Domino is to launch a new high-speed monochrome printing press at next week’s Hunkeler Innovation Days event. The K630i is an evolution of the Graph Tech MonoCube product that was first released in 2012, just before Domino acquired the remaining shares of the company. There are currently four installations in Europe and North America, each running between 2-12 million A4 impressions a month. A further five presses are now on order.
Philip Easton, director of Domino’s Digital Printing Solutions Division, explains: “The K630i is a natural progression in digital printing for Domino after launching the K600i digital module in 2010, and the four colour N600i digital label press in 2012, now available as the N610i in up to seven colours. The K630i is based on the same proven technology that has seen both these products take leadership positions in their respective markets.”
The K630i can be configured for 75m/min or 150m/min with print width options of 333mm, 445mm or 558mm as either simplex or duplex in the same frame. It is supplied with the modular Domino Editor RIP digital front end, which includes support for PDF, IPDS and AFP data formats. There’s a choice of aqueous pigmented ink or a unique high impact UV ink designed for high gloss coated stocks.
“The UV-curable ink option represents a real alternative for printers who are looking to differentiate themselves in the direct mail sector,” adds Easton. “This high gloss ink stands out on the page and enables the use of coated matt and gloss substrates, which is not possible with aqueous inks.”
The duplex solution is based on a single enclosure and offers one of the smallest footprints in the industry with a print section (excluding unwind and rewind) of 2m x 3m in size.
Bryan Palphreyman, Domino K630i Product Manager, points out: “The K630i has proven to be significantly more reliable and cost-effective to operate in a site where we are replacing a number of existing toner units. The press has allowed the customer to almost double production output, but now out of less floor space.”