Express Packaging optimises coding and marking with Domino’s printer
US-based service provider Express Packaging has announced its investment in Domino’s latest continuous ink jet (CIJ) printer, the Ax350i.
Prior to the acquisition, Express Packaging had more than 50 Domino systems, including case coders and CIJ printers already in use across its four plants. “Although we were very happy with the technologies we had in place, we instantly wanted to try the new product as soon as it was available,” said Express Packaging president, Fred Hartzler. “Every time Domino comes out with something new, we find it to be even better than what we’re currently using. The Ax350i has continued that trend.”
With an IP66 rating, the Ax350i’s robust design makes it the ideal printer for use in a factory where wet foods are handled, while its modular stackability allows for easier installation on Express Packaging’s busy production lines, the company said.
The Ax350i is capable of delivering multiple line codes at the fastest print speeds, allowing for large amounts of data to be printed onto each item. The printer supports inks for all substrates, while the consumables are RFID coded, making it easy for operators to know which fluid should be used and where. The inclusion of i-Pulse inks allow for high-contract, long-lasting codes suitable for direct food contact, even after harsh post-print processes, including sterilisation and blast freezing.
Hartzler continued: “The Ax350i saves us money, it runs faster and we have clearer print. We’ve used other suppliers in the past but no one has equalled the production that a Domino printer puts out and the service that its technicians back it up with.”
David Croft, global product marketing manager at Domino Printing Sciences, said: “Express Packaging’s high standard of customers means its products must be delivered on-time and in top condition. With these demands comes pressure on the factory line systems, and it’s great to see that Domino’s Ax350i is more than meeting these requirements.
“Express Packaging has had a long-standing partnership with Domino and we’re looking forward to continuing our work with them in the foreseeable future.”