Domino announces new labelling front end

Domino has developed a new second-generation digital front end, specifically for label applications, for its N-Series range of digital colour presses. It’s compatible with the latest Esko applications and can can read various VDP formats, such as multiple page PDF and PDF/VT files.

The new DFE v2.0 gains faster file processing and more automation.

It features Domino’s ScreenPro, which streamlines the workflow by combining several processes into a single JDF workflow, in turn enabling full offline VDP operation. This is said to increase job processing speeds, particularly for multiple page PDF files with variable data. Domino claims that the RIP-to-print ratio of the latest version of ScreenPro is four to five times faster than the previous DFE solution.

In addition, DFE v2.0 gains more automation so there’s no need for manual file conversions and key information such as ‘lead-in/lead-out’, ‘copy count by quantity’ or ‘print run length’ can be passed from the DFE directly to the digital press.

Simon Howes, product manager for Domino’s Digital Printing Solutions says that workflow is a fundamental component of digital printing, noting: “The effective management of press time while optimising print quality needs to be guaranteed, especially for brand-oriented sectors such as labelling and packaging.”

Naturally Domino will be demonstrating this at the upcoming Label Expo in September.





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