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Common UV Ink Applications

Because of their versatility when used with inkjet printing systems, ultraviolet-curable inks are often used to print on a variety of both flexible and rigid substrates:

  • Ceramics
  • Glass
  • Metals (aluminum, stainless steel, brass)
  • Flexible packaging
  • Acrylic
  • Polystyrene (PS)
  • Polycarbonate (PC)
  • PVC
  • MDF
  • Textiles
  • Wallpaper


Benefits of UV Inkjet Inks

UV ink curing systems provide high-quality printing with speed and meet various demands from users and printers with high substrate compatibility.

Environmental advantages: Low-VOC ink

The colour components of UV inks are directly cured and adhered to the media or substrate by UV radiation from mercury-arc or LED lamps. These inks emit low levels of VOCs (volatile organic compounds).

High-speed printing

Achieve vibrant and detailed print results at high-speed printing. We have extensive experience developing standard and custom curable inkjet inks.

Offers hard and soft ink types for a wide range of applications

We manufacture UV-curable inks for a range of substrates. Hard inks perform well on surfaces of rigid materials, such as plates. Soft or flexible inks are suited for membrane panels, films, vehicle-wrapping films, and packaging films. Kao UV-curable inks have high media compatibility for a wide range of applications.


Available UV Curable Inkjet Inks

Find the right UV-curable inkjet ink solution for even the most complex printing needs.

Mercury Arc Lamp Curable Ink

Mercury lamps are the most commonly used UV ink curing systems in industrial inkjet printing. These inks respond to a broader spectrum of UV light.

LED Curable Ink

LED curing systems use less energy and emit less heat, achieving vibrant and beautiful colours on heat-sensitive materials, such as acrylic board, thin films, PVC, PET, etc.

LED-Curable Inks

Low Migration UV Ink

Specialized photoinitiators in these UV inks reduce the risk of migration for consumer products.*

Low-Migration UV Inks


Formulate Custom Inks

Our custom ink manufacturing services offer flexibility for industrial printers. Specify your ink’s performance requirements and ingredients, or choose from our range of available inks already engineered to match your printing technology and specific applications.

Custom Ink Formulation Services

* Third-party lab testing should be conducted to evaluate migration.