Amherst Label, an Inovar company, located in New Hampshire, US, has added its third Domino N610i digital UV inkjet, with the installation of its second MPS EF Symjet ‘powered by Domino’ hybrid press in February 2024.

Nye Hornor, president of Amherst Label, said, ‘Our key objective is to take great care of our customers, provide great opportunities for our employees, and use technology to continue to grow. Today, we have four flexo presses, one Domino N610i digital roll-to-roll, and two MPS-Domino (flexo/digital) hybrids. So, it’s really exciting to see our growth.’

Amherst Label’s first digital press was the Domino N610i digital UV inkjet label press, installed in July 2016, followed by their first MPS EF Symjet ‘powered by Domino’ hybrid press in March 2021.

Katie Putnam, prepress & digital print supervisor, said, ‘Several years ago we started to see more versioning, more SKUs, more speciality labels, shorter runs. Customers were looking for higher quality.’ Mr Hornor added, ‘The other big thing was turnaround time. And customers started asking for variable information. So, everything was really pointing us in the direction to add digital.’

‘The Domino has been a great addition to our fleet of equipment,’ Mr Hornor commented. ‘There are several key advantages of the technology. First, is the opacity of the white. Second, is speed. I have talked to converters that have other digital equipment running half the speed that we are. The other day, we were running at 65 meters/minute (213 ft/minute). And it’s not just speed for printing, but speed to the customer. Third, is colour gamut. With our CMYKOV+W, we can hit almost any colour. And fourth, and most important, is the quality.  When we sent out the testing for samples to be done, the Domino samples that came back to us were the best of any digital printing provider. Domino just really stood out, and we knew we would be excited to send that quality to our customers.’