Emballage Gruppen, a producer of folded cartons in Denmark, and Dan Labels, the specialist labels producer within the Group, visited the Domino stand at Labelexpo 2017 to watch the demonstration of the 7-colour UV inkjet Domino N610i/ABG hybrid solution in action, and consequently, the company left the stand as a new owner of the solution.
Emballage Gruppen is recognised as being a market leader in the production of all kinds of carton packaging and self-adhesive labels for the food and beverage, non-food, industrial and pharmaceutical sectors and has a large international customer base.
Using a range of printing technologies, Dan Labels offers a selection of labelling solutions to its client base including printing self-adhesive product labels, variable data labels, RFID labels and multi-layer and neutral labels.
Otto Christensen, chairman of the Group explained what prompted the business to start looking at digital printing technology: “We recognised that we needed more capacity and flexibility to cope with increased customer demand for shorter print runs and reduced lead times. It was no longer economical to run these jobs on flexo presses, and so we started to evaluate the digital alternatives.”
After conducting a thorough review of the different printing technologies available over several years, and after witnessing them again in action at Labelexpo 2017, the organisation decided that a modular Domino N610i digital ink jet hybrid system provided the best solution for its business needs, both now, and for the future.
The chosen system is comprised of a 7-colour Domino N610i integration module utilising Domino’s new UV90 ink set integrated with an AB Graphics Digicon 3 and a turret rewinder with automated core size changes. This will allow Emballage Gruppen the flexibility to produce high quality, complex labels combining UV flexo and UV inkjet printing, which can also be varnished, laminated, die-cut, inspected and dispatched all in one single, efficient process. Each output reel can be programmed to the exact number of labels specified by the customer.
Eric White, business development manager, Domino Digital Printing Solutions Nordic Region, said, “Domino is delighted that Emballage Gruppen and Dan Labels have chosen this digital ink jet hybrid solution. It will enable them to differentiate themselves with a broad range of creative applications, which will capture the imagination of their customers in all sectors of the label market. We are confident that this will be the start of a long and fruitful partnership with them.”