Carco Industrial Marking Fluids

The products listed below represent some of the general purpose and specialized marking fluids available from the Carco formulary of several hundred marking inks. Carco manufactures both water based and solvent based marking fluids.

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Dye Type (Transparent) Marking Fluids/Inks

Dye type inks are noted for their non-settling and non-plugging characteristics and are often useful in marking applications with low "through-put" such as reject marking. Dye types are excellent on light colored or bright metal surfaces. Carco marking inks are available in 8 transparent colors and various dry times.

1044 A super fast drying non-settling acetone based dye type marking fluid primarily used in non-contact marking systems. Often used in combination with eddy current, NDT and Ultrasonic equipment when one wishes to visibly identify defects on very fast moving webs, tubing or parts. Dry time on part +/- 10 seconds.
1000-I A fast dry non-settling dye type marking fluid with excellent oil penetration and adhesion on all porous and non-porous surfaces. Generally used in Carco "jet shot" and spray system applications. Also used with the Carco ES-712-A Spring Marker. Dry time on part ranges anywhere from 25 seconds to 1 minute depending on the application.
1000-N A medium fast dry non-settling dye type marking fluid. The 1000-N has excellent oil penetration and adhesion on a variety of porous and non-porous surfaces and is often used in Carco "jet shot" and spray system applications. Also used with the Carco ES-712-A Spring Marker. Dry time on part about 2-3 minutes
1000-HF A high flash, slow dry non-settling dye type marking fluid primarily use where flammability and safety are primary considerations. The 1000-HF series is used with all Carco Spring/Contact marking systems. Dry time on part being marked about 15+ minutes.
1000-I
Fluorescent
A fast dry solvent based "invisible" marking fluid activated by 366 nm ultraviolet light. Other versions of the 1000-I Series are available in a variety of dry times Fluorescent enhanced dye type (visible) inks are also available in a limited number of additional colors. The marking fluid is designed for automatic luminescent or U.V activated applications.

Solvent Based Pigmented Marking Fluids/Inks

Pigmented inks are heavily bodied and show up well on both dark and light colored surfaces. Pigmented inks exhibit a greater chemical and wash resistance than dye-type inks. The pigmented marking fluids are available in a rainbow of colors and various dry times.

XX-1346 A super fast drying acetone based pigmented marking fluid primarily used in Carco non-contact marking systems. Used for marking dark or black substrates and often used in combination with eddy current, NDT and Ultrasonic equipment when one wishes to visibly identify defects on very fast moving webs, tubing or parts. Dry time on part +/- 10 seconds.
MM-150 A fast dry pigmented marking fluid with fair alkaline wash resistance and excellent oil penetration and adhesion on all porous and non-porous surfaces. The penetration power of the MM-150 series marking fluid is useful where oil and/or coolants are prevalent. Generally used in Carco "ES-1157-C Jet Shot" and ES-800 Spray System applications. Dry time on is anywhere from 25 seconds to 1 minute depending on the application and material being marked upon.
F-123 A medium fast dry, heavily pigmented marking fluid. Recommended for open pad / hand stamping and often used with the Carco ES-712-A Spring Marker. Dry time on part about 2-3 minutes</td>
SG-1260 The SG-1260 is medium fast dry heavily pigmented marking fluid formulated for caustic chemical resistance; including alkaline, acid and phosphate baths. Used in a variety of Carco marking equipment. Dry time on part about 2-3 minutes.
F-264 A medium slow dry heavily pigmented marking fluid. Developed for use in Carco Spring/Contact marking systems. Dry time on part about 5-9 minutes.
F-224 A high flash, slow dry pigmented marking fluid often used where flammability and safety are primary considerations. The F-224 series is used with all Carco Spring/Contact marking systems. Dry time on part being marked about 15+ minutes.
SG-1290 The SG-1290 is slow dry heavily pigmented marking fluid formulated for caustic chemical resistance; including alkaline, acid and phosphate baths. The SG-1290 series is primarily used with Carco Spring/Contact marking systems. Dry time on part being marked about 15+ minutes.

Water Based Pigmented & Dye (Transparent) Marking Inks

Water removable inks are available in both dye type and pigmented versions. These water-soluble marking fluids are designed to be water "wash off." In addition, most water-soluble inks are non-flammable, non-toxic and non-hazardous. The water-based fluids are available in 8 dye type transparent and a rainbown of pigmented colors.

WS-800 A flammable solvent/water based dye-type water wash-off marking fluid. The WS-800 exhibits a faster dry time and penetrates light oil films normally encountered on strip steel and "body-in-white" automotive body panels.
WS-860 A non-flammable, non-hazardous, non-settling dye type water based marking fluid used on nonporous substrates where the mark need to be easily removed with water.
WFL-860
Fluorescent
Water based "invisible" marking fluid activated by 366 nm ultraviolet light. Fluorescent enhanced dye type (visible) inks are also available in a limited number of colors. The marking fluid is designed for automatic luminescent or U.V activated applications.
WS-910 A non-flammable, non hazardous, pigmented water based marking fluid where the mark needs to be easily removed from dark or black substrates in a pre-wash before painting.
WS-835 A non-flammable, non-hazardous dye type water removable marking fluid that never dries. Excellent for reject marking where open pad or open felt tip marker may sit idle for many hours before required marking. Often used in Carco Spring/Contact marker applications.
WS-935 A non-flammable, non-hazardous pigmented water removable marking fluid that never dries. Excellent for reject marking where open pad or open felt tip marker may sit idle for many hours before required marking. Often used in Carco Spring/Contact marker applications.