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Can UV Ink Prove the Rejects Aren't Ours?

June 10, 2013

Q. Hi,
We are a growing Finishing Company who needs urgent help or advise if it is available.

Please can someone advise me if I can get a clear coating of UV solution to put on brass or steel.

I am facing a problem where we are subcontractors to some large firms in the UK. We polish and copper, nickel and chrome plate brass.

We are always finding ourselves in a situation where we are getting rejected work, which we know that we have not touched. We currently use different packaging but this is not helping, I thought that maybe UV solution can be my solution lol...

I need the clear UV ink to use as proof that we have done the work on our premises. Can anyone help me in this difficult situation?

Pav Loi
General Manager - Birmingham, West Midlands, UK

June 14, 2013

A. Hi, Pav. I put a title on your letter based on my understanding of what you were asking. Apologies if I've misunderstood.

You are asking if you can identify your own work by putting an invisible logo or signature on it that you can view under ultraviolet light?


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Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey

June 19, 2013

thumbs up signHi Ted, Yes thats exactly what I was thinking of..

Kind Regards,

Pav Loi
- Birmingham UK

June 20, 2013

A. Hi Pav
Do a search on "security marker pen".
I found 10 for less than £5 or one with a UV light for under £10
Make sure that your final check before dispatch is under UV light to be certain that all parts have been marked.

geoff smith
Geoff Smith
Hampshire, England

June 21, 2013

Q. Hi Geoff

I'm aware of the UV marker pens. But fear that the ink may rub away.

We are specialist Architectural chrome platers and parts will be touched a lot after plating and the UV ink.

Will the ink smudge off brass fittings?

Pav Loi
- Birmingham, West Midlands, UK

June 21, 2013

A. Hi Pav. To minimize lost motion, please tell us what else you are aware of; and please spend the £10 for some experiments to find out whether UV ink markers smudge off the brass fittings to an acceptable or unacceptable degree depending on how you mark them and where :-)

Thanks and regards,

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Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey

June 20, 2013

A. Pav

I would make every attempt to develop the business relationship first. Telling or proving to your customer that they are wrong is not always well-received. Can you survive without them? Are you still making a reasonable profit after you rework the other guys parts? Consider if your customer is worth keeping.

Good luck

Willie Alexander
- Colorado Springs, Colorado

June 24, 2013

thumbs up signHi

Would like to thank everyone, will try and will update.

And yes this customer is very valuable to us.

Mr Pav Loi
- Birmingham, West Midlands, UK

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