Domino to Debut New Inserter Controller
GURNEE, IL—07/15/2009—Domino will use PRINT 09 to debut its new inserter controller tracking system and demonstrate how its latest variable data ink jet printing solutions can enable commercial printers to broaden their service offerings and increase business turnover. Domino’s affordable and scalable in-line digital VDP technologies including drop-on-demand, thermal and continuous ink jet printers, designed to suit a wide range of mailing, addressing and labeling applications, represent a vital proposition for printers seeking to enhance business opportunities in the ongoing global downturn.
Inserter Controller: Foremost amongst Domino’s line-up of technologies is the company’s new Inserter Controller, a versatile and cost-effective central tracking system that will be making its international debut at PRINT 09. Managing personalized data from point of creation through to the envelope, the Controller provides central tracking of each personalized piece through multiple feed points, and ensures that the correct corresponding data is dispatched to the L400 for printing. Operating at speeds above 20,000 pieces/hour, the controller displays production statistics and serves as an interface for the printer and camera. Additionally the controller records information on all items successfully printed as well as those discarded during the print process.
David Ellen, Vice-President Sales, Digital Printing Solutions, Americas for Domino comments, “PRINT 09 provides a timely platform for us to present our latest VDP technologies that offer printers real opportunities to expand their business offerings. With a simple addition to printers’ existing systems, our solutions can help to dramatically improve payback from existing offset and flexo printing by allowing part personalization, sequential numbering, barcodes, graphics and addressing.” He continues, “We fully expect that our new Inserter Controller, will underscore Domino’s ability to provide another innovative and cost-effective solution for printers in today’s changeable marketplace.”
L-Series Thermal Ink Jet (TIJ) Printer: The inserter controller will be shown with Domino’s twin print nozzle L-Series. Integrating with mail bases, envelope inserters and folders, and tailored for use in high volume print runs, the L400’s bulk ink system provides a proven and cost effective solution for commercial printers in the direct mail market. The L400 prints at resolutions up to 600 dpi and runs 30% faster than the market leading system whilst at the same print resolution.
Also on display will be Domino’s K-Series Drop on Demand Printer. Printing cost-effective graphics complementing offset or flexo printed products, the K-Series is ideal for applications requiring part personalization, such as narrow web applications, plastic cards and direct mail, delivering up to 520dpi resolution. (speed dependent). The K150 model to be shown at PRINT 09, will utilize Domino’s UV-curable solvent inks which enable the printing of high-speed, high quality variable data on a wide range of porous and non-porous substrates. Like Domino’s other VDP solutions, the K-Series operates in conjunction with the sophisticated Editor GT ink jet controller system, which offers operators increased control over the print production line. With read and print functionality, the Editor GT guarantees the correct printing of numbered sequences where it is imperative that no labels are missed or duplicated.
A400 Continuous Ink Jet (CIJ) Printer: Domino will also exhibit its A-Series printer which, with over 100,000 installations, is the world’s best-selling CIJ solution. The multiple print-head, stackable A400, produces high-resolution graphics in limited space whilst maintaining superior levels of reliability, and quality. With minimal operator intervention the A-Series CP reaches speeds of 1066 feet/minute and prints up to four lines of print simultaneously.
Completing the line-up of Domino VDP technologies will be the company’s fastest, most versatile in-line printing system, the Bitjet+ v4.5. Printing at speeds of up to 15m/second, the Bitjet+ v4.5 binary printer increases product value with the addition of personalization such as addressing, and is unrivalled in its ability to operate uninterrupted.
Domino’s equipment will also be exhibited on a number of OEM booths at PRINT 09. These include Buhrs, Lake Image, Pitney Bowes, Longford, Walco Systems and Fastech.
Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Cambridge, UK, Domino has a global reputation for the development and manufacture of coding, marking and printing technologies that satisfy the requirements of manufacturers and commercial printers. Domino's year-on-year growth — both organic and through acquisition — is underpinned by an unrivalled commitment to product development. Services for the commercial print sector encompass the design and manufacture of binary, continuous and drop on demand ink jet print solutions, to apply variable and serialised data within a wide range of markets, including the finishing/bindery, newspaper and magazines, tickets, tags and labels, business forms, plastic cards, gaming/lottery and direct mail& postal sectors.
In 2008 the Domino Group (Domino Printing Sciences plc) achieved a turnover of £253.4 million; it is listed in the FTSE 250 share index on the London Stock Exchange (share code DNO). The Group employs 2,000 people worldwide and sells to more than 120 countries through a global network of 25 subsidiary offices and more than 200 distributors. Domino's manufacturing facilities are situated in Canada, China,Germany, India, Sweden,UK and USA.
The North American market is served by the following subsidiaries: Domino Amjet Inc. in Gurnee, Illinois, USA; Domino Printing Solutions Inc, Canada; and Domino Printing Mexico S. A de C.V.
For further information on Domino, please visit www.domino-printing.com