Videojet Food, Thermochromic and General Purpose Inks

Videojet Food, Thermochromic & Regular Inks

With over 340 different inks, Videojet is the right partner to support you in finding the ideal ink for your application. Beyond our wide range of general purpose inks, Videojet offers a portfolio of high performance inks to meet your application needs.

  • 1580 & 1860 Ink Selector
  • 1000 Line Ink Selector
  • Beverage
  • Food Industries
  • Industrial
  • Cosmetic and Pharmaceutical
  • Documents
  • Videos
InkColorTypeDescription
V4201
BlackMEKGeneral purpose. Food Packaging.
V4202
Dark GrayMEKExcellent adhesion on extruded PVC wire and cable.
V4204
BlueMEKGeneral Purpose.
V4210
BlackMEKCondensation Penetrating. Moisture Resistant. Pasteurization and Retort Resistant.
V4211
BlackMEKExcellent Adhesion on BOPP, Scratch/Rub Resistant, Oil Penetrating.
V4212
BlackMEKReturnable Glass Bottles, Removable, Condensation Penetrating, Pasteurization Resistant
V4214
RedMEKGeneral Purpose. IPA, Automotive Fluids, Soap Resistant
V4215
PurpleEthanol / MEKExcellent contrast and adhesion on metals. Automotive/Aerospace parts marking. Automotive fluids resistant.
V4216
GreenMEKGeneral Purpose.
V4218
BlackMEKOil and condensation penetrating. Oil resistant. Flexible Poly films.
V4220
BlackMEKReturnable Glass Bottles, Removable, Condensation Penetrating, Pasteurization Resistant
V4221
BlackMethanolLow Odor. Aerospace. Caustic removable. Replaces 16-8700.
V4222
RedMethanolLow Odor. Food Packaging, Caustic removable.
V4231
BlackMEKExcellent Adhesion on BOPP/Food Packaging, Scratch/Rub Resistant, Oil Penetrating. Meets EuPIA and SFPO.
V4235
BlackMEKElectronic components. IPA resistant.
V4236
BlackMEKHalogen-free. Electronic components. MicrocleanTM resistant.
V4237
BlackMEKRetort resistant. Metal cans and foil/plastic pouches. Oil penetrating. Meets EuPIA.
V4238
BlackMEK / MethanolMeets MIL-STD-202G Method 215K after heat cure (30 minutes @ 150°C). Retort Resistant, IR readable.
V4248
BlackMEKMeets MIL-STD-883 and MIL-STD-202G Method 215K after heat cure (2 hours @ 110°C or 30 minutes @ 150°C). Retort Resistant.
V4251
BlackMethanol / WaterReturnable plastic containers. Caustic removable. Low Odor. Low VOC.
V4258
Pink/FluorescentMEKVisible and Fluoresces @590nm. Illuminate @365nm.
V4259
Clear/FluorescentMEKInvisible and Fluoresces @433 nm. Illumination @365nm.
V4260
PBlackEthanolGeneral purpose. Low Odor. Meets EuPIA, Japan PIA, Japan ISHL.
V4262
BlackEthanol/IPAcGeneral purpose. Low Odor. Meets EuPIA, Japan PIA.
V4263
BlackMIPKGeneral purpose. Meets Japan ISHL.
V4269
BlackAcetone / EthanolGeneral purpose. Retort Resistant. Low VOC. Food Packaging. Meets EuPIA.
V4274
Black –> BluePentanone/EthanolRetort. Excellent color change.
V4275
Black –> BluePentanone/EthanolRetort, cooked food. Excellent color change.
V4276
Dk Red –> Lt RedPentanone/EthanolRetort, cooked food. Excellent color change.
V4299
CyanEthanolWater Removable. Wetness Indicator on diapers. Cosmetic grade.
InkColorTypeDescription
BlackMEKGeneral purpose. Food Packaging.
BlackMEKCondensation Penetrating. Moisture Resistant. Pasteurization and Retort Resistant.
V411BlueMEKExcellent Adhesion on BOPP, Scratch/Rub Resistant, Oil Penetrating.
BlackMEKReturnable Glass Bottles, Removable, Condensation Penetrating, Pasteurization Resistant
V414
RedMEKGeneral Purpose. IPA, Automotive Fluids, Soap Resistant
V415
PurpleEthanol / MEKExcellent contrast and adhesion on metals. Automotive/Aerospace parts marking. Automotive fluids resistant.
BlackMEKReturnable Glass Bottles, Removable, Condensation Penetrating, Pasteurization Resistant
BlackMethanolLow Odor. Aerospace. Caustic removable. Replaces 16-8700.
V425YellowMEKExcellent contrast on dark colored plastic, wire and cable, and metal
BlackMEKSuperior rub resistance, penetrate light oil layer; fast drying. iQMark for food packaging.
BlackMEKElectronic components. IPA resistant.
V436
BlackMEKHalogen-free. Electronic components. MicrocleanTM resistant.
BlackMEKRetort resistant. Metal cans and foil/plastic pouches. Oil penetrating. Meets EuPIA.
V448BlackMEKMeets Mil Std 883 and 202G Method 215K after heat cure (2hours@110ºC or 30min@150ºC), Retort Resistant.
Clear/FluorescentMEKInvisible and Fluoresces @433 nm. Illumination @365nm.
BlackEthanolGeneral purpose. Low Odor. Meets EuPIA, Japan PIA, Japan ISHL.
V461
BlackEthyl Acetate / EthanolLow odor. Oil penetrating. Flexible plastic packaging.
BlackEthanol/IPAcGeneral purpose. Low Odor. Meets EuPIA, Japan PIA.
V463BlackMIPKGeneral purpose. Meets Japan ISHL.
V467BlueEthanol / AcetoneBlue version, similar to V469, designed for printing on the bottom of paper cups
V468GreenEthanol / AcetoneGreen version, similar to V469, designed for printing on the bottom of paper cups
BlackAcetone / EthanolGeneral purpose. Retort Resistant. Low VOC. Food Packaging. Meets EuPIA.
Black –> BluePentanone / EthanolRetort. Excellent color change.
Black –> BluePentanone/EthanolRetort. Excellent color change.
Dk Red –> Lt RedPentanone/EthanolRetort, cooked food. Excellent color change.
V484BlackMethanol / WaterGood fade resistance
V485WhiteMEKAero/Auto part marking, Boeing BAC5307 approved Rev Y.
V486WhiteMIPKMIPK (Low MEK) alternative to V490.
WhiteMIPKBest for typical wire/cable applications.
RedEthanolFood grade for egg marking.
BlueEthanolFood grade for egg marking.
V497
RedEthanol / AcetoneFast-dry, low-bleed, food grade for egg marking.
GreenEthanol / AcetoneFast-dry, low-bleed, food grade for egg marking.
CyanEthanolWater Removable. Wetness Indicator on diapers. Cosmetic grade.
BlackMEKCondensation Penetrating. Moisture Resistant. Pasteurization and Retort Resistant.
BlackMEKGeneral purpose. Food Packaging.
BlackMEKReturnable Glass Bottles, Removable, Condensation Penetrating, Pasteurization Resistant.
BlackMEKRetort resistant. Metal cans and foil/plastic pouches. Oil penetrating. Meets EuPIA
Black –> BluePentanone / EthanolRetort. Excellent color change.
Dk Red –> Lt RedPentanone / EthanolRetort, cooked food. Excellent color change.
BlackMEKElectronics parts/components
V526BlackMEKExcellent Adhesion on BOPP, Scratch/Rub Resistant, Oil Penetrating.
BlackMEKReturnable Glass Bottles, Removable, Condensation Penetrating, Pasteurization Resistant.
BlackEthanol / AcetoneGeneral purpose. Retort Resistant. Low VOC. Food Packaging. Meets EuPIA
BlackEthanolGeneral purpose. Low Odor. Meets EuPIA, Japan PIA, Japan ISH
BlackEthanol / IPAcGeneral purpose. Low Odor. Meets EuPIA, Japan PIA.
Clear/FluorescentMEKInvisible and Fluoresces @433 nm. Illumination @365nm.
BlackMethanolLow Odor. Aerospace. Caustic removable. Replaces 16-8700.
CyanEthanolWater Removable. Wetness Indicator on diapers. Cosmetic grade.
V548BlackMEKMeets Mil Std 883 and 202G Method 215K after heat cure (2hours@110ºC or 30min@150ºC), Retort Resistant.

