Videojet ink experts develop clear, UV fluorescing ink designed to
print ‘invisible’ codes that can only be seen under black light
CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#UVlighting–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
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
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
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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