Domino introduces food-safe black ink

Domino Digital Printing Solutions has announced a new black UV-curable ink, UV97BK, designed for printing food packaging with its K600i inkjet module.

The label on these strawberries has been printed on a K600i with the UV97BK food packaging compliant ink.

The K600i is a single-colour unit that’s designed to be easily retrofitted to existing equipment up to 782mm wide. It offers 600dpi resolution at speeds up to 200mpm and can be used for adding variable data, barcodes or alphanumeric text. 

Domino introduced a colour inkset for its N610i digital label press last year so this latest ink is essentially a variation specifically for the monochrome series. The ink has been developed in line with Nestlé’s guidance on food packaging inks and is fully compliant with the EuPIA exclusion policy and EuPIA Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Domino says that it results from customer demand for a black ink that avoids carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic (CMR) ingredients and all materials used are listed on the Swiss Ordinance for Food Packaging Inks. It can be migration compliant under the right conditions and can comply with the European Union plastic materials and articles intended to be in contact with food regulation.

Jim Orford, K-Series Product Manager at Domino, said: “In addition to compliance, UV97BK does not compromise on reliability or other mechanical properties, so it also provides excellent adhesion properties and abrasion resistance. Domino is one of a few digital ink jet printer manufacturers with the capabilities to design, develop and manufacture our own inks. The release of UV97BK clearly demonstrates our ability to provide customers with a reliable, robust and compliant black ink for non-direct food packaging applications across multiple sectors.”

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