Domino Printing Sciences has launched its new Mx-Series print and apply labelling machines, designed to automate traceability coding and enhance visibility across the supply chain.

The series aspires for the fully integrated, automated, GS1-compliant coding of products and pallets – responding to a growing worldwide market for logistics labels, increasing calls for traceability in global supply chains, and the subsequent demand for fast, accurate, and reliable data sharing in product labelling solutions.

Printers in the Mx-Series range are set to accommodate variety between individual production lines. Domino states that each has been designed and manufactured to European standards.

Offering a smaller overall footprint than previous print and apply labellers, they are said to be easy to integrate. Both left- and right-hand options are available, with 4” and 6” printheads, as well as both tamp and swing applicators, also available to customers.

The printers are thought to provide ‘market-leading’ build quality and reliability, variable market capabilities, and connectivity in line with Industry 4.0 for sharing data across supply chains. Automated code inspection and validation can be carried out using machine vision, while encoding automation for improved data sharing, including integration into factory MES and REP systems, is also available.

According to extended customer testing at Swedish, German, and Dutch sites, the printers provide high-speed variable data printing capabilities at up to ten times the speed of previous generation print and apply labellers. Enhanced connectivity was also noted.

More customizable features are set to be announced in the coming months, including additional applicator types and more connectivity options.

“Reliable, consistent, and accurate product labelling is crucial for the global logistics sector,” says Jan Lindgren, customer operations and site director at Domino. “Our Industry-4.0 ready Mx-Series print and apply labellers have been created in recognition of this need – providing fully-variable data coding, with labels printed to exact customer specifications, and connectivity options to enable seamless sharing with supply chain partners.”

“The Mx-Series platform builds on our global reputation for excellence – with the quality standards our customers have come to expect from Domino – while delivering a whole new range of capabilities to satisfy new market demands,” adds Sharmil Ghouse, global head of TTO and P&A at Domino. “We are very pleased to be able to offer this state-of-the-art solution to our existing customers, and any business looking to embrace automation, integration, and increased traceability.”

In a previous development, Domino launched its N610i-R digital retrofit module. The solution was intended to incorporate digital printing technology into existing hybrid printing flexographic lines and optimize capital, waste, and space.

Meanwhile, ANYTRON’s ANY-PRESS label and packaging press was revealed at Labelexpo Europe 2023. This compact, all-in-one solution was geared towards continuous label printing and lamination functions.

At the upcoming drupa 2024 event in Düsseldorf, Canon will display its Canon LabelStream LS2000 water-based inkjet label press for industrial-scale label printing.

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