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Ink Development and Ink Manufacturing

In our in-house laboratory, our chemists develop inkjet inks, solvent inks, stamp inks and other technical liquids. We create ink formulations that aim for perfect function and colour reproduction. The ink production of Octopus Fluids GmbH & Co KG is optimised to ensure that our inks meet the physical and chemical properties with consistent quality that meet the high demands of the numerous and special printing systems.

With Octopus Fluids, individual development orders from our customers should succeed just as flawlessly as special, industrial ink requirements for production processes. In their development work, our chemists take into account, for example, the special features of mass printing ("high volume printing"), as they occur in packaging printing as well as in franking and dating devices in labelling technology. Furthermore, the printing results are also optimised for "difficult", coated surfaces in terms of resistance to extreme temperature conditions and external weathering.

However, the real challenge for our development work begins much earlier. The demands on classic inkjet ink, as required for normal desktop printers, are already high. An essential quality feature is the exact colour reproduction on different types of paper. The print result must be impeccable on inexpensive copy paper, business letterhead and expensive photo paper, and that in black, cyan, magenta and yellow, as well as in the interplay of all colours.

With our many years of experience as a quality ink manufacturer and the extensive practical knowledge of our chemists, we can take on the development of inkjet and process inks for individual and industrial applications for you. Make your enquiry conveniently by telephone on +49 (0) 351 79689206 or by e-mail to

How do you get our products? You can easily order small quantities of our inks via our online shop. For larger quantities, please contact us.

Inkjet inks for printing systems from Brother, Epson, Canon, HP and many more

"The Same in All of Them?!" For commercially available desktop printers alone, such as those offered by HP, Canon, Brother & Co, our laboratory logbook already contains over 250 different recipes. This is due to many physical parameters and extremely varying colour spaces of the inks. There is no such thing as a good universal ink for all printer types. The inks of all printer manufacturers have their very own special features and we take care to record these and implement them in our own developments. That is why every Octopus Fluids ink is so special. And that's why we don't have universal inks either.

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 was partly financed by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Free State of Saxony.

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