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Latest white ink enables customers to mark on substrates that are either black or dark in colour

Markem-Imaje has introduced white Touch Dry hot melt ink to work with its 5940 G high-resolution ink jet coder which can be used to mark non-food grade applications.

The new white ink enables customers to mark on substrates that are black or dark in colour in instances where black ink does not provide sufficient contrast and when light dye-based inks, such as yellow or orange, are not prominent.

It is a pigment-based white Touch Dry hot melt ink for industrial (non-food grade) applications. It was developed for printing on film, but like all hot melt inks, it may be used on other substrates, such as black film, textiles, non-woven materials, coated corrugate and black re-usable plastics containers, subject to testing prior to production line roll-out.

With the 5940 G applicable for a broad range of substrates, since launch, it has been deployed by manufacturers including specialists in fresh produce, frozen foods, snack foods, dairy products, confectionery, wines and spirits, pet foods, breakfast and cereals, biscuits and cakes and meats.

Our 5940 G has proven to be a hugely successful coder, and this is in no small part thanks to its reliability across a wide spectrum of manufacturing needs, consistently delivering crisp codes on a huge range of secondary packaging, including corrugated, with the introduction of this new, white Touch Dry ink, an even greater range of coding applications are available to the end user, particularly where the end material poses challenges because it is dark in colour.

Greg Kasprzak, Marketing Team Leader at Markem-Imaje

The Markem-Imaje 5940 G features proprietary Touch Dry inks that instantly dry on contact. The inks, which are free of odours and volatile organic compounds (VOC), are safe to handle and minimise environmental impact during printing as they do not spread along corrugated fibres, nor lose resolution. A variety of coloured inks are available as well as this new white option.

It also features patented Intelli’Flow printhead technology that avoids nozzle blockages due to ink backsplash and dust build-up.  Plus, it also features a filtering process that degasses the ink during printing and keeps the jetting mechanism clean and clear, resulting in a higher print quality, greater throughput, reduced maintenance, and less downtime.

Tel: 0161 864 8111
Website: www.markem-imaje.co.uk