The 905 Series CoPilot UV LED Curing System integrated with Kwik Lok’s 872 or 893 Automatic Bag Closing Machine provides an ideal solution for bakeries printing sell by dates, suggested list prices, and 2D bar codes on bakery bag closures.
Squid Ink’s UV LED curing technology features a low maintenance ink cured only by UV LED light. The ink won’t dry until it comes in contact with the UV light, meaning a lower maintenance solution than all other ink jet technologies. This instant LED curing ink leaves a permanent mark that is impervious to environmental factors such as sunlight, water, moisture, temperature, and contains virtually no VOCs, making it ideal for food applications. Additionally, the 905 Series CoPilot system utilizes easy-to-use software modified specifically for the baking industry for easy message programming and recall.
UV LED technology offers several advantages over existing TTO (thermal transfer overprint) systems currently used in bakery applications. Squid Ink’s 905 Series CoPilot system does not require compressed air, making it an easy install anywhere in the plant. In addition, the 905 Series offers 20-25 times fewer ink/ribbon changes, and up to 5 times lower cost per print. Typical cost per print is 20 cents per 1,000 loks. Add in a longer printhead life span and no work stoppages for ribbon breaks, and users will enjoy increased savings on their initial and ongoing operating costs.
Squid Ink’s 905 Series CoPilot UV LED Curing System is designed to meet the demands of your application. You can be confident that the 905 Series CoPilot’s rugged design will withstand your baking environment while providing superior quality print and UV curing. For ease of integration, the 905 mounts directly to Kwik Lok’s 872 or 893 Closure Machines and requires no need for preheating or compressed air. The 905 UV LED system can be programmed to run in manual, semi-automatic, or automatic mode to match the operation of your manufacturing line. For quick start-ups, 905’s fast response functionality means that the system can be powered on and ready to go at an instant, eliminating downtime and increasing your ROI.