Product overview

XIP-HF is environmentally friendly two pack type ink for insert molding that does not intentionally use halogen compounds (Chlorine Cl, Bromine Br) in raw materials. It is a High Definition ink with excellent heat resistance for post processing such as film insert molding.


  • Film insert products in general such as automobile interior, home appliance nameplate.
  • Automobile, Motorcycle

  • Home Appliance (IoT)

  • Smartphone, Tablet, Smart watch

  • Sensor

  • Game

  • Others

Features, Function

  • Halogen compounds, Chlorine (Cl), Bromine (Br) are not intentionally used in raw materials
  • 2 pack type ink forms ink layer with excellent heat resistance
  • Enables extremely high precision printing such as 100μm width fine lines and dots, etc.
  • Excellent printing stability and high-speed printability.
  • By combining with IMB-HF Binder, insert molding with PMMA(Acrylic), ABS, PC/ABS, PC(polycarbonate)resin, etc. is possible


  • PC sheet. Easy adhesion treated PET film


  • XZ-705 SOLVENT Dilution: 0 to 5%
  • *Defoamer may separate over time, stir well before use.
  • *Do not use other solvents as they may adversely affect curing, adhesion, stencil stability, or other properties.

Catalyst, Promoter mixing

  • X-106 CATALYST 11%(to improve adhesion)Pot life: 2 to 3 hrs.
  • X-240 CATALYST 8%(standard)Pot life: 4 to 5 hrs.
  • X-200 CATALYST 13%(extra soft)Pot life: 4 to 5 hrs.
  • *The ink will turn to gel after the pot life has expired. Be sure to mix only enough to use


  • XSM-40 DEFOAMER 1%(For anti-foam and improving leveling)

Recommended cleaner

  • Screen Solvent L2


  • L 355 Mesh(Coverage of 939 NC Black is about 80m2/kg at L-355 mesh)
  • *Recommendation: L-screen 355 mesh made by NBC Meshtec
  • *T 350 mesh can also be used for printing


  • 90℃ 60 min
  • Overprint
    Each layer  80℃ 10 min(tack-free)   
    Final layer  90℃ 60 min(after printing binder)

Standard colors



  • HF179 RED



  • HF399 BLUE

  • HF529 ORANGE


  • HF679 WHITE

  • HF829 VIOLET

  • HF939 NC BLACK

  • HF979 BLACK


Introduction of
Color Guide


  • Due to the possibilities of contamination with halogen compounds, only designated solvents and catalysts can be used.
  • Please check the squeegee rubber, emulsion, materials and substrates before use, as they may contain halogen compounds.
  • Be sure to print a binder as an adhesive layer with the molding resin.
    ⇒IMB-HF009 BINDER: For MIR Ink, PC resin, and PMMA resin molding
    ⇒IMB-HF006 BINDER: For molding of general-purpose resin such as ABS, PMMA, AS, etc.
  • When printing a binder, if the underlayer ink is excessively dry, peeling strength will be reduced.
  • Be sure to print continuously up to the binder and conduct final drying.
  • In the forming process such as vacuum forming, pressure air forming, and mold forming, as well as in insert molding processes that integrate injection molded resin, a complex set of factors affect the performance of the final product, including the selection of printing materials and inks for design printing, printing conditions, printing sequence, drying method and conditions, selection of molding resin, mold design (gate shape, type and position, number of gates), and conditions set during injection molding.
  • Preliminary testing under actual conditions is strongly recommended before a commercial run.
  • Ink shelf life: 24 months from production date, unopened.


  • UN No.: Not classified in the definition
  • UN Classification: Not classified in the definition


  • Use safety gloves and eyeglasses to protect skin and eyes. If the ink comes in contact with skin, wash with soap and plenty of water (or lukewarm water) and consult with a doctor.
  • Containers should be closed tightly after use and stored in a cool and dark place.
  • SDS is available upon request. Please request a copy and read it carefully before handling the products.


