GURNEE, IL—International Label & Printing, a Chicago-area printer/converter of labels and package printing in Elk Grove Village, IL, continues to grow its business due to the multi-faceted capabilities with its new ‘CEI BossJet powered by Domino’ hybrid press.
The press was installed in December 2017. After a year and a half of running production, Domino caught up with Mark Turk, president and CEO, who describes the benefits of his new press and the opportunities it provides.
Positioning the Business for Growth
“We had been running roll-to-roll Domino N610i 5-color for about three years. So we thought OK, let’s think about the growth and the future and some options and some choices that we might have. We approached the folks at Domino along with CEI, and developed this ‘CEI BossJet powered by Domino.’ We all knew what the Domino could do, and CEI built the rest of it based on our specifications,” Turk said.
The press, which combines flexo and digital UV inkjet, provides many business benefits related to maximizing productivity, throughput and capacity. Couple that with the ability to produce complex labels on a wide range of materials and substrates, with virtually unlimited printing and converting options, and it provides value-added differentiation for International Label & Printing and its brand owner customers to stand out from the competition.
Expands Capabilities, Creating More Opportunities
“We put in the ability to run on both sides of the web, to run multiple webs, pre-coat. And we have the Domino N610i 7-color expanded gamut which really opened up some more market share for us. We can now do things like embellish the labels, spot varnish, foil stamp, laminate, special die cutting, running also roll-to-sheet when necessary. And all of these choices came about because of our collaboration with Domino and their recognition of what we were looking for to grow our company,” he added.
International Label & Printing had the press configured with two UV flexo print stations (one before and one after the Domino N610i 7-color digital UV inkjet print engine). They have a rail system with a cold foil tower with unwind and rewind, which allows the company to run wet lamination or lamination with a liner. There is also a turn bar, and a second unwind and rewind unit for running multiple webs, as well as a sheeting stacker/conveyor for running roll-to-sheet applications. This hybrid configuration takes business to the next level allowing the printer to expand its capabilities, make more money, do more for current customers, while gaining new customers as well.
It’s All About ‘CHOICE’
In conclusion, Turk said, “It’s been a tremendous asset to the complement of equipment here at our company. When you make a decision to buy a machine like this, you really need to think about positioning yourself for growth. And with Domino, they gave us a lot of choices. And one of those choices was working with a solid company like CEI. And for that, and for the second time, we say ‘Thanks, Domino.’”