Domino to Show Monochrome Digital Printers, Seven-Color Inkjet Press at drupa
BAR HILL, U.K. — March 30, 2016 — Domino will once again focus on providing complete solutions on Stand No 5A23 at drupa 2016 (Messe Düsseldorf, May 31- June 10). Philip Easton, director of Domino’s Digital Printing Solutions Division, comments, "We will continue to focus on delivering solutions to meet different customer requirements rather than just offering the digital printing press. This is the best way to provide our customers with real added value — our latest innovations start with job creation and workflow, through to printing and final product finishing."
Domino is pleased to announce a new key partnership with the digital finishing specialist, IBIS Bindery Systems. From white paper rolls in, the Domino K630i monochrome digital press will print in-line with the IBIS digital saddle-stitcher at web speeds of up to 150 metres/min to produce up to 7,000 book blocks or booklets per hour, with constantly varying number of pages. Kern AG will be providing the unwinder, buffer and the rotary cutter for this line. This integrated solution is designed to minimize manning requirements and material waste, in addition to facilitating both high production output and being geared for rapid job change. "I am delighted to be working with both the IBIS and Kern teams at drupa," says Easton. "This will be Domino’s first of two planned product offerings for the book printing market."
Domino will also be showing for the first time a B2 digital printing sheetfed solution including the newly launched 782mm print width Domino K600i monochrome printer. This system will operate at up to 120m/min printing on sheets from 60g/square meters to 250g/square meters. Applications range from variable data printing for security printing and game cards to 2D code printing onto carton sheets of folded cartons.
Bryan Palphreyman, Domino product manager also adds, "We have partnered with Gremser, who will provide a range of high performance sheet-fed handling solutions that complement our modular width K600i printer. With over two hundred K600i installations, this newly launched wider B2 version enables our customers to more cost effectively produce variable data solutions in conjunction with their current off-set presses."
Finally, Domino will be displaying the market leading N610i seven color inkjet digital label press. This will operate at up to 75m/min using high impact UV-curable inks. This is the highest productivity digital label press operating either reel-to-reel or reel to finished label. Besides the Domino screen-like opaque white, the seven color solution including orange and violet will allow 90% of the pantone range to be printed. Easton adds, "We continue to show how inkjet can innovate and add value. In addition to our screen-like white printing, we will be demonstrating unparalleled levels of creativity including our latest 'Textures by Domino' print solution showing the digital creation of three dimensional textured images. This adds another dimension to digital printing. It is no longer just about efficiently producing short and medium length production runs, it is also enabling our customers to offer innovative added-value design capability."
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, U.K. and U.S.
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.