Canadian Packaging

Three new inks debut from Videojet

The specially formulated inks for its 1000 Line of CIJ printers is designed for superior ink code transfer resistance for improved product traceability results.


April 25, 2012
by Canadian Packaging Staff

Videojet Technologies Inc., a global manufacturer of coding, printing and laser marking products, fluids and accessories for the product identification industry, has launched three new inks for its 1000 Line of small character continuous ink jet printers: the new V489-C pigmented black ink; the V438-D black heat-cure ink, and; the V413-D black returnable bottling ink to fulfill specialized customer requirements and applications.

“Videojet is focused on meeting our customers’ unique application needs while ensuring maximum printer uptime,” explains Videojet supplies business marketing director John Kirschner. “And all Videojet fluids are designed to provide optimum print quality and greater uptime. With over 340 application-unique products, Videojet manufactures more fluids and supplies than any other industrial coding and marking manufacturer.”

Pigmented Black Ink

Further expanding applications for its Videojet 1710 printer, the V489-C pigmented ink is specially formulated to resist ink code transfer when printed onto light-colored extruded cables and wires. The ink is also suitable for coding onto metal food cans and flexible film pouches that are stacked during the retort cooking process— reducing the risk of product-to-product ink transfer that may sometimes occur with dye-based inks.

The V489-C black pigment ink provides exceptional transfer resistance and adhesion, improved uptime and high contrast codes all of which help optimize packaging operations.

Black Heat-Cure Ink

This heat-curable, high performance black ink is specifically designed to enable printing onto industrial parts and components that require solvent resistant codes and/or exceptional code durability. The V438-D black heat-cure ink is most suited for auto, aerospace and durables part marking; processed food and electronic parts marking applications. Beyond providing outstanding adhesion and uptime, the ink provides customers with superior solvent resistance.

Black Returnable Bottling Ink

Perfect for beer and beverage glass bottlers, the V413-D black ink not only improves ink code adhesion when printed onto cold-filled, returnable glass bottles, but also can be removed easily during a standard caustic wash process employing commonly used wash additives such as a surfactant or a detergent when bottles are returned for refilling. The practice of returnable bottles allows bottlers to establish or increase their sustainability efforts—minimizing waste and increasing recycling.

As soft drink and brewery bottlers continue their diligence on reducing ‘no-code, no-run’ production lines, the V413-D black ink provides excellent overall ink adhesion to assure product traceability. And with easy to read ‘best before date’ codes that are reliably printed, distribution partners are able to efficiently rotate stock at different points throughout their supply chains. This helps reduce waste from out-of-date product and ensures the freshest product is stocked on store shelves.

For more information on any of the new inks and the Videojet 1000 Line printers, please call 800-843-3610 or visit www.videojet.com.