Digital delivers every day at Independent II
Published: 7 October 2022 | No comments yet
Finn MacDonald, president at Independent II, with samples of the company's digitally printed corrugated packaging
Independent II has detailed the successes it has recorded since installing the first Domino X630i inkjet digital press for corrugated.
X630i is a highly automated inkjet press, which prints at 75m/min using an aqueous CMYK ink set. It offers a 600 x 600dpi native resolution. Alongside the press, Domino launched a new ink set based on novel water-based ink technology.
Located in Louisville, Kentucky, Independent II is a privately-owned and operated corrugated manufacturer. It designs, manufactures, warehouses and delivers corrugated and packaging that protect their customers’ products in-transit and sells them on shelves.
Detailing the company’s route to where it is today, Finn MacDonald, president at Independent II, said, ‘We’re a third-generation company and for over 60 years we’ve had the unique challenge of taking care of our customers’ everyday problems, so that they can grow their businesses. That is our DNA, that is what we do. Any time, any quantity, with innovation, service and quality included. That is what has built a multi-generational trust between our customers and our business.’
He continued, ‘Over the last 15 years our business philosophy has not changed, but the landscape of our business has changed dramatically. Our customers’ products spend less time in the warehouse, and more time in retail and on doorsteps. We had to recognise and embrace this change and invest in the resources to evolve from a brown box company, to a brand and packaging company, and now to digital.
‘Digital was an opportunity for us to get there faster and to take our customers there more quickly and successfully. We now have the ability to bring that dynamic digital energy to our customers with the Domino X630i. This is a single-pass four-color aqueous based press designed specifically to live and thrive in a manufacturing environment. That press is user friendly, it’s supportable and it’s expandable.’
Mr MacDonald concluded, ‘Everyday digital is what we want to bring to our customers, to our market and to our own internal operations. Everyday digital is an opportunity for us to take existing flexo process and find efficiencies, and consistency, and more user-friendliness in the print operation. That’s where we stand today. The Domino X630i is supporting our everyday digital business with our customers, with our market, and certainly inside our own operation.’
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