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Ink Details

Kao supplies a standard line of water-based inks for Konica Minolta, available in black, process (CMYK), and spot colours. Additionally, we offer UV-curable, LED-curable and electron-beam curable (EB) process and spot colour inks and specialty solutions, including invisible UV, IR, and visible fluorescent inks. For the textile industry, we offer pigment-based, reactive-dye, and acid-dye inks.


Common Applications

Our inks are optimised for a range of Konica Minolta printing applications:

  • Textiles
  • Continuous feed commercial printing
  • Mailing
  • Labelling
  • Packaging
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Wide-format graphic


Available Ink Formulations for Konica Minolta

We manufacture a range of ink types with varying technical characteristics to deliver the required printhead performance and results:

Water-based Konica Minolta Inks

  • Dye black
  • Water-based pigment black
  • Water-based dye process colours (CMYK)
  • Water-based pigment process colours (CMYK)
  • Water-based spot colours

Textile Inks

  • Textile dye-sublimation CMYK
  • Textile pigment-based CMYK

UV Curable Inks

  • UV curable CMYK
  • UV curable spot colours

LED Curable Inks

  • LED curable CMYK
  • LED curable spot colours

Speciality Inks

  • Low-migration UV/LED curable CMYK
  • Invisible UV
  • Invisible IR
  • Visible fluorescent
  • Clear overcoat
  • Electron beam (EB) curable CMYK



Printing on Non-Porous Substrates

Our ink for Konica Minolta printers enables printing on a wide range of base materials, including PVC, Teslin, Tyvek, synthetic and PP synthetic, and foil, without the need for pre-coating.

Dries fast

Kao Inks offer rapid curing or drying, which means you can send short-run jobs with limited turnaround times to the next production step immediately after printing. No waiting or hassles.


Our curable, solvent and pigment inks offer superior lightfastness. The print stays vibrant, making them outstanding for signage and displays.



Kao promotes sustainability through our nanodispersion water-based pigment ink, LUNAJET, which is suitable for flexible packaging and thin films for food packaging. Also, our curable inks for Konica-Minolta have no VOC emissions.

Learn More about Our Commitment to Sustainability


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

More about our Custom Ink Formulation Services