DOMINO BOOSTS CHECKPOINT SYSTEM’S FLEXIBILITY WITH ITS K-SERIES DIGITAL INK JET PRINTERS
Checkpoint Systems International, a multinational manufacturer and supplier of marking and labelling systems for retailers since 1960, has enlisted Domino - world-leader in total coding, marking, printing and traceability solutions – as a means to help their customers control stock loss.
Checkpoint purchased three Domino K200 piezo ink jet printers to enhance its innovative all-in-one solutions that enable their clients to track and trace their complete logistics chain from production to end user. The K200 is capable of providing fast and accurate 300 dpi print at 90 metres per minute thanks to its drop on demand technology. This means that for Checkpoint, it is an ideal solution for their clients’ variable data demands.
Checkpoint first encountered Domino at a trade show, and when it was time to equip their existing Gallus 160 labelling machine with a system that could print variable data, logos and text simultaneously, Domino stood out from the crowd.
“For us it was crucial to find a supplier that can offer us a complete solution for high-speed digital coding in a variety of formats onto various substrates,” explains Udo Falter, Project Manager at Checkpoint. “Domino proved very responsive, reacting to our enquiry promptly and organising a trial installation of the K200 at short notice. The trial provided all the proof we needed of the K200’s great flexibility and the advantages of variable data printing capabilities. In addition, we really appreciated the teamwork with Domino’s project managers, the ease with which the K200 could be integrated with existing equipment and the software solutions provided with the package – all factors in our decision to choose Domino.”
The three Domino K200 printers have been installed across the web of the Gallus label press and electronically stitched to achieve seamless image composition using UV-curable inks. In the current set-up, a maximum of six labels webs are imprinted simultaneously which means that over the full web width a line speed of up to 80 metres per minute is achieved, which corresponds to 420 labels per second.
Checkpoint also uses an Editor GT AV-Station which enables them to control data, configurations and print layouts from the office. It also makes it possible to prepare and queue print jobs even if another job is currently being carried out.
“We can produce small orders more effectively thanks to the K200 ink jet printers, as no plate costs arise and setup times are reduced to a minimum,” explains Hans-Peter Horn, Department Manager of Labels Production at Checkpoint. “Furthermore, the Domino K-Series allows sequential numbering of labels – something that simply isn’t possible with any conventional printing method involving plates.”
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Posted on Friday 17th September 2010