Fast Dry Ink accelerates printing on non-porous materials.

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Designed for use with VIAjet™ L-Series thermal ink jet (TIJ) printer, LS-7001 MEK-based ink offers 2 sec dry time and 40 min open time and can be effectively applied on such non-porous materials as plastics, foils, polyfilms, and metals. Number of print nozzles on cartridge enables high-resolution (up to 600 dpi) marking needed by consumer packaged goods companies seeking to maintain or improve production speeds.

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Matthews Introduces New MEK-Based, Fast Dry Ink Ideal for the Consumer Packaged Goods and Pharmaceutical Markets

PITTSBURGH -- Matthews Marking Systems, a global manufacturer of marking and coding products, announces a new MEK-based, non-porous, fast dry ink for use with the VIAjet(TM) L-Series thermal ink jet (TIJ) printer.

The LS-7001 ink offers an impressive 2-second dry time, 40-minute open time, and high-quality print on non-porous materials including a large variety of plastics, foils, polyfilms, and metals. The L-Series ink cartridge, which utilizes more print nozzles for a high speed, high resolution (up to 600 dpi) mark, meets the needs of consumer packaged goods companies looking to maintain or improve fast production speeds while enhancing mark quality.

At Matthews' test sites, end-users are impressed with the adhesion and print quality of the ink. Ray Fortuna, Matthews Technical Product Manager, says, "The LS-7001 ink adheres extremely well and has improved production processes for our customers. The main benefit is its superior dry time on non-porous substrates."

Compared to continuous ink jet (CIJ) marking, the VIAjet(TM) L-Series thermal ink jet print heads are a cleaner, more versatile coding method, allowing for high-resolution graphics and stitched print heads for larger marks. The VIAjet(TM) L-Series is controlled by the MPERIA(TM) platform, which enables complete management of enterprise marking and coding operations.

For more information on Matthews' products and services, contact Lyndsey Farrow, Matthews Marking Systems, 6515 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. Telephone (412) 665-2536, fax (412) 665-2550,

About Matthews Marking Systems

Matthews Marking Systems, a member of Matthews International Corporation, provides product identification, branding, and traceability solutions. With over 160 years of experience, Matthews offers a full line of quality high-resolution, continuous ink jet, laser, drop on demand, thermal transfer, contact, and indenting technologies.

Press Contact: Lyndsey Farrow

Matthews Marking Systems

Marketing Communications Specialist | 412.665.2536


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