Linx Printing Technologies has added two new variants – Linx Brilliant white 1316 and Linx Blue pigmented 1053 - to its extensive range of pigmented inks, which deliver vivid contrasted codes across a wide variety of substrates, including rubber, plastics and metals.
Linx Brilliant white 1316 can be used with Linx’s Midi and Ultima printheads, offering a smaller nozzle size to produce small but still very bright and readable codes, with excellent adhesion on many substrates, including rubber and most plastics. It produces a highly removal-resistant code and is ideal for applications such as cables, pipes and tubes, electronic and computer components, rubber and plastic mouldings and extrusions, and also perfumes and other alcohol-rich products.
Developed for the Midi plus and Ultima plus printheads, Linx Blue pigmented 1053 ink’s excellent opacity ensures clear codes on both light and dark substrates, and provides excellent resistance to alkali, acid, water, alcohol, petrol and cutting fluid.
Its quick drying time means it can be used on fast-moving production lines or where products are handled soon after printing. It is suitable for many different materials, including rubber and most plastics, offering a reliable coding solution for cable extrusions, parts marking and high-contrast packaging applications.
Both inks provide a shelf life of nine months, longer than many competitor pigmented inks, which helps companies to carry out effective stock management. They offer good splash and rub resistance and their excellent heat and light fastness means they are perfect for coding onto products which are stored or used outside. The inks resist migration through printed surfaces and will not transfer onto adjacent surfaces.
Linx Brilliant white 1316 and Linx Blue pigmented 1053 inks have been developed for the market-leading Linx 7900 Spectrum CIJ printer, which is specifically designed for pigmented inks and offers ease of use and reliable, best-in-class performance.
Linx builds North American distribution for its range of coding and marking printers
Coding and marking specialist Linx Printing Technologies has appointed a number of new channel partners in North America to expand support for its product portfolio. As well as providing greater geographical coverage in this important territory, the new distributors offer expertise across a wide variety of market sectors and will help deliver the support and service end-user customers demand from their coding and marking printer suppliers.
A Linx 8900 Continuous Ink Jet (CIJ) printer is delivering improved all-round coding quality to French confectionery manufacturer Gida Confectionery. The company – which uses the Linx 8900 to print up to three lines, including ‘Use before’ dates, on all its confectionery products – originally approached Linx France in search of a more reliable coder after experiencing technical difficulties with its previous solution.
A Linx 8900 Continuous Ink Jet (CIJ) printer is being used for coding onto beer cans at a successful craft brewery in London. Since purchasing the Linx 8900 for its range of premium beers, Beavertown Brewery has praised the machine’s ease of use, compatibility with high-speed canning lines, and reliable operation in a damp environment.
Linx Printing Technologies has widened its range of specialist inks with the introduction of a new formula that meets the challenges of coding onto oily surfaces. Linx Black oil-penetrating ink 1062 is able to print effectively through light layers of oil onto a wide range of materials, including plastics, metal, glass and waxy surfaces. Linx 1062 ink also provides good adhesion on Oriented Polypropylene (OPP) and other plastic films, making it ideal for a variety of both industrial and food applications.
Linx extends Nigerian support
Coding and marking specialist Linx Printing Technologies is further strengthening its presence in Nigeria with the appointment of two new distributors. Nigeria is host to many multinational companies. The Linx product portfolio will help businesses of all sizes in their quest to minimise downtime and increase productivity on manufacturing lines in a variety of key industries including food & drink, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
New models extend laser coding capabilities
Linx Printing Technologies is launching two laser coders that will open up the benefits of the technology to more companies and applications. Key benefits of the new Linx CSL range are even faster printing speeds and greater versatility, making the coders ideal for a wider variety of products, along with quicker and easier installation and set-up that help to make laser coding simpler and more accessible.
Linx delivers long-term benefits for dairy company
Reliability and low cost of ownership are key factors in the success of two Linx 7900 CIJ (continuous ink jet) printers incorporating head traversing units which are printing 40,000 yogurt pots every hour at leading Israeli dairy company Tnuva Eilon Tavor.
The reliability, flexibility and efficiency of two Linx 8900 CIJ (Continuous Ink Jet) printers installed at leading aerosol manufacturer and filler LMA Services has been a key factor in allowing the company to increase the number of hours it operates its production lines - from eight to 16 hours per day - giving it the opportunity to take on more business.
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