UV fluorescent ink drives productivity 

A special ink has been developed by Videojet that is specially formulated for dual-purpose applications that require both machine readable fluorescent and human readable codes.

For use with Videojet’s Ultra High Speed (UHS) inkjet printer, the new V539 pink fluorescent ink is combined with visible dyes to deliver machine readable and visually distinctive codes on multi-coloured substrates.

The new ink is said to offer unique code properties to enable automated product validation and to assure correct product routing throughout the supply chain. These features help to drive increased productivity and enhance uptime, says Videojet.

Sherry Washburn, business unit manager for supplies at Videojet, explains: “The pink fluorescent ink was formulated for dual-purpose applications that require both machine readable and human readable codes. The ink works through ultraviolet illumination that excites the fluorescent dye, causing it to radiate red light.”

The pink fluorescent ink offers a fast dry time of two to three seconds, and is said to have excellent adhesion on substrates such as metal, glass and certain plastics. This makes the ink ideal for coding on to beverage bottle crowns, on to the bottom of aluminium cans, parts marking, track and trace applications and many more.

More information from Videojet Inc, 1500 N Mittel Blvd, Wood Dale, Illinois 60191, USA. Tel: 1 866 871 3226. Website: www.videojet.com