Test item Test Conditions Test results
Adhesion JIS K 5600-5-6:ISO2409(cross-cut),1mm interval 6×6, cellophane tape and peelJIS K 5600-5-6:ISO2409 0(no peel)
Heat JIS K5600-6-3:ISO 3248: 90℃、400 hrs., check appearance and peel off from the substrate No defect
Hot Water JIS K 5600-6-2: ISO 2812-2, Soak 48 hrs. in 50℃ hot water, check appearance and peel off from the substrate No defect
Acid Soak 7 hrs. in 5% H2SO4, check appearance and peel off from the substrate No defect
Alkaline Soak 7 hrs. in 5% NaOH, check appearance and peek off from the substrate No defect
Alcohol Gakushin scrub tester, cotton soaked ethyl alcohol, weight 200g, 50 back and forth, check peel off No defect
Scrub Gakushin scrub tester, cotton, weight 500g, 500 back and forth, check color fade No defect

Test Condition

  • Test conditions 【XIP-HF679 White】 【X-240 CATALYST 8%】【90℃ 60 min】 【L 355】【Substrate: Polycarbonate sheet】
  • Above resistance test results are measured results in our laboratory and they are not guaranteed values.
  • Information contained in this catalog may change without prior notice.


Using FIM/IMD method, can you give us some examples of substrate film and molding resin combinations?

PC, PET, and Acrylic substrate sheets are suitable. Suitable resins are PC, PMMA, PC/ABS, AS, etc. However, PP and Olefin are currently difficult to use because they do not have good adhesiveness to the substrate materials.

What is the meaning of FIM/IMD?

What is the difference between Film Insert Molding and In Mold Decoration? Do you use different inks for each?

For the FIM method, the printed surface will be placed between the substrate sheet and the resin. On the other hand, for IMD method, the printed surface will appear on top of the adhered layer of the substrate sheet and the resin. The type ink will depend on the application and your requirements.

What is the largest size that you can use for the Insert Molding Method?

Theoretically, it depends on the capability of molding machine. However, there is an elongation limit of the substrate sheet; it varies depending on the printing materials you are using.

Can you give some examples of the type of industry where a combination of ink and molding method is being used? What would be the actual finished product?

The main industries will be automobile interiors, amusements, and home appliances. Their finished products are such items as speedometers, pinball game machines, water boilers, TVs and possibly as cover material in various other areas.

Do you have any restrictions when you use functional inks for molding inks?

There are some limitations of color hue, glossiness, and other properties. Sometimes, Teikoku Inks is unable to meet a customer’s requirements due to the design of the product.

We found that sometimes when we peel off the print from the injected resin, ink remains on one side or sometimes on both sides. Why does this occur?

In the case of ink remaining on the substrate, adhesion to the injected resin is poor. When ink remains on the injected resin, the adhesion to the substrate is poor. This is delamination. When ink remains on both sides, adhesion to substrate and injected resin are good, but the cohesion of the ink layer is poor. This is a cohesion failure.

The printed layer peeled away from the injected resin. What should we do?

This may be due to a mismatch of ink, substrate and the resin. Please contact our representative.

We have always had good adhesion, but suddenly peeling has occurred. What should we do?

Ink attached so far but it suddenly peeled off. I don’t know what to do.
Please check the following.
(1) Film thickness of printed ink layer
Thinner binder layer tends to have weaker adhesion.
(2) Drying conditions for printed ink layer
If ink doesn’t dry sufficiently, the strength of the printed ink layer becomes weak and cohesive fracture will occur.
(3) Are there any additives such as defoamer contained in ink or binder?
If additive such as defoamer is added in ink, ink’s adhesion to resin tends to be weak.

What are the meanings of X and Q used in the ink names such as IPX, INQ, FMX, etc.?

X and Q are used to designate isophorone-free inks.

What is jet-black ink?

Jet-Black ink is an ink that produces a glossy black finish called “piano black” or “jet black. It achieves a luxurious lacquer-like gloss and unique brilliance, and contributes to the high added value of the products .

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Introduction of functional Black ink

What is high opacity black and white?

This function provides a beautiful black or white color with high opacity even in environments where backlights are used, such as outer frames of flat panels and touch panels.

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Introduction of GLS-HF (3)