There are many ways to mark wire and cable. One of the most popular is ink-jet marking. The technology is fast, flexible, inexpensive and easy to maintain. This article reviews the latest developments in inks and ink-jet marking equipment.
Wire and cable insulation is typically made from thermoplastics, thermosets or fibrous coatings such as fiberglass and fiber-braiding. Unfortunately for manufacturers, inks and coatings do not print or bond well to most of these materials when using standard techniques.