Infusion GB believe that demand for individually printed enveloped tea bags is set to increase, given their multiple applications. To meet the anticipated demand, Infusion GB plans to roll out the printed envelopes, aiming to have best before dates printed on all envelopes it produces by summer 2014.
“We have capacity for further G220i printers and we may well invest within the next few months. Thanks to Domino we are now able to offer complete traceability on every envelope.” Peter Barry
Plans to invest in further G220i printers
Out of all the solution providers contacted by Infusion GB, Domino was the only manufacturer able to provide a solution in the form of its G220i printers with their unique fast-drying ethanol ink, which would be integrated into the IMA packing machine. The complexity of the IMA’s machinery meant the installation presented a number of challenges that Domino’s UK team of engineers worked closely with Infusion GB to resolve, visiting the site and examining the IMA machine to develop the best solution for integrating the G220i technology. Using Domino’s unique, low-profile compact print head meant no disruption to the web path of the IMA, and allowed them to print as close to the bottom of the envelope as possible.
“Domino definitely had the edge in terms of the capability of its engineers, who were able to adapt one of their printers and create a new market for GB Infusion. The other manufacturers struggled to get the print heads integrated into the IMA machine, and there were other problems in matching the line speeds and getting the ink to dry quickly enough, We weren’t very clear on what we needed at the beginning of the process, but Domino’s team was willing to take the time to listen to our needs and tailor a solution.” Peter Barry