The new 5940G inkjet coder leverages the company’s Touch Dry inks that instantly dry on contact, to enhance the readability of GS1-128 barcodes


Markem-Imaje introduces 5940 G inkjet coder. (Credit: Devanath from Pixabay.)

Markem-Imaje, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dover, has rolled out its new GS1-128 compliant high-resolution Touch Dry inkjet coding system, 5940G.

The new inkjet coder uses the company’s Touch Dry inks that instantly dry on contact, to enhance the readability of GS1-128 barcodes.

Unlike liquid inks, Touch Dry inks avoid spreading along corrugated fibres, which affects resolution, and are VOC-free, safe to handle, and support sustainability, said the company.

The new 5940G system features the company’s patented Intelli’Flow printhead technology, which eliminates the nozzle blockages due to ink backsplash and dust build-up.

It is applicable for a wide range of materials, eliminates high costs associated with labels and reduces the need for pre-printed corrugated packaging, said the company.

Markem-Imaje senior product marketing manager Greg Kasprzak said: “The 5940 G system’s breakthrough Intelli’Flow printhead technology combined with fast-setting Touch Dry inks consistently achieves exceptional print quality of complex, compliant barcodes on corrugated and other difficult substrates.”

“Markem-Imaje’s latest innovation, the 5940 G system, is all about delivering intelligence beyond the mark.”

The 5940G system prints barcodes on corrugated cases and trays of food products, along with polystyrene for frozen foods and shrink wrap for pallet shipments.

In addition, it can print clean, crisp information and codes on porous surfaces, including fabrics and non-woven materials for medical masks, gowns, and diapers.

The company said that the high-resolution inkjet system optimally performs in temperatures ranging between 32°F and 104°F (0° C-40° C).

In addition, the system comes with a unique filtering process that degasses the ink during printing and keeps the jetting mechanism clean and clear.

The filtering process results in enhanced print quality and throughput, and reduced maintenance and downtime, said Markem-Imaje.

Furthermore, the system leverages the company’s packaging intelligence software to help manufacturers maintain their entire database of print jobs from a single point.