Videojet launches new thermal ink technology

19 March 2014

Videojet Technologies, a leader in coding, marking and printing solutions, has launched an innovative new thermal ink jet printer, the Videojet 8610.

Utilising fast-drying inks including MEK-based fluids, the 8610 provides high-resolution print on non-porous packaging materials including films, foils, plastics, and coated stocks, and incorporates a patented cartridge for industrial inks including MEK-based printing fluids.

"Videojet has long recognised the growing needs of packaging professionals to in-line print multi-line codes and other high resolution marks, including DataMatrix and QR codes, without modifying their packaging designs," said Chris Riley, the company's vice-president of marketing. "The innovation inherent in the 8610 is our new industrial ink cartridge technology - a fully contained, high-resolution print cartridge designed specifically to jet MEK-based inks. Coupled with the automated Cartridge Readiness Systemâ„¢, the 8610 print system is ready when you are, regardless of the frequency or length of common line interruptions.

"The result is the ability to use fast-drying solvent inks such as MEK and still achieve clean, repeatable codes time after time."

With print resolutions of up to four times greater than continuous ink jet technology, the 8610 offers near-letter-quality printing with excellent edge acuity, addressing a long-standing need for manufacturers trying to print high-resolution marks on these challenging substrates.

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