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Ink Jet Printer features enhanced user interface.

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Videojet® 1310 ink jet printer includes Excel® interface that delivers ease of use and facilitates start up and shutdown processes. Automated backflushing nozzle minimizes downtime by automatically cleaning itself at start-up and shutdown, and heated printhead maintains proper ink viscosity. System prints 7 types of bar codes, alphanumerics, expiration dates, and serializers for consumer packaged goods, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and contract packaging industries.

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Videojet 1310 Ink Jet Printer's New User Interface Simplifies Coding Operations

WOOD DALE, Ill. (USA) - June 28, 2006 - The Videojet® 1310 ink jet printer from Videojet Technologies Inc. is now available in North America with a simpler user interface, similar to the popular Videojet Excel® ink jet printer. Compared to the previous 1310 interface, users will find the new Excel interface reduces the operator's learning curve and training time, thus speeding up integration.

The integration of the Excel-type user interface delivers ease of use and familiarity, while retaining the simple start-up and shutdown process already found on the 1310 printer. "During product testing, customers noted how easy it was to get started on this printer," says Chuck Ravetto, director of small character marking for Videojet. "Plus, the new interface makes programming effortless. This enhancement underlines Videojet's commitment to continuous improvement."

The 1310 printer is designed to start and stop without the need for cleaning, with an automated backflushing nozzle that minimizes downtime by automatically cleaning itself at start-up and shutdown, even after idle periods. The 1310 has a built-in pump that allows customers to quickly move the printer from line to line. Specially designed no-mess bottles guarantee ink and make-up fluid are fully deposited into the reservoir, eliminating waste.

The 1310 helps customers increase uptime with a heated printhead that maintains proper ink viscosity, crucial for environments with frequent temperature changes. Additionally, electric printhead shutoff valves automatically shut down the printer cleanly, even in the event of a power outage, so it can print immediately when power is restored.

This system prints seven types of bar codes, alphanumerics, expiration dates and serializers for the consumer packaged goods, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and contract packaging industries. A dual CompactFlash® memory card makes set up, back up, cloning and upgrading to multiple 1310 units quick and easy.

Ten new inks for the Videojet 1310 have been released in conjunction with the printer. Six of these are formulated for good general purpose code durability on a wide variety of substrates, including metal and glass containers and chipboard packaging. One is formulated for durability on very challenging to code plastics, such as PE or BOPP flexible films, while another excels in passing mil spec aerospace requirements. Finally, two non-MEK formulations specialize in high durability for either coding across a broad range of substrates or for specialized high-speed production lines that require fast ink dry time.

For more information about the Videojet 1310 ink jet printer, call 800-843-3610 or visit

Videojet Technologies Inc. is a world-leading manufacturer of coding, printing and laser marking products, fluids and accessories for the product identification industry. As experts in continuous ink jet (CIJ), drop-on-demand (DOD), thermal-transfer overprinting (TTO), array, laser technologies and radio frequency identification (RFID), Videojet has over 275,000 units installed worldwide. Sales, service, training, administrative and application support is provided by direct operations worldwide, including Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain and the United Kingdom, with more than 250 direct sales and service personnel in the United States alone. Videojet's distribution network includes over 175 distributors and OEMs, serving 135 countries.

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