Matthews Mark¼ing Products of Pittsburgh has introduced the I-Mark SX32 controller for its Drop-On-Demand inkjet print heads.
The icon-based SX32 is ideal for marking extruded plastic profiles, vinyl siding and pipe.
Matthews also introduced the Coditherm print head that uses a patented double-ribbon design, so the head never contacts the surface getting marked. Until now, the company said, high-resolution thermal transfer printing of things like bar and lot codes, on uneven surfaces, has not been possible because the print head would wear out quickly. On the Coditherm, the mark is created electronically, then transferred to a silicone-treated heated pad or roller, which marks the product.
The firm also offers the Swing family of thermal transfer printers for marking film, plasma bags or other flat plastic surfaces at speeds up to 196 feet per minute.
Matthews also introduced several fast-drying inks that are free of volatile organic compounds.
Tel. 412-665-2500, fax 412-665-2550.