Domino Printing Sciences has hailed yesterday (5th October) – the first day of its Spectrum Europe event – a huge success, following confirmed attendance of more than 100 guests; discussions delivered by FINAT, Cartor Security Printers and Avery Dennison; and live demonstrations of its digital printing technologies.
The two-day event, which is being hosted at Domino’s brand-new European Digital Centre of Excellence (DCE) in Nieuwegein, the Netherlands, kicked off with guests being welcomed into new facility to visit the tabletop exhibition, network and see Domino’s exhibited digital printing technologies in-person.
Following lunch, Jeremy Jones, Global Marketing Director, and Peter Van Riel, European Commercial Director at Domino, took to the stage to welcome the guests and expert speakers alike.
Jones commented: “Our new European Digital Centre of Excellence is a dedicated space for European customers and distributors to see tailored demonstrations and get hands-on experience with our entire portfolio of digital colour label presses and monochrome variable data printing solutions.”
Van Riel added: “This is the grand opening of our new facility and we intend to host Spectrum Europe event here every other year. We hope you enjoy this one – and we encourage you to discuss what you have learnt with your customers, technology partners and colleagues.”
Jules Lejeune, Managing Director at FINAT, then gave insight into the challenges of the industry, including supply chain disruption, automation and the upcoming recession.
Lejeune noted: “The correlation between GDP and label stock demand has been distorted since the beginning of this decade because of the pandemic and post-pandemic disruptions. Currently, the future remains uncertain; there are too many factors impacting our industry which make it difficult to for stakeholders to plan or make decisions.”
Next, Petra Gerritsma, Sustainability Manager, Label and Packaging Materials – EMEA, at Avery Dennison, discussed her company’s sustainability goals and the recyclability of label material.
She commented: “We have promised that 100% of our standard products will be made from renewable content. We produce labels for circularity, which means that we are very much involved in the recyclability of the overall package once the label is put onto it. That’s a fairly significant target for us to achieve.”
Andrew Murden, Global Aftermarket Manager (Digital Printing) at Domino, then discussed how Domino’s Digital Solutions Team, which he leads, is helping its customers to maximise their investment and achieve their strategic goals with business analysis, estimating workflow optimisation, application development and printing technologies.
After the expert discussions, a large crowd gathered to see the N730i demonstrated for the first time in Europe. Live demonstrations of the N610i digital inkjet press and K600i monochrome digital press also took place.
Key features of the N730i include its revolutionary Brother BITSTARTM 1200dpi piezo printhead, the SunLight graphical user interface, and the latest automated Domino i-Tech intelligent technology features: i-Tech SetAlign, Actiflow2, CleanCap2, and i-Tech NozzleAdjust.
Jeremy Jones, Global Marketing Director at Domino, comments: “We’re thrilled with the turnout of Day One of our first ever Spectrum Europe event. We seamlessly delivered a programme to more than 100 guests at our new DCE, which will meet our customers’ unique needs and help them to overcome the current challenges of the industry. We look forward to discussing ‘Tomorrow’s solution’ tomorrow (6th October) – the final day of Spectrum Europe 2022.”