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KDV Label Expands Digital Capabilities With Durst

Rochester, NY – March 2024: Over the last 50 years, KDV has built a model of efficiency and service that is second to none in flexographic label printing. The label converter has successfully translated these core differentiators to high-speed digital printing with the configuration and operation of the Durst Tau RSCi.

Durst Tau RSCi

KDV’s Durst Tau RSCi is a 17-inch, UV inkjet printer designed for mid- to long-run jobs. Additionally, KDV sees the opportunity to run short-run jobs more economically. The workhorse machine is equipped with a chill roller and jumbo winders to sustain quality at high speeds.

“We were looking for a high-speed digital press to fit with the efficiencies in production we’ve developed over the past five decades.,” says Ken Robinson, VP of Operations, “The DURST RSCi checked all the boxes and not only fits but enhances our production model and the way we can serve customers.”

KDV completed a fulsome assessment of digital printers before deciding on the Durst Tau RSCi, making critical assessment of each option’s speed, cost of operation, uptime, and of course, quality and consistency of print. This evaluation included rigorous testing to ensure customer expectations would be met, if not exceeded, in every factor from lead time to color-matching to pricing.

Keith Walz and Ken Robinson with Durst

The Tau RSCi was the clear leader with 1200 dpi print quality, up to 262 ft./min. speeds, and added features to guarantee exceptional labels every time in the most economical way. Durst’s service and support team was another deciding factor. While we deliver the best possible quality and service to our customers, it is important to know we have a partner doing the same with us. Durst was able to provide insight and real-world examples of how their presses replicate the same wow-factor our flexographic operation provides.

Steve Lynn, Director of Labels and Packaging – Sales, Durst North America commented, “The partnership between KDV and Durst exemplifies the desire for innovation and digital advancement in the label market. KDV is a renowned converter in the industry, and having just won the 2023 Eugene Singer Award, is on the leading end of evolution and excellence. We are proud to partner with KDV and look forward to our future together.  

“KDV will continue to invest in technology to ensure delivering the highest quality labels and unrivaled service levels to our customers.,” says Keith Walz, KDV President & CEO, “This is what makes us KDV. We have pent up demand for these capabilities and will continue to build our team and fleet of presses to meet customer demand.”

About KDV:
KDV Label, LLC is a label converter for a diverse set of consumer end markets, including beverage, food, health and beauty, automotive, and specialty consumer goods. Leading with service since 1974, brands choose KDV for the craftsmanship, creativity, collaboration, and care we put into working with each customer, not to mention working hard to help ensure our customers get the best value for their label packaging dollar, including: pressure sensitive, digital, unsupported film, promotional, variable content and expanded content labels.

CONTACT: For information on KDV Label products and services, contact Katie Austing.
Phone: 262-548-6661
KDV Label online at: www.


About Durst:
Durst Group AG is a leading manufacturer of professional digital imaging systems.  The company operates manufacturing facilities in Brixen, Italy, and Lienz, Austria, and has major offices in North America, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, and Singapore. Durst’s reputation for quality, precision, innovation, sustainability, and reliability spans more than 80 years.  

CONTACT: For information on Durst products and services, contact Sydnie Shepland.
Phone: 585-486-0340
Durst U.S. online at:

Press release written and issued in partnership with KDV Label