Skip to main content

Great Inks for Metal Printing Applications

printed aluminum can for energy drink cropped without backgroundPrinting service providers and OEMs rely on our inks to achieve exceptional print quality on metal surfaces.

  • Kao Collins inks are compatible with a wide range of TIJ, Piezo, and CIJ technologies to suit every printing system.
  • Our inks are specially formulated to deliver stunning visual effects and longevity for industrial printing on metal substrates.

Solvent-Based Inks

marking coding foil packageSolvent-based inks offer reliable and high-quality results for printing on metal surfaces.

At Kao Collins, we provide solvent-based inks compatible with various printing systems, including HP and Funai.

Our inks are packaged in factory-new cartridges, ensuring optimal performance and consistent output.

Inks Description

hp logo


Solvent Inks for HP 45si Systems




  • SIGMA is a high-performance solvent-based formulated explicitly for HP printers.
  • Suitable for non-contact food packaging
  • Excellent adhesion on metal surfaces, ensuring durable and long-lasting prints.
  • Resistant to harsh environmental conditions, such as extreme temperatures and moisture.
  • Available in five colors and black
  • Fast drying time, allowing for increased productivity and reduced production timelines.
  • Reduced maintenance costs with lesser equipment
  • Lower VOCs due to sealed cartridges
  • Low power consumption

Funai Logo


Solvent Ink for Funai Zion

NEXXO is a premium solvent-based ink developed for Funai printers.


  • Superior adhesion
  • Exceptional resistance to abrasion and chemicals
  • Supports high-speed printing
  • High legibility
  • No downtime and service contracts
  • Lower VOCs and odors
  • 90% reduction of environmental footprint
  • Hazardous cleaning solvents are not required

Curable Inks

Kao Collins produces high-quality curable Inks with rapid drying capabilities, exceptional adhesion for water-proof results, and abrasion and chemical resistance.

Inks Description

TESLA LED-curable

For leading DOD printing technology

Produce high-quality results without the risk of substrates being compromised by heat-producing mercury lamps.


  • Low-heat curing using LED lamps
  • Energy-efficient curing process for reduced power consumption
  • Resists peeling and cracking
  • Chemical and abrasion resistance
  • Wide color gamut with CMYKLcLmW ink sets
  • Ozone-free production
  • Superior wetting for even coating


For leading DOD printing technology

Uses safe electron beam technology for advanced curing capabilities.


  • No odors or VOCs
  • Safe
  • Eco-friendly
  • No photoinitiators
  • Withstands harsh environmental conditions.
  • Fast curing speed and low energy consumption
  • Excellent print quality with sharp and precise images

ULTRA UV-curable Inks

For leading DOD printing technology


  • Instant curing and reduced production time
  • Excellent adhesion and durability on metal substrates
  • High opacity and color vibrancy
  • Broad compatibility with different DOD technology.


water-based ink on metal signWater-based Ink

Our patented nanodispersion LUNAJET ink offers an eco-friendly water-based option for achieving water-proof results on non-porous substrates, including flexible films. Increased pigment concentration reduces the amount of ink for even printing.

Inks Description
Water droplet splash with the Earth inside


Water-based Pigment

For leading DOD printing technology

For applications where eco-friendliness and low VOC emissions are crucial, patented water-based LUNAJET provides an excellent solution for printing on metals.


  • Environmentally friendly with low volatile organic compound (VOC) content.
  • High color saturation and sharpness
  • Fast drying time and excellent smudge resistance
  • No solvents or photoinitiators
  • Superior coverage supports less ink consumption
  • Excellent adhesion and durability on various metal substrates
  • Flexible after drying

Industries Using Kao Collins Inkjet Inks

We meet the challenges of printing metal products and packaging for companies using TIJ, Piezo, and CIJ technology. Industrial inkjet technology offers businesses many opportunities for printing on metal substrates like these and more.

Get More Information

Using only the highest quality materials, we strive to create industrial printing inks that stand the test of time.

Contact Us

Quick Reference

Download and save our quick reference guide about inkjet inks for printing on metals.

Download Now

This site is registered on as a development site. Switch to a production site key to remove this banner.