Investment in Cutting Edge Technology for Top Quality and Speed



ARTION – SOULAKOS is a distinct top quality packaging and graphic arts industry in Greece that operates as a vertically integrated plant in private owned facilities.

ARTION – SOULAKOS’ relationship with the customer is based on human communication. Thus, the company approaches each task individually, responsibly, with complete understanding of special demands, with ingenuity and imagination, constantly drawing on the essential communication.  Being a family business and entering into the third generation, the company has more than 60 years of experience, completing any relative work with high quality, in time with competitive pricing.People and technological equipment, harmonically combined, offer solutions of exceptional aesthetics and functionality. The company has an ERP-MIS and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system and is ISO 9001, ISO 22000 and ISO 14001 certified.

In an environment where new technologies constantly change the way of life and thinking, ARTION – SOULAKOS constantly invests in modern technological infrastructure, as well as experienced personnel, monitoring all the developments in its field, perfecting the quality of its products, responding creatively and effectively to a demanding clientele that constantly grows. Recently, the company invested in the Durst Tau RSC 330 Tau 330 RSC UV inkjet digital label press, expanding the services offered in the field of packaging and production with self-adhesive labels.


ARTION – SOULAKOS produces packaging for food, medicines, para-pharmaceutical cosmetics and industrial products. With the new investment company now has the ability to offer high-end and the highest quality self-adhesive labels with cutting edge technology. The investment was decided after a thorough market research and comparison of different technologies (flexo, offset, silkscreen and digital). The choice was for Durst Tau RSC 330 because, among other possibilities, it combines the best features of all the above technologies. From the flexo technology, it is offered speed and low cost of production, from the offset sharpness and smooth tones, from the silkscreen the opaque colors and embossed printing surface and finally from the digital technology the fast job preparation, zero media waste and the variable data printing features.


Mr. Christos Soulakos, owner of the company, said about the investment:

“Our customers are demanding now smaller quantities per code, with short delivery times and more competitive prices in complex multi-product orders. The demand of the market for excellent quality and our own high standards of production have led us to invest in Durst’s advanced digital inkjet technology, which offers us a very high production speed in comparison with lithographic quality. The combination of colors on the printer enables us to cover almost 98% of the Pantone scale.

The investment on the Tau 330 RSC will help us to continue offering our customers new quality products with short delivery times.”


The new Tau 330 RSC Inkjet UV Label and Packaging Label, first introduced in Labelexpo 2017, has a material width of 350mm and a 330mm print. The name (RSC) means:
– R = Resolution: Print resolution of 1200 x 1200 dpi
– S = Speed: A production rate of up to 78 meters per minute, with hourly output delivering up to 1,544 square meters per hour.
– C = Colors: The printer accepts up to 8 colors:  CMYK + Orange + Purple + Green and opaque White producing up to 98% of the Pantone scale. It can combine more than 20 Pantone colors in one job and with newly designed high density HD inks, it delivers incomparable print quality with silk-screen appearance.

UV Tau Inks have a long life span and are resistant to scratches and chemical effects, and are therefore particularly suited for outdoor applications as well as for industrial marking and safety markings. UV Tau inks are UL certified and can be used in large numbers different materials and surfaces, such as materials with or without coating, with or without base: paper, cardboard, white and transparent films, PP, PE, PVC, PET, BOPP and aluminum foil.


For the Tau 330 series, Durst offers a separate label workflow system. This comprehensive solution covers all processes from data management and print data preparation to output on the printer and reporting.


Access to the software is browser-based and can also be managed without any additional installations from mobile devices. The Durst Label Workflow system offers a range of modules that can be expanded at any time and adapted to the requirements of each customer. The various modules include solutions for variable data printing, ink cost calculations, the digital color management system, job management and much more. It can handle multiple printers at the same time.


Variable data printing includes printing of variable colors, variable images, variable text (size, font, alignment), variable and multicolor bar codes, variable and multicolor QR-Codes, creating serial numbers even without a database.


In accordance with the Durst Tau motto “Configure Your Digital Future”, the completely new Tau 330 RSC works as a stand-alone printer or can be combined with printing and finishing options.

The printer can also be configured as a “hybrid printer”, providing unlimited material flexibility for a wide range of applications. Configuration options include unwinder for jumbo rolls and hardware pre-treatment options such as corona treatment, cleaning system, primer application as well as finishing options such as varnishing, laminating, cutting, tearing and rewinding.