Domino Printing Sciences has introduced the Domino N730i digital press for high-performance inkjet label printing applications. The new press, which uses the new Domino Generation 7 inkjet platform, features Brother BITSTAR 1200dpi piezo print head, the SunLight graphical user interface, and the latest automated Domino i-Tech intelligent Technology features i-Tech SetAlign and i-Tech CleanCap2.
Philip Easton, director of the Domino Digital Printing Solutions division, commented, “This is the most significant new product we have launched since we started in the digital label press business. It has been a huge collaborative team effort, spread over five years, involving our colleagues at Brother Industries, supplier partners, our development team and our existing customers. Today, we are so proud of what the N730i delivers, as we truly believe it is setting new standards in high-performance inkjet label printing.”
Founded in 1978, Domino has established a global reputation for the continual development and manufacture of its total coding and printing technologies that meet manufacturers’ needs and sets new industry standards in quality and reliability. Domino India is leading supplier of coding solutions in the country. The company’s primary & secondary coding technologies find application in large and key industry segments, including food, pharma & healthcare, dairy, beverages, paints & chemicals, cosmetics & personal care, engineering, breweries & distilleries, and a host of other industries. Domino India has a pan-India presence.
Domino N730i 1200dpi digital color label press open
Louise Adcock, a global product manager at Domino Digital Printing Solutions, highlighted, “We have almost 1,000 global installations already using our existing Generation 6 inkjet platform. During the development of the N730i, we really listened to our customers, so we are confident that this press will enable label converters to get the best return from their digital printing investment. Based on customer feedback, we focused on three key areas: providing consistent print quality at high speed, ease of use and flexibility.”
According to Domino, unlike other systems where higher printing speed is at the cost of reduced print quality or reliability, the N730i is designed to print all jobs, including those with ‘silk-screen-like’ white at 70m (230ft)/min, but still with the same consistent high print quality.
The Brother BITSTAR 1200dpi print head uses a combination of the smallest drop sizes of 2.1pl and nominal drop sizes of 2.8pl and 3.3pl to provide consistent ink density across the image, with sharper edges smoother gradients. Patented triple-layer polycrystalline micro piezo technology minimizes cross talk and delivers precise nozzle control for optimum drop placement accuracy.
High Performance 1200dpi Brother BITSTAR Print Head
Domino’s intelligent Technology or i-Tech features represent developments designed to improve efficiency, use, function, and reliability measurably. i-Tech SetAlign is a new automated system that sets the density and accurately aligns the print heads. The result is uniform and seamless print quality across the full web width. Domino has also enhanced performance with i-Tech CleanCap2, an automated print head cleaning and capping system, a controlled process that reduces manual operator intervention and waste. Other i-Tech features include the established i-Tech ActiFlow, UltraMix, and WebRev.
Adcock added, “The N730i’s consistent high print quality will mean they will win more business, while high speed combined with reliability means they can also print it efficiently.”
Domino said the existing user interface has been completely rewritten for the N730i to develop the new Domino SunLight. This flexible graphical user interface with its modern look and feel is entirely intuitive and highly configurable. A new enhanced version of the industry-standard ESKO Digital Front End has been adopted, including improved variable data printing performance, and producing process colors including orange and violet, for lower ink usage and an increased color gamut.
Available with optional flexo stations, the N730i label press is designed to offer maximum flexibility for label printers. It allows for spot colors or varnishing or reverse white for cost-effective shrink sleeve applications.
Additional features of the N730i press include Domino’s in-house developed UV90 ink set, which is commonly used by customers as a silk-screen replacement achieving an opacity of up to 76%.
The N730i includes Domino’s in-house developed UV90 ink set, which is commonly used by customers as a silk-screen replacement achieving an opacity of up to 76%. The textures by Domino printing capability enables tactile, three-dimensional label design effects to be created for greater shelf appeal.
Labels printed on Domino N730i
Domino said that it provides a complete range of services to support the N730i, including flexible in-house leasing options and the Domino Digital Solutions Programme, which offers advanced operator training, sales training, and production efficiency enhancement, and job costing, as well as consultancy services. In addition, there is a range of SafeGuard maintenance products based on a monthly subscription, whereby skilled Domino technicians take responsibility for all maintenance, replacement parts, and full breakdown cover.
Easton concludes, “When we introduced our N600i and then the N610i digital label presses, our focus was to be as good as flexo. With the N730i, we believe we are offering a quality of output that sets a new high-performance inkjet standard, and perhaps now flexo needs to start catching up!”