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Exhibitor 2 - Domino

Domino at Physics at Work 2018

Domino

What does Domino do?

Domino use a printing process called continuous ink-jet printing to mark and label a vast range of products, varying from the eggs you eat for breakfast, to the numbers printed on your winning scratch card. Virtually everything manufactured today had been coded, labelled or marked before reaching you – the consumer.

What will you see at the Domino exhibit?

Our latest AX350i continuous ink-jet and D320i scribing laser printers:

So what physics is used in continuous ink-jet printing?

  • High-speed electronics
  • Image processing
  • Pneumatic systems & fluid dynamics
  • Electromagnetic motors
  • Electron deflection in high-strength electric fields
  • Piezoelectric effect
  • Wireless communications
  • Faraday cages

Why is it useful?

Domino was founded in Cambridge in 1978. Not long afterwards EU legislation was introduced requiring all food products to be marked with a best before date. Continuous ink-jet printing provided a perfect solution, as it is fast and doesn’t involve contact between the printer and the product. So next time you go to the supermarket, have a look at how many items have probably been printed using a Domino print-head!

Further Reading

Domino Website