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Finding the Right Ink

A sourcelist of 80 ink resources.

Big Picture

When evaluating a wide-format printer, too many users neglect to factor ink into the output equation. Yet, inks can play a significant role when it comes to quality of the final image as well as the production costs.
No matter what type of inks a machine uses – aqueous, solvent, eco/mild-solvent, UV-curable, etc. – print providers can buy OEM inks (nearly all OEMs sell their own inks) as well as third-party brands. To aid you in your quest for the right ink, we've compiled the following list of more than 70 ink suppliers to choose from, including OEMs, ink manufacturers, and private-labeled/branded inks. Note that we have not included companies that only resell or distribute other companies’ branded inks


Agfa
agfa.com
Agfa aqueous dye, mild-solvent, solvent, and Anapurna UV-curable inks; plus new AquaJet Pro inks (aqueous-based, disperse dye) for the Jeti AquaJet.

American Imaging
inkjetcolorsystems.com
Bulk ink systems for Mimaki, Roland, Mutoh; also for fine-art/archival applications.

American Ink Jet
amjet.com
Wide-format bulk inks for HP Designjet and other printers; plug-and-play inkset for HP Z6100.

A.R. Monteith
armonteith.com
Monteith-brand inks for HP, Mimaki, Mutoh, Roland, Seiko, more.

BASF
performancechemicals.basf.com
Helizarin pigment and Bafixan Virbra textile inks. Distributed in the US by VistaLogics (vistalogics.com).

BestBlanks
bestblanks.com
ArmurInk bulk ink system for Epson.

Big Systems
bigsys.com
BigSol inks.

Bordeaux Digital PrintInk
c-m-y-k.com
Aqueous, mild-solvent, solvent, oil-based, and sublimation inks, plus UV and UV LED-compatible inks; Also and Prime Green environmentally friendly inks for Mimaki JV5 and JV5 printers.

Budget Inks
budget-inks.com
Sam Ink solvent and mild solvent inks for HP and Seiko.

Bulldog Products
bulldogproducts.com
DuraFos bulk-ink system for Epson, Mimaki, more.

Canon
canonusa.com
Lucia aqueous pigment inks.

CET
cetcolor.com
CET-branded UV inks include Standard, High-Pigment, and FlexiCure flexible inks.

Clearstar
clearstarcorp.com
MaraJet and JetStar solvent inks; a division of Marabu.

Coast Graphics Supply
inksoup.com
Bulk inks for Epson, Mutoh, Mimaki, Roland, others; plus sublimation inks.

Colorwen International
colorwen.com
ChromoInk inks for Epson, HP, Mimaki, Mutoh, Roland, more.

DayGlo Color
dayglo.com
DayGlo EcoPigments, more.

D.Gen
dgen.com
D.gen textile inks.

DGI
dgi-net.com
Solvent, light-solvent, and oil-based inks.

DigiFab Systems
digifab.com
DigiDye textile inks.

Dilli Precision
dilli.co.kr
UV-curable inks.

DuPont Imaging Technologies
dupont.com
Artistri textile inks.

Durst Image Technology
durstus.com
UV-curable inksets, including Flexible, Rigid, Roll, Paper and Board, Thermoformable, White, and Varnish.

Dystar
dystar.com
Jettex RV high-speed reactive inks for textiles.

Eastech
eastechthai.com
Solvent, eco-/mild-solvent, and UV-curable inks, plus textile inks (reactive, acid, and pigment).

Eastsign
eastsign.com
Ding-Tec solvent and water-based inks.

EFI Inkware
inkware.com
SolWare solvent, EcoWare mild-solvent, bio-solvent, and UV-curable inks; also OEM/custom inks.

Epson
epson.com
Aqueous-based UltraChrome inks, UltraChrome GS solvent inks.

Fillink Technologies
fillink.com
Aqueous, solvent, mild-solvent, and UV-curable inks.

FineInks.com
fineinks.com
Inks for DGI, EFI Vutek, HP Scitex, Océ, others; also, textile inks.

Flora Digital Printing
floradigital.com
Flora solvent, mild-solvent, and UV-curable inks.

Fujifilm Sericol
sericol.com
Uvijet UV digital inks for Fujifilm, Inca, and Zund printers; plus Color+ solvent inks for various models.

Gerber Scientific Products
gspinc.com
GerberCAT Cationic and Gerber UV inks.

Graphics One
graphicsone.com
GO EcoOne eco-solvent, PhotoProof, Xtreme dye-sub, FabInk TX fabric inks, and others; plus, Graphics One is exclusive distributor for Sepiax water-based resin inks in the Americas.

Hewlett-Packard
hp.com
HP aqueous, solvent, mild-solvent, and latex inks, as well as UV-curable and dye-sub inks.

Hilord Chemical
hilord.com
An array of dye-sub ink, as well as mild-solvent, solvent, oil-based inks, and UV-curable inks. New are Geo Inks (solvent, dye-sub) for Mimaki printers.

Image Specialists
image-specialists.com
UltraPro inks for Mimaki, Mutoh, Roland, others.

Independent Ink
independentink.com
SunClipse dye-based and pigmented aqueous inks.

Ink 2000
ink2000.com
Wide-format bulk inks for Canon, Epson, Mimaki, Roland, others.

Ink2image
ink2image.com
Ink2image Absolute inks for Canon, Epson, and HP; bulk-ink systems for various manufacturers/models; Lyson Cave Paint pigment and Fotonic XG archival dye inks (Ink2image is master distributor for Lyson photo products in North America).

