Videojet Introduces New Pink UV Fluorescent Ink to Drive Productivity
15 December 2016
Fluorescing UV inks offer a number of advantages, including high print quality, improved durability and enhanced productivity. Fluorescing UV ink is only visible under UV lighting, satisfying the need for a robust but invisible solution, allowing discrete codes and brand information to be tracked through the supply chain.
With over 40 years of ink development experience, Videojet Technologies, a global leader in coding, marking and printing solutions, has launched an innovative new pink fluorescent ink designed to deliver machine readable and visually distinctive codes on multi-colored substrates. The new ink offers unique code properties to enable automated product validation and to assure correct product routing throughout the supply chain. These features help to drive increased productivity and enhanced uptime.
The new V539 ink contains a unique set of fluorescent dyes and visible dyes, combined to provide machine readable and human readable codes on a wide variety of colored substrates, such as caps, pre-printed labels and decorated products. The fluorescent ink produces a red, light emitting fluorescent code when illuminated by a UV light source, and the fast illumination response time means that codes can be read and captured on high-speed production lines directly after printing. In addition, the ink produces a human-visible pink color, making it easier to perform quick visual quality checks.
Sherry Washburn, Business Unit Manager, Supplies, at Videojet explains, “The pink fluorescent ink was formulated for dual-purpose applications that require both machine readable and human readable codes. The ink works through ultraviolet illumination that excites the fluorescent dye, causing it to radiate red light.”
The pink fluorescent ink offers a fast dry time, approx. 2-3 seconds, and has excellent adhesion on substrates such as metal, glass and certain plastics. This makes the ink ideal for coding on beverage bottle crowns, on the bottom of aluminium cans, parts marking, track and trace applications and many more.
The ink is for use in the Videojet 1620 Ultra High Speed and 1650 Ultra High Speed inkjet printers, designed to deliver more code content for high speed packaging operations. The UHS printers incorporate the Videojet Precision Ink Drop™ system and patented Videojet CleanFlow™ technology, and are engineered to enable tri-line code applications to be run at typical dual-line speeds.
In addition, the Videojet 1650 UHS printer offers Code Assurance features that help to eliminate common coding errors by helping operators put the right code on the right product, time after time. On-board productivity tools display information on Printer Availability and Operational Availability, and customers can use this data to help determine what is causing downtime events and take corrective action.
For more information on the new ink and Videojet UHS inkjet printers, please call (877) 781-7133 or 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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