INK OF THE MONTH: Open Source 411 (OS411) - Direct Replacement for VideoJet® 1000 Series

OS411 is a black MEK-based, specialty ink formulated to have superior adhesion to plastics. This fast-drying ink is specifically designed for coding on flexible packaging films typically used in the tobacco and food packaging industries. Other typical applications for this ink include: metal, glass, plastics, and applications where oils may be present on the substrate surfaces. In addition, OS411 has a very fast dry time of 1 second. This ink can also withstand a 30 minute retort process.

INK SPECIFICATIONS

Ink Number/Name Open Source 411 / OS411
Ink Type Ketone
Make-Up OS706

PRINTER COMPATIBILITY

OS411 was developed to operate in VideoJet 1000 Series of printers and acts as a direct replacement.

BENEFITS

  • Excellent adhesion on coated plastic cards used in the telecommunications and credit card industries

  • Dry time of 1 second, which may depend on the ambient conditions and substrate

  • Specialty ink with no OEM equivalent

  • Can withstand a 30 minute retort process

SHELF LIFE AND STORAGE

The OS411 ink has a shelf life of 18 months from date of manufacture when stored at a temperature range of +35oF to +95oF (+2oC to +35oC). Prolonged exposure to temperatures outside these limits will shorten the ink shelf life. If there is a possibility that the ink has been frozen during shipping, bring to room temperature (+70oF to +75oF or 21oC to +24oC) and shake well before using this ink.

APPLICATIONS

The OS411 ink is suitable for printing on flexible packaging films such as coated and uncoated biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) and oriented polypropylene (OPP), typically used in the tobacco and food packaging industries. It has excellent adhesion on coated plastic cards used in the telecommunications and credit card industries. Other typical applications for this ink include: metal, glass, other plastics, and applications where oils may be present on the substrate surfaces. This ink can withstand a 30 minute retort process.

INDUSTRIES

OS411 ink is suitable for printing on flexible packaging films typically used in the tobacco and food packaging industries. It has excellent adhesion to coated plastic cards used in the telecommunications and credit card industries.

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