Thermal Inkjet Printing Inks
Kao offers a wide variety of inks for use with thermal inkjet (TIJ) printers. TIJ is a widely-used technology for industrial printing because it offers low cost of ownership and ease of operation, including standardized print cartridges with an integrated printhead and ink supply.
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
Inkjet Inks for HP 45 Printing Systems
We 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.
Benefits of Our Field-proven HP Inks
- Packaged in factory-new cartridges
- Easy to use
- Lower VOC emissions
Inkjet Inks for Funai Printing Systems
Kao 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.
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
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.
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.
TIJ Inks Available in Bulk
For 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.
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
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.