Domino to Showcase Inkjet VDP Systems and Digital Label Press at drupa 2012
The UV curable N600i digital label press offers a native 600dpi print resolution as well as up to four greyscale levels and utilizes one of the smallest drop sizes (6pl) to deliver the highest quality output onto a range of coated paper and plastic label stocks. This makes the N600i particularly suited to variable, localized label applications including language changes, personalization as well as special promotional packaging initiatives.
Operating at speeds up to 75 meters (246ft) per minute, the N600i redefines the range of production work a label printer can consider for printing digitally. In addition to offering fast change-over and short run length options traditionally associated with digital technology, its ability to print up to 1,500m²/hr (16,000ft²/hr) makes long production runs cost effective.
The new N600i digital label press on display at drupa 2012 has been enhanced by a host of i-Tech intelligent Technology smart features giving a superior solution for customers. These unique automated functions have been designed specifically to minimize or even eliminate the need for engineering intervention and make routine operator functions as fast, simple and intuitive as possible, thereby addressing the growing demand for the highest levels of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).
“The design of the N600i combines a deep and long established understanding of ink jet technology with the need to address the increasing challenges presented by brand owners,” says Philip Easton, Director of Domino’s Digital Printing Solutions. “Not only do they want to achieve more direct, localized and personalized communication with their customers, they are also looking to achieve efficiency savings, whether through greater production efficiencies or a reduction in stock inventories and waste.”
Integral with the N600i is Domino’s i-Tech CleanCap automated cleaning and capping station which automates print head cleaning and eliminates the need for regular manual intervention. Further reducing maintenance downtime, its ActiFlow ink circulating system ensures that the ink is always circulating around the print head even when not in production, ensuring optimal print quality when production re-commences. In addition, its unique micro-motor StitchLink controller technology allows for precise head alignment resulting in a perfect stitch across the print width.