Domino Digital Printing Solutions launched its new solutions for digital booklet production, Domino K630i monochrome digital press and for B2 sheet-fed printing, Domino K600i monochrome printer and demonstrated its latest ‘Textures by Domino’ label printing solution at drupa ’16.
Philip Easton, Director of Domino’s Digital Printing Solutions Division, commented, “Domino is committed to delivering solutions that provide real added value and that meet different customer requirements. These latest innovations start with job creation and workflow, through to printing and final product finishing.”
Domino is to announced a new key partnership with the digital finishing specialist, IBIS Bindery Systems. From white paper rolls in, the Domino K630i monochrome digital press can be seen printing in-line with the IBIS digital saddle-stitcher at web speeds of up to 150 metres/min producing up to 7,000 book blocks or booklets per hour, with constantly varying number of pages. Kern AG provides the unwinder, buffer and the rotary cutter for this line. This integrated solution is designed to minimise manning requirements and material waste, in addition to facilitating both high production output and being geared for rapid job change. “We are delighted to be working with both the IBIS and Kern teams at drupa,” says Easton. “This is Domino’s first of two planned product offerings for the book printing market.”
Domino is also showed for the first time a B2 digital printing sheet-fed solution including the newly launched 782mm print width Domino K600i monochrome printer. This system operates at up to 120m/min printing on sheets from 60g/m² to 250g/m². 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 adds, “We have partnered with Gremser, who 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.”
Domino’s N610i seven colour ink jet digital label press is also on display, operating at up to 75m/min using high impact UV-curable inks. This is the highest productivity digital label press operating either reel-to-reel, reel to finished label or in a hybrid configuration. Besides Domino’s screen-like opaque white, the seven colour solution including orange and violet allows 90% of the pantone range to be printed. Easton adds, “Our latest ‘Textures by Domino’ label print solution highlights what can be achieved with the digital creation of three dimensional textured images. It is no longer just about efficiently producing short and medium length production runs, but also about enabling our customers to offer innovative added-value design capability.”