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Domino Printing Sciences is investing into its Dubai regional office to now offer from there its Digital Printing Solution’s division products to the Middle East and Africa markets. Historically this region has been supported out of Europe. Domino is investing into Dubai to offer a more localised service and a broader Domino product range to this region. The General Manager for the office is Hans Schreuders since 1999 commented “I am really delighted that we are now able to offer a wider range of Domino ink jet products to our customers in this region”.

Speaking about Domino, Philip Easton, director, Digital Printing Solutions, said, “Our business was started in 1978 using ink jet printing for adding variable data printing capability integrated within the existing conventional printing process. The most common model today that comes under this category is the Domino K600i. This prints everything from alpha-numeric text to barcodes and 2D codes with traceability and brand promotional applications on a wide range of products from packaging, labels, tickets, security products and plastic cards as well as address printing for mailing. We recently launched a double white bar K600i providing a digital ink jet alternative to silkscreen printing. The K600i is already installed and successfully operating in the UAE so we already have a credible position in the market. The other main offering is our seven-colour ink jet digital label press, the Domino N610i based on UV-curable ink jet technology. The first generation, the four colour N600i press was initially launched at DRUPA in 2012 and then the N610i was unveiled the following year at Label Expo Europe in 2013. The product is now the global market leader in terms of unit sales for high productivity digital ink jet label presses. We decided that this is the correct time for us to invest and expand our business in the Middle East and Africa markets. We are planning to focus initially on the UAE, Oman, Bahrain, South Africa. Domino takes technical support very seriously and ink jet products require this to be available and our Dubai office will be better placed to provide our customers a higher level of service.”

Domino also has label press hybrid integration agreements with multiple flexo press and finishing line suppliers including MPS and Lombardi in Europe, CEI in North America, Multitech in India and Spande in China. It also sells the N610i in stand-alone and in-line configurations, the latter often in partnership with leading finishing line suppliers including AB Graphics.

He further added, “Through our Dubai office, we will be aggressively promoting our N610i label press. We continue to enhance the N610i capability. It is renowned for printing short and medium run length self-adhesive labels, following the release last year of the Domino UV90 UV-curable ink-set, we have now added the capability to print also onto shrink sleeves. This is unique for ink jet and we have done an enormous amount of qualification work. With class leading ink jet products, we are excited about  our growth plans in the Middle East and African region and expect to sell two presses in 2019 with strong growth expected from then on.”