Labelexpo Day 2: Omet launches new combination

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Press manufacturer Omet had one of the biggest presses at the show, launching the XFlex X7 combination system which comes with flexo, gravure, flexo wet wash varnish, tactile raised varnish, and cast and cure (foiling) and finishing including die cutting – all in one print system.

Wayne Quayle, sales manager at ANZ supplier Currie Group said, “The Xflex X7 will open up new applications to printers. Its productivity and performance are outstanding: for instance, there is on the fly registration, it prints at 180 metres a minute, and complete job changeover takes less than 10 minutes.”

Omet also launched the Digital Xjet, a hybrid printer running flexo and digital inline at 100 metres a minute. The Omet flexo units are joined by a Durst inkjet print engine, the newly launched Tau 420 RCSi. Also inline are white and a primer. Web width is 420mm. Quayle said, “The wider web means more flexibility.”

Quayle says the Omet booth at Labelexpo shows the company’s investment is reaping rewards for label and packaging printers.

“Omet is enabling print businesses owners through its equipment to offer a point of difference to their customers,” he said.

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