Domino Printing Sciences (Domino) has today announced the launch of the N610i-R digital retrofit module, developed for OEMs and converters looking to add digital printing technology into existing flexographic lines for hybrid printing. The new N610i-R provides all the benefits and flexibility of hybrid inkjet printing while helping businesses to save additional capital, waste, and space compared with a designated hybrid press.
The N610i-R launch will take place at Labelexpo Europe 2023 at the Brussels Expo, where the module will be on display from 11th–14th September. Domino invites all visitors attending the show to stop by the Domino stand in Hall 9, Booth 9A60, for a first look at the new technology and to discuss the benefits that hybrid printing could bring to their business. Domino’s digital printing experts will be on-hand throughout the week to answer questions and discuss the best options for individual business needs.
“The N610i-R digital retrofit module is a simple, cost-effective solution for converters looking to experience the benefits of hybrid printing,” says Mike Barry, Key Account & OEM Manager for Digital Printing at Domino. “The technology transforms existing presses into fully functional hybrid printing machines for a significantly lower cost than a brand-new hybrid printing press. It also allows for additional cost savings from using existing stocks of tools, such as plates and cylinders, and allows converters with space constraints to add new capabilities without expanding their footprint.”
The newest addition to Domino’s digital printing portfolio is designed to help converters to expand the capability of their traditional presses and to give a new lease of life to flexo presses that may have been underutilised. With the addition of digital, converters can tap into new market opportunities afforded by short-run print jobs while benefiting from reduced cost and waste, as multiple SKUs can be created with a single make-ready job to print all versions.
“The N610i-R is the perfect solution for converters looking to expand the capabilities of their existing assets without compromising on quality,” explains Barry. “Hybrid printing with the N610i-R combines the benefits of flexo, such as brand spot colours, laminating, die-cutting, and varnishing, with the speed and flexibility of digital, allowing converters to create multiple SKUs without stopping the line.”
Designed with usability in mind, the N610i-R can be operated without specialised training or expertise, lessening training requirements compared with conventional systems. In addition, Domino’s proven intelligent Technology features are fully integrated within the digital retrofit module including Actiflow, CleanCap and StitchLink, designed to reduce manual operator intervention for maintenance, and expand the printheads’ lease of life.
The N610i-R digital retrofit module is available in four colours (CMYK) or five colours, including double white (WW+CMYK). The five-colour version allows for printing in high opacity digital white (72%) – often used as a replacement for silk-screen printing – at 50m/min (164ft/min). Both colour versions are available with Domino-manufactured UV90 and UV95 ink sets for long-lasting durability. The UV95 ink set is suitable for many non-direct contact food packaging applications and is produced in line with Nestlé’s guidance on food packaging, EuPIA guidelines, and the Swiss Ordinance for Food Packaging Inks.
“We are thrilled to be launching the new N610i-R digital retrofit module, to offer Domino’s industry-leading N610i inkjet technology, with over 300 installations globally, in a compact and retrofittable print module design so that even more converters and OEMs can experience the benefits of digital,” concludes Barry.
To see the N610i-R first hand please visit the Domino stand in Hall 9, Booth 9A60, to find out what else Domino will have on show please click here.