Domino announces introduction of CIJ A420i printer that uses unique intelligent technology to provide lowest total cost of ownership among inkjet printers, also features ultra-low makeup usage, service free ink system and print head variants

CAMBRIDGE, England , May 21, 2013 (press release) – Domino's new A420i CIJ model uses unique intelligent Technology to provide the lowest total cost of ownership of any inkjet printer...

New ultra-low makeup usage, service free ink system and print head variants increase efficiency and functionality, proving that the A420i uses less and delivers a lot more.

“Being able to deliver quality coding to meet the ever-increasing demands at production speeds of product manufacturers is a key driver for Domino”

Domino’s A420i continuous inkjet (CIJ) coding solution now offers the lowest total cost of ownership of any ink jet printer thanks to a new
i-Tech (intelligent Technology) service-free ink system that delivers ultra-low makeup usage, reducing costs and operator intervention.

A series of new variants has also been developed to suit a wider range of applications and challenging production environments, making the A420i the most efficient, reliable and versatile printers available.

Utilising Domino’s unique i-Tech features, the A420i delivers the lowest makeup consumption, typically lasting four times longer to provide the most cost-efficient and productive solution of any CIJ printer. CleanFill cartridges can be easily changed while the printer is in operation and the larger volume makeup cartridges provide extended runtime between changes, while the unique Qube ink system containing ink and ink filters can be changed in less than 10 minutes. As a result production uptime of the A420i is maximised with fewer interruptions and less waste.

Domino has introduced a series of new variants for increased print head flexibility. These include Duo™ a special twin jet for high speed high volume applications, Pinpoint™ for precision coding, an extended 6 metre conduit for easier integration and a high performance and fast drying black ink - the 2BK024 – for low energy plastics.

Where modern production lines require the delivery of multiple codes at very high speeds, Domino’s new A420i Duo™ print head offers the capability to produce multiple lines of text at high production speeds. Its special twin jet print head and new compact gunbody are designed to meet the requirements of high output production environments such as canning and beverage applications.

The A420i Pinpoint™ delivers micro-print as small as 0.8mm in height onto very small components making it ideal for applications where codes must be both discreet and of high quality, such as the electronics, pharmaceutical, automotive parts and cosmetics and personal care sectors.

2BK024 Black Ink
Developed for use on a wide range of low surface energy plastics, this new fast drying, high performance 2BK024 ink provides high adhesion properties onto polypropylene, thermo plastic olefins (including BOPP, OPP), PET, polyethylenes (including HDPE and LDPE) as well as an increasingly varied range of multi-layer flexible packaging materials.

The A420i continuous inkjet printer can also offer a 90-degree angled print head and a longer 6 metre flexible conduit to enable integration of the print heads into the most difficult and limited spaces within the production line.

The extended application range of the A420i now provides the most comprehensive and versatile offering of new specialist and custom inks that have been designed to optimise performance in the most demanding of environments. These include washable and moisture resistant inks for the beverage sector, thermochromic ‘colour changing’ inks for the food canning industry, inks with high adhesion and anti-abrasion properties for PP and PE surfaces as well as fully compliant specialist inks for the food and healthcare industries.

Nick Plaister, CIJ Director at Domino Printing Sciences comments, “Being able to deliver quality coding to meet the ever-increasing demands at production speeds of product manufacturers is a key driver for Domino. The i-Tech productivity enhancing features integral within the A420i really enables this model to ‘do more for less’. Not only does it deliver optimal performance, the lowest total cost of ownership of the A420i also provides real operational benefits to the manufacturers. In addition, our latest print head variants further extend the capabilities of the A-Series range in terms of delivering quality output within a host of challenging production environments.”

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