Inkjet printing technology uses minuscule, liquid ink droplets that are propelled onto paper or other substrates during the printing process, where they rapidly dry to produce high-quality, high-resolution colorful text and images.
Inkjet printing offers users the ability to customize labels for their applications, where they can be in business, manufacturing, and industrial settings. Inkjet printing uses dye or pigment inks to accommodate a variety of synthetic materials and label coatings.
Most printer models are only able to print with one ink type. For example, the Canon LX-D5500 is only able to print with dye-based ink, and the Primera LX-2000 can only print with pigment-based ink. However, some printer models, like the Primera LX-910, are able to accommodate both types of ink.
Dye-based inks are less expensive. They are able to produce more vibrant colors when printing as the ink is absorbed into the fiber of the material. Dye-based ink is ideal for printing customer facing product labels that require colorful text or images Pigment-based inks are more resilient when printing. The ink sits on the surface of the material is it printed on and fuses with the fibers. Pigment-based ink is ideal for printing durable labels, such as GHS and BS 5609 compliant labels.
Inkjet printing supports roll and fanfold labels, as well as tags. Roll labels must have a 3” core inner diameter. Perforated or non perforated labels can be used as well as continuous labels. Many inkjet printers support labels with glossy or matte finishes for applications that require different vibrancy or reflectivity levels. We carry various label sizes in different materials and colors to ensure you are choosing the best label for your application.