By Cameron Chai
Videojet Technologies has introduced three new inks for application in its 1000 series of ink jet printers: V413-D black returnable bottling ink, V438-D black heat-cure ink and V489-C pigmented black ink.
The V413-D black returnable bottling ink from Videojet can be used by beer and soft drink glass bottle manufacturers. It can be easily printed on cold-filled, recyclable glass bottles and can be removed easily by using wash additives like detergents or surfactants. The ink provides enhanced ink code adhesion to ensure product traceability. In addition, it offers easy-to-read codes that enable distribution partners to efficiently transfer stock at different points across their supply chains.
The V438-D black heat-cure ink can be used for printing onto industrial components and parts that need solvent resistant codes as well as exceptional code durability. It offers excellent uptime, adhesion, and superior solvent resistance. The ink is suitable for electronic parts and processed food marking and aerospace, automotive and durables component marking applications.
Videojet’s V489-C pigmented black ink is formulated to withstand ink code transfer while printing is carried out on the light-colored extruded wires and cables. The product is suitable for use in Videojet 1710 printers. In addition, it is ideal for coding onto flexible film pouches and metal cans that are stacked during the cooking process. The pigmented black ink offers high contrast codes, enhanced uptime and excellent adhesion, and transfer resistance, which together enhance packaging operations.