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Kao Collins manufactures inks for high-quality printing of barcodes and other tracking information on both non-porous and porous packages, cartons, and products.

Industrial Inkjet Printing for Supply-Chain Management

A barcode
From the manufacturer to the consumer or other end-user, barcoding and marking with serial information is a necessity on food and pharmaceutical packaging, cartons, and industrial products. Industrial inkjet printing handles the challenge of coding variable data and the increasing number of product SKUs and UPC codes.

Kao Collins produces inks for major inkjet printing technologies that perform on any substrate.

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Inkjet Printing for Non-porous Products

Solvent inks are most often used for printing coding and tracking information on non-absorbent substrates for food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, and industrial products.

Common Packaging Materials

  • Metal
  • Glass
  • Plastic
  • Foil blister
  • Ceramics

Kao Collins offers high-performance inks for TIJ and Piezo DOD coding systems.


Inkjet Printing for Porous Products

Water-based inks and oil-based inks are used for printing tracking information on porous substrates.

Common Packaging Materials

  • Non-glossy paper
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Lumber
  • Gypsum board

Kao Collins offers high-performance water-based inks for TIJ, Piezo DOD, and CIJ coding systems. Oil-based inks are available for Piezo systems.

Eco-friendly Water-based Inks for Flexible Packaging and Films

LUNAJET is a water-based pigment ink for marking and coding flexible packaging and thin plastic film.


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