Domino Makes Splash

GURNEE, IL—Ink-jet printer manufacturer Domino is making headlines with its commercial printing division following the release of its Domino-ON-Demand variable data printing solution.

The Cambridge, UK-based manufacturer, which operates in 120 countries, invited a group of North American journalists to its U.S. facility here recently for a sneak peek at Domino-ON-Demand, which comprises estimating, prepress, proofing and printing modules. Its coming was also foretold at Graph Expo last September.

During the Gurnee visit, reporters were given a first-hand look at the system in action. Domino modified the print head—held down by positive pressure—to include built-in height adjustment, and the width was reduced to 100mm.

Domino has also incorporated a quick release fitting on the ink line, which gives users the flexibility of changing colors quickly, without the need to change the complete ink head. The result is decreased downtime along with the time-consuming process of flushing out the system before printing a new color.

The internal database software can be networked up to 16 print heads, enabling Domino-ON-Demand to be scaled to suit all sizes of high-quality variable data projects. The ink heads enable a variety of inks to print onto a wide range of substrates.

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