BRIXEN, Italy—Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, together with Omet, manufacturer of printing and converting machines, introduced the new Omet XJet integrated hybrid solution for high-performance labels and packaging printing.
The new Omet XJet, powered by Durst, was officially presented to more than 100 customers from across the globe at Durst’s Digital Days at its Italian headquarters in Brixen, northern Italy. The three-day event is dedicated to digital label and packaging printing solutions.
The Omet XJET is the new hybrid printing platform integrating Durst’s Tau 330 digital inkjet system with Omet X6 flexo stations and converting units. It is meant to offer an unlimited flexibility and a wide range of final applications with a consistent cost reduction thanks to the inline multiprocess configuration. Durst inkjet technology, together with Omet X6’s finishing and converting units like cold foil, hot foil, lamination, varnishing, die cutting and slitting, are meant to ensure 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 330 mm (13-in) print width with maximum print speed of 78 linear meters per minute (245 ft. per minute) at 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution.
The press can be used as hybrid solution, flexo stand-alone or digital stand-alone according to the length of the run or the level of personalization required.
Helmuth Munter, segment manager labels & package printing at Durst, comments: “We are very pleased to partner 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 personalization, 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.”