Fast dry

Ideal for: High speed bottling applications and beverage aseptic packaging
Examples: V4201V4262V4269

Washable


Ideal for: Returnable plastic jugs and temporary marking
Examples: V4251

Condensation-resistant/caustic-removable

Ideal for: High speed bottling applications for Returnable Glass Bottles (RGB)
Examples: V4212V4220

Condensation-resistant


Ideal for: High speed canning applications
Examples: V4210

Food grade

Ideal for: Eggs, candy and confectionery; and flavor packets contained within a food package
Examples: V495, V496, V497

Flexible films/plastics


Ideal for: Food packaging bags and pouches, cups, tubs and shrink films
Examples: V4231V4262V4269

High contrast



Ideal for: Food packages using films and stretch/shrink wraps; and over dark substrates
Examples: V483

Retort and thermochromic black to red and black to blue


Ideal for: Soups, vegetables, sauces in aluminum and steel cans; single-serve plastic cups and pouches
Examples: V4274V4275V4276

Non-transfer


Ideal for: PVC, wire , cable, and retort applications
Examples: V4202V4237


Heat cure


Ideal for: Aero/auto part marking
Examples: V4238V4248

Oil penetrating


Ideal for: Automotive parts, formed metal extrusions and stampings and plastic components formed using mold release compounds
Examples: V4211V4218V4231

Color


Ideal for: Varying the color to identify different part properties such as wire gauge
Examples: V4204V4214V4215V4216

Invisible fluorescing; UV readable


Ideal for: Aerosol cans, pharmaceuticals and cosmetic packaging
Examples: V4258V4259

Color


Ideal for: Glass and plastic bottles and containers
Examples: V4204V4216

Low odor


Ideal for: Pharmaceutical, cosmetic, tobacco, and bakery applications
Examples: V4221V4260V4262

Wetness indicator


Ideal for: Indicating wetness on items such as diapers
Examples: V4299

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