Octopus Fluids ... inks for professionals

Ink development and ink production

In our laboratory, we develop inkjet inks, solvent inks, stamp inks and other industrial fluids. We create ink recipes with the objective of achieving perfect functionality and colour rendering. The ink production of Octopus Fluids GmbH & Co KG is optimised to ensure that our inks provide the required physical and chemical properties at a consistent quality, meeting the high requirements of the numerous and special printing systems.

In accordance with the customer’s specifications, our chemists develop process inks that differ from the conventional inkjet, solvent or stamp inks used by known manufacturers of printing systems. With Octopus Fluids, both individual orders and special industrial production processes are expected to produce flawless results. Our chemists take any particularities, such as special requirements for high volume printing (as used in packaging printing and with franking and dating machines in labelling technology) into account in the development. Furthermore, the products are optimised to produce perfect print results on “difficult”, coated or laminated surfaces, and for a high resistance against extreme temperatures and weather influence.

However, the real challenge in the ink development starts long before that. Even the conventional inkjet ink for customary desktop printers has high requirements. For example, exact colour rendering on various kinds of paper is an important quality criterion. The print result has to be flawless on cheap copy paper, on business letter paper and on expensive photo paper, whether it is black, cyan, magenta or yellow or the combination of all the colours.

With our many years of experience as a quality ink manufacturer and the extensive practical knowledge of our chemists, we will develop inkjet and process inks for individual and industrial  applications for you. For further information, please contact us by telephone or by e-mail to mail@octopus-fluids.de.

Where can you buy small quantities of our products? Small quantities of our inks can conveniently be purchased from our associated wholesale store, Octopus Concept GmbH.

Inkjet inks for Brother, Epson, Canon, HP and many other types of printers.

“All the same? On the contrary!” At present, our laboratory log contains more than 250 different recipes – and that’s only for customary desktop printers such as HP, Canon, Brother, etc. This is due to the various physical parameters and extremely varying colour spaces. There is no such thing as a good all-round ink for all printers. Every ink of every printer manufacturer has its own characteristics, and we take these characteristics into account. This is why each Octopus Fluids ink is special, and why we do not offer any all-round inks.

Inkjet inks suitable for printing on polycarbonate

Parallel to ink developments for many conventional desktop printer models and numerous industrial marking systems, we are currently advancing the development of inkjet-capable, water-based inks for printing on polycarbonate surfaces with standard printers available on the market. With our research we aim that these inks contain either water or ethanol as their main component. The final ink products will be available in different colors, adhere to polycarbonate and dry quickly. Currently there is no such ink product available fullfilling these requirements. The financing of the development work to be carried out from 15.04.2018 to 14.04.2021 is partly financed by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Free State of Saxony. In total, we expect 5000 working hours tob e invested by the end of the development.

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