A new range from Needham Coding includes specialist food-grade, ultra-violet, heavy pigment and small character models.

Sheffield-based Needham has expanded its ‘N’ series of own-brand continuous inkjet printers (CIJ), which it describes as ideal for global food, beverage, security and industrial applications.

The company has also added several models for specialist global food-grade, ultra-violet, heavy pigment and small character applications.

The new N32 FG is a food-grade CIJ printer “specially designed for harsh production environments and for use with food-grade inks supplied by sister company, Needham Inks Limited”.

“Compatible with FDA, EU and other compliant inks, the N32 FG is capable of printing directly on to food products, such as eggs, fruit and vegetables, or permeable packaging.”

The N32 P is a heavy pigment industrial printer “for operation with a range of heavy pigment inks available in various colours and specifications. It enables dark substrates to be printed with bright, high-contrast yellow and white inks.”

The N32 UV CIJ printer has been developed to meet the demands of hidden security and traceability applications. It prints invisible codes that are made visible when exposed to UV light. “The clear, UV readable and fast-drying ink offers excellent adhesion on most surfaces, is alcohol resistant and steam sterilisable, making it ideal for security coding, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.”

Needham’s N32 M is a small character inkjet print which accurately and reliably prints from 0.6mm up to 10mm image heights. “It operates at speeds of up to 400 metres per minute and features an IP65 rated enclosure making it suitable for high-pressure washdown.”