Water-based Ink

Kao Collins started formulating and manufacturing inkjet inks for high-speed industrial applications in 1990. A quarter century later, our labs are still creating and modifying water-based formulations, focusing on helping customers and OEMs expand the application space for inkjet printing. This lengthy experience has enabled Kao Collins to become the technical leader that it is today.

Kao Collins has created thousands of distinct water-based digital inks for multiple printing technologies and a variety of applications (from product packaging to lottery tickets) within the digital printing category. Over the years, we’ve been able to push the boundaries of water-based chemistries. Exciting new raw material developments allow water based inkjet inks to approach the appearance quality of traditional offset printing.

Kao Collins formulates and manufactures high value, low cost inkjet inks using dyes, pigments and hybrid colorant technologies in an 83,000 square foot facility in Cincinnati, Ohio for most any kind of inkjet printer. Kao Collins only uses the highest quality ingredients, and takes pride in its excellent quality control.

Kao Collins continues to invest in new equipment and technologies not only so that Kao Collins can continue to provide cutting edge solutions, but also so that Kao Collins can consistently produce the highest quality ink at prices that enable customers to profitably expand the market for inkjet printing.