Kao offers a large selection of high-speed LED inks for Piezo DOD printheads. Formulated as a low-energy, low-heat, and eco-friendly ink option, our signature line of Tesla LED curable inks provide an alternative option to inks that are cured with arc lamps.
Our LED-curable inks are typically used for industrial printing on non-porous materials including:
- Thin film
Benefits of LED Inks
LEDs are more efficient for curing, offering several advantages for lower costs and environmental friendliness:
LEDs (light emitting diodes) are a more energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly option compared to traditional inks that are cured using arc lamps
Reduced VOCs lower a printer’s carbon footprint and create a low environmental impact while saving money.
Longer-lasting bulb life
LEDs have longer lasting bulb life in comparison to mercury arc lamps, as well as instant on/off advantage.
Lower ink consumption
Compared to solvent inks, led curable ink offers superior coverage which reduces the consumption and supply needed.
Available LED-Curable Inkjet Inks
Our expert team will be happy to help you find the right LED-curable inkjet ink solution for even the most complex problems. LED inks are available for use with these printheads:
- Konica Minolta
- SII Printek
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.
- Our LED inks provide lower VOC emissions
- Our LED inks enable lower ink consumption (compared with solvent inks)
- LED curing is more eco-friendly than curing with Mercury arc lamps
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.