BELGIUM • At Labelexpo Europe 2017 Domino Digital Printing Solutions will show its latest Digital Front End (DFE) workflow solution designed for the N-Series range of digital colour presses. With improved operating speed and streamlined automation, the so-called “DFEv2.0” is set to maintain compatibility with the latest Esko code base and can work with a number of VDP (variable data printing) formats.
The new screener, Domino ScreenPro, streamlines the workflow by combining several processes into a single JDF workflow. According to Domino, this enhances speed and efficiency as well as enabling full offline VDP operation and additional capabilities within DFEv2.0. According to the company, when compared to DFEv1.2, this increase the job processing speeds which has a major impact when using multiple page PDF files for variable data printing. For example, the RIP-to-print ratio of the latest version of ScreenPro is set to be four to five times faster than the previous DFE solution.
The introduction of a new JDF workflow means automation is further enhanced. The need for manual file conversions is removed, while key information such as “lead-in/lead-out”, “copy count by quantity” or “print run length” can be passed from the DFE directly to the digital press, keeping operator intervention to an absolute minimum.
According to Simon Howes, product manager digital printing solutions at Domino “the new workflow adds the ability to work with various VDP formats, such as multiple page PDF and PDF/VT files for the printing of variable data, barcodes and 2D barcodes, offering the printer a wider range of options to work with.”
At Labelexpo Europe 2017 Domino demonstrates the DFEv2.0’s capabilities in hall 9, stand 9A60.