GURNEE, IL—At Labelexpo Europe 2019, Domino Digital Printing Solutions gave everyone a sneak preview of its next generation digital embellishment technology prior to its official launch in April 2020.
In the above video, watch Jim Orford, Domino’s K600i product manager, walk through a demonstration of this newly developed digital cold foil and spot varnish application using Domino’s market-leading UV ink jet K600i printers installed on an AB Graphic’s Digicon 3 finishing line.
Orford highlighted how this latest innovative development from Domino enables label printers to adopt full digital production. Orford said, “Digital printing has been around for some time, but this truly revolutionizes the label print and finishing process. This now takes finishing into the digital age, removing what many of our customers see as the production efficiency bottleneck, offering greater efficiency to produce short and medium run, added-value embellished labels quickly, and with significantly reduced man hours and material waste.”
Using Domino’s recently launched unique UV-curable clear ink, and without a printing plate or screen in site, watch the modular K600i dual bar printers apply cold-foil adhesive and spot varnish to create a range of personalized and digitally embellished gin and craft beer labels. Printing multiple SKUs with instantaneous changeover between jobs and without stopping the line, the infamous finishing bottleneck is eliminated with minimal setup time and virtually no waste.
Jim continued, “For cold foil applications, just a single print bar is required with print speeds of up to 75 meters a minute. The dual bar K600i system is used for printing spot varnish at speeds of up to 50 meters a minute, and can also be used to digitally print high opacity white, providing a cost-effective alternative to the more expensive and labour-intensive traditional screen printing.”
“As brand owners continue to place more emphasis on product appearance to add value to their products, this digital embellishment technology enables label converters to streamline their manufacturing process and improve production efficiency, allowing them to gain all the benefits of digital in the finishing process,” concluded Jim.
With over 700 installations worldwide, Domino’s versatile K600i ink jet printer is simple to run and maintain, and offers exceptional productivity and efficiency, according to the company.