Domino's G-Series Thermal Ink Jet Printer
G-Series Product Launch
Domino North America
DOMINO TURNS UP THE HEAT WITH INTRODUCTION OF THERMAL INK JET CODING AND MARKING TECHNOLOGY
New G-Series uses unique multi-substrate fast-drying ink for extended coding and marking application benefits
Domino North America, a world-leader in total coding, marking, printing and traceability solutions, is set to launch the new Domino G-Series of thermal ink jet (TIJ) printers, which are set to offer manufacturers significant new benefits in primary and secondary applications. The addition of the G-Series to Domino’s extensive portfolio of coding and marking technologies follows the recent acquisition of Germany-based Alternative Printing Services GmbH, which brings established TIJ expertise to the Domino Group. As such, Domino anticipates that the G-Series will offer a broader use and application of TIJ products in specific market areas, in particular the pharmaceutical sector.
Of key benefit to manufacturers, is the G-Series’ ability to meet the ever-increasing requirement for improved quality and high speed printing onto an expanding and diverse array of substrates, thanks to impressive 600 dpi resolution and speeds of up to 300m/min.
Domino’s unique position as the only supplier to offer a multi-substrate, fast-drying ink, allows the G-Series to expand the range of compatible print materials, while opening up new application possibilities for manufacturers. The capability to quickly switch between water- and ethanol-based inks enables printing onto porous and non-porous materials, sets the G-Series apart from other TIJ solutions, which are typically restricted to slower-drying, water-based options.
The combination of attributes delivered by the G-Series affords specific advantages to those manufacturers seeking to print 2D bar codes and other machine readable formats in order to fulfil track and trace requirements.
In addition, via its intelligent printhead, the G-Series aids manufacturers in the fight against counterfeiting, thanks to the ability to employ strategies such as mass serialization and unique numbering. Key to this is the capability to synchronize up to four printheads via a single controller, which offers greatly improved efficiency and performance benefits to users. Its advanced operating system works in real-time to process and queue up to sixteen messages in the print buffer. The result is a print solution capable of fulfilling complex coding and marking requirements simultaneously on four different production lines with different ink types – all under the management of one print controller.
“Thanks to its versatile functionality, we anticipate the G-Series delivering new benefits to manufacturers, especially in the pharmaceutical industry, where there is a particular need to protect brand value,” explains Greg Treanor, Thermal Ink Jet Product Manager at Domino. “Among other things, this requires the authenticity of the final product, which itself can only be achieved via the application of accurate, high quality and legible data.
“Given that unique numbering and anti-counterfeiting techniques remain a key concentration for manufacturers, we anticipate our TIJ technology to be of significant interest to these companies,” adds Treanor. “Indeed, in certain instances, TIJ is unique in its ability to meet a specific blend of coding and marking requirements. For example, the ability to print a high-quality, data matrix code with the use of TIJ, might be the preference of some manufacturers, depending on the application involved.”
Domino’s G-Series offers a multitude of different print possibilities, and is capable of producing superior qualitylogos, graphics, barcodes, data matrix codesandlarge amounts of text, between 0.28mm to 50.8mm in height. between 0.28mm to 50.8mm in height. In addition, the coder is geared towards minimal operator intervention and incorporates a simple and easy-to use interface which eliminates costly training overheads. Users also benefit from low-running costs, clean operation and a fast-fix design requiring virtually zero maintenance.
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About Domino Printing Sciences
Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Cambridge, UK, Domino Printing Sciences plc is a world-leader in providing total coding, marking, printing, traceability and RFID solutions. Through constant product development and acquisition, Domino now offers complete end to end solutions incorporating primary, secondary and tertiary applications. The company has established a global reputation for innovative ink jet, laser, print & apply and thermal transfer overprinting technologies for the application of variable data, bar codes and unique traceability codes onto products and packaging in industries such as food, beverage, construction and pharmaceutical.
Through a global network of 25 subsidiary offices and in excess of 200 distributors, Domino Printing Sciences plc sells to over 120 countries offering extensive customer support. In 2008, Domino Printing Sciences plc achieved a turnover of £253.4m million; The Group employs 2,238 people worldwide with manufacturing facilities situated in UK, China, Germany, India, Sweden and USA.
Operating with true global scale across a diverse industry base, including food, beverage, pharmaceutical and multiple industrial product groups, Domino Printing Sciences plc provides customers with proven solutions built upon years of extensive experience.
For further information on Domino, please visit www.domino-na.com
Posted on Thursday 25th March 2010