Videojet Technologies Inc.(, a world-leading manufacturer of coding, printing and laser marking products, fluids and accessories for the product identification industry, announced the launch of three new inks for its 1000 Line of continuous ink jet printers. Videojet developed the new V489-C pigmented black ink, V438-D black heat-cure ink and V413-D black returnable bottling ink to fulfill specialized customer requirements and applications.

“Videojet is focused on meeting our customers’ unique application needs while ensuring maximum printer uptime,” says John Kirschner, Videojet supplies business marketing director. “And all Videojet fluids are designed to provide optimum print quality and greater uptime. With over 340 application-unique products, Videojet manufactures more fluids and supplies than any other industrial coding and marking manufacturer.”

Pigmented Black Ink

Further expanding applications for its Videojet 1710 printer, the V489-C pigmented ink is specially formulated to resist ink code transfer when printed onto light-colored extruded cables and wires. The ink is also suitable for coding onto metal food cans and flexible film pouches that are stacked during the retort cooking process- reducing the risk of product-to-product ink transfer that may sometimes occur with dye-based inks.

The V489-C black pigment ink provides exceptional transfer resistance and adhesion, improved uptime and high contrast codes all of which help optimize packaging operations.

Black Heat-Cure Ink

This heat-curable, high performance black ink is specifically designed to enable printing onto industrial parts and components that require solvent resistant codes and/or exceptional code durability. The V438-D black heat-cure ink is most suited for auto, aerospace and durables part marking; processed food and electronic parts marking applications. Beyond providing outstanding adhesion and uptime, the ink provides customers with superior solvent resistance.

Black Returnable Bottling Ink Beer and beverage glass bottlers can take advantage of this top performing black ink that not only improves ink code adhesion when printed onto cold-filled, returnable glass bottles, but also can be removed easily during a standard caustic wash process employing commonly used wash additives such as a surfactant or a detergent when bottles are returned for refilling. The practice of returnable bottles allows bottlers to establish or increase their sustainability efforts – minimizing waste and increasing recycling.

As soft drink and brewery bottlers continue their diligence on reducing “no-code, no-run” production lines, the V413-D black ink helps keep pace by providing the best overall ink adhesion to assure product traceability. And with easy to read “best by” codes that are reliably printed, distribution partners are able to efficiently rotate stock at different points throughout their supply chains. This helps reduce waste from out-of-date product and ensures the freshest product is stocked on store shelves.