When your customers think of a cool beverage on a warm summer's day, they don't necessarily think of the hot, dusty production environment of a beverage factory floor.
We do. Preparing for those real-world conditions are exactly what went into the design process for Domino North America's Ax-Series CIJ Bottle Printers. Any CIJ can print a date code on glass in optimal conditions; but it takes a company with decades of product marking experience to engineer an industrial inkjet just for beverage manufacturers.
Meet the Ax-Series Continuous Inkjet
Tough, flexible, robust, and capable of standing up to the high-speed demands of beverage production lines, our Ax550i and Ax350i Continuous Inkjet bottle printers are a popular glass bottle printing solution for the coding demands of the beverage industry.
Superior, high-quality glass bottle printing, coding and marking can be achieved through the i-Pulse printheads and inks. Meanwhile, Domino's i-Tech Module inkjet management system reduces the need for planned maintenance.
Together, this adds up to a superior industrial inkjet printer relied upon by beverage manufacturers all over the world. Our industrial bottle printer is cable of delivering superb resolution at high speeds. As always, Domino North America's aim is to ensure your production line runs with optimum performance.
What are some other bottle coding options beyond CIJ?
When printing directly on the glass bottles instead of printing on product labels, inkjet isn't your only coding and marking option. Many well-known beverage manufacturers actually utilize CO2 laser marking machines for coding on glass.
Why would a product engineer choose laser over tried and true methods like continuous inkjet? One is not necessarily superior to the other, because we offer both solutions. Instead, if you are looking a coding option that doesn't require as many consumables, laser might be the option for you to consider.
Inkjet or Laser Scribe, Domino is the answer
Like our CIJs, our D-Series laser was specifically engineered for the speed of real-world factory lines for coding barcodes, QR codes, sell-by date codes, promo codes and more - but instead of printing directly onto the glass using our inks, they are, of course, laser etched directly into the glass surface.
Plus, if you have a line for plastic bottles, laser is an excellent option for those as well.
During the initial order and installation process, our Engineers will look at your production line, analyze type of glass that you want to code, as well as other attributes to ensure that a clean, clear code is etched into your bottles every time - after all, if it's not readable, what good is it to your consumers?
Can Domino Industrial Printers Be Washed Down?
When you think of industrial printers, you might think of finely-tuned precision equipment that's meant to be treated with kid gloves.
Not so with Domino.
Encased in 316 marine grade steel stackable cabinets, Domino's high-performing CIJ bottle coders are specifically built for the actual needs of beverage manufacturers.
Meanwhile, our D-Series of 10-watt, 30-watt and 60-watt CO2 laser marking machines are all IP65 rated.
First, our cabinets are dust-tight and designed to stand up to washdown conditions to withstand heavy-duty cleaning.
In other words, they are ideal for glass bottle printing and coding in some of the toughest beverage production environments in the world - from high heat and humidity to cold climates and the temperature changes that happen in your production environment - not in some sterile lab.
No matter what you throw at our Ax-Series inkjets or D-Series CO2 markers will deliver superior codes for your operation. Want to find out more? Contact your Domino representative.
How do you control these industrial coders?
Domino's user-friendly, scalable software and service products are easy to integrate with existing coding and labeling technologies in your factory. Our QuickDesign suite of label design software is fully-featured and free to use right out of the box, giving your company everything from a powerful Label Editor to an entire range of automation modules.
Stay in control of your package messaging, from product to pallet, remotely or right from the factory floor with QuickDesign from Domino North America. Fully scalable to suit the specific needs of your production line, this software will allow you to remain compliant and manage your data with a simple touchscreen PC interface. With QuickDesign, you can create accurate labels from our built-in product table and choose the perfect label for your needs to eliminate mistakes and eliminate recalls.
QuickDesign Lite is our free-to-download, easy-to-use label production software to get you going in mere minutes. From complex labels, including ingredients and allergen information, to large batches of date messages, start creating simple coding at the touch of a button and get your production line up and running.
Whether it’s plug and play integration and automated interfacing, or order management from the factory floor, our fully scalable automation models come with a range of features developed for the real-world challenges you face. From single coders to site-wide solutions.
Want to learn more about QuickDesign and Coding Automation? Contact the experts at Domino North America.
Our unique QuickDesign user interface was designed with one purpose in mind - simple operation. Our SureStart technology permits optimal reliability for short runs or frequent changeovers for multiple lines of products such as seasonal products, promotional packaging, and more.
Both our laser and inkjet printing solutions are ideal for coding directly on glass, such as the high end spirits sector. All in all, Domino's bottle coders are ideally-suited to glass coding – especially where rapid print speeds and reliability can save your beverage operation time, energy and money.
Whether you're bottling sprits or sodas, our bottle printers and easy to use interface have you covered so you can restart your operation as soon as they're installed.