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Common Applications

Our LED-curable inks are typically used for industrial printing on non-porous materials including:

  • Acrylic
  • Glass
  • Labels
  • Thin film
  • Wallpaper
  • Leather


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

Low emissions

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:

  • Dimatix
  • Konica Minolta
  • Kyocera
  • Panasonic
  • Ricoh
  • SII Printek
  • XAAR



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

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.

Learn more about our Custom Ink Formulation Services