Independent II, located in Louisville, Kentucky, is a privately-owned and operated corrugated manufacturer. The company designs, manufactures, warehouses, and delivers corrugated and packaging that protect their customers’ products in-transit and sells them on shelves.
A recently released video showcases Finn MacDonald, President of Independent II, discussing his business, the impact of digital printing, and the benefits realized with the Domino X630i digital aqueous inkjet corrugated press.
“Our customers’ products spend less time in the warehouse, and more time in retail and on doorsteps,” said MacDonald. “We had to recognize and embrace this change and invest in the resources to evolve from a brown box company, to a brand & packaging company, and now to digital. [The Domino X630i} is a single-pass four-color aqueous based press designed specifically to live and thrive in a manufacturing environment.”
The X630i press has a small footprint 10’ H x 38’ L x 21’ W with a climate-controlled environmental enclosure. X630i utilizes an automated lead-edge, servo-driven continuous bottom feeder offering a maximum sheet size of 63” x 118” with printable area of 53” x 118”. Inside the press is unique vacuum sheet transport, board cleaning, and warp inspection. Print is 600 x 600 dpi utilizing 4-colors CMYK using AQ95 water-based inks with Polymer technology that are Swiss Ordinance, Nestle & EuPia compliant.
“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,” said MacDonald.