Domino launches high speed variable-pagination

  • By Domino Printing Sciences
  • May 10, 2016
  • Digital Printing
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Domino will use Drupa 2016 (Messe Düsseldorf, 31st May – 10th June), to showcase its K630i high speed compact single-engine duplex ink jet press producing multi-page booklets on an integrated system in partnership with Kern AG and IBIS Bindery Systems, at speeds of up to 7,000 booklets per hour.

Bryan Palphreyman, Domino Product Manager said, “We have been talking with IBIS and Kern for some time, and I am delighted to be finally working with both teams at Drupa to deliver this flexible solution which not only facilitates high production output and is geared for rapid job change, but also minimises manning requirements and material waste.”

Offering a total white paper solution, the Kern 100 unwinder delivers web media to the K630i where the relevant booklet content is printed. The Kern 130 rotary cutter then takes the printed web and supplies individual cut sheets to the in-line IBIS Smart-binder which, depending upon the booklet type, folds and either wire stitches or glues the sheets together, and if required, can add a pre-printed cover.

On Stand No A23 in Hall 5, Domino will demonstrate the complete flexibility of the system by producing a range of different A4 booklet types varying continually and dynamically between a 100 page glued technical manual, through to 20 page stitched or glued exam papers, and a 40 page stitched puzzle booklet with printed cover, without stopping or wasting sheets – highlighting the real production efficiency of the combined system.

The ‘24/7’ rated production process can deliver the web at speeds of up to 150m/min and produce finished booklets of up to 200 pages (50 sheets), changing content and booklet page-count on the fly and producing up to 7,000 booklets per hour.

Each individual sheet has a 2D code printed within the unprinted margin area, which is scanned through the production process at the Smart-binder ensuring 100% integrity in each finished booklet. A three-knife trimmer finishes the booklet to perfect size, delivering a completed booklet available for immediate despatch.

Palphreyman concludes, “We believe the market wants complete solutions, rather than just products, and this integrated production line demonstrates this to our customers. We see the book market as a high growth opportunity for Domino and we are using Drupa to demonstrate our intent to enter into this sector.”

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