V4231-D and V4231-L Videojet 1580 and 1860 Inks

V4231-D Videojet 1580 and 1860 InkV4231-L Videojet 1580 and 1860 Ink

V4231 is a black MEK ink qualified for use in the 1580 and 1860 continuous inkjet (CIJ) printers. This ink is ideal for use in high-speed applications for a wide variety of substrates, such as biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP), high and low density polyethylene (HDPE and LDPE), and polyethylene (PE), often found in flexible food packaging. Patented formula!

Benefits of V4231-D and V4231-L
  • iQMark™ food packaging ink offering:
  • Compliant with Swiss Food Packaging Ordinance Exclusion List
  • No European Printing Ink Association (EuPIA) Exclusion List materials
  • No CMR’s (Carcinogens, Mutagens, Reproductive Toxins)
  • Scratch and rub resistance on LDPE flexible packaging
  • Resistant to acids, bases, mineral spirits, and oils
  • Slight gasoline resistance
  • Penetrates thin layer of oil coating on plastic and metal
  • Successor to legacy ink formulas 16-8470, 16-8920, 201-CJ01-682, and V0001-682
Applications for V4231-D and V4231-L
V4231 ink is used for coding and marking flexible food packages, such as: BOPP, LDPE containers, and clear heat shrinkable overwraps. These materials have high aesthetic appeal and are displacing many clay-coated, paper, glass, and metal containers as the preferred method of food and tobacco packaging.

This ink delivers excellent adhesion to a wide variety of substrates including: acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), aluminum, low density polyethylene (LDPE), polystyrene, polyvinylchloride (PVC), polycarbonate, polyester, steel, and nylon.


No MEK/Low VOC (V930) and no Drug Precursor (V940) cleaners are available.

iQMark™: V4231 ink was responsibly designed and manufactured to maximize contrast, adhesion, and uptime while meeting safety, environmental, and regulatory requirements. Every batch is tested to ensure it meets strict quality control specifications.



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