On 16 June, on what should have been the first day of drupa 2020, Domino Digital Printing Solutions announced the launch of the Domino X630i single pass, digital ink jet press supplied with the revolutionary Domino AQ95 CMYK aqueous ink set representing. “The new business model for corrugated box production.”

Although Domino has been developing industrial ink jet technologies since 1978, this represents their first step into the digital corrugated printing space. Domino is part of an international group with its headquarters in Cambridge in the UK, who became part of the Japan based Brother Industries corporation in 2015. After launching into the label printing sector in 2012, Domino quickly established itself as the ink jet technology digital press market leader, and intends to repeat this success in the corrugated box printing market.  

The Domino X630i is a new digital ink jet printing solution designed for everyday corrugated production, enabling corrugated box printers to print with minimal set-up time and waste, significantly improving overall plant productivity. 

“We are delighted to be introducing this highly automated, single pass Domino X630i digital ink jet press which will enable you to profitably develop short and medium run market opportunities, facilitating new streams of business and providing a more complete range of capability for your customer base,” said Matt Condon, Corrugated Sector Business Development Manager at Domino Digital Printing Solutions. “The X630i is based on Domino’s proven and reliable Generation 6 ink jet platform, which is approaching 1000 worldwide industrial installations. 

“Digital printing allows you to remove the need for printing plates and the lost production time and waste associated with set-up and make-ready, thereby increasing your uptime, productivity and efficiency, and reducing cost and consumption. With speeds of up to 75m/min (246ft/min), 600 x 600dpi print resolution, and a maximum print area of 3000mm x 1345mm (118” x 53”), the Domino X630i ink jet press is designed for everyday corrugated box production. This investment will enable you to move your short run, multiple SKU and short lead time jobs to digital, rebalancing production with your analogue printing equipment, driving up efficiency and output with reduced costs and improved profit margins. It will give you a competitive advantage, allowing you to grow your longer run conventional print production, while attracting new business and giving your customers the opportunity for more versioning, personalization and consumer engagement.”   

The X630i is supplied with the revolutionary Domino AQ95 CMYK aqueous ink set, which incorporates i-Tech PolyM, one of Domino’s unique intelligent Technology features. These features reflect Domino’s depth of ink jet expertise and are designed to create systems altogether more flexible and reliable. Based on unique micro polymeric particles, i-Tech PolyM is designed to print on both uncoated and coated corrugated substrates without the need to either apply a separate primer or bonding agent. 

Further i-Tech components are incorporated into Domino’s proven Generation 6 ink jet platform. These include the i-Tech ActiFlow ink circulation system, i-Tech CleanCap automated print head cleaning and capping station, and i-Tech StitchLink automated print head alignment. These i-Tech features optimise ink jet nozzle performance and reliability, delivering more consistent and high quality print results. The automation provides a more controlled process with minimal operator intervention and maintenance and reduced set up times. It is all designed to improve uptime, ensuring the highest levels of productivity. 

“Domino recognizes that corrugated converters are facing the same challenges faced by label printers ten years ago with increased demands from brand owners for shorter print runs, shorter lead times and more SKUs,” says Condon. Domino wanted share our digital ink jet knowledge and expertise with the corrugated sector to help you respond to these changing market demands.” 

During the virtual launch of the Domino X630i, print & packaging expert Dr. Sean Smyth interviewed Finn MacDonald, President of Kentucky based Independent II to discover why Independent II decided to take their first step into digital with Domino and invest in this ‘transformational’ digital ink jet press. See the interview at https://go.domino-printing.com/X630iLaunchOnDemandPR.

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