Kao produces a range of inks for widely-used flexographic printers. We carry inks for printing on porous and non-porous materials and offer competitive solutions for cost-effective printing of long print runs.
We leverage our global resources and experience in chemical production and consumer product packaging to formulate superior ink solutions for any industrial printing system.
Our Flexographic Inks
- Water-based (Food-grade)*
- Water-based compostable
- Solvent-based compostable
Learn more about our inks: Water-based | Solvent-based
Supporting Flexo Applications
Our inks match the reputation flexo printers have for high-speed printing of these materials and more:
- Cardboard and porous paper
- Plastic bags
- Labels and narrow web
- Retort packaging
- Shrink sleeves
- Flexible packaging
- Metallic films
Kao strives for production and manufacturing methods that reduce the impact on the environment. We have custom formulated flexo printing inks that contribute to more sustainable industrial printing. We offer water-based and solvent-based inks for flexo printing that are certified OK COMPOST.
Read about our Commitment To Sustainability
Benefits of Flexographic Printing
These versatile machines print with high speeds on a variety of substrates using fast-drying inks. Most flexo printing presses feature ink-recycling systems for ink and wash solutions.
- Prints up to 10 colours
- High-speed printing with fast turnaround times
- Prints on rough or uneven surfaces
- Low cost per printed unit
- Non-stop material loading
- Adaptable to incorporate digital stations for hybrid production
Flexo excels for low-mix, high-volume printing. Compared to other analogue systems, flexo printing ink is distributed and applied precisely to deliver high quality and fine detail.
Talk to An Expert
Our chemists and engineers, with experience across industries, partner with you to create optimum solutions.
Ink Formulations for Any Product and Any Substrate
Our lab experts ensure that your flexo inks perform on the many variations of plastics, paper, facestock, and new eco-friendly packaging materials. We offer compatibility testing to match your substrate and customise chemistry to meet specific requirements.
Custom Ink Formulation Services
*These inks are produced by Kao and have undergone extensive lab and production testing. Third-party regulatory compliance testing may also be necessary for evaluating ink migration.