Markem-Imaje launches Touch Dry® white ink for inkjet printer

Markem-Imaje, the global provider of end-to-end supply chain solutions and industrial marking and coding systems, has launched Touch Dry white ink for an inkjet printer, the 5940 G, an industry-leading high-resolution model launched in 2022.

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

The white inkjet ink 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-wovens, coated corrugate, and black re-usable plastic containers, subject to testing before 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.

Greg Kasprzak, Marketing Team Leader, Markem-Imaje, said: “The 5940 G has proven to be a hugely successful coder. 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 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 color.”

The Markem-Imaje 5940 G features proprietary Touch Dry® inks that instantly dry on contact. The inks, free of odors and volatile organic compounds (VOC), are safe to handle and contribute to a minimized environmental impact during printing. Touch Dry® inkjet ink will not spread along corrugated fibers nor lose resolution. A variety of colored inks are available.

The 5940 G also features a patented Intelli’Flow™ printhead technology that avoids nozzle blockages due to ink backsplash and dust build-up. It also features a filtering process that degasses the ink during printing. It keeps the jetting mechanism clean and clear, resulting in higher print quality, greater throughput, reduced maintenance, and less downtime. Contact Markem-Imaje for more information on the Touch Dry® white ink for inkjet printer, the 5940 G. 

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