Introducing quality TTO printing that’s better by nature

  • By Peter Lister
  • October 10, 2016
  • Food
  • Life Sciences
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Industrial
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Eco-conscious thermal transfer overprinting. No longer does it mean sacrificing print quality. In fact, by creating innovative TTO printers that bypass the need for compressed air, Domino can bring manufacturers a triple whammy of environmental efficiency, cost efficiency and operational efficiency.

No compressed air, no problem...

The majority of TTO printers require compressed air to operate. That’s not the case for the V120i and V230i units from Domino. That alone means manufacturers can expect environmental, cost and operational savings - without sacrificing print quality. But that’s just the start of what makes the V-Series standout in TTO technology.

There’s a quick summary below. But first...

Is TTO right for you?

TTO technology is flexible. You can use it for a range of applications. For example, Domino’s V-Series can print variable data, barcodes and images at 300dpi onto multiple substrates commonly used in the food, pharmaceutical and industrial sectors.

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But why Domino’s V Series?

Domino’s V-Series small handful of TTO printers

Environmental savings

As we mentioned above, the V-Series units are among a small handful of TTO printers that don’t use compressed air. That’s a huge point. Compressed air has a significant environmental impact in terms of emissions output. To compound the problem, many compressed air systems are prone to leaks - making them even less efficient.

With the V-Series, printhead pressure and movement is controlled by electronic stepper motors instead. There’s no need for environmentally-costly compressed air. And the electronic stepper system requires less power than direct ribbon drive systems with pneumatic printhead actuation.

In short: a cleaner mode of operation in terms of emissions - and one that also requires less electrical power.

Economic savings

Of course, what’s good for Mother Nature is also good for your bottom line. Energy savings mean economic savings. But this is about more than utility bills. Compressed air is one of the most expensive services in a production plant. If you can reduce its use wherever possible, there’s the potential for significant cost savings. Especially as compressed air systems also come with sizeable installation, repair and maintenance costs.

Operational savings

As we mentioned above, compressed air supplies have a nasty habit of leaking. These leaks can cost up to 30% of annual printer consumables usage, which has a major impact on operational efficiency. That’s not all. In factories where access to the compressed air supply is in high demand, there are obvious benefits to systems that don’t add to that demand. Also, due to the fact that V-Series units are small, portable and require only an electrical supply for operation, V-Series printers are easy to retro-fit onto production lines where space is already at a premium and flexibility is crucial.

Best before date printed by Domino's V series on Croissants packaging

Better results

Economic, environmental and operational savings don’t count for much if the print quality is poor. So how does the V-Series measure up? The electrical printhead means you can enjoy optimal setup at the touch of a button. No tools or shims necessary. Another important point is that the lack of compressed air means print quality is consistent because the printer isn’t subject to fluctuations in air pressure. When we say 300dpi, we mean it.

And now consistent quality doesn’t have to cost the Earth.

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