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Ink Details

Ricoh printheads allow for the delivery of variable drop size, which offers better image definition and lowers costs by reducing ink waste.

Common Applications

Textiles Packaging
Labels Ceramics


Available Ink Formulations

Water Based

  • Dye black
  • Pigment black
  • Dye CMYK (process)
  • Pigment CMYK (process)
  • Spot colour

Oil Based

  • Black
  • CMYK (process)
  • Spot colour

Bio-based Mineral-oil-free (MOF)

  • Black
  • CMYK (process)
  • Spot colour

Solvent Based

  • Black
  • Process colours
  • Spot colour

UV/LED Based

  • UV curable CMYK (Cationic and Free Radical)
  • UV curable spot colours (Cationic and Free Radical)
  • LED curable CMYK
  • Low Migration UV/LED Curable CMYK

Speciality Inks

  • Visible fluorescent
  • Food grade
  • Clear overcoat
  • Electron beam curable CMYK

Textile Inks

  • Dye-sublimation CMYK
  • Pigment-based CMYK

Latex Inks

  • Pigment polymer-based CMYK
  • Pigment polymer-based Spot Colour



Kao strives for production and manufacturing methods that reduce the impact on the environment. We have custom formulated LED Curable inks that contribute to increased sustainability.


This nanodispersion water-based inkjet ink is eco-friendly and specifically designed for printing on flexible packaging, thin films and other non-porous materials.

Bio-based Mineral-Oil-Free (MOF)

This eco-friendly inkjet ink is an alternative to conventional oil-based inkjet inks. The ink offers high performance on porous substrates such as corrugated cardboard and other paperboard materials.


Custom Ink Formulation

Please browse our 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 meet your needs, our experienced chemists will customise one that will meet your requirements and specifications.

Custom Ink Formulation Services