Videojet Launches New Solvent Ink

The ink has a fast dry time, making it suitable for pharmaceutical packaging and labeling.

Videojet, a developer and manufacturer of high industrial printers, has launched a new solvent ink with enhanced adhesion, according to an April 13, 2016 press announcement.

According to Videojet, the solvent ink has a dry time of approximately one to two seconds, making it suitable for pharmaceutical packaging and labeling. The ink can be used with the Wolke by Videojet range of thermal inkjet (TIJ) printers.

“This ink has been specifically formulated to improve adhesion on several consumer packaging substrates, particularly materials common in glossy packaging or flexible films,” said Heidi Wright, business unit manager, supplies, at Videojet. “The new Flex Solvent ink opens up new opportunities to mark more durable codes on substrates that were previously difficult to mark, such as bi-axially oriented polypropylene.”

In addition to its new solvent ink, Videojet displayed some of its product line for pharmaceutical manufacturers at INTERPHEX 2016. The INTERPHEX 2016 display included examples of Videojet’s continuous inkjet (CIJ) printers, thermal inkjet (TIJ) printers, laser marking systems, and print and apply labelers. Each solution is designed specifically for pharmaceutical production lines running cartons, bottles, vials, labels, flexible materials, and cases. The printers displayed at INTERPHEX included:

  • Wolke m600 oem TIJ printer processes up to 20 unique records per second in addition to the printing of 2D DataMatrix and GS1 128 bar codes.

  • Videojet IMprints Track and Trace Solution engineered specifically to address threats of counterfeiting, diversion, and recalls. IMprints works with other business applications, including ERP and WMS to verify and track coded products to their intended destination.

  • Videojet 7510 Fiber Laser runs at speeds up to 440 m/min and can be integrated with FP Developments’ starwheel coding and verification system.

  • Videojet 9550 with Intelligent Motion technology uses direct drive technology to eliminate manual adjustments, clutches, and nip rollers that cause downtime.  

  • Videojet 1650 High Resolution continuous inkjet printer is engineered for microprint applications where legibility and space is limited.

Source: Videoject