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Ink Details

Our catalogue of solvent, UV-curable, and water-based narrow web printing inks meets the varying needs of industrial printers, including:

  • Eco-friendly ink options
  • Inks that print vibrant, highly accurate colours
  • Inks with high durability and fade resistance
  • Superior ink jet-ability that increases printhead performance
  • Inks custom formulated for multiple narrow web printing systems


Common Applications

Narrow web  printing inks from Kao are designed to support the industry’s most common and demanding printing applications, including:

  • Labels
  • Shrink sleeves
  • Thin films
  • Pouches
  • Flexible packaging
  • Direct Mail


Available Inks for Narrow Web Printing

Kao offers inks for narrow-web thermal inkjet (TIJ), piezo, and continuous inkjet printing systems and flexo printing systems.


Industrial Inkjet Inks

Water-based Inks

These cost-effective dye and pigment inks deliver high-quality results on porous papers and facestock. 

Inkjet technology: TIJ | Piezo | CIJ

LUNAJET Water-based nanodispersion pigment Inks

This eco-friendly, food-grade* inkjet ink prints even coverage with vibrant colours on non-porous substrates. The ink maintains flexibility, making it ideal for thin films and flexible packaging

Inkjet technology: Piezo

Solvent-based Narrow Web Inks

These inks offer superior durability, chemical resistance and abrasion resistance for printing on non-porous substrates, including thin films and flexible packaging.

Inkjet technology: TIJ | Piezo

UV-curable Inks

These inks offer low odours and are highly durable, making them well suited for non-porous packaging and labelling substrates.

Inkjet technology: Piezo

LED-curable Inks

These inks offer high performance for non-porous heat-sensitive materials such as thin films. The inks reproduce vibrant colours, emit low odours and have high durability. 

Inkjet technology: Piezo

EB-curable Inks

These food-grade* inks use electron-beam curing for high-performance printing non-porous heat-sensitive materials such as thin films. The odourless inks create a deep molecular bond with the substrate.

Inkjet technology: Piezo

Speciality Inks

These inks include ultraviolet and infrared invisible inks, often used to maintain product integrity and supply-chain tracking. Other products include visible fluorescent inks.

Inkjet technology: TIJ | Piezo | CIJ

Contact us about our Narrow Web Inkjet Inks


Flexographic Inks

Water-based Inks

These versatile high-pigmentation inks are suitable for coated, uncoated and film substrates. The fast-drying inks are manufactured in various formulations.

Solvent-based Inks

These inks offer high performance for surface printing on film, with excellent resistance to water, freezing, wet rub, grease and abrasion. Other formulations provide increased stretch and flexibility. 

OK-Compost Inks

These water-based and solvent-based inks are certified and suitable for printing on compostable and biodegradable films.

Contact us about our Narrow Web Flexo Inks


Custom Ink Formulation

Please browse our catalogue of standard inks. If you’re unsure which ink is best for your application, please send us a sample of your substrate. An ink technician will promptly and thoroughly evaluate your needs and make an ink recommendation to match the printhead model and substrate.

If one of our standard inks doesn’t solve your needs, our experienced chemists will customise a solution that will meet your requirements and specifications.

More About Our Custom Ink Formulations

*Third-party lab testing should be conducted to evaluate migration.