CHICAGO--Packages, bottles and certain products may require discrete codes and brand information that can be tracked through the supply chain. Fluorescing UV ink is only visible under UV lighting, and can be an unobtrusive solution for markets that require product traceability.
With over 40 years of ink development experience, Videojet Technologies Inc., a global leader in coding, marking and printing solutions, has launched an innovative new UV fluorescing ink designed to deliver crisp codes on the packaging of high-end cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and other consumer goods.
The new ink is colorless in normal light and fluoresces blue under a black light. With its MEK solvent base, the ink offers very good adhesion to a variety of substrates including coated cartons or glossy labels, vial caps and closures, and dark substrates where a bar code is needed.
According to Heidi Wright, Business Unit Manager, TIJ & TTO, at Videojet, “This ink was initially developed for the pharmaceutical market; however, it is also suited to a variety of other applications including retort processed food containers and cosmetic packaging.”
The clear, UV fluorescing ink is ideal for GS1-DataMatrix and other 2D codes, and is resistant to the autoclave process. This ink offers a 2-3 second dry time on non-porous materials such as ABS, HDPE, PET, PVC and nylon, and delivers great adhesion versatility on a wide range of substrates.
This ink is for use in the Videojet 8610 TIJ printer, which utilizes a revolutionary, purpose-built cartridge designed to use MEK fluids. The 8610 TIJ printer is ideal for applications that require crisp, repeatable codes on foils, films, plastics and coated stocks, and provides print resolutions up to four times greater than continuous inkjet (CIJ) printing.
Videojet will introduce this UV fluorescing ink to this year’s Pack Expo audience in Chicago, November 6-9.
For more information on the new UV ink and the Videojet TIJ range of printers, please visit www.videojet.com.
About Videojet Technologies:
Videojet Technologies is a world-leader in the product identification market, providing in-line printing, coding, and marking products, application specific fluids, and product life cycle services. Our goal is to partner with our customers in the consumer packaged goods, pharmaceutical, and industrial goods industries to improve their productivity, to protect and grow their brands, and to stay ahead of industry trends and regulations. With our customer application experts and technology leadership in Continuous Inkjet (CIJ), Thermal Inkjet (TIJ), Laser Marking, Thermal Transfer Overprinting (TTO), case coding and labeling, and wide array printing, Videojet has more than 345,000 printers installed worldwide. Our customers rely on Videojet products to print on over ten billion products daily. Customer sales, application, service and training support is provided by direct operations with over 4,000 team members in 26 countries worldwide. In addition, Videojet’s distribution network includes more than 400 distributors and OEMs, serving 135 countries.
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