Continuous inkjet inks
Our experienced team of CIJ ink chemists continuously monitor packaging trends and regulations to ensure our ink solutions are ready to address the emerging needs of our customers. Our development processes don’t end in the ink laboratory. Our ink development activities include customer field trials. In fact, we encourage customers to participate in our testing phases to verify the required ink performance in the targeted application. Videojet’s well established approach routinely results in overcoming the toughest printing and coding challenges. A portfolio of over 340 different inks makes Videojet the right partner to support you in finding the ideal ink for your application.
Adhesion and legibility
Manufacturers generally understand that the material being coded influences ink performance. And while paper products typically work well with most ink types, did you know that new high-performance plastics using specialized plasticizers are constantly being developed that can present complex challenges to ink code adhesion?
Moreover, factors like moisture, temperature, and humidity can all impact initial ink code adhesion and durability. Drying and curing times afforded by product processes and manufacturing environments (e.g. cooking/ retort, wash) must be accommodated as well.
Additionally, the time between printing the code and its first contact with a material handling component, like a belt or mechanical guide or another product, may influence the code’s adhesion and legibility. These manufacturing process conditions can result in problems such as ink transfer or code smudging, and therefore should be considered when selecting the required ink.