Algae Ink - Sustainable bio-based ink


This 100% plant-based, renewable, and biodegradable ink is made from algae cells and other plant-based materials. The green pigment is derived from chlorophyll found in cyanobacteria. Other naturally occurring strains produce red, yellow, and orange colours. The ink can be printed with screen, offset, or letterpress printing.

Used for:

It is used as a replacement for oil-based inks to print items such as business cards, greeting cards, invitations, and packaging products.


The ink is available in different shades of green, and other colours are under development. Inks for different printing methods, such as ink-jet printing, are also being developed.


Use it to print hang tags for sustainable clothing or instructions for assembling sustainable furniture.

The sample:

You get a small printof a cactus as seen on the product picture

All samples come with a laminated information card, which includes contact details for the supplier.


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  • What is the sample? Is it the ink? Or is it a sample of the ink as printed on object?

    It is the ink printed on thick paper. You can see the sample on the product picture.