Domino's printer has gone through extended testing at various sites prior to the global launch, with customer trials across the U.S. and Europe. International food manufacturer, Kerry Ingredients, which has operations in the U.S., Ireland, and mainland Europe participated in customer trials and was delighted with the Cx350i’s performance.
“We were very impressed with both the ease of use and print quality,” says John Beecher, Maintenance Manager, Kerry Ingredients. “With so many other competitors in the marketplace, we feel Domino has stepped up its game and created a wonderful product that will now give us more flexibility and better print quality than any other device we have worked with before. Both the barcode and human-readable prints were crisp, and the user interface was very easy to set up for multiple-sided printing.”
The printer’s launch comes as part of Domino’s ongoing commitment to help customers maximize production efficiency and reduce manufacturing waste linked to inefficient coding.
“Code quality, especially with regards to barcodes, is a top priority when printing on secondary packaging,” says David Edwards, Product Manager – PIJ, Domino. “A poor quality barcode may fail to scan, which can lead to rejection by retailers, costing manufacturers huge amounts in rework and wasted stock. GS1 estimates the cost of poor barcode quality in the UK to be somewhere between £500 million and £1 billion per year.”
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The Cx350i is optimized for clean and reliable printing at high speeds. The printer has been designed for maximum stability, clean operation, and to ensure precise code placement and consistency, even when subject to production line vibrations. The stainless steel printhead produces finer resolution printing of GS1-compliant barcodes, batch and product information, and other variable data. Optional inline barcode validation further reduces the risk of printing errors and incorrect codes.
The Cx350i is equipped with Domino’s QuickStep user interface, an intuitive touchscreen control, which allows operators to quickly adjust settings and select, edit, or create print designs with ease. The user interface is common across the Domino range, reducing the need for additional operator training.
For manufacturers looking for connectivity and smart factory solutions, the Cx350i is compatible with Domino’s coding automation solutions, which provide options for integration into factory ERP and MES systems. Manufacturers can also make use of optional Domino Cloud connectivity, for remote monitoring of production line performance.