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How to Handle Industrial Printer Liquids Properly

We all know that industrial printing liquids are hazardous, they are explosive and have unpleasant smell. So how to handle these consumable marking liquids is important for the safety of relevant persons.

The physical & chemical properties determine the feature of printer liquids, now let’s straight out the main features of CIJ consumable liquids first.

1.Main features of continuous inkjet printer liquids Relative density:

  1. Relative density:1 (same as water)
  2. pH: 10~11
  3. Average Melting/Freezing point: 0°c
  4. Average Boiling point: 100°C
  5. Evaporation point: 0.4 (volatile material)

After the list of ink/make-up feature, we can briefly understand that it’s water like liquid with odor, highly volatile and alkaline. Then now we can get start to talk about how to store & handle these CIJ consumable fluids.


Store in high quality container, based on local regulations, protected from direct sunlight in a dry, cool and ventilated place, avoid from incompatible things and food and drink. Keep container tightly closed and sealed until ready for use. Containers that have been opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage.

3.Personnel Hygiene Requirement

Eating, drinking and smoking are not allowed in areas where printing liquid is handled, stored and processed. Relevant personnel should wash hands, arms and face before eating, drinking and smoking. Contaminated clothing and protective equipment should be removed before entering eating areas

4.Personnel First Aid

Unfortunately, if someone has direct contact with the industrial marking liquids by accident, we should try to provide first aid to prevent further health hazardous to him/her and call for medication help in the same time.

  1. Eye contact. Wash eyes with plenty of water, lifting the upper and lower eyelids from time to time.  
  2. Inhalation. Relocate the victim to fresh air for breathing and keep at rest in a comfortable position.
  3. Skin contact. Wash contaminated skin with plenty of water, disposal contaminated clothes & shoes too.


Post time: Sep-07-2018