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Australia's Wagner Labels wins inaugural world Durst Label Masters award

Inkjet's speed, quality and versatility has been amplified by the winning of Durst's inagural RSC Label Masters Award by Sydney's R. Wagner Prestige Labels in the Combination Print category. Durst is a recognised leader in both wide format and label narrow-web inkjet print technologies. The judging panel was a who's who of European Label luminaries.

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The Galea family's R. Wagner Prestige Labels took out a first in Durst's RSC Label Masters

Selected entries from the ‘truly inspiring’ RSC Label Masters Awards program organised by Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, will become an integral part of the Customer Experience Center at its headquarters in Brixen, Italy. The winners were announced as part of Durst’s Label & Packaging first Virtual Digital Day that provided unique insights on the new Tau RSC platform, its printing solutions, ink systems, software and important developments.

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John (L) and Chris Galea of Wagner Labels with their Durst RSC

photo (c) Andy McCourt

Australia’s R. Wagner Prestige Labels captured the RSC COMBINATION PRINT category for its TRUCE Wine of Australia label, while China’s Shandong Golden Realm Industrial Company was runner-up and LabelPrint OÜ,of  Estonia, third. The 100% RSC PRINT category was won by Shanghai Yingcai Printing Co Ltd, of China, for its Qing Ping Yue entry. Runner-up was LabelPrint OÜ, with Pyrotec of South Africa in third place.

Independent judging was by:

  • Ring/Zölch – Die Guten Agenten, Munich. Germany – Designers
  • Mike Fairley, Consultant, Founder of 'Labels & Labelling magazine
  • Vladimir Tyulpin, Avery Dennison; Global Segment Manager - Digital Printing | LGM Europe
  • Matthew Burton, Sales Director, ABG Graphic International
  • For Durst: Martin Leitner, Product Manager, Helmuth Munter, Segment Manger, Siegfried Lanzinger, Application Specialist; Manuel Gruber, Team Leader Service – Durst Label & Flexible Packaging
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TRUCE - the winning label: digital+conventional combo

Together with partners and customers, experts from Durst’s Label & Flexible Packaging Segment provided updates on latest developments and an experience of the new Tau RSC platform, its printing solutions and ink systems. Topics covered progress on the Tau RSCi beta test, Durst RSC Low Migration Solutions and hybrid label production with the new OMET XJet – powered by Durst. The event also included Digital Embellishment and mid-web finishing – with an ABG solution, which is also going into operation in Durst’s Customer Experience Center.

Helmuth Munter, Durst’s Segment Manager, Label & Flexible Packaging, said: “The Tau RSC is a true game-changer for us as a company and for all our customers. With that in mind, we challenged them to take part in the Durst RSC Label Masters awards. There were an impressive number of entries. They were all truly inspiring, making it a difficult task for the judges to choose the winners.”

He added: “Since the Durst Tau RSC platform was launched just over three years ago, we have achieved over 100 installations worldwide in less than 3 years. This demonstrates that our printing solutions have been very well received by the market. We are looking forward to the future despite these uncertain times for everybody.”