Durst will share its Tau RSCi beta test results during an online event this month.
Recently, the Tau RSCi label press completed successful beta testing at Estonian label company LabelPrint OÜ. Durst has incorporated the inputs into the machine and will share the beta test results during the online event.
The online event, ‘All you need is RSC’, takes place at 8pm on June 15 and at 3am on June 16. The 20-minute presentation will come from Durst headquarters in Brixen, Italy. It will cover insights into latest label developments and the new extended Tau RSC platform.
Moving flexo to inkjet
LabelPrint OÜ’s investment in the press forms part of its strategy to move medium and long run flexo jobs to digital UV inkjet printing. Durst says that. in a continuing trustful relationship, LabelPrint OÜ provided extremely valuable inputs. The manufacturer has incorporated these into the Tau RSCi platform.
Thomas Macina, Durst Group global sales manager of label and flexible packaging, describes the exercise as an active partnership. He says, “Our grateful thanks to LabelPrint OÜ. With 10 Tau RSCis already installed globally, we are confident of success as we start full commercial production.”
Sten Sarap, owner of LabelPrint OÜ, says the new Tau RSCi offers enormous potential and possibilities in digital production. He says, “We are very happy with the opportunities and positive after the installation. In particular, we are impressed with the many further improvements to the software. Additionally, the new Tau RSCi offers 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. On the other hand, it takes far longer to train somebody for flexo printing, sometimes up to a year.”
Labels a growth business
Matt Ashman, managing director for Durst Oceania, says the event showcases Durst’s wide spectrum of products within packaging. He says, “With the suite of products announced at the Durst Corrugated 360° event in Brixen, it proves Durst has some real alternatives to the traditional, litho, and litho-am processes. For example, with our SmartShop B2B and B2C product for the online design of packaging for corrugated. As a result, it can give a business in the sector a new revenue stream or a complete new solution in the packaging market.”
Macina adds, “Labels continues to be a significant growth business for Durst. An increasing number of converters such as LabelPrint OÜ are recognising the benefits of transferring more volume from flexo to our digital platform. Consequently, this offers competitive prices to meet their own customers’ bespoke requirements and needs.”