Domino launches N730i digital label press
By PrintAction Staff
By PrintAction Staff
Domino Printing Sciences has launched its new N730i press, which the company is calling “the most significant” product it has launched since it got involved in the digital label press business. It is also the first press to use the new Generation 7 inkjet platform.
“It has been a huge collaborative team effort, spread over five years, involving our colleagues at Brother Industries, supplier partners, our development team and our existing customers,” said Philip Easton, director of the Domino Digital Printing Solutions. “Today, we are so proud of what the N730i delivers, as we truly believe it is setting new standards in high performance inkjet label printing.”
The N730i includes new features such as the Brother Bitstar 1200 dpi piezo print head, the SunLight graphical user interface and the newest automated Domino i-Tech intelligemtn technology featuring i-Tech SetAlign and i-Tech CleanCap2.
The new press is designed to print all jobs, including the ‘silk-screen-like’ white, at 70m per minute (230ft per minute) with consistent print quality.
The Brother Bitstar 1200 dpi print head uses a combination of drop sizes of 2.1 pl and nominal drop sizes of 2.8 pl and 3.3 pl to provide consistent ink density across the image, with sharper edges and smoother gradients. Patented triple-layer polycrystalline micro piezo technology minimizes cross talk and delivers precise nozzle control for optimum drop placement accuracy, according to Domino.
Domino’s i-Tech features were designed to improve efficiency, use, function and reliability. I-Tech SetAlign is a new automated system that sets density and accurately aligns the printheads for uniform quality across the full web width. Domino has also enhanced performance with i-Tech CleanCap2, an automated printhead cleaning and capping system reducing manual operator intervention and waste. Other i-Tech features include the established i-Tech ActiFlow, UltraMix and WebRev.
“In basic terms, our customers win business against their competitors on the labels they can produce, they make a profit from delivering them efficiently,” said Adcock. “The N730i’s consistent high print quality will mean they will win more business, while high speed combined with reliability means they can also print it efficiently.”
The N730i features a newly rewritten user interface featuring Domino SunLight, which provides a modern look and feel with a new version of Esko digital front end, including improved variable data printing performance, and produces process colours including orange and violet for lower ink usage and an increased colour gamut. It also adds support for the JDF/JMF data transfer, allowing automated job set-up and reporting.
The N730i is available with optional flexo stations for priming, spot colours or varnishing, or reverse white, for cost-effective shrink sleeve applications.
The N730i also includes Domino’s own in-house UV90 ink set with fade resistance, including abrasion and scratch resistance. The UV90 white ink is often used as a silk-screen replacement, achieving an opacity of up to 76 per cent.