High-Quality Hot Melt Wax Supplies | InkJet, Inc.

Environmentally friendly, mess-free, and compatible with a variety of materials, hot melt wax supplies offer numerous benefits to their users. Used in Markem-Imaje’s large character case coders, hot melt inks provide a way to create high-resolution images at quick speeds. With the ability to dry instantly upon surface application, hot melt inks are perfect for non-porous and semi-porous materials such as corrugated cardboard and coated paper. 

Although hot melt wax works well, maintaining a stocked inventory can be expensive. As with other OEM suppliers, Markem-Imaje sells their hot melt wax at a high price believing that their customers are willing to pay more money for a name-brand product. However, savvy consumers have a better alternative—aftermarket supplies from InkJet, Inc.

InkJet, Inc.’s hot melt wax supplies offer the same properties as Markem-Imaje’s products but are sold at a better price. Here are the many ways that our wax supplies can benefit your business.

Hot Melt Case Coders

Hot melt wax supplies are used in large character inkjet printers, such as Markem-Imaje’s 5000 and 6000 Series Drop-On-Demand printers. These printers specialize in placing high-resolution barcodes, data matrices, text, and images onto porous and semi-porous materials. 

By using printheads built with large drop volume capabilities, 5000/6000 series printers can reliably code materials moving at fast speeds (up to 120 meters per minute).

Hot melt wax printers operate by applying heat to a puck of solid ink. As the wax melts it forms into droplets. These droplets are propelled from the printhead with control allowing them to form the intended design with a high degree of accuracy. 

Aside from precision, hot melt wax is also known for its ability to dry instantaneously—a property that makes it extremely valuable for case coding applications.

Hot Melt Wax Applications

Akin to other case coding printers, like the Precision Series 72, hot melt wax printers are ideal for marking product cases and shipping cartons, the majority of which are likely to be made from cardboard

Lightweight, flexible, and strong, cardboard is perfect for protecting products when they're in transit, storage, or on retail shelves. However, the material isn't always easy to mark.

Although cardboard's physical properties make it great for packaging, they also complicate its ability to be a good printing surface. Particularly, cardboard is:

  • Porous, which allows ink to sink into the material. This can complicate dry times and reduce character legibility if unaccounted for.

  • Darkly colored and generally brown, which lowers the contrast between printed codes and the background material, compromising code scannability.

Case coders often solve these issues by using high-density solvent-based ink. With the ability to dry faster than water-based formulas, solvent-based ink is able to create codes at a high enough DPI resolution to ensure scannability. Hot melt wax takes this concept to the next level.

Made without solvents, hot melt wax dries instantly after printing, ensuring crisp, highly legible results. Additionally, hot melt wax offers:

  • High Speed: Large drop volume at high frequency provides reliable printing at speeds up 178 m/min.

  • Wide Temperature Range: Many hot melt wax printers can print in environments as cold as 32° F.

Aftermarket Hot Melt Wax Supplies—Same Great Results, Better Price

Markem-Imaje's hot melt wax works well, but it comes at a significant cost. Like other OEM suppliers, Markem-Imaje relies on name recognition to charge their customers high prices. InkJet, Inc. provides a better alternative. 

Since 1989, InkJet, Inc. has specialized in improving OEM ink supplies. Our expert development team is able to replicate nearly any ink, including formulas with specialty properties. Hot melt wax supplies are no exception as we offer a range of inks at better prices than our competitors can match.

The best part is that we guarantee our aftermarket supplies are compatible with the intended equipment, including:

  • Markem-Imaje 5200

  • Markem-Imaje 5400

  • Markem-Imaje 5800

  • Markem-Imaje 6064

  • Markem-Imaje 9064

If you have a machine that isn't listed, we also offer custom ink services to provide you with the ideal formula for the job.

Make Your Operation More Cost Effective With InkJet, Inc.’s Hot Melt Wax Supplies

InkJet, Inc.'s hot melt wax supplies enable companies to create high-quality codes at an effective price point. Crafted by an expert in-house development team, our hot melt wax is guaranteed to be compatible with Markem-Imaje's large character printers. Call today to learn how much you could be saving. 

For more information on our hot melt wax supplies, contact InkJet, Inc. online or by phone at 1(800) 280-3245.