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Ink type

Ink variations

MK-10 Standard ink This is a standard type of industrial ink that can be used for general purposes in a variety of industries.
MK-14 MEK free ink MEK is not included in the ink components, which reduces bothersome smells and provides an alternative ink for compliance with certain safety standards.
MK-30 Yellow ink By using ink with yellow pigment, clear printing is possible on black workpieces. This enables highly visible printing on black-coated automotive parts and black resin-molded products.
MK-33 White ink This is a white pigment ink with remarkably improved maintainability. Perfect for those having difficulties managing white ink and inkjet printers.

Materials that are easy to print on

Material name Inkjet printer
Resin PE (polyethylene) Good
PC (polycarbonate) Very good
PP (polypropylene) Good
POM (polyacetal) Very good
PBT (polybutylene terephthalate) Very good
PET (polyethylene terephthalate) Very good
ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) Very good
EP (epoxy) Very good
PF (phenol) Very good
UF (urea) Acceptable
PVC (vinyl chloride) Very good
PA (polyamide) Very good
SI (silicon) Good
Metal Iron Very good
Aluminum Very good
Nickel Very good
Stainless steel Very good
Copper Very good
Gold Very good
Other Ceramic Very good
Wood Very good
Paper Very good
Glass Good
Rubber Good

What sort of materials can be printed on?

Industrial-use inkjet printers can print on a wide variety of materials such as metals, resins, glass, packing films, cans, and PET bottles.

In order to print on products moving on production lines, quick-drying ink, which dries in approximately 1 second, is used.
This enables printing on materials other than just highly absorbent ones such as paper and cardboard. As such, these printers are used in a wide range of applications in the food, medical, cosmetic, electrical and electronic component, transportation, and metal industries.

Material examples

Containers and packaging materials

- Porous materials
Paper, roll paper, cardboard, kraft paper bags, textiles, etc.
- Nonporous materials
Glass, aluminum cans, PET bottles, wrapping film, pottery, ceramics, etc.

Building materials

- Lumber, plaster boards, piping (polyvinyl chloride pipes), aluminum sashes, etc.

Electrical, electronic, mechanical, and automotive parts

- Resin-molded products, molded products, metal-worked products, cast products, etc.

Surface shape examples

Curved, cylindrical, and rough surfaces

Batteries, LEDs, bottles, aluminum wheels

Spherical and elliptical surfaces

Golf balls, light bulbs, eggs, etc.

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