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Inks for Marking and Coding, Security and Brand Packaging

Our inks deliver quality printing performance, from monochrome printing with black ink to process-color printing that meets brand standards and attracts consumers with brilliant results.

Marking and Coding Inks for Tobacco Product Packaging

SIGMA Solvent Inks for HP – This ink offers significant production benefits. It leads the industry with a 12-hour decap while offering fast, heatless drying. Sigma produces high-resolution printing on more difficult, non-porous substrates.

NEXXO Inks for Funai – The ink produces high-resolution 2D codes and legible alphanumerics. These inks take full advantage of the increased throw distance from Funai’s TIJ cartridges, making the ink ideal for printing on curved surfaces and a viable alternative to CIJ printing systems.

Water-based Inks – Kao Collins produces various water-based dye and water-based pigment ink formulations for printing on uncoated and lightly coated paper and cardboard used for packaging tobacco products.

MOF Inks – Our bio-based mineral-oil-free inks offer an eco-friendly alternative for marking and coding porous paper and secondary cardboard packaging of tobacco industry items. These eco-conscious inks meet global compliance requirements for increasingly stringent environmental and consumer safety regulations.

Oil-based Inks – For secondary tobacco packaging applications, our low-maintenance oil-based inks offer flexibility and consistency on porous substrates such as corrugated boxes, shipping cartons, and cases.

Contact our experts for help choosing inks for marking and coding.

Security Solutions for Counterfeiting Defense and Supply Chain Management

Counterfeiting jeopardizes a tobacco brand’s reputation and profits, endangers consumers, and sidesteps taxing authorities. Kao Collins produces high-quality water-based security inks that deliver an added layer of product integrity and protection. These inks can be used to validate tax stamps and product authenticity, and are often combined with packaging inks to support various tobacco product printing applications.
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Security Ink Options

  • Invisible UV inks
  • Invisible IR inks
  • Visible Fluorescent inks
  • Taggant “lock-and-key” inks

Learn more about security inks available from Kao Collins.

Inks for Tobacco Brand Packaging

Kao Collins manufactures a wide variety of industrial inkjet inks for capturing consumer attention. Suitable for a range of substrates, our single-pass CMYK+ inks produce high-quality labels, packaging, and variable data.

LUNAJET – Our patented, eco-friendly, food-grade* LUNAJET ink is a water-based pigmented inkjet ink with low volatile organic compounds (VOCs). LUNAJET is ideal for printing on flexible loose-leaf packaging and non-porous containers.

QUANTA EB-Curable Ink – Our electron-beam curable ink offers low-migration risk* and eliminates concerns about photoinitiators and heat from curing lamps. These CMYK inks for Piezo printing systems release no odors, making it the best choice to print on thin films, foils, and other non-porous materials.

TESLA LED-Curable Ink – LED-curable inks from Kao Collins produce high-quality results without the risk of compromising substrates with heat-producing mercury lamps. Our LED inks incorporate the highest quality photoinitiators and monomers for superior durability on glass vials, bottles, ampoules, and pressure-sensitive labels.

ULTRA UV-Curable Ink – Our UV-curable ink addresses many tobacco packaging application requirements including instant curing, high-print quality, low volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and excellent adhesion and scratch resistance. These inks offer versatility for glass, plastic, and flexible substrates used for tobacco product packaging.

* Third-party lab testing should be conducted to evaluate migration.

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