Coding & Marking Ink Co.
1220 North Ave. Plainfield, NJ 07062
ACMI offers a wide variety of coding and
marking inks for
an ever expanding list of applications. We have highlighted
some of these ink categories and
applications below. To learn more, click on the one that interests you. If you don't
see your application listed, we encourage you to email your
requirements with the aid of the Ink Request Worksheet.
ACMI has handheld Black Lights available
for purchase, rated at
Felt Tip Pen Ink
Most inks occasionally require thinning,
especially the rapid air
Ink in stamp pads will lose solvents when
the pads are left open.
ACMI #6000 cleaner is specifically
formulated to remove fresh and
See the individual ink Data Sheet for the
ACMI: American Coding and Marking Ink, your favorite ink manufacturer.
Adhesion: The attraction or force which holds unlike molecules together.
Chalking: Powdering of ink which has not adhered properly.
CID: Commercial Item Description
Cured: An ink is considered cured when it is fully reacted. Some inks cure at room temperature and some require baking to cure. Performance requirements of an ink refer to the cured ink.
Data Sheet: Information and specifications on a particular ACMI ink.
Draw down: A thin film of ink spread on paper to evaluate its shade.
Dry time: Evaporation of solvents to the point of handling. Dry time can be effected by room temperature as well as thickness of the ink print.
Dye: A soluble coloring material.
Fastness: Resistance of color to fading.
Fed. Std. 595: Federal color standard, 1st number refers to degree of gloss. 1=gloss, 2=semi-gloss, 3=lusterless
Flashpoint: The lowest temperature at which flammable liquids will give a flash on exposure to a flame.
Fluorescent ink: Ink with extreme brightness qualities which react to ultraviolet light.
Induction period: The waiting period after a 2-part ink is mixed, prior to being ready for use.
MSDS: Material Safety Data Sheet.
Nonporous: Without pores such as glass, metal, plastic, coated paper and some textiles.
pH: A means of expressing the degree
of acidity or alkalinity of a solution
Porous: Having pores as in paper, corrugated, wood, skin and some textiles.
Pot life: The time frame during which a 2-part ink can be used after mixing.
Reconditioner: An ink specific mixture of solvents used for thinning the ink or replacing evaporated solvents.
Room temperature: 68 degrees F. + or - 15 degrees.
Shelf life: The recommended life span of an ink in storage.
Specific gravity: The density of a mixture relative to water.
Substrate: The surface or material on which the ink is applied.
Viscosity: Resistance to flow; tackiness. Can be measured in centipoise or cps, water=1cps; whereas, honey=10,000 cps.
The following chart comprises the consistency for a variety of commonly used household materials at room temperature.
1 gallon = 128 fluid ounces (or) 4 quarts (or) approximately 4 liters
1 quart = 32 fluid ounces (or) 2 pints (or) approximately 1 liter
1 Liter = 1000 ml (or) 33.8 ounces
1 pint = 16 fluid ounces
1 ounce = 30cc
ACMI #6050 Epoxy 10cc clipak = 1/3 ounce