Domino to Launch Variable-Pagination Digital Booklet Printing Solution at drupa
BAR HILL, U.K. — May 10, 2016 — Domino will use drupa 2016 (held May 31 – June 10), to showcase its K630i high speed compact single-engine duplex inkjet press producing multi-page booklets on an integrated system in partnership with Kern AG and IBIS Bindery Systems, at speeds of up to 7,000 booklets/hr.
Bryan Palphreyman, Domino product manager states, “We have been talking with IBIS and Kern for some time, and I am delighted to be finally working with both teams at drupa to deliver this flexible solution which not only facilitates high production output and is geared for rapid job change, but also minimises manning requirements and material waste.”
Offering a total white paper solution, the Kern 100 unwinder delivers web media to the K630i where the relevant booklet content is printed. The Kern 130 rotary cutter then takes the printed web and supplies individual cut sheets to the in-line IBIS Smart-binder which, depending upon the booklet type, folds and either wire stitches or glues the sheets together, and if required, can add a pre-printed cover.
On Stand No A23 in Hall 5, Domino will demonstrate the complete flexibility of the system by producing a range of different A4 booklet types varying continually and dynamically between a 100 page glued technical manual, through to 20-page stitched or glued exam papers, and a 40-page stitched puzzle booklet with printed cover, without stopping or wasting sheets — highlighting the real production efficiency of the combined system.
The ‘24/7’ rated production process can deliver the web at speeds of up to 150m/min. and produce finished booklets of up to 200 pages (50 sheets), changing content and booklet page-count on the fly and producing up to 7,000 booklets/hr.
Each individual sheet has a 2D code printed within the unprinted margin area, which is scanned through the production process at the Smart-binder ensuring 100% integrity in each finished booklet. A three-knife trimmer finishes the booklet to perfect size, delivering a completed booklet available for immediate despatch.
Palphreyman concludes, “We believe the market wants complete solutions, rather than just products, and this integrated production line demonstrates this to our customers. We see the book market as a high growth opportunity for Domino and we are using drupa to demonstrate our intent to enter into this sector.”
Digital Printing Solutions is a division within Domino Printing Sciences. The company, founded in 1978, has established a global reputation for the development and manufacture of digital inkjet printing technologies, as well as its worldwide aftermarket products and customer services. Its services for the commercial print sector include digital inkjet printers and control systems designed to deliver solutions for a complete range of labelling and variable printing applications.
All of Domino’s printers are designed to meet the high speed, high quality demands of commercial printing environments, bringing new capabilities to a number of sectors including labelling, publications and security printing, transactional, packaging converting, plastic cards, tickets, game cards and forms, as well as the direct mail and postal sectors.
Domino employs 2,600 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 China, Germany, India, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA.
Domino’s continued growth is underpinned by an unrivalled commitment to product development. In 2012, Domino was awarded the Queen’s Award for Continuous Achievement in International Trade.
Domino became an autonomous division within Brother Industries on June 11, 2015.