A new clear UV-activated ink in Domino’s thermal inkjet (TIJ) range is boosting security in internal Track & Trace processes – with the added bonus that its vibrant blue hue has a limited life cycle and disappears completely.
It’s one of a handful of new inks that include brighter blues and reds plus a heat-resistant black ink for the durable marking of PCBs or the components of TVs and a diverse range of electrical goods.
Whether the code or mark is for paper, plastic, copper, cardboard carton, film or label, the new inks in Domino’s range expand TIJ’s potential. The range makes colourful packaging, corporate logo-aligned labelling and a range of stand-out printed features achievable with TIJ technology.
Domino’s TIJ Product Manager Alexandros Mountis described the ink range additions as “exciting” and added: “Domino’s new clear UV-activated ink is already underpinning a tobacco producer’s vital internal Track & Trace process.”
“The new inks expand thermal inkjet’s fit in many more fast-paced packing lines where high-resolution coding at high speeds is required,” he added.
The new range not only improves contrast and adhesion, it brings bolder, brighter colours to the range with its new red and blue. Domino’s new clear UV-activated ink (CL125) fluoresces blue when exposed to UV lighting. Ideal for use in internal track and trace processes, the covert code generally fades within a month of printing and leaves no long-term mark.
The heat-resistant black (BK129) provides excellent adhesion and contrast, which makes it ideal for industrial applications using plastics and metal - such as printed circuit boards and electronic components.
With the growing implementation of serialisation by manufacturers across industry sectors, the need for high-resolution barcodes and 2D data matrix codes is increasing. On fast-moving lines or when the product is processed directly after printing, quick dry times are important. These new TIJ inks are well-suited to these requirements.