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About Water-Based Ink

Investing in environmental research, new equipment, and new technologies for water‑based ink is a huge part of our commitment to providing printing solutions not just for now, but for the future as well.

Uses of Water-Based Ink

Water-based inks are a durable, high-quality option for substrates like:

  • Documents
  • Non-glossy paper and corrugated cardboard
  • Wood and Lumber
  • Coated Substrates

While our equipment and technologies may change over time, our focus remains the same: consistently producing high-quality and eco-conscious inks at prices that move our industry forward.

Water-Based DOD Ink

Kao Collins offers a wide variety of high-speed, water‑based inkjet inks for Piezo DOD printheads. Dye‑based and pigment‑based CMYK ink sets are available for porous and lightly-coated materials. Many of our dye‑based and pigment‑based inks are standard inks, but some are specially-formulated for specific requirements. If you need an ink with special performance capabilities, we can create custom inks that are built specifically for your needs and requirements.


Dimatix | Konica Minolta | Kyocera | Panasonic | Ricoh | XBAR   

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Water-Based TIJ Ink

Our water-based TIJ inks include hundreds of variations of dye‑based, pigment‑based, and dye/pigment hybrid formulations. These water‑based TIJ inks have been used on an abundance of different applications for various industries like:

  • Mailing
  • Packaging
  • Security
  • Ticketing
  • And other special industries


Funai | HP

Water-Based CIJ Ink

Throughout the years, Kao Collins has manufactured a multitude of standard and custom inkjet inks for Kodak Versamark equipment. Providing high image quality, durability, and reliability, our water‑based CIJ inks have been used by multiple manufacturers in various industries. Every water‑based CIJ ink that we formulate aims to solve specific performance needs for different applications and substrates, making formulations highly customizable.



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LUNAJET: Eco-friendly inkjet ink for flexible film

LUNAJET is the first water-based, pigmented inkjet ink of its kind that uses a proprietary technique known as nonodispersion. It is especially suited for flexible film. In addition to being safe for food packaging, Eco-friendly LUNAJET also produces extremely low amounts of volatile compound (VOC) emissions, which significantly lowers its impact on workspaces and the global environment.

No UV curing. No odors. No damage to the substrate.

Find out more about LUNAJET

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