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Thermal inkjet (TIJ) technology for industrial inkjet printers delivers the lowest cost of production for short-run and medium-run printing jobs. Kao Collins offers many inkjet inks that can be used with TIJ printing machines, and can even formulate custom inks for TIJ printers.

Advantages of TIJ Printheads

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As one of two types of drop-on-demand (DOD) inkjet technologies, the TIJ printing process heats the ink droplet until it is vaporized before being ejected through the printhead nozzle. High-resolution, high-speed TIJ printheads handle the toughest substrates to print using solvent-based or water-based inks.

TIJ printheads are incorporated in the ink cartridge and require little or no maintenance, which increases up-time for greater output and efficiency.

While TIJ industrial inkjet printing is often used for marking and coding food and pharmaceutical packaging, it offers far more versatility than dates, lot numbers, and barcodes.

A Wide Range of Printing Applications

  • Cardboard
  • Four-color (CMYK) Labels
  • Billboards and other signage
  • Marking and coding
  • Textiles

HP SPS Technology

HP Specialty Printing Systems (SPS) has the largest installed base of any inkjet technology in the world.

From small form factor production-line-mounted or hand-held printers for marking and coding to full-scale presses for four-color corrugated printing, HP systems produce high-quality results using water-based inks, solvent-based inks, and other specialty inks.

In addition to original inkjet printing equipment from HP, OEMs also incorporates HP’s TIJ printing technology for a multitude of uses, from passport printing to self-service fingernail decorating.

 

Our TIJ Inks for HP Technology

  • Water-based dye inks – black, CMYK sets, and spot colors
  • Water-based pigment inks – black, CMYK sets, and spot colors
  • Solvent-based inks – black, CMYK sets, and spot colors
  • Invisible UV inks
  • Invisible IR inks
  • Visible Fluorescent inks

 

Common Uses of HP TIJ Technology

  • Marking and coding on metal, plastics, glass, and other non-porous substrates using solvent inks.
  • Cardboard packaging and point-of-sale displays using water-based or solvent-based inks.
  • Security documents using security inks
  • Vinyl signage using four-color solvent inks.
  • Transactional and transpromo printing using water-based inks.

 

Kao Collins SIGMA Solvent Inkjet Ink

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With the increasing demand for inkjet inks used to mark, label, and code food and pharmaceutical packaging, SIGMA solvent ink offers numerous benefits:

  • 12-hour decap time for less downtime
  • 24-month shelf life for better ink management
  • Fast, heatless drying
  • Prints on more non-porous substrates
  • Deeper blacks
  • Available in bulk ink supply

 

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Funai TIJ Technology

To support industrial and commercial printing, Funai focuses on the marking and coding of products. The company engineered its thermal inkjet cartridges for a greater throw distance when compared to other inkjet technologies. With a throw distance of 12mm, marking and coding on curved surfaces is now possible.

The company’s most recent innovation is the solvent-compatible cartridge that handles heavy solvent fluids like MEK without being compromised.

Numerous OEMs now incorporate Funai TIJ cartridges in singular printing systems, or as part of hybrid flexo and offset systems.

Our Inks for Funai Technology

  • Water-based dye inks – black, CMYK sets, and spot colors
  • Water-based pigment inks – black, CMYK sets, and spot colors
  • Solvent-based inks – black, CMYK sets, and spot colors
  • Invisible UV inks
  • Invisible IR inks
  • Visible Fluorescent inks

Benefits of Funai TIJ Cartridges

  • Longer throw distance
  • Greater decap time (with inks from Kao Collins)
  • Larger drop size
  • Solvent-compatible cartridges
  • Reduced VOCs released
  • Higher resolution
  • Nozzle redundancy
  • More efficient

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Kao Collins NEXXO Solvent Inkjet Inks

Our NEXXO ink is formulated for Funai’s revolutionary solvent compatible cartridge.

  • Extended decap for less downtime
  • 12-month shelflife for better ink management
  • Fast heatless drying
  • Prints on more non-porous substrates
  • Available in bulk ink supply

 

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Custom Ink Formulations

In addition to standard inkjet inks that can be used for printing on a wide variety of substrates using any inkjet technology, Kao Collins can also develop unique ink fluids customized for printing on non-standard substrates. Our chemists can formulate these inks to meet your required technical specifications.

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