Rotocontrol welcomed visitors to Germany for a two-day Open House

The event featured a live demonstration of integrated digital inkjet hybrid solution

L-R Marco Aengenvoort, Daniel Guette, and Artur Gondek from Rotocontrol
L-R Marco Aengenvoort, Daniel Guette, and Artur Gondek from Rotocontrol

Rotocontrol joined forces with Domino Digital Printing Solutions, EyeC, and Phoseon to host an open house 24–25 November 2021 at its facility in Siek, Germany. The event featured a live demonstration of an integrated end-to-end digital inkjet hybrid solution with the Rotocontrol DT 2.0 label finishing machine, Domino’s N610i label press, the EyeC ProofRunner Web in-line inspection system, and Phoseon’s Nexus One UV LED curing solution.

“We were pleased to welcome over 60 guests during our two-day open house, including customers, suppliers, and Rotocontrol partners,” said Marco Aengenvoort, Rotocontrol managing director. “Unfortunately, several registrants canceled at the last minute due to the coronavirus situation. But our demo center remains open for anyone wishing an on-site or virtual demonstration of our finishing machines.”

Features of the running hybrid solution included multiple die-cutting stations, rotary flexo, and flatbed screen printing units, up to seven colors including opaque white, with 600dpi native print resolution, combining the productivity of flexo printing with the flexibility offered by rapid job change digital technology. The N610i integration module incorporates Domino’s renowned, automated, i-Tech intelligent technology productivity features for enhanced flexibility and reliability.

Other capabilities visitors were shown in the hybrid line include lamination, cold foiling, hot stamping, label inspection with 100% outgoing quality control, corona treatment, UV LED curing, and a small roll programmable auto turret winding machine.

Rotocontrol DT 2.0 label finishing machines were on display at the event

Two Ecoline RSI label finishing machines were also showcased during the open house featuring the Domino K600i inkjet printer for barcode and QR code printing, the Phoseon FJ240 high dose UV LED curing solution, and the EyeC ProofRunner Web inspection system including variable code reading. Also demonstrated was the EyeC quality manager system, which allows data automatically exported from the press inspection system to be evaluated before releasing it to the rewinder, avoiding unnecessary stops. The EyeC, finishing manager software, controls the rewinder then uses the released data to automatically stop and place the defect when the operator needs to remove faulty material. 

Also in the demo showroom is the RCF, a high-quality slitting machine that can be custom-built with a range of options for the finishing of blank labels, multi-layer labels, blister foils, RFID smart tickets/labels, and more, and the advanced RSC 2.0 inspection slitter/rewinder machine. Punching and slitting modules from EMT were on display, and Actega’s coatings were also presented, providing functional, visual, and haptic effects for one-sided or two-sided finishing.

On Friday, 26 November, an in-depth video of the end-to-end digital inkjet hybrid solution was filmed, in addition to videos of the two Ecoline RSI label finishing machines and live drone footage captured during the open house.

The hybrid solution with the Rotocontrol DT 2.0 label finishing machine and Domino’s N610i label press has been sold and will soon be shipping to the United States. A replacement demo is expected to be available in early 2022.


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The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

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