Matthews Introduces Water Fast Water Based Ink for DOD


New ink is environmentally friendly and APA – Engineered Wood Association certified

Pittsburgh, PA, December 17, 2013 – Matthews Marking Systems, a leading manufacturer of marking and coding products, announces the release of a pigmented, water fast, water-based ink for its drop-on-demand (DOD) print technology. The new APA-approved ink, SCP-340, is high performing, durable, and environmentally friendly.

With low volatile organic compounds (VOC) and no hazardous air pollutants (HAPS), the SCP-340 minimizes hazardous waste exposure, and mitigates business risk associated with people, processes, and plants. The SCP-340 also features high quality mark opacity, a water fast formulation, extended UV resistance, and no transfer to vinyl products. All of these features make the SCP-340 an excellent alternative to traditional solvent-based inks for wood marking.

Designed primarily for porous and semi-porous substrates, the SCP-340 provides superior marks on engineered wood, virgin wood, oriented strand board (OSB), plywood, drywall, brick, paneling, exterior gypsum board, porous fiberboard, and cement board.

For more information on Matthews’ products and services, contact Lyndsey Farrow, Matthews Marking Systems, 6515 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.  Telephone (412) 665-2536, fax (412) 665-2550.

About Matthews Marking Systems

Matthews Marking Systems, a member of the Brand Solutions group of Matthews International Corporation, provides product identification, branding, and traceability solutions. With over 160 years of experience, Matthews offers a full line of quality high-resolution, continuous ink jet, laser, drop-on-demand, thermal transfer, contact, and indenting technologies.