Argent Tape & Label purchases Domino N610i 7-color digital UV inkjet label press
Argent Tape & Label, a label printer converter serving the automotive, medical, food and beverage and industrial markets, has purchased the Domino N610i 7-color digital UV inkjet label press and plans to debut the press to customers and prospects at an Open House on November 4 at its Plymouth, Michigan facility.
This is the first digital production press for Argent Tape & Label, and president and CEO Lynn Perenic is enthusiastic about what this means for her business. ‘The Domino is a game changer for us. We can now go after label jobs that we could never go after before. It opens new markets for us,’ Perenic said. ‘My sales team is energized and excited all focused on the things we can do, all of the possibilities that the Domino provides.’
Argent Tape & Label has eight flexo label presses, and produces 45 million labels per year with about 75 percent of their label business in the automotive industry. The desire to grow the business into other markets, such as food and beverage which tend to require shorter runs combined with a large number of SKUs, helped fuel the need to go digital.
‘We priced it out. As an example, a vodka label. To run five different versions of that label, 1,000 of each version, it took only four minutes. Ten minutes of set-up time, four minutes of run time on the Domino. That’s huge. Running it flexo would have taken hours. Make-ready, run-time, and then there would have been clean-up. So we are talking minutes with the Domino vs. hours on the flexo,’ Perenic said.
The Domino N610i 7-color digital UV inkjet label press runs at a minimum 165ft/min, and up to 246ft/min. Print resolution is 600 x 600 native dpi, the extended color gamut achieves over 90 percent of the Pantone range, and the white that has an opacity over 70 percent. At Argent Tape & Label, the Domino runs in-line with a Delta ModTech finishing system.