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Contrast Inks


The Matthews range of contrast inks provides highly pigmented and brightly printed barcodes and text at an exceptional level of quality. Available in a variety of different colours, our contrast inks are especially suited to printing in industrial environments, for industrial products.


Ability of printing a variety of colours

  • We have a range of contrasting ink colours to suit a variety of packaging materials. Whether it be yellow, blue or white, when printed onto substrates they are all incredibly vivid and exceptional quality.

Strong pigmenting inks

  • Often when you have contrasting inks in bright colours, the print quality can diminish. With Matthews range of contrast inks, you can have the peace of mind that your codes and text will still have the same exceptional print quality as general-purpose black inks produces. This is thanks to the high concentrate of pigment based in the ink, so it can be easily seen and stand out once applied to a substrate.

Ideal for industrial products and facilities

  • Being a MEK based ink, our range of contrast inks are resistant to harsh environmental conditions (such as light, hot, wet and dusty environments) making them ideal for industrial environments, where a high-quality print still needs to be achieved. They can easily print onto wire, tubes, metal, plastic and pipe.

Over 40 years of printing experience

  • At Matthews we pride ourselves on having over 40 years of experience in the manufacturing industry. We know that in order to have the longest lasting printhead and highest quality prints, you need inks that can match a range line speeds and produce codes that meet any printing application.


Our range of contrast inks come with suitable solvents to match. This is to ensure you get the right mix of ink and solvent, so you get longevity from your printhead and high-quality barcodes on your products.

Talk to our ink and solvent experts today who can recommend the right type of solvent for your specific application.


Printers that can be used with our range of contrast inks

  • Linx Contrast Printer (including 5900e, 7900, 8910c, 8920c & Spectrum)
  • Matthews Drop on Demand (including ink & cleaner for 8000+ V-Series printheads, SX32e, SX32i, 8400e, R44e and Mperia standard plus more)
  • Linx Thermal Inkjet

Areas We Service

We’re proud to supply premium contrast inks Australia wide. Our innovative products and solutions are available across Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Darwin, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart and everywhere in between. Get in touch with our team today to see how your business can benefit.

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