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Needham Ink Technologies has 60 years of experience with ink and the coding and marking industry. Our dedicated research and development is constantly innovating new formulations of inks from CIJ ink, DOD ink, TIJ ink to Wide format and other speciality inks. All of our inks are made in Britain and are manufactured at our headquarters in Whitchurch, Shropshire, UK.

MEK-FREE CIJ INK RANGE

Key features and benefits of Needham Ink Technologies' MEK-Free CIJ ink range include:

  • MEK-Free Formulation: These inks do not contain Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK), a volatile organic compound (VOC) that can have harmful environmental and health effects. Eliminating MEK enhances workplace safety and reduces emissions.
  • Fast dry time: Our MEK-free inks have been formulated to provide the same drying time as MEK inks.
  • No drug precursors. The inks do not contain any MEK or Acetone. This enables them to be imported to countries which regulate products which contain these chemicals without any permits being required. MEK free make-up. Not only are the inks MEK free, so are the make-up fluids.
  • Different colours: not only can we offer a black ink, we are also able to offer MEK-free white and yellow inks.
  • Outstanding Print Quality: Despite being MEK-Free, the inks maintain excellent print quality, ensuring crisp, clear codes and markings on various substrates, including plastics, metals, and paper.
  • Wide Application Range: Needham Ink Technologies' MEK-Free CIJ inks are suitable for various industrial printing applications, including food packaging, beverage labelling, pharmaceuticals, and electronics.
  • Sustainability and Compliance: These inks align with the company's commitment to sustainability and regulatory compliance, meeting industry standards for safety and environmental responsibility.

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CIJ INK FOR CODING ON CABLES AND WIRES

When it comes to marking cables and wires, using the right ink is crucial. The information on cables and wires is important for identifying and troubleshooting issues, ensuring proper maintenance, and complying with safety regulations.

This brand-new CIJ ink is specially designed to withstand harsh environments and is resistant to fading, smudging, and rubbing off. This makes it ideal for marking cables and wires that are exposed to extreme temperatures, chemicals, and abrasion. 

Our newest formulation is suited for marking cables and wires. It is long-lasting, versatile, cost-effective and can improve traceability. Whether you are working in manufacturing, construction, or any other industry that requires the labelling of cables and wires, Needham Ink Technologies will have a reliable and efficient solution that can help to ensure the safety and reliability of your systems.

Drop on Demand Alternative Inks

Needham Ink Technologies are pleased to launch our new range of Versa Print and ScanTrue II alternative inkjet inks. The release of these high-resolution inks offers manufacturers a cost-effective and reliable alternative solution for printing on porous flat surfaces.

Formulated, manufactured and filled in the UK, our replacement ink provides an alternative solution for ink used in Trident high-resolution inkjet printers. These DOD inks are available in 500ml bottles which are compatible with Trident printers. The Versaprint inks are available in Black, Blue, Green and Red. We are also able to offer the Scantrue II Black and Scantrue II Plus Black inks. The range has been designed to reduce downtime, eliminate waste and provide cost savings for your business.

This range of alternative DOD inks offers durability, reliability and can be shipped with minimal lead time throughout the world.

Learn more about our High-Res Ink Range

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IPA Resistant

 

Alcohol Resistant CIJ Ink

Needham Ink Technologies furthers its product range of continuous inkjet inks by introducing a new MEK ink, suited for alcohol resistance. The ink has been specially developed by our in-house research and development facility for coding and marking applications in numerous industries. 

The new alcohol-resistant MEK ink has good splash, soak and rub solvent resistance when exposed to solvents including isopropyl alcohol (IPA) and ethanol. The ink is developed to have superior adhesion on a wide variety of substrates including plastic, metal and glass and will resist alcohol rubbing.

The ink can be re-formulated to suit any CIJ printer on the market allowing our customers to take advantage of this new ink and satisfy the needs of their own customer base. It is responsibly designed and manufactured to maximize contrast, adhesion and uptime and each batch is strictly tested to meet quality control specifications. 

Oil-Penetrating Black CIJ Ink

Needham Ink Technologies' new oil-penetrating black ink can print efficiently through light layers of oil, grease or condensation on a wide range of materials including metals, glass, waxy surfaces and plastics. The ink is a dye MEK-based ink and offers excellent contrast, legibility and long-term code durability. 

The ink can be re-formulated to suit any CIJ printer on the market allowing our customers to take advantage of this new ink and satisfy the needs of their own customer base. Due to its good adhesion to plastic films like Oriented Polypropylene (OPP) it can be used by a range of industries, making it ideal for industrial uses or food applications. 

Learn more about our oil-penetrating CIJ ink

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Thermotropic Ink

 

Methanol-Free Black to Red Thermotropic Ink

Thermotropic ink is a colour-changing ink when it is exposed to a high temperature, in this instance, the ink changes from black to red.

