Videojet Technologies Inc., a world-leading manufacturer of coding, printing and laser marking products, fluids and accessories for the product identification industry, announced the launch of V491-C yellow ink for its 1710 printer model in the 1000 Line of continuous ink jet printers. Videojet’s new V491-C yellow is specially formulated to resist ink code transfer when printing on extruded and spooled cable and wire. In addition, V491-C ink is ideal for cable printing and coding various extruded rubber products prior to entering the high temperature vulcanization curing process.
“Our customers in the wire and cable marking industry will benefit from a high-performing printer that is reliable, easy to maintain and is now complemented by yet another high-contrast pigment ink,” says John Kirschner, Videojet supplies marketing director. “With the introduction of the V491-C yellow ink, we’re broadening the range of applications for the popular 1710 ink jet printer.”
The V491-C yellow ink helps cable and wire manufacturers designate product qualifications and specifications with exceptional readability on colored cable production lines where yellow ink provides optimal contrast. Boasting excellent adhesion, the ink can withstand contact, pressure and residual heat as freshly manufactured and coded cable or wire is spooled for storage and shipment — reducing the risk of ink code transfer and fading.
In addition, the Videojet 1710 printer and V491-C yellow ink combine to provide an ink jet printing solution ideal for high temperature vulcanization processes common to extruded rubber products. While most pigment inks fade or even disappear completely during the curing process, the V491-C yellow ink can withstand 350°F (117°C) high-pressure steam heat and retain its color and critical code information.
The V491-C ink reliability provides code assurance to manufacturers who need keen traceability of product batches and lots. In the event of a recall, manufacturers can quickly track their product and take corrective action to protect their customers.
Adds Kirschner, “Manufacturing processes in the wire, cable and extruded products industries are difficult and costly to stop and restart, so printer uptime, reliability and ease of maintenance are key. We’ve removed many of the challenges associated with pigmented inks by automating once manual processes and reducing maintenance so customers can reap the benefits of continual high-performance from their ink jet printers.”