Ashwini Printers & Packers to buy a Heidelberg CD 102

Kodak Trendsetter 800 installed in Nagpur

L – R: Abhijeet Thombre and his father Anant Thombre with the Kodak Trendsetter 800. Photo PSA

To showcase new modular inkjet solutions at Labelexpo Europe 2015Domino displays Macrojet 3 and C7 printers“At Packplus we are displaying our coding and marking solutions from
products to pallets which basically cover thermal inkjet printer,
thermal inkjet over printer, large character coding,” says Anand of
Domino Digital Printing Solutions. “The highlight of the show is
Macrojet 3 and C7 laser printer. Macrojet 3 is the latest large
character inkjet printer which provides robust and reliable coding on
various substrates used in secondary packaging. The C7 laser printer was
launched just a few days ago.”Anand of Domino Digital Printing Solutions at Packplus 2015. Photo PSAThe Macrojet 3 can be used with a wide range of inks, which are suitable for porous and non-porous surfaces from metal and plastic, paper or timber. “The print drop size of the printer can be adjusted for the substrate to be coded, offering the best print quality for the application. The printer is also capable of printing multiple lines of alphanumeric codes onto many different surfaces,” says Anand.

The C7 printer is capable of printing large characters on secondary packaging. Built on Inkjet technology, the printer uses water-based inks. “C7 coders eliminates the need for costly additional labelling on outer case packaging, resulting in improved inventory management,” says Anand. “This one-line printer is mainly for food and cement industries.”

Speaking about the Packplus experience, Anand says, “In this show, we have been able to meet a couple of prospective customers. We are also able to spend quality time with our customers because the footfall is steady and regular helping us avoid interaction overlapping as well as not letting us sit idle.”

Brother takes over Domino

Japanese multinational Brother acquired the Cambridge-based Domino in June 2015. According to Brother, the strength of Domino’s customer base across its coding and marking business, and its desire to develop the scope and coverage of the digital printing sector are the key reasons for the acquisition. The Domino brand and management structure remains unaltered after the acquisition, with Domino Printing Sciences operating as an autonomous division within Brother Industries. Nigel Bond, CEO of Domino Printing Sciences, says, “Brother respects and values Domino’s brand equity, technologies and strategic vision for the business and the markets it serves. As such, the companies will be working closely together on natural growth opportunities, as well as explore collaborative possibilities to develop new products.”

Labelexpo Europe 2015 Stand 9A60
After Packplus 2015, Domino Digital Printing Solutions will participate at the Labelexpo Europe 2015. “We will use Labelexpo Europe as a platform to showcase new modular inkjet solutions to the labelling industry,” says Anand. “Visitors will be able to view first-hand the new digital hybrid version of the N610i digital label press, along with two K600i digital print systems, as well as a standalone N610i digital label press.”

The Domino stand will feature the high productivity 7-color N610i, not only as a standalone roll-to-roll label press, but also as a modular hybrid solution integrated with an ABG Digicon 3 incorporating flexo, varnishing and diecutting modules. Also to be featured on the stand are two K600i digital print modules, which will be integrated onto a GraphiMecc web inspection system to print black variable data and present Domino’s new digital foiling solution. The solution uses the K600i to print a digital adhesive and create the image area prior to UV-curing and delamination.