Addressing Inks

A Bold Statement...

We believe we have the best performing cartridges and range of inks in the industry! Yes it’s pretty bold but the growth in users who believe that is what gives us the confidence to make the statement.

Addressing inks and packaging inks for that matter have been the growth engine for Colorlabs over the last two or three years. You can only grow if you have customer acceptance and performance. Addressing ink users are some of the most demanding users and have high expectations. Taking on the OEM and suppliers of ink in original OEM cartridges is no easy task. Perfecting the state of the art re-manufacturing process and developing partnerships with ink chemists and suppliers has been the catalyst for success.

We have the most compatible versatile ink in the market and our equivalent to Max 3 has been a runaway success. Add to that the specialty formulas for fast drying and over coated stocks explains why more and more dealers in the addressing market have settled on doing business with Colorlabs, and yes we should not forget THEY MAKE GREAT MARGINS !

Take a minute to look over the formulas and applications on the next pages and call us about your applications and ask for samples. We have many, many years of combined ink jet and addressing experience here in the building, no one but no one has more experience in the addressing business than the people at Colorlabs, if you have heard of Scriptomatic, Datatech, Bryce, Secap and Pitney Bowes you will know why!




Item Number Description
MRH45A Standard Black - Compares to HP® C51645A
MRH42A Compares to HP® C8842A Versatile Black & Collins® CM-150
MRH105 High Definition - Compares to Collins® CM902 & HP® C8842A    
MRH405 Long Decap Black - Compares to Collins® Reliable H & TWK2080H-CT - DataPac® CIB-C-0091
MRH95A Fast Dry Black - Compares to HP® C6195A
MRH545SF Super Fast Dry - Compares to Collins® TWK-1961H & CM-796KB
MRH07A Aqueous Black - Compares to Collins® MAX2 & TWK-1386 & HP® C9007A
MRH08A Aqueous Pigment Black - Compares to HP® Q2392A & Collins® Max 3 & TWK-1396


Hybrid Dy Pigment Blend - Compares to Collins® Complete H TWK1818H
  Very Dark Density. Compares to VideoJet and Wolke® WLK660068
MRH68A Spot Red - Compares to HP® C6168A Spot Red  
MRH69A Spot Green - Compares to HP® C6169A Spot Green
MRH70A Spot Blue - Compares to HP® C6170A Spot Blue
MRH73A Spot Yellow - Compares to HP® C6173A Spot Yellow

Ink Comparison chart.


Colorlabs Ink description: Compares to: * Comments on Colorlabs products:

 MRH 105

Collins CM 902

High resolution, crisp images, on porous and coated materials. Excellent for high quality work.


Premium priced solution for high resolution needs.

MRH 08

 HP®Q2392 or Collins  Max 3

Pigment Black for use on coated stocks.  PVC, plastic cards, & aqueous media


(TWK 1396)


 MRH 42A

HP C8842A versatile Black

Good across a variety of stock, porous and coated. Excellent quality and density on non-coated stock


Collins Complete

Dries quickly with heater / dryer.
Works well on most common stocks.


Has additive to reduce head build up, reducing operator maintenance.

 Fast Dry or MRH95

HP C6195A Fast Dry

Fast dry designed for offset stock (Porous) materials


Collins CM 290

Often used in applications with no heater dryer (addressing) and absorbent stock in packaging lines.

 Aqueous or MRH O7A

General ink, and brands of Aqueous.

Excellent ink for both porous (lighter image) and on some coated stocks.


Secap Picaso, Rena  easy ink aqueous. 

Requires high power heater. Dryer for best results on difficult media.


Collins CM 557


 Standard Black or MRH45A.

HP 51645A

Solid black image, can be used at lower DPI with good density.


 Collins reliable H

Dries quickly on porous stocks, long  Decap time.


Least expensive offering but needs to be tested on really absorbent media before production use.

 MRH   405

Collins 902 H (Heads up)

Specialty ink formulas with good black density on non-coated stocks.


Data Pac DIB-C-0091

Extra-long decap time for extended down time operations.


Popular in the packaging market and in line mailing (stop / start) applications

Spot Color(s) or MRH 68, 69, 70, 73)

HP C6168A, 69A, 70A, 73A

Dense color inks used in spot color applications. Designed for porous materials in the addressing and packaging markets.


Collins CM series of Colors

Should be tested with other formulas for differences in drying and resolution performance when used in multi head machines


* Compares to:
The Colorlabs formulations are designed to meet industry needs, not copied from OEM or others.

The description "similar to" is for information purposes and a guide to ink choice for a particular application.

Actual performance of the formulations will vary by media, coated surfaces, heater performance and DPI etc.

The same is true for the OEM or Other inks described.

The formulations have been compared under a wide variety of applications with the OEM and other inks.

User feedback and customer acceptance has been very good and helped in our comparison descriptions.

As always, first time end users should test the inks performance on their own applications.

HP, Collins, Secap Picaso, Rena Easy ink, are trademarks of their respective companies.

None are associated with Colorlabs and have not endorsed or approved the Colorlabs products, descriptions or comparisons.