Hot Melt Wax Applications
Akin to other case coding printers, like the Precision Series 72, hot melt wax printers are ideal for marking product cases and shipping cartons, the majority of which are likely to be made from cardboard.
Lightweight, flexible, and strong, cardboard is perfect for protecting products when they're in transit, storage, or on retail shelves. However, the material isn't always easy to mark.
Although cardboard's physical properties make it great for packaging, they also complicate its ability to be a good printing surface. Particularly, cardboard is:
Porous, which allows ink to sink into the material. This can complicate dry times and reduce character legibility if unaccounted for.
Darkly colored and generally brown, which lowers the contrast between printed codes and the background material, compromising code scannability.
Case coders often solve these issues by using high-density solvent-based ink. With the ability to dry faster than water-based formulas, solvent-based ink is able to create codes at a high enough DPI resolution to ensure scannability. Hot melt wax takes this concept to the next level.
Made without solvents, hot melt wax dries instantly after printing, ensuring crisp, highly legible results. Additionally, hot melt wax offers:
Aftermarket Hot Melt Wax Supplies—Same Great Results, Better Price
Markem-Imaje's hot melt wax works well, but it comes at a significant cost. Like other OEM suppliers, Markem-Imaje relies on name recognition to charge their customers high prices. InkJet, Inc. provides a better alternative.
Since 1989, InkJet, Inc. has specialized in improving OEM ink supplies. Our expert development team is able to replicate nearly any ink, including formulas with specialty properties. Hot melt wax supplies are no exception as we offer a range of inks at better prices than our competitors can match.
The best part is that we guarantee our aftermarket supplies are compatible with the intended equipment, including:
If you have a machine that isn't listed, we also offer custom ink services to provide you with the ideal formula for the job.