Created through collaboration with OEMs and end-users, Domino introduces the next generation of Thermal Inkjet (TIJ) printing with the innovative Gx-Series coding range.
Manufacturers consistently opt for Domino’s solutions due to their speed, superior quality, and adaptability. The Gx-Series retains all the essential strengths of its forerunner but enhances interfacing and user experience. It also boasts full multi-language support and seamless integration with Industry 4.0 solutions.
In industries characterized by rapid operations, businesses may incur significant revenue losses due to machinery downtime. However, our interconnected, automated, and remotely monitored printing solutions can effectively mitigate this risk.
Food Packaging: From Wrapper to Box
Domino’s Thermal Inkjet printers are designed to meet the rigorous demands of food manufacturing production lines, prioritizing clarity and flexibility in challenging environments like cold, wet, or dusty conditions. The Gx-Series offers a range of food-safe ink options, ensuring critical compliance.
In the realm of food production, efficiency is paramount, requiring printers with the capability to code various formats—variable data, alphanumeric text, graphics, logos, QR codes, and 2D data matrices—onto a diverse array of substrates swiftly.
The multi-print head capability of the Domino Gx150i and Gx350i, with the ability to control up to four print heads, allows for increased message height or individual printing at different positions. Fully aligned with Industry 4.0 standards, these printers utilize the Domino Cloud for remote monitoring and interaction, enhancing packaging and systems management.
Domino’s printing specialists have formulated water and ethanol-based inks specifically designed for fast drying and full certification for printing in food manufacturing environments. In situations where traceability is paramount, code readability is crucial. Domino’s Thermal Inkjet printing inks adhere effectively to a wide range of substrates, creating a durable, scratch-resistant mark capable of withstanding the rigors of product transport and handling.
Pharmaceutical Packaging: Serialisation as Standard
In the pharmaceutical industry, manufacturers face stringent traceability and legal requirements, necessitating each bottle and pack of prescribed medication to bear its own unique, machine-readable code. Accuracy is paramount in pharmaceutical production lines, and any decrease in throughput can significantly impact revenues.
Domino’s Gx-Series range of Thermal Inkjet printers is well-suited for item-level serialisation, encompassing the 1D and 2D code formats essential for compliance with pharmaceutical regulations (EU FMD, US DQSA, Russian crypto codes) following GS1 standards. These printers can also be integrated into a 21 CFR Part 11 validated system.
Similar to the food manufacturing sector, the pharmaceutical industry requires precise coding clarity with rapid drying times. Additionally, code readability (at least grade C at any check) must be ensured from production to dispensing to the end customer. Domino has developed a lightfast, regulation-compliant ink that dries in approximately half a second, typically delivering grade-A MRCs. Pharmaceutical products bear a high-contrast, scratch-resistant code lasting their lifespans, minimizing the risk of false rejects on machine vision systems.
The Domino Gx-OEM printer option is optimized for seamless integration with packaging machinery control cabinets, accommodating up to four print heads that can be individually configured. It proves to be a highly flexible solution ideal for serialization and track & trace.
Electronics: Thermal Inkjet Coding at Speed with Graphic Quality
The demand for applying production data and traceability codes on electronic components is increasing. Specifically, when dealing with small yet durable electronic components like batteries, it’s crucial that codes are accurate, long-lasting, and cost-effective without compromising quality.
The Domino Gx-Series Thermal Inkjet range excels in coding a diverse range of substrates such as nylon, plastics, and metal, making it suitable for coding items like batteries, LCDs, and PCBs. This is achieved using solvent-based inks known for their quick-drying properties, strong adhesion, high contrast, and resistance to heat. Domino’s inks are crafted to endure the rigorous post-print processes that substrates might undergo further down the production lines.
A Range of Domino Inks
Domino’s team of specialists has meticulously crafted water and ethanol-based inks, subjecting them to a thorough product development process that prioritizes quality, reliability, and compliance with industry standards before their market introduction.
The Domino Gx-Series seamlessly operates with a diverse selection of inks, empowering our clients to discover the perfect match for their industry, substrate, and specific requirements.
Domino’s water-based inks are well-suited for high-speed, serialized pharmaceutical production lines, food applications like sandwich cartons, egg boxes, and convenience food packaging, as well as outer case packaging. On the other hand, Domino’s solvent-based inks prove ideal for high-speed flexible film lines, blister coding in pharmaceutical production, metals for LCDs, and various other applications.
In meeting both legislative and substrate demands, the Domino Gx-Series Thermal Inkjet printer, coupled with its array of inks, delivers a versatile and adaptable solution. Moreover, it seamlessly integrates with Industry 4.0 standards through the Domino Cloud.