#Ipex: Domino Moves Forward with Color Ink-jet Printing Solutions
The K-Series’ variable data printing capability supports barcodes, 2D codes including QR Codes, numbers, graphics, logos and personalised data in a range of different image sizes.
The capability to accommodate different print widths by stitching heads across the web is key to the K-Series’ appeal. The existing stitchable K200 provides up to 244mm (9.6”) single image area. The new K600 provides double the print resolution, greyscale capability and is suitable both for narrow web as well as wider format sheet and web applications.
Philip Easton, Director—Digital Printing Solutions at Domino, says, “Installations of the K-Series have been increasingly weighted towards multiple printer installations, indicating a general market requirement to print high quality variable data across full web widths. The K600 responds to this need, offering a native print resolution of 600dpi with three or four greyscales (nominal 1200dpi) and line speeds of 50 to150 metres (160 to 490 ft ) metres per minute.
“The new K600 offers a flexible single-color solution for part-personalisation through to full sheet or web printing, delivering a quality indistinguishable from that of pre-print at double the speed of most comparable systems,” he says.
Typical web applications for the K600 include digitally printing single color language variants for short run production, helping to reduce complexity, changeover time and inventory requirements compared to conventional flexo solutions, while in the sheetfed arena, the system is ideally-suited to sheet-to-sheet game card and security printing applications. In common with all K-Series models, the K600 has a compact modular design to facilitate integration with a range of host machines and is available with both aqueous and UV curable ink options.
“Alternative binary technology, although high speed, cannot match the simplicity of the K600 piezo-based technology or indeed get close to the print quality,” he continues Easton. “For applications including direct mail, forms and tickets, we believe this product will be seen as a significant advancement.”