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Product To Pallet Solutions From Domino At Interpack

Press release from the issuing company

April 24, 2008 -- Domino Printing Sciences plc, a world-leader in total coding, marking, printing, traceability and RFID solutions, is showcasing its most innovative products for primary, secondary and tertiary coding at interpack 2008. These include three additions to its C-Series plus range of outer case coders, a linerless version of its M-Series print & apply labeller and the new D-Series plus laser coding range. In addition, the V300+ thermal transfer printer is being demonstrated with a new 5" printhead, Domino's innovative plus programme is extended to the M-Series and the world's best-selling range of continuous ink jet printers, the Domino A-Series, is on show in three different applications.

The new and unique product additions to Domino's C-Series portfolio firmly underscore the company's position as a leading provider of secondary coding products that meet long term market needs and deliver increased efficiency. Foremost is the new C6000AS plus, a revolutionary product, capable of printing on adjacent sides of a box. Its introduction addresses widespread demand for more efficient use of both equipment and production floor space by synchronising two coding operations via a single print head. The first coder to offer this configuration, the C6000AS plus provides easier set-up, faster production start-up and more efficient management of consumables.

Domino's new C6000V plus is a 'print down' model which allows the printhead to be sited above the production line, thereby opening up a number of new industrial applications. C6000V plus is ideal for high-speed case packing requirements such as those increasingly encountered in the beverage bottling industry, since it can be installed within case erecting equipment prior to cases being filled.

Domino is also launching an enhanced range of C-Series plus outer case coders (OCC), which offers double the print performance and double the speed of any competing product. The new range addresses market demands for increased efficiency on high speed lines - such as those in the food and beverage industry. Printing high quality alphanumeric codes and graphics directly onto outer cases, C-Series plus coders contribute to increased overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), flexibility and profitability whilst meeting the compliance requirements of the whole supply chain.

In addition, interpack also provides a platform for Domino to demonstrate the capability of its forthcoming C6000CC plus, a solution for printing on semi- and non-porous substrates with more shelf appeal than standard, uncoated cartonboard.

End-of-line innovations being launched at interpack are not confined to the C-Series: Domino's M-Series range of print and apply labellers is set to create a stir with the launch of a linerless model – the M500 – that responds to waste reduction and productivity improvement targets in equal measure. In the simplest terms, the elimination of backing for the self-adhesive labels means that waste is radically reduced and the labeller can run for twice as long between roll changes.

The objective of the Domino plus initiative is to deliver increased OEE by complementing existing proven technologies with additional functionality, including enhanced connectivity, remote diagnostic solutions and open system platforms. The extension of the initiative to include the M-Series means that these benefits are now available across the entire Domino range of primary, secondary and tertiary coding systems.

The next generation of Domino's acclaimed line-up of laser coding systems, the D-Series plus, is also showcased at interpack. Boasting a choice of 10-, 30- and 55-watt lasers, the D-Series plus builds on the Domino reputation for quality and reliability in high-end coding applications in the food, beverage, pharma and cosmetics sectors. Key features of the range are a new modular construction, new browser-based control software plus an Ethernet interface to standardise connectivity with host machines.

Another interpack first for Domino is the integration of a 5" printhead on its highly efficient V300+ thermal transfer printer (TTO) for all flexible packaging applications. The versatile V300+, available in both 2" and 5" printheads, is the latest addition to Domino's V-Series range and is ideal for use in high volume manufacturing environments. Achieving a print resolution of 300dpi, it is capable of applying sharp, high quality variable data including text, bar codes, Data Matrix codes as well as logos onto a wide range of web materials. Delivering a new concept in TTO, the V300+ does not require a dedicated controller but can be operated from any PC-based user interface running a standard internet browser.

The A-Series plus range will be demonstrated in the shape of the A100+, A200+ and A300+ models. This ever-popular range of continuous ink jet (CIJ) printers is a user-friendly coding solution satisfying market requirements for a robust and dependable solution that improves OEE and availability. In conjunction with Domino's extensive inks range, the A-Series plus offers quality ink jet printing from basic coding requirements to tough industrial applications in harsh environments.

Integral to the range, Ethernet networking features deliver remote management capabilities including message selection, system status, alerts & alarms, ink levels, production counts and service due dates, all contributing to the elimination of unplanned downtime. Additionally, greater control and efficiency are afforded as printers can be networked locally or enterprise wide.

Nigel Bond, Group Managing Director of Domino Printing Sciences Plc, says that the new products being launched at interpack underline the company's commitment to offering product to pallet coding solutions across a wide range of industries. "With the growing emphasis on data acquisition and traceability, coding and marking has become a core function of the packaging operation. As such, our equipment needs to offer tangible productivity benefits and improved OEE to our customers. We're confident that every one of the Domino products at interpack more than delivers in this respect."