N610i continues to set new standards for productivity and performance
Domino continues to enhance the latest addition to its N-Series range – the N610i digital colour ink jet label press – through a number of significant developments. Launched at Labelexpo 2013, the N610i combines the productivity of flexo with the flexibility of digital ink jet technology.
Domino has fine-tuned the N610i’s capabilities to further boost its productivity and performance. With the capability to handle 1m (40”) diameter reels, the N610i offers maximum productivity with up to 15% increased uptime compared to 560mm (22”) diameter rolls. The recent introduction of a chilled roller option means that the range of media that can be handled by the press has now been extended to include thermally sensitive substrates. The capability to integrate the N610i with finishing lines such as those from AB Graphic and GM, enables ‘end-to-end’ label production and is now a field-proven solution with several systems running in live production environments today.
Central to the appeal of the N610i is the opaque digital white ink, specifically formulated by Domino to run with the press. The ink delivers a smooth silkscreen-like finish, and provides the highest opacity white when printing at 50 metres (164ft) per minute.
Operating at speeds of up to 75 metres (246ft) per minute with a 600dpi native resolution, the N610i offers double the print speed of most high resolution digital systems. These combined qualities expand the range and viability of high volume production work that a digital solution can handle.
The N610i incorporates a range of Domino’s i-Tech intelligent Technology productivity-enhancing smart features designed to optimise printer performance and deliver the most consistent print results. These include CleanCap, Domino’s automated print head cleaning and capping station that maintains high uptime operation and print quality. In addition, its ActiFlow ink circulation system ensures precise ink temperature control and degasses the ink, which maintains nozzle performance for improved print quality and reliability.
Precision alignment is optimised with the use of the proprietary Domino enhanced Kyocera high resolution jetting assemblies, which incorporate head stitching technology for seamless overlapping. And, it is further enhanced with the use of Domino’s StitchLink micro-motor controller technology, which enables precise head alignment. This reduces set up time, eliminates stitch lines and delivers seamless images across the 333mm (13”) print width.
The N610i colour press comes in a choice of colour options and print widths to enable users to select the most appropriate solution for their requirements.The device is driven by an Esko digital front end for seamless integration into existing customer workflows, and is available in reel-to-reel as well as reel-to-finishing line configurations.
Comments Philip Easton, Director of Domino’s Digital Printing Solutions Division, “Label printers are looking for solutions that offer consistent output at high production speeds, all at a viable cost. Having already successfully introduced our first full colour digital ink jet label press, we have taken our technology a stage further with the N610i. By using our latest generation N610i label press, customers can exploit new applications, improve profitability through sales growth while at the same time reduce their overall production costs. Following the machine’s launch last year, we have worked closely with our customers and the market to identify features that could strengthen the N610i’s capabilities and we have responded accordingly. The options for the chilled roller and integrated finishing line enhance the machine’s already impressive performance levels, helping customers to boost margins, reduce lead times and become even more profitable.”
Posted on Friday 9th May 2014