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Domino Printing launches new ink for printing codes onto glass bottles

PKBR Staff Writer Published 15 January 2016

Domino Printing Sciences has expanded its product portfolio with the introduction of a new ink for coding onto dark colored, reusable glass bottles.

The new 2YL955i ink can be used with the company's A-Series i-Tech range of CIJ printers including A320i, A420i and A520i, as well as the XS and Duo variants.

This high-contrast, alkali-washable yellow ink has the capability to hold onto wet surfaces and has first-rate adhesion in areas where surface condensation is present during the coding stage, the company said.

The ability to dry at faster rates makes the ink ideal for beer, soft drinks and assorted beverage applications.

Domino Printing Sciences product marketing manager Greg Treanor said: "Printing legible codes onto certain bottles can prove to be a challenging task.

"Thanks to extensive research and development, we have created an advanced high-contrast opaque yellow ink that is visible on a dark surface. The ink is particularly suited for use in returnable glass beverage plants, as it can be readily removed when the bottles are 'caustic wash' cleaned for refilling."

The 2YL955i can also be printed on reusable rubber, black plastic kegs and even some PET bottles, which are increasingly employed in glass bottle filling factories.

Domino has recently launched new Advanced Ribbon (AR) grade for thermal transfer overprinting (TTO) applications.

The AR is compatible with the company's V-Series TTO Printer systems and it offers durable, high definition codes, at fast speeds and low operational costs, the company said.