Finding the Right Ink
A sourcelist of 80 ink resources.
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 aqueous dye, mild-solvent, solvent, and Anapurna UV-curable inks; plus new AquaJet Pro inks (aqueous-based, disperse dye) for the Jeti AquaJet.
Bulk ink systems for Mimaki, Roland, Mutoh; also for fine-art/archival applications.
American Ink Jet
Wide-format bulk inks for HP Designjet and other printers; plug-and-play inkset for HP Z6100.
Monteith-brand inks for HP, Mimaki, Mutoh, Roland, Seiko, more.
Helizarin pigment and Bafixan Virbra textile inks. Distributed in the US by VistaLogics (vistalogics.com).
ArmurInk bulk ink system for Epson.
Bordeaux Digital PrintInk
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.
Sam Ink solvent and mild solvent inks for HP and Seiko.
DuraFos bulk-ink system for Epson, Mimaki, more.
Lucia aqueous pigment inks.
CET-branded UV inks include Standard, High-Pigment, and FlexiCure flexible inks.
MaraJet and JetStar solvent inks; a division of Marabu.
Coast Graphics Supply
Bulk inks for Epson, Mutoh, Mimaki, Roland, others; plus sublimation inks.
ChromoInk inks for Epson, HP, Mimaki, Mutoh, Roland, more.
DayGlo EcoPigments, more.
D.gen textile inks.
Solvent, light-solvent, and oil-based inks.
DigiDye textile inks.
DuPont Imaging Technologies
Artistri textile inks.
Durst Image Technology
UV-curable inksets, including Flexible, Rigid, Roll, Paper and Board, Thermoformable, White, and Varnish.
Jettex RV high-speed reactive inks for textiles.
Solvent, eco-/mild-solvent, and UV-curable inks, plus textile inks (reactive, acid, and pigment).
Ding-Tec solvent and water-based inks.
SolWare solvent, EcoWare mild-solvent, bio-solvent, and UV-curable inks; also OEM/custom inks.
Aqueous-based UltraChrome inks, UltraChrome GS solvent inks.
Aqueous, solvent, mild-solvent, and UV-curable inks.
Inks for DGI, EFI Vutek, HP Scitex, Océ, others; also, textile inks.
Flora Digital Printing
Flora solvent, mild-solvent, and UV-curable inks.
Uvijet UV digital inks for Fujifilm, Inca, and Zund printers; plus Color+ solvent inks for various models.
Gerber Scientific Products
GerberCAT Cationic and Gerber UV inks.
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.
HP aqueous, solvent, mild-solvent, and latex inks, as well as UV-curable and dye-sub inks.
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.
UltraPro inks for Mimaki, Mutoh, Roland, others.
SunClipse dye-based and pigmented aqueous inks.
Wide-format bulk inks for Canon, Epson, Mimaki, Roland, others.
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).
ConeColor inks for Epson printers; also several Piezography and PiezoTone black-and-white and sepia inksets for fine-art and photo printing.
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).
Solvent, mild-solvent, bio-solvent, UV-curable, water-based, and oil-based inks for machines from a variety of printer manufacturers.
ITL Digital Inks
New VTV textile/vinyl inks for Epson, MS5 True Solvents for Mimaki JV5, and i-BiO inks for Mimaki, Mutoh, Roland and others.
ChromaZone water-based, solvent, UV-curable and dye-sub inks, plus inks for Iris printers.
Water-based and eco-solvent inks.
ColorRite dye-based inks.
LexJet aqueous, solvent, eco-solvent, and UV inks for a variety of printers.
Liquecolor solvent and aqueous inks, plus Solaris eco-solvents.
MaraJet solvent inks, UltraJet UV-curable inks. See Clearstar.
Matan Digital Printers
Barak UV-curable inks.
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 aqueous and dye-sub inks.
Eco-Ultra mild-solvent and MuBio bio-based inks.
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.
Aqueous, mild-solvent, and solvent inks.
Océ North America
Inks for the company’s wide-format display graphics systems as well as its engineering printers.
Orasign aqueous inks.
Duratex solvent inks.
Aqueous and solvent inks, as well as eco-solvent, UV, and textile inks.
Cartridge and bulk inks for Mimaki, Mutoh, HP, Epson, Seiko, more.
Repeat-O-Type aqueous inks.
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.
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.
EG-Outdoor LX mild-solvent, EG-Outdoor EX low-odor/low-solvent, and EGO-EX mild-solvent inks.
Sensient ElvaJet digital dye-sub water-based inks. Distributed in the US by VistaLogics (vistalogics.com).
Sepiax Ink Technology
Sepiax water-based resin inks. GraphicsOne is US distributor.
Xtreme Color solvent inks, plus IJ-900 eco-solvent ink.
PrismJet eco-solvent and aqueous dye and pigmented inks.
InkStream bulk ink systems; solvent-based inks.
Streamline water-based, oil, and solvent inks; Streamline ESL and Optima inks.
Gold, Gold HS and Platinum solvent inks; Gold Advantage, Platinum Advantage and Platinum SK mild solvents.
AuroraTeck UV-curable inks.
3M Commercial Graphics
3M Piezo Inkjet inks, solvent-based and UV.
LioJet line of wide-format inkjet inks includes the solvent-based LioJet SR and the UV-cured LioJet FV and NC inks.
Distributor of Manoukian Digistar and HD1 sublimation inks.
US Sublimation LFP, ElvaJet, UV Max, and FloBrite fluorescent dye-sub inks.
Super Light Fast, Vibrant Wide Format, and Fluorescent sublimation inks.
XenInx Diamond UV inks, as well as Moonstone high-opacity white spot color and Lazurite clearcoat.
Eco-solvent inks for its wide-format printers.