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Pannier offers a wide variety of Master Marker inks for printing plastics, metals, and porous surfaces. Let us help you find an ink to mark nearly any material in almost any condition.

Factors to Consider When Choosing an Ink

Inks are formulated for specific uses, and a variety of factors are taken into consideration to determine the best ink for your application.  These are important factors to consider:

  1. The material being marked and its surface condition.
  2. The production line speed.
  3. How fast the ink needs to dry.
  4. The temperature of the material and its surrounding environment.
  5. The desired characteristics of the printed mark: temporary/permanent, must withstand heat/fluids/weather/abrasion/etc.

Don’t see the ink for your application?  Call us for information on custom inks.

Industrial contact printing inks
Grade Specific Use Open Roll Spray Stamp Brush
#3 marking sheet steel; removable with detergent and water
#5 identification of coil weld seams; removable in pickling process
#100 general purpose ink; slower-drying for use in 4 oz bottles and neoprene ink rolls
#127 marking clean aluminum and aluminum with a slight oil film
#127½ marking clean aluminum and aluminum with a slight oil film; fast-drying
#570 permanent marking on clean metals such as brass, copper, iron, and steel
#1001 general purpose ink; galvanized steel, austenitic stainless steel
#2001 spray marking on hot steel (800°F to 1600°F) before steel cools down
Grade Specific Use Open Roll Spray Stamp Brush
#570 marking plastics, specifically polyethylene
#590 permanent marking on PVC; acceptable marks on styrene and ABS plastics
Grade Specific Use Open Roll Spray Stamp Brush
#4 lumber and wood products, paper
#400 corrugated containers, paper bags, paper tape, labels
#1081 permanent marking on natural and synthetic fabrics; withstands washing
#1083 permanent marking on natural and synthetic fabrics; withstands washing
#1150 general purpose ink; for use in 4 oz bottles and neoprene ink rolls

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