This ink is completely methanol-free and is designed to resist the autoclave process for filled cans or plastic pouches, the ink changes from black to red when the food package reaches the correct temperature of between 115 and 125 degrees Celsius. 

The colour change gives the manufacturer the assurance that the product has been exposed to the correct temperature and is commonly used in tinned goods, pet foods and baby food. 

Our methanol-free black-to-red thermotropic ink can be used in any model of CIJ printer.

Water-Based TIJ Ink

Our water-based thermal inkjet inks are an increasingly popular option due to their environmental friendliness and their application versatility. Water-based TIJ inks are specially designed for the highest-quality marks, with strong adhesion, capable of printing onto surfaces of absorbent materials like wood, cardboard and outer boxes.

The range of TIJ inks are for use in HP26 and HP45 cartridges and are available in Black, Red and Blue.

What are the advantages of water-based TIJ ink?

Cost Effective: Aqueous inks use a carrier comprising water and organic co-solvents, which are low-cost compounds. Thus, water-based thermal inkjet ink can deliver attractive economic benefits.

Environmentally Friendly: Water-based ink formulations are kinder and limit safety risks for operators as well as end users, and for printing on food packaging. Products printed using these inks can also be widely recycled.

  • Long Decap Times
  • High Colour Intensities
  • Resistance to High and Low Temperatures
  • High Adhesion
  • Versatile
  • Resistance to Chemical Corrosion

Learn more about our Water-Based TIJ Inks

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Blue CIJ Ink

 

BLUE-PIGMENTED CIJ INK 

Our chemists at our research and development facility in Newquay, Cornwall, UK, have developed a blue-pigmented CIJ ink that withstands the vulcanisation process of rubber.

Our customer had a specific requirement that the ink used by their CIJ printer could withstand intense heat and the curing process of the material.

The blue pigmented CIJ ink that we developed is capable of withstanding the vulcanisation process, leaving clear and legible marks afterwards. We are also able to adapt this ink so it is compatible with any make of CIJ printer.

The typical application for our blue-pigmented CIJ ink is for rubber, tyres, hose and cables that undergo the vulcanisation process or are exposed to extreme heat

We are also currently developing a white alternative with the same characteristics.

Low-MEK Ink Range

We have formulated a range of ink to contain less than 70% MEK which can be used in a wide range of CIJ printers on the market.

We can make low-MEK inks to be compatible with ANY continuous inkjet printer upon request. All our low-MEK inks are packaged in bottles identical to the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) to ensure that the is no confusion between inks and make-up and they fit seamlessly into your existing CIJ printer.

We have developed a range of colours also and our low-MEK ink range currently is available in Black, White, Yellow, Red and Blue. Other colours are available on request. 

Learn more about our Low-MEK Ink Range

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Citronix MEK bottles

 

Citronix® Compatible Inks

Introducing our range of Citronix® Compatible inks suitable for all ci5000 continuous inkjet printers. Our inks are of comparable performance to the OEM inks and in most cases will offer cost savings.

Why buy compatible inks

  • Now available with RFID tags, so our inks can be used in Citronix® Ci5000 printers
  • Identical bottles to fit with your printer. The design ensures that ink and make-up cannot be confused
  • Made in Britain - all of our inks are manufactured at our facility in Whitchurch, Shropshire
  • Available in black, white, yellow, red, blue, grey, green, UV and thermochromic
  • No hidden or passed-on costs from distributors
  • Comparable performance to the OEM ink
  • Low minimum order quantity - smaller pack sizes, you only need to buy what you will use
  • 60 years of heritage in the inks, coding and marking industry
  • Ongoing research and development enhancing formulations
  • Dedicated account management 

VIEW OUR CITRONIX COMPATIBLE INKS

 

Linx®
Compatible Inks

Introducing our range of Linx® Compatible inks suitable for all 8900 continuous inkjet printers. Our inks are of comparable performance to the OEM inks and in most cases will offer cost savings.

Why buy compatible inks?

  • Now available with RFID tags, so our inks can be used in Linx® 8900 printers
  • Identical bottles to fit with your printer. The design ensures that ink and make-up cannot be confused
  • Made in Britain - all of our inks are manufactured at our facility in Whitchurch, Shropshire
  • Available in black, white, yellow, red, blue, grey, green, UV and thermochromic
  • No hidden or passed-on costs from distributors
  • Comparable performance to the OEM ink
  • Low minimum order quantity - smaller pack sizes, you only need to buy what you will use
  • 60 years of heritage in the inks, coding and marking industry
  • Ongoing research and development enhancing formulations
  • Dedicated account management 

VIEW OUR LINX COMPATIBLE INKS

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