Ink & Digital Supplies
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Ink & Digital Supplies

Ink & Digital Supplies specialises in the design, development, and manufacturing of digital inks.

With a dedicated team of highly skilled production operators based at Ricoh UK Products Ltd (RPL) facility in Stirling (RPLS), we are at the forefront of technological advancements in the digital inks sector. The latest line-up of industrial inks are designed for the flooring and decorative wall covering markets.

Product & Service Offering


Digital Inks

Our expertise lies in the creation of digital inks vital for various printing technologies and applications. These inks are integral to the operations of RPL and RICOH globally, powering a multitude of printing solutions. RPLS currently has the capability to design and manufacture oil and water-based pigment dispersions and inks which are unique within RICOH. 


Ink formulations for new and existing applications are developed in partnership with the Inkjet Technical Centre (IJTC) based at RPL’s Telford site. Together we share skills, knowledge, and equipment to develop new formulations to optimise print quality.


Ink dispersions and formulations are scaled up to manufacture on-site, utilising our bespoke ink packaging design and ink filling systems, to deliver the highest quality finished product to our customers. 


Digital Stencils

We specialise in the production of Digital Stencils, crafted from a delicate polyester film bonded to tissue paper, and coated with an anti-stick material. The final product thickness is considerably thinner than a human hair and the coating has such a low silicon content, it must be measured with an x-ray spectrometer.

Commitment to Sustainability


We are committed to sustainability and actively contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). RICOH's Digital Duplicator Printers, which use our inks, are exceptionally energy-efficient, reducing energy consumption by up to 60% compared to traditional office equipment. Our digitisation and ‘just-in-time’ manufacturing significantly reduces waste in the analogue wallpaper market, resulting in substantial reductions in business’ environmental footprint. We also ensure that all our raw materials meet the rigorous RICOH Green Procurement Standard, promoting responsible sourcing practices which go beyond required legislations. 


Ink & Digital Supplies is a market leader in developing plant-based biodegradable ink, innovating eco-friendly printing solutions. Our commitment to sustainability is further exemplified by our partnership with the IJTC at Telford, where we collaborate to develop formulations that optimise print quality while adhering to the highest safety and environmental standards.

Commitment to Fulfilment through Work


Ink & Digital Supplies is unwavering in its commitment to enhancing both customer and employee Fulfilment through Work. Our ability to rapidly develop high-quality inks plus years of excellence have earned us the trust of our customers worldwide who rely on our swift, reliable service. With our timely service offering, this allows customers more time for value-adding activities in the workplace.


With teamwork at the core of our operations, a highly experienced team of individuals collaborate in a wide spectrum of projects ranging from Research & Development to end-use inks production. This diversity of activities ensures that work is always stimulating, and our team members gain a holistic understanding of the end-to-end production process.

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