In partnership with Domino and AB Graphic International, Yerecic Label announced that the installation of its first digital press and in-line finishing unit, the Domino N610i and ABG Digicon 3, was completed this week. Yerecic Label's latest investment will help it better serve its customers and continue its commitment of bringing the most advanced technology to the market.
“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 ABG finishing unit allows Yerecic Label to be even more nimble while achieving the consistent high quality our customers expect,” said Yerecic Label President Art Yerecic. “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 ABG.”
Yerecic Label has been researching over ten digital press and finisher manufacturers’ quality, adherence to food safety requirements, capabilities, and equipment speed for the past year, before ultimately deciding Domino’s N610i digital UV inkjet label press with an in-line ABG Digicon 3 finishing unit would help it meet the evolving needs of the industry.
“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," said Yerecic Label Vice President of Production Brian Hurst. “We are able to satisfy even the most color-sensitive customers with the high density dual white ink and six color expanded gamut (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Orange, and Violet) that accurately reproduces over 92 percent of Pantone colors. The press/finisher speed of over 200 feet per minute was just as important in convincing the Yerecic Label team that it was time to invest in digital capabilities.”
In addition, the press cell configuration of the Domino N610i and ABG Digicon 3 allows Yerecic Label greater flexibility in constructions and capabilities on-press, keeping in line with the company’s goal to always say “yes” to its customers’ needs.
“We know that the importance of speed, uptime, and print quality are key critical to our customers and the success of their business," Bill Myers, Marketing Manager for Domino Digital Printing North America, added. "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. Combining the highest digital productivity, the best UV inkjet quality, and the most consistent print results on a proven and reliable platform…those characteristics are what separate the Domino N610i from everything else.”
According to a press release, the ABG Digicon 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.
“When specifying Yerecic Label’s digital solution we realised finishing the product in-line was critical to their needs,” said Tony Bell ABG Sales Director. “Yerecic chose added value for their customers, flexibility, and most importantly automation, allowing products to be turned around very quickly, reducing the chance of operator error.”
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