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  • 17 Sep 2018

Yerecic Label installs first digital press with Domino N610i investment

Yerecic Label has installed a Domino N610i, complete with in-line finishing unit from AB Graphic, as it enters the market for digitally printed labels.

Yerecic Label spent over a year researching more than 10 digital press and finishing equipment manufacturers’ quality, conformance to food safety requirements, capabilities and equipment speed. After this thorough review process, Yerecic Label selected Domino’s N610i digital UV inkjet label press with an in-line AB Graphic Digicon Series 3 finishing unit. This press cell configuration allows Yerecic Label great flexibility in constructions and capabilities on-press.

The inkjet press and Digicon Series 3 are said to align with the printer’s dedication to investing in the most advanced technology to better serve its customers. 

Yerecic Label President Art Yerecic explained: ‘With Yerecic Label’s focus on lean manufacturing and serving at the “Speed of Fresh”, our digital press cell must meet demanding standards. The Domino digital press and AB Graphic finishing unit allows Yerecic Label to be even more nimble while achieving the consistent high quality our customers expect.’

Brian Hurst, vice president of production at Yerecic Label, noted: ‘We are able to satisfy even the most color-sensitive customers with the high density dual white ink and six color expanded gamut (CMYK+OV) that accurately reproduces over 92 percent of Pantone colors. The press/finisher speed of over 200ft/min was just as important in convincing the Yerecic Label team that it was time to invest in digital capability.’

Hurst continued: ‘Feedback from current users within our TLMI community was a major piece of the equipment research. The opportunity to visit fellow TLMI converters, see the press and finisher on-site and talk with operators was invaluable during our selection process.’

Bill Myers, marketing manager at Domino Digital Printing North America, added: ‘We know that the importance of speed, uptime and print quality are key critical to our customers and the success of their business. Domino has “engineered out” operator intervention on the N610i digital UV inkjet label press with automated features of printhead cleaning, stitching and recirculating ink.  What that means is that at the end of the day, our customers produce more labels in less time with consistent and repeatable high-quality printing.’

The AB Graphic Digicon Series 3’s fleyeVision 100 percent camera inspection and glueless turret rewinder ensures Yerecic can prepare smaller rolls for immediate dispatch straight from the machine, safe in the knowledge the product has been inspected and passes stringent quality control requirements.

Tony Bell, sales director at AB Graphic, said: ‘When specifying Yerecic Label’s digital solution we realized finishing the product in-line was critical to its needs. Yerecic chose added value for its customers, flexibility and most importantly automation, allowing products to be turned around very quickly, reducing the chance of operator error.’

Art Yerecic concluded: ‘As configured, we’ve already identified over 300 constructions our digital press cell can create in one pass. We hope to add to our TLMI Print Awards with our new digital capability. With Yerecic Label’s 50th anniversary coming in 2019, we’re looking forward to continued success with our digital partners, Domino and AB Graphic.’

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