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Videojet Develops New UV Fluorescing Ink for 8610 Thermal Inkjet Printer

Videojet Technologies has developed a new clear UV fluorescing ink for its 8610 thermal inkjet (TIJ) printer.

The new ink is designed to deliver crisp codes for high end cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and other consumer goods.

The fluorescing inks are used to print invisible codes, which can only be seen under black light, required for packages, bottles and certain products.

Resistant to the autoclave process, the new ink is colorless in normal light and fluoresces blue under a black light.

The ink, when combined with MEK solvent base, offers 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.

Videojet TIJ and thermal transfer overprinting (TTO) business unit manager Heidi Wright said: “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.”

Ideal for GS1-DataMatrix and other 2D codes, the UV fluorescing ink offers a 2-3 second dry time on non-porous materials such as ABS, HDPE, PET, PVC and nylon. It also provides great adhesion versatility on a wide range of substrates, the company said.

The Videojet 8610 TIJ printer is designed for applications that require crisp, repeatable codes on to foils, films, plastics and coated stocks.

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