Kao Collins has launched InkAnswers, a comprehensive digital search tool that matches inks with substrates used in label and narrow web production.
InkAnswers simplifies the process of identifying which inks are compatible with printhead technologies and materials, including flexible packaging, foil, shrink sleeve film, and variable facestock. Inkjet inks are a fast-growing need when more companies are turning to industrial inkjet printing for marking and coding, security, and brand packaging.
Stephen Buchanan, inkjet business manager at Kao Collins Inkjet, said: ‘It’s the right time for InkAnswers because the number one question we hear converters is “What inkjet ink should we use for this substrate?”. There are many variables when choosing inks. It gets complicated quickly.’
Printing converters looking to expand their printing capabilities into other materials can use InkAnswers to identify those substrates that can be produced with their existing printhead technology and inks.
Users of the tool can refine and filter their search based on the printing technology, substrate materials, or industry selected. The results feature each ink’s characteristics, benefits, and other possible substrates that could be printed with the ink.
‘We are confident InkAnswers will build more awareness of industrial inkjet printing capabilities and the versatility provided by inkjet inks and technology,’ concluded Buchanan.