Perth printer Label Image has invested in a Durst Tau 330 E UV inkjet press which has allowed the company to bring the majority of its outsourced jobs back inhouse.
|Label Image owners Emma and Nick Godwin|
Formed in 1986, Osborne Park-based Label Image was bought in 2015 by Nick and Emma Godwin, who’ve made a number of investments focused on driving growth.
The new Durst was chosen to complement Label Image’s conventional label printing systems, says Nick. "We first assessed the basics of adaptability, reliability, quality and the opportunities offered to enhance client offerings. The Durst Tau 330 E ticked all those boxes and more. Its productivity, print quality and colour consistency were stand out capabilities.
“During an extensive decision-making process, the growth potential for Label Image was crucial. We considered the option of additional services and offerings but also wanted a return on investment model that made sense and allowed us to scale up to meet future demand. We also recognised that having a lower capital cost press doesn’t always equate to a lower total cost of print.”
The Durst Tau 330 handles a broad range of media,has no blankets or transfer components that could compromise printed colour or densities. It’s coupled with the Durst Workflow Label system, including variable data printing. Other features include stunning white ink opacity achieved in the single pass print process reducing production time and operator flexibility.
Godwin praised the support he’s received from Durst and its Australian partner Photo Electronics Services (PES). “Our experience with Durst and PES has been excellent both from a pre and post installation perspective. The installation was completed within a week and operators trained immediately after allowing us to transition into production sooner than expected.”
Emma Godwin says: “The Durst Tau is remarkable at reducing media waste. We can print a press proof and rewind the media to the next label start point and immediately begin printing with no waste. This means the first label is a billable label, reducing waste and costs, something I have not seen on any other press to date. Nor have I seen this level of image quality on any other inkjet press.”
Helmuth Munter, segment manager, Durst Label & Packaging Printing, adds: “It is great to see another company such as Label Image adopting our ‘Configure Your Digital Future’ approach by partnering with us to support their business growth aspirations and investigate new markets.”
Durst, a manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, is a family company with an 80-year history.