Permanent marking of copper pipes with the new REA water-based metal ink

Permanent marking of copper pipes with the new REA water-based metal ink

Permanent metal marking with innovative special ink and the REA JET HR inkjet printer

The special ink enables permanent marking of low-alloy steel and metal grades up to copper in a high resolution. It is a water-based metal ink developed by REA itself, which is applied with the REA JET HR inkjet printer on a cartridge basis. This innovative technology offers numerous advantages over laser marking.

Low-risk alternative without additional effort

The use of water-based metal ink offers a genuine alternative to laser marking, as it does not require any special housing, extraction or other protective devices.

Functionality and properties of the metal ink

The water-based, colorless REA metal ink contains a functional additive that causes a chemical reaction on the metallic surface. A new, high-contrast alloy is created where printing takes place. This is absolutely smudge-proof and, like laser marking, can only be removed mechanically. REA is thus presenting the global public with a highly innovative, cost-effective and very environmentally friendly alternative to the laser process.

Versatile application options and fast response

The water-based metal ink can be used to precisely print high-resolution motifs, serialized information and various codes on metal products such as saw blades, band saw blades, switch cabinet components and copper cables. Due to the fast chemical reaction, the print result is immediately visible.

Limitations and specific instructions

The water-based metal ink is primarily suitable for carbon steel and copper and not for high-alloy steels or hardened stainless steel. It is ideal for marking pipes (internal and external), steel cut edges, metal surfaces and other applications where captive marking is required.

Overall, the use of REA water-based metal ink offers an effective and precise solution for the permanent marking of metal products in various industrial sectors. See for yourself:

Visit REA at Tube in Düsseldorf for live demonstrations with the new metal ink!

In addition to the diverse application possibilities of the water-based metal ink in combination with the REA JET HR inkjet printer, you can get to know our product portfolio for tubes and profiles at Tube: The world's leading trade fair for the tube and tube processing industry will take place in Dusseldorf from April 15 to 19, 2024. Visit us in Hall 6, Stand 6C19 to experience live demonstrations with the water-based metal ink and learn more about our innovative marking technologies.

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