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Inks for Thermal Inkjet (TIJ) Printers

We produce inks for HP and Funai printing systems in black, spot colours, and process (CMYK) colours. We also offer customisation of formulations and colour matching.

TIJ Ink Applications

  • Marking and coding
  • Wide-format printing
  • Packaging
  • Labelling
  • Mailing

Inkjet Inks for HP 45 Printing Systems

Hewlett Packard logoWe offer water-based and solvent ink for HP systems and OEM equipment, the single most widely used inkjet technology for printing on various products in diverse manufacturing settings.

HP’s thermal inkjet technology provides high-resolution barcodes, logos, and alphanumeric text with a reliable, no-maintenance, easy-to-use, snap-in and snap-out configuration. It prints superb text and image quality at high speeds across many substrates.

Kao SIGMA cartridgeBenefits of Our Field-proven HP Inks

  • Packaged in factory-new cartridges
  • Clean
  • Easy to use
  • Reliable
  • Lower VOC emissions


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Inkjet Inks for Funai Printing Systems

Funai LogoKao offers water-based and solvent inks for Funai systems and OEM equipment. We created our NEXXO solvent ink for Funai’s cartridges that double the throw distance, making it possible to apply marking and coding on curved non-porous substrates.

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Benefits of NEXXO Solvent Ink

  • 10mm throw distance
  • Larger drop size*
  • ½” print swath for 2D barcodes at speed
  • ½” print swath for multiple lines of text at speed
  • More ink capacity*
  • More nozzles
  • Greater ink efficiency
  • High resolution

*Compared to other TIJ technologies

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High Contrast TIJ Inks

We have developed highly pigmented solvent inks suitable for marking smooth materials such as plastics, rubber or metals. These inks enable high-resolution printing results that are particularly resistant to high temperatures, abrasion and UV radiation. These ink characteristics are especially suitable for printing applications in the electronics, automotive and packaging industries.

SIGMA for HP sigma solvent ink | NEXXO for Funai Nexxo solvent ink


High Durability Black Inks

Kao’s black ink prints on various materials, saving you costly ink replacements. The HP-based ink adheres to materials coated with cleaning agents or liquids. In addition to the abrasion resistance, these inks offer high opacity.

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TIJ Inks Available in Bulk

Ink cartridge with flowerFor high ink consumption applications, our bulk supply systems for HP and Funai offer water-based and solvent-based delivery systems to extend applications for thermal inkjet printing. Kao’s intelligent bulk ink system enables uninterrupted, cost-effective, high-speed inkjet printing.

  • Large ink supplies minimise operator interventions.
  • Advanced electronic functions offer enhanced ink-level monitoring for uninterrupted printing.
  • Ink cartridges and ink supplies can be changed independently.
  • Ink supplies can be hot-swapped.

Bulk Ink Systems for HP and Funai TIJ printers


Supporting TIJ Printing Applications

Thermal inkjet printers are commonly used in various printing applications within industries such as FMCG consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, textiles, eCommerce, and more.

Common Non-porous Materials

Common Porous Materials

  • Cans
  • Glass bottles
  • Plastic bottles and jugs
  • Foils
  • Blister packaging
  • Paper transactional documents
  • Wide-format cardboard
  • Direct mail
  • Labels


Standard Inks and Custom Formulations

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.

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