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Less waste, more capacity for Wagner Prestige Labels with Durst Tau 330

March 31, 2020  By PrintAction Staff

John (left) and Christian Galea.

Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has solved waste and digital capacity issues for Australian family business Wagner Prestige Labels with the installation of a Tau 330 RSC E inkjet label production press.

According to John Galea, managing director of Wagner Prestige Labels, which is headquartered in Wetherill Park, Sydney, the company’s choice of Durst’s RSC technology was driven by speed, quality, and environmental considerations. “We decided to ramp up digital color capacity to the highest we could, and the Durst Tau 330 RSC E came up trumps,” Galea said. “In only six months it has really proved itself, to the point that digital is now between 30 and 35% of our business. The quality of the labels is right up there with flexo and letterpress.”

Another important benefit is that waste is greatly reduced, Galea said, with the threaded meterage on the Durst Tau 330 RSC E even being able to be drawn back and printed. “Waste is a big issue for label printers, especially with multiple versions, so anything we can do to reduce it is good for the environment,” he said.


The Durst Tau 330 RSC E is a good addition to Wagner Prestige Labels’ one-stop solutions business, which has diversified into new areas and is also part of the JV Group that brings together label, printing, and embroidery companies to provide customers with a complete promotional service – Web-inspection devices and processes including flexo, letterpress, screen, thermal paper, hot and cold foiling, die-cutting, laminating, dye-sublimation and embroidery for textiles, plus general commercial printing.

“We do everything in-house, and, if a customer wants a fully-embellished label with embossing, foiling, spot varnishing, fancy die-cutting, we have the equipment to do it,” Galea said. “You have to keep up with changes – change enables growth and diversity, but you also have to make sure the right job goes on the right machine. Before the investment in Durst’s RSC technology we were falling short on digital capacity. Our customers – trade, print brokers and end-user – are tending to order shorter runs, more frequently, so we carefully researched all the available options. The Durst has proved to be the ideal choice.”

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