Durst and OMET unveil XJET hybrid printing solution


Helmuth Munter (left) and Marco Calcagni in front of the new line (photo: Durst)
Helmuth Munter (left) and Marco Calcagni in front of the new line (photo: Durst)

The Durst Group (Brixen, Italy), manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, together with OMET S.r.l. (Lecco, Italy), manufacturer of printing and converting machines, have strengthened their collaboration with the introduction of the new OMET XJet. The integrated hybrid solution for a wide range of high-performance labels and packaging printing is reported to guarantee flexibility and cost savings.

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 can offer an unlimited flexibility and a wide range of final applications with a consistent cost reduction thanks to the in-line multi-process 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 claimed to assure reliability and excellent results at every run, with the advantage of obtaining the final product in one single passage.

The hybrid solution broadens the opportunities for label printers thanks to its flexible configuration. It can be seen as three presses in one as it can be used as hybrid solution, flexo stand-alone or digital stand-alone according to the length of the run or the level of personalisation required. This concept can help optimise production time and costs, getting faster ROI and open new market opportunities.

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 personalisation, 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.”