Inkjet Mall
inkjetmall.com
ConeColor inks for Epson printers; also several Piezography and PiezoTone black-and-white and sepia inksets for fine-art and photo printing.

InkTec America
inktec.com
Wide-format dye- and pigment-based aqueous inks, solvent, oil-based, dye-sublimation, and UV-curable inksets. Its EcoSolvent Pro inks are distributed in the US by Supply55 (supply55.com).

INX Digital
inxdigital.com
Solvent, mild-solvent, bio-solvent, UV-curable, water-based, and oil-based inks for machines from a variety of printer manufacturers.

ITL Digital Inks
itlgb.com
New VTV textile/vinyl inks for Epson, MS5 True Solvents for Mimaki JV5, and i-BiO inks for Mimaki, Mutoh, Roland and others.

ITNH
itnh.com
ChromaZone water-based, solvent, UV-curable and dye-sub inks, plus inks for Iris printers.

JetBest USA
jetbestusa.com
Water-based and eco-solvent inks.

Laser Reproductions
laserreproductions.com
ColorRite dye-based inks.

LexJet
lexjet.com
LexJet aqueous, solvent, eco-solvent, and UV inks for a variety of printers.

Liquecolor
liquecolor.com
Liquecolor solvent and aqueous inks, plus Solaris eco-solvents.

Marabu
marabu-inks.com
MaraJet solvent inks, UltraJet UV-curable inks. See Clearstar.

Matan Digital Printers
matanprinters.com
Barak UV-curable inks.

Mimaki
mimakiusa.com
ES3 eco-solvent (including a new silver ink), SS2 solvent, and Eco-HS1 high-solvent/low-odor inks, as well as aqueous, dye-sub, and UV inks.

MIS Associates
inksupply.com
MIS aqueous and dye-sub inks.

Mutoh
mutoh.com
Eco-Ultra mild-solvent and MuBio bio-based inks.

Nazdar
nazdar.com
Lyson aqueous, dye-sub, solvent, mild-solvent, and UV-curable inks. New Lyson 133 Series inks for Mimaki JV33 and CVV printers; new Lyson 155 Series inks for Mimaki JV5.

Northern Inks
northerninks.com
Aqueous, mild-solvent, and solvent inks.

Océ North America
oceusa.com
Inks for the company’s wide-format display graphics systems as well as its engineering printers.

Orasign
orasign.com
Orasign aqueous inks.

Pitman
pitman.com
Duratex solvent inks.

Prism Inks
prisminks.com
Aqueous and solvent inks, as well as eco-solvent, UV, and textile inks.

RedGiant
redgiantink.com
Cartridge and bulk inks for Mimaki, Mutoh, HP, Epson, Seiko, more.

Repeat-O-Type
repeatotype.com
Repeat-O-Type aqueous inks.

Roland DGA
rolanddga.com
Eco-Sol Max mild-solvent inks, Eco-Xtreme i and LT solvent inks, Heat Wave sublimation inks, Flexible Eco-UV inks, FP G2 aqueous inks, pigment dye inks; plus, White Eco-Sol Max and Metallic Silver Eco-Sol Max inks.

Sawgrass Technologies
sawgrassink.com
SubliM dye-sub inks, SubliM Direct direct-print dye-sub inks, M-TT water-based textile inks, new MxF Digital Pigment inks for printing on nylon. Plus ArTainium and SubliJet transfer inks and NaturaLink direct-to-garment inks.

Seiko Infotech
seiko-i.com
EG-Outdoor LX mild-solvent, EG-Outdoor EX low-odor/low-solvent, and EGO-EX mild-solvent inks.
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Sensient Technologies
Sensient ElvaJet digital dye-sub water-based inks. Distributed in the US by VistaLogics (vistalogics.com).

Sepiax Ink Technology
sepiax.com
Sepiax water-based resin inks. GraphicsOne is US distributor.

SIDSigns
sidsigns.com
Xtreme Color solvent inks, plus IJ-900 eco-solvent ink.

Sign Warehouse
signwarehouse.com
PrismJet eco-solvent and aqueous dye and pigmented inks.

Solvent Cartridges
solventcartridges.com
InkStream bulk ink systems; solvent-based inks.

Sun Chemical
sunchemical.com
Streamline water-based, oil, and solvent inks; Streamline ESL and Optima inks.

TechInk
techink.com
Gold, Gold HS and Platinum solvent inks; Gold Advantage, Platinum Advantage and Platinum SK mild solvents.

Teckwin
teckwin.com
AuroraTeck UV-curable inks.

3M Commercial Graphics
solutions.3m.com
3M Piezo Inkjet inks, solvent-based and UV.

Toyo Ink
toyoink.com
LioJet line of wide-format inkjet inks includes the solvent-based LioJet SR and the UV-cured LioJet FV and NC inks.

TW Graphics
twgraphics.com
Distributor of Manoukian Digistar and HD1 sublimation inks.

US Sublimation
ussublimation.com
US Sublimation LFP, ElvaJet, UV Max, and FloBrite fluorescent dye-sub inks.

Westar Systems
westarsystems.com
Super Light Fast, Vibrant Wide Format, and Fluorescent sublimation inks.

Xennia
xennia.com
XenInx Diamond UV inks, as well as Moonstone high-opacity white spot color and Lazurite clearcoat.

Xerox
xerox.com
Eco-solvent inks for its wide-format printers.

 

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