- Food grade
- Ink maintains food grade integrity in food contact and direct-to-food applications
- Adhesion to non-porous packaging
- Acceptable adhesion and dry time on a variety of plastic films and coated papers that is not possible with certain water-based inks
- Blue color
- Good contrast on lighter colored background substrates
- Can be used as an alternative color when a blue color is preferred over red V495-D ink
- Successor to legacy ink formulas 16-9000
Food Packaging – Sometimes outer packages or containers are simply not able to provide an adequate barrier between the ink code and the contents. Examples include codes on paper-based (porous) tea bag pouches, paper sugar bags, coffee, and other dry good bags. The barrier might also be ventilated or perforated, such as film that covers a microwavable food tray.
Direct application on food – Certain regions indicate a preference for eggshell coding with a blue color ink over red (i.e., V495-D ink). It is also possible to direct code onto pills and capsules, if the substrate permits.
iQMark™: V496-D 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.