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Durst Debuts its 13-Inch Tau 330 UV Inkjet Digital Label Press at Label Expo




ROCHESTER, N.Y., August 23, 2012 – Durst, a leading manufacturer of industrial digital printing platforms, has chosen next month’s Label Expo ’12 conference & trade show in Chicago for its North American debut of the world’s first UV inkjet digital device to print on a 13-inch web – the innovative new Durst Tau 330 UV Inkjet Digital Label Press.

The Tau 330 is designed for short -and medium-run narrow web applications, covering widths from 6.5-13.0 inches and running at print speeds up to 157 ft. per minute, while delivering sharp, precise image reproduction. Production capacity can reach 10,225 square feet per hour. The capabilities of Durst’s newest label press translate into remarkable flexibility and productivity for smaller label jobs. The Tau 330 is also available in an 8-inch-wide version.

“We’re very pleased the debut the world’s premier digital label press – our new Tau 330 – at North America’s premier gathering of the label industry,” said Christopher Howard, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Durst U.S. “During the three days of the show, we’ll spend our time briefing the press and conducting in-booth demos for Label Expo attendees – all to explain how the Tau 330 can make significant improvements to your label printing operations.”

Durst Tau 330 handles the widest range of short -and medium-run narrow web applications:
• variable data jobs containing variable or sequential numbering, text, barcodes, matrix or QR codes, and images
• industrial, security, durable electronics, automotive, paint
• specialty food & beverage, body & health care, household chemical
• printing on aluminum foils for blister and other packaging
• late-stage versioning of preprinted jobs
• pre-die-cut label stock (blank labels)

Sharp, precise, “best in class” print quality for today’s most demanding applications is made possible thanks to Durst’s proprietary single-pass UV inkjet technology featuring Xaar 1001 print heads. This technology delivers a print resolution of 720×360 dpi. But with its advanced drop on demand, variable drop size and gray scale capabilities, the apparent image resolution of the Tau 330 is more than 1,000 dpi.

Color configurations are virtually unlimited to cover a vast majority of requested label printing applications. The Tau 330 prints white UV ink, which is essential for applications on transparent substrates. Its standard color configuration CMYK can be complemented with orange and violet to provide up to 90 percent coverage of the Pantone color gamut.


The Tau 330’s UV inks are formulated for durability. This is an especially important quality for such demanding applications as product identification labels, UL recognized components, consumer electronic equipment labels, outdoor equipment and power tool labels, and any other application in which the label must perform during the whole product lifetime.

Cost-effective operation and high profitability are the result of the Tau 330’s use of affordable inks, its ability to print on standard as well as specialty label substrates, and its solid construction that enables reliable 24/7 operation. Built-in maintenance functions like automated print head cleaning help to increase performance and reduce down time to a minimum.

The Tau 330 can be equipped with a special detection device and software to accurately print on pre-die-cut labels. The same function also handles in-print variable information (1D and 2D Barcodes, sequential numbers and other extensive variable Data and images).

A fully functioning Durst Tau 330 UV Inkjet Digital Label Press will be on display at Label Expo ’12, September 11-13, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago. Durst’s booth number is #5901. A press briefing is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 12, in the show’s Press Office, where Durst officials will be available for questions.

About Durst
Durst Phototechnik AG is a leading manufacturer of professional digital imaging systems. The company operates manufacturing facilities in Brixen, Italy, and Lienz, Austria, and has major offices in the U.S., France, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Mexico, Brazil and Singapore. The Durst reputation for quality, precision, innovation and reliability spans more than 75 years. For more information, visit the Durst U.S. web site at:




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