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Quality Inks for Printing In Italy

We supply Italian manufacturers in the country’s thriving manufacturing hubs. Our range of inks supports many manufacturing industries across the country, especially textile and packaging. Our ample inventory and dependable supply chains ensure we maintain exceptional service and product deliveries to business centers.

  1. Milan
  2. Rome
  3. Napoli
  4. Turin
  5. Lombardy


Innovation for Printing Success

Research and development drive our success – and yours. And then, we provide support with ink compatibility testing for substrates, custom formulations, color matching and more.

Industries We Support

Kao produces industrial inks for various printing sectors in Italy to help them thrive and transform their businesses. Our customers find it possible to print on new products and materials. From premium coding and marking to wide-format and textile printing, our inks elevate print service providers in Italy.

Supporting key printing sector

  • Packaging
  • Textiles and fashion
  • Home décor
  • Food and Beverages
  • Medical and pharmaceuticals
  • Automotive
  • Publishing

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Inkjet Inks Formulated for Many Printing Applications

Chemist working with beakersAs a specialized ink manufacturer, Kao brings an extensive product line that comprises inks for many applications. Our inks offer versatility and flexibility for achieving high-quality printing results on challenging substrates and materials, including plastic cards, textiles, shrink sleeves, metals, and many other porous and nonporous substrates. We aim to help our clients achieve a durable, high visual appeal.


Digital Inks for Any Application


Kao supplies textile inks for industrial printers using piezo drop-on-demand (DOD) printheads for single-pass direct-to-fabric printing of garments and other textiles.

Inks for Textiles


Kao supplies various inks for cardboard, signage, textile, and more. The options include solvent, curable, and water-based formulations for single-pass, wide-format industrial printing systems.

Inks for Wide-Format Applications


From simple single-color surface-print stickers to sophisticated high-definition labels requiring speciality inks, Kao offers inks that adhere to the many facestocks of tags.

Narrow Web & Label Inks

Corrugated Cardboard Boxes

Our process, spot-color, and bio-based formulations deliver vibrant results for visually distinct package designs and coding and marking on corrugated cardboard.

Cardboard Inks

Coding and Marking

Many brands in Italy turn to our high-performance solvent-based inks for marking and coding products to comply with regulations for tracking products and consumer safety.

Coding and Marking Inks

Flexible Pouches

Water-based and LED-curable inks from Kao combine high visual appeal and durability to produce widely-used flexible packaging and shrink-wrap film.

Inks for Flexible Films


We have numerous ink formulations that deliver high-performance results on many packaging materials, including glass, metal, and plastic beverage materials, food products, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.

Inks for Packaging

Talk to an Expert

Our chemists and engineers partner with you to create optimum solutions.

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Compliance and Safety in Italy

We prioritize consumer and worker protection, ensuring a safe manufacturing process and products that meet various safety and environmental requirements. Creating sustainable inks drives our chemists and engineers.

We collaborate with our customers to help with their compliance analysis and assist them with complying with strict standards required by different brands and global regulations, including:

  • Meet Nestle ordinances
  • Class 3 rating (out of 4) from TÜV Austria on Bio-based composition


Inks for Major Inkjet Technologies

We collaborate with leading thermal, piezo DOD and continuous inkjet print technology manufacturers to formulate compatible inks. Users of HP, Funai, Colordyne, Kodak, Ricoh, Xaar, Dimatix, Konica Minolta, and SII Printek systems depend on our inks for high-quality printing results.

Available in Black, Spot, and CMYK+ Colors

  • Water-based inks
  • Solvent-based inks
  • UV, LED, EB Curable inks
  • Eco-friendly inks
  • Security Inks

Explore our Ink Portfolio


Our Commitment to Sustainability

earth on infinite icon representing circular economyKao Print embraces sustainability. We always have.

Our team understands the urgent need for responsible management of our planet and community resources. We create solutions that help businesses in Italy meet the demands of consumers and stringent EU regulations. We respond quickly with products and solutions that support environmental and social sustainability.

Responsible production

  • Reduce energy consumption
  • Minimize the carbon footprint of transportation and materials
  • Formulate inks for new high-efficiency printing equipment
  • Reduce ink and water consumption
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Prioritize the use of renewable materials for ink development
  • Recycle, reuse, or dispose of unavoidable waste responsibly
  • Support occupational health, safety, and environmental policy.

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Our Office

Via delle Querce, 2
40011 Ex Euroceramica BO, Italy

+39 051 739526

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