Domino Printing Sciences
Domino Printing Sciences plc
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Over three decades, Domino has become a world leader in coding, marking and printing technologies. Through constant product development and acquisition, Domino now offers complete product to pallet solutions incorporating primary, secondary and tertiary applications. From its global headquarters in Cambridge, the heartland of the UK’s high-tech sector, Domino sets the industry standard for quality and reliability of technology and unrivalled customer support. Moreover, many of today’s demands for personalisation and identification, from unique numbering and coding to in-line addressing, are also met by variable print solutions from Domino.
Founded in 1978, Domino’s initial focus was on the commercialisation of continuous ink jet (CIJ) technology. Since then the company has not only radically developed CIJ, but also added a number of coding, marking and print technologies, such as valve-jet, drop on demand and thermal ink jet, laser coding and thermal transfer to further extend its product portfolio. Domino has also developed secure data management packages for use in conjunction with its printing systems to address market requirements such as Track & Trace, serialisation and compliance with privacy legislation.
In 2011, Domino formed a European group dedicated to helping pharmaceutical manufacturers comply with the new stringent regulations contained in the European Union’s Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) implementation - 2011/62/EU - which is now underway.
The Group consolidates Domino’s industry-leading expertise in the consultation and implementation of established pharmaceutical legislative compliance solutions and comprises specialists in all the critical disciplines, including legislative standards, validation of automated manufacturing good practice, code formats and serialisation.
The group’s combination of local experts based across Europe, backed up by a team of specialists coordinate Domino’s FMD activities and monitor ongoing and likely developments in the global harmonisation of standards. In addition, Domino is the only supplier with a dedicated validation department to ensure compliance with GAMP 5, 21 CFR Part 11 and EU Annex 11 requirements, making Domino an ideal partner for providing successful turnkey compliant solutions.
Domino supplies market leading coding devices, including Thermal ink jet and laser, and has established successes with all leading technology partners and OEM suppliers which gives the FMD Group a unique holistic understanding of the challenges required. The Group therefore provides manufacturers access to an unrivalled breadth of experience and understanding that the company has amassed in over 20 years of developing and manufacturing coding and legislative compliance solutions for the pharmaceutical industry.
Corporate Facts and Figures:
In 2011 the Domino Group (Domino Printing Sciences plc) achieved a turnover of £314.1 million, its 33rd year of consecutive growth, and an operating profit of £59.4 million, also up on the preceding year. Both measures are remarkable in light of the prevailing economic climate - the most challenging encountered in the company’s entire history.
Domino floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1985 and since 2008 has been listed in the FTSE 250 share index (share code DNO). Domino was named Company of the Year in the 2010 UK PLC Awards. The Group employs 2,200 people worldwide and sells to more than 120 countries through a global network of 25 subsidiary offices and more than 200 distributors. Domino's manufacturing facilities are situated in China, Germany, India, Sweden, UK and USA.
1. Coding and Marking
Domino’s portfolio of coding and marking technologies offers users a complete product to pallet solutions package for their respective industry, including the full complement of primary, secondary and pallet coding offerings. In primary packaging applications, businesses across the globe use its CIJ, thermal ink jet (TIJ), thermal transfer (TTO) or laser technology to apply product or batch codes, best before dates, traceability data or consumer information.
For secondary packaging requirements, Domino drop on demand (DOD) technology enables the printing of large character codes and graphics in both human readable and bar code format, onto cardboard boxes, cardboard trays, plastic or multi-wall sacks. In addition, its print and apply (PALM) technology delivers coded labels directly onto shrink-wrapped pallets.
Outer case and pallet coding applications are also delivered by Domino’s print and apply technologies, which offer flexible, modular systems consisting of printers, applicators and accessories that provide accurate information and label placement onto outer cases without compromising production line speeds.
Where full traceability is required or where no further packaging will be used, codes can be applied directly onto products such as food, cables or window profiles.
Utilising an extensive range of fluids, Domino offers product solutions that print best before dates, bar codes and traceability codes for applications in industries such as pharmaceutical, food & beverage and health & beauty.
2. Digital Printing Solutions
System solutions from Domino’s commercial printing arm utilise binary, CIJ, thermal and drop on demand ink jet technologies, according to the specific needs and application requirements of customers. Domino’s product range comprises solutions that print addresses, barcodes, numbers and graphics in a number of applications within an increasingly diverse range of sectors. Integrated controllers that interface with existing databases and software are standard features across all products and enable users to easily manage rapid speed, high quality variable data on printing, finishing and mailing lines.
Domino’s in-line printing solutions apply variable and serialised data within a wide range of markets including the finishing/bindery, newspaper and magazines, tickets, tags and labels, business forms, plastic cards, gaming/lottery and direct mail and postal sectors.
For further information on Domino, please visit www.domino-printing.com.