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Common Ink Applications in Micro Coding

QR Code

Our inks meet demanding needs for regulatory and industry requirements for supply chain tracking and consumer safety. Kao Collins offers inks for high-speed printing directly on products or labels in various industries.

Solutions for Direct Printing and Labeling

  • Electronics
  • Automotive components
  • Medical devices
  • Pharmaceuticals products
  • Food and beverage packaging


Industrial Inkjet Inks for Small QR Code Printing

Vial of medication

Kao Collins produces various ink formulations for thermal inkjet (TIJ) printing systems. For your confidence and reliability, we package our water-based and solvent-based inks in factory-new cartridges from HP and Funai.

We stock ample supplies of black, process (CMYK), and spot colors.

HP Inks

HP’s thermal inkjet technology provides high-resolution QR codes. They require little maintenance, are easy to use, and have snap-in and snap-out configurations. They print superb text and image quality at high speeds across many substrates.

  • HP 45si – Our solvent inks help you achieve higher throughput and quality on many non-porous substrates. Consider the new patented SIGMA solvent ink available in six colors. This ink offers industry-leading 12-hour decap and 24-month shelf life.
  • HP 45a – Our water-based inks offer the convenience and versatility you need for printing small QR codes on porous substrates.

Kao Collins HP Inks


Funai Inks

Kao offers water-based and solvent inks for Funai systems and OEM equipment. Funai’s innovative cartridges using our NEXXO solvent ink meet challenging printing demands.

  • Zion cartridges have an exceptional throw distance. They feature 320 nozzles and a ½” print swath, making them ideal for high-resolution printing.
  • Bryce cartridges have a 24kHz printing speed with 640 nozzles and a ½” print swath, making them ideal for printing QR codes on porous and semi-porous substrates.
  • Yellowstone cartridges are perfect for printing QR codes on food packaging and porous and semi-porous substrates.

Kao Collins Funai Inks

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If you’re unsure which ink is best for your small QR code application, please send us a sample of your substrate. Kao Collins often evaluates customer printing materials to recommend an ink to produce the necessary results. Our services include custom formulations and color matching.

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