Domino (Gurnee, IL) and its newest hybrid label printing solution, the MPS EF Symjet, is a “symbiotic” combination of a flexo press with the fully automated MPS EF platform and an integrated Domino N610i digital UV inkjet label press. Integrated on the EF platform, the MPS EF Symjet powered by Domino can be installed as either a fully integrated inline solution or as a stand-alone offline digital solution. “With the benefits of both flexo and digital printing, the EF Symjet gives label printers a wide range of new print possibilities,” said the OEM. Domino is a world leader in inkjet technology, providing best-in-class digital printing solutions for both monochrome and colour applications. MPS is well known globally for its high-end, operator-friendly materials handling, print and converting solutions.
Domino added that combining flexo with innovative digital technologies provides label printers with the ability to choose how to run their jobs. For example, users can run all flexo (with the Domino serving as a pass-through), all digital (with the MPS EF serving as the materials handling and finishing) or a combination of the two working together in hybrid mode. In hybrid mode, the new press provides the ability of flexo to add primers, spot colours, UV flexo white, metallics, cold foils, over-varnish, inline finishing and more – coupled with the efficiency benefits of digital such as the ability to run multiple SKUs, versions and colours while making changes on the fly, all in a single pass. The press also adds a wide range of inline converting solutions – from automatic quick-change die-cutting and embossing solutions, to flexible positioning rail unit solutions for lamination, cold foil, hot foil, de-lam/re-lam, and so on. “With this hybrid press, label printers will enjoy improved productivity, increased throughput, exceptional quality, and the flexibility of digital combined with the performance of flexo as well as converting, packaged together in a lean manufacturing format,” said Domino. “Customers of this hybrid press can utilize existing tooling and watch their business grow with improved margins on their current business, while generating opportunities in new markets.”