Grace Label has invested in the recently launched Domino N730i digital UV inkjet label press becoming the first converter to install this machine in North America. The N730i made its worldwide debut in September at Labelexpo Americas 2022, where Grace Label also made the investment decision.
Founded in 1975, Grace Label is a narrow web label and packaging converter located in Des Moines, Iowa, offering pressure-sensitive, roll-fed, cut and stack labels, shrink sleeves, pouches, flexible packaging and more. It is an existing Domino customer with a N610i digital UV inkjet label press installed at its facility three and a half years ago, which helped the business during the challenges of Covid-19 and supply chain.
Steve Grace, president of Grace Label, said: 'Grace Label saw an increase in business, we saw an increase in demand. Our customers got busier. The Domino was able to turn around orders we had not had before. We were able to develop new customers. And right now during the supply chain disruption, the Domino is fantastic because we are able to put something on there, move it over from our flexo presses and we are able to adapt and keep our customers rolling.'
'When we saw the N730i at Labelexpo we knew that it had the features we needed not only to expand our digital production capacity, but the added capabilities that come with the more rugged frame, servo drive and most importantly the 1,200 DPI print engine. The more modular and robust framework will make it more adaptable as our digital needs continue to evolve,' added Grace.
The Domino N730i digital UV inkjet label press utilizes 1,200 DPI Bitstar printhead technology. The press is configurable in up to seven colors (CMYKOVW). It has an ergonomic design, and automated roll lifts at the unwind and rewind, supporting media rolls up to one meter in diameter. An optional flexo priming station (pre-digital) optimizes print quality on challenging media types, and an optional flexo station (post-digital) provides for varnishing, brand spot color or cost-effective flood white for shrink sleeve applications. These flexo stations can be retrofitted as business needs change.