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Article | March 13, 2014
Domino: Food packaging ink
Designed to provide the high-resolution, high-quality, scratch-resistant coding required for the packaging of ready meals and convenience foods, Domino Printing Sciences' BK652 thermal ink jet ink has a drying time of less than half a second and is said to be four times more resistant to fade than comparable inks available for retail packaging.
BK652’s dry time enables codes to be completely fixed and bonded very quickly without impeding the productivity of the rest of the packaging line. The high-contrast TrueType code allows easier reading by machine vision systems now found on food production lines, which helps maintain continuously running lines and reduce reject rates and stoppages. Super-fast dry time combined with quick de-cap time also helps reduce the initial rejects manufacturers see after the machine has been idle, thus cutting reworking requirements
The ink is available for use with Domino’s G-Series Thermal Ink Jet range, which prints high-definition codes onto a variety of food packaging substrates including labels, cartons, sachets, and pouches. G-Series printers can print bar codes, Datamatrix codes, graphics and text onto a variety of porous and semi-porous surfaces.
Certified for use in packaging applications, BK652 ink helps food manufacturers to comply with the latest legislative requirements.
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