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Inks for Rough-in Construction Materials

Throughout the building process, printing on raw building materials helps track materials from production to construction site delivery, as well as supporting easy product identification and safety.

We offer a range of ink formulations, from solvent to water-based, for printing on different materials including:

  • Lumber bundles, sheets, and studs
  • PVC pipe for plumbing
  • Cables
  • Brick, block, and stone
  • Cement and concrete bags
  • Tyvek® and other synthetic papers
  • And more…

Available Inks for Building Products

Solvent-based inks – These are formulated for Thermal and Piezo printing systems used for marking and coding non-porous building materials, including wire, metal, PVC, etc. Our inks dry fast and withstand harsh environmental conditions with superior abrasion resistance.

  • SIGMA Solvent Inks for HP – Formulated for HP 45si Specialty Printing Systems, this fast-drying, heatless solvent ink has a 12-hour decap time and 24-month shelf life.
  • NEXXO Inks for Funai – The solvent ink takes full advantage of the increased throw distance of Funai’s TIJ print cartridge. NEXXO ink prints high-resolution coding on curved, non-porous products like PVC pipe.

Oil-based InksManufacturers use this low-maintenance ink for inkjet printing on porous building materials and packaging, including lumber, paper bags, and boxes.

MOF InksThis bio-based, mineral-oil-free ink produces similar results as oil-based inks without the negative environmental impact thanks to its innovative and eco-friendly formulation. Our MOF inks meet compliance requirements for increasingly stringent environmental legislation and regulations around the world, including Europe, Asia, the United States, and other global markets.

Security InksOur fluorescent inks in various colors offer high visibility for printing warnings or other critical information on construction materials and products. We also manufacture invisible inks for enhanced supply-chain tracking and increased defense against theft or counterfeiting.

Inks for Finishing Construction Materials

Colorful tile mosaic
OEMs and printing companies rely on our high-quality industrial inks for printing on flooring, wall coverings, tile, and more for contractors, interior designers, and products shipped directly to consumers. We offer inks for printing on various decorative hardware and construction products, including:

  • Laminate flooring
  • Wood flooring
  • Wallcovering
  • Counters
  • Tile
  • Facades
  • And more

Our Inks for Decorative Construction Products

TESLA LED-Curable Ink – Our eco-friendly TESLA LED-curable inks produce vibrant colors without the risk of damaging substrates from heat-producing mercury lamps commonly used to cure UV inks. Our LED inks incorporate the highest quality photoinitiators and monomers to deliver superior durability for printing wallpaper, acrylic, and more.

ULTRA UV-Curable Ink – Our ULTRA UV-curable ink offers instant curing, high print quality, adhesion, scratch resistance, and no volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These inks print on various substrates used in construction projects, including plastics, vinyl, ceramics, metal, and more.

LUNAJETThis eco-friendly, water-based pigmented ink produces extremely low amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions. This feature makes LUNAJET ink ideal for printing on many non-porous construction materials, including metal, glass, plastic, and more.

INORGANIC – These opaque inks are fade-resistant and cost-effective for printing custom wood flooring, facades, and other architectural features.

Contact us to discuss choosing the right inkjet printing ink for your project, or to talk about developing custom formulations, or packaging private label inks for OEMs.


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