Domino’s New Inkjet Printing Solution Designed For Corrugated Production

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The recently launched Domino X630i is a new digital inkjet printing solution designed for everyday corrugated production, enabling corrugated box printers to print with minimal set-up time and waste, and significantly improving overall plant productivity.

The single pass digital ink jet press is supplied with the revolutionary Domino AQ95 CMYK aqueous ink set. Although Domino has been developing industrial ink jet technologies since 1978, this represents their first step into the digital corrugated printing space.

Matthew Condon, Corrugated Sector Business Development Manager at Domino Digital Printing Solutions division, said, ‘We are delighted to be introducing this highly automated, single pass Domino X630i digital inkjet press. which will enable you to profitably develop short and medium run market opportunities, facilitating new streams of business and providing a more complete range of capability for your customer base.’

The X630i is based on Domino’s Generation 6 ink jet platform, which has approaching 1000 worldwide industrial installations. Condon continued, ‘Digital printing allows you to remove the need for printing plates and the lost production time and waste associated with set-up and make-ready, thereby increasing your uptime, productivity and efficiency, and reducing cost and consumption. With speeds of up to 75m/min (246ft/min), 600 x 600dpi print resolution, and a maximum print area of 3000mm x 1345mm (118” x 53”), the press is designed for everyday corrugated box production.

This investment will enable users to move their short run, multiple SKU and short lead time jobs to digital, rebalancing production with their analogue printing equipment, driving up efficiency and output with reduced costs and improved profit margins. It will give users a competitive advantage, allowing them to grow their longer run conventional print production, whilst at the same time attracting new business and giving customers the opportunity for more versioning, personalisation and consumer engagement.’

The X630i is supplied with the revolutionary Domino AQ95 CMYK aqueous ink set, which incorporates i-Tech PolyM, one of Domino’s unique intelligent Technology features. Based on unique micro polymeric particles, i-Tech PolyM is designed to print on both uncoated and coated corrugated substrates without the need to either apply a separate primer or even a bonding agent. In addition, it is also suitable for many non-direct food packaging applications being Swiss Ordinance, Nestlé and EuPIA compliant.

Further i-Tech components are incorporated into Domino’s proven Generation 6 inkjet platform. These include the i-Tech ActiFlow ink circulation system, i-Tech CleanCap automated printhead cleaning and capping station, and i-Tech StitchLink automated print head alignment. These i-Tech features optimise inkjet nozzle performance and reliability, delivering more consistent and high quality print results. The automation provides a more controlled process with minimal operator intervention and maintenance and reduced set up times. It is all designed to improve uptime, ensuring the highest levels of productivity.

Condon continued, ‘Domino recognises that corrugated converters are facing the same challenges faced by label printers 10 years ago with increased demands from brand owners for shorter print runs, shorter lead times and more SKUs. The question is, how do you meet this challenge cost-effectively? Add to this, the increasing demands for personalisation, shelf-ready packaging, and Covid-19, which has ‘temporarily’ accelerated the already predicted market growth in e-commerce, as security and hygiene take on greater importance. All these factors are drivers towards the digital production of corrugated. Domino wanted to extend and share our digital ink jet knowledge and expertise with the corrugated sector to help you respond to these changing market demands.’

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