Helmuth Munter (left) and Marco Calcagni in front of the system 


A new hybrid press has been launched by press manufacturers, Durst and Omet. Introduced at the Durst Digital Days, the Omet XJet combines the Durst Tau RSC high-speed inkjet press with Omet’s X6 flexo stations and converting units.

Described by the two companies as ‘the jewel in the crown’ of their established partnership, the new press is being officially presented to more than 100 international customers at the three-day event in Brixen, north Italy.

The Omet XJet is powered by the Durst Tau RSC, which features a 330mm print width with a maximum print speed of 78m/min at 1200 x 1200dpi resolution. With eight colour stations (CMYK+W+OVG) and newly designed high-pigmented inks, it covers 98% of the Pantone colour gamut.

Helmuth Munter, segment manager labels and package printing at Durst, commented, ‘We are very pleased to partner with 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.’