Durst announces winners of RSC Label Masters awards

Australia's R Wagner Prestige Labels wins for its Truce Wine

Durst Tau RSC 330

Selected entries from the RSC Label Masters Awards program organized by Durst, a 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 and Packaging’s first Virtual Digital Day, which provided insights on the new Tau RSC platform, printing solutions, ink systems, software, and significant developments.

Australia’s R Wagner Prestige Labels captured the RSC Combination Print category for its Truce Wine of Australia label. At the same time, 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, China, for its Qing Ping Yue entry. Runner-up was LabelPrint OÜ, with Pyrotec of South Africa in third place.

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Together with partners and customers, experts from Durst’s Label and Flexible Packaging Segment provided updates on the latest developments and an experience of the new Tau RSC platform, its printing solutions, and ink systems. Topics covered progress on the Tau RSC 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, it said.

Helmuth Munter, Durst’s segment manager, Label and Flexible Packaging, said, “The Tau RSC is a true gamechanger 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 three 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.”

Durst is a global manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies. Durst is a preferred partner for the transformation and digitalization of industrial production processes in the active areas. Durst is a family company with an 80-year history in which innovative strength, customer orientation, sustainability, and quality are the central values.

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