hybrid’ and faster growth of installations in 2021.”