About Our Inks
A bottle of Vermont PhotoInkjet ink guarantees you both innovation and quality.
We are the most unique ink company in the world. Founded in 1994 by Jon and Cathy Cone, the OEMs have called us a "boutique" ink company because we are small and make specialized products. Yet, we formulate more inks than any other 3rd party ink company in the world (more than 100 separate inks for Epson printers). What makes our ink superior is that we have a deeper understanding in how it is used and why it is used. Our sister company Cone Editions Press is the world's first digital printmaking studio. We've a long history.
We are also willing to invest in tomorrow's technologies. Our motivation is not to make ink in a "compatibles" market. We were first to offer pigment in Epson printers prior to Epson offering pigment in their own printers. We were first to manufacture carbon monochrome inks (in addition to being the inventors of quadblack). We were the first to offer nano-grinding of pigments to precisely control their shape and polish. We are the only 3rd party ink company in the world to join both HP and Epson in developing an encapsulated pigment particle.
All of our pigment inks are encapsulated to isolate the static charge. Expensive chemistry is required to both control the static charge as well as the dispersion of each of our special pigments. As a result, our pigment particles can not attract one another to form clumps. The benefits to the user is non-clogging performance and high-standard printability. Just like Epson's encapsulated pigment inks ConeColor Pro, Piezography, and InkThrfitDB inks must be shaken prior to use.
In the USA, all Cone branded inks are sold exclusively through InkjetMall. We do manufacture private label inks for several other ink companies in the USA. These are formulas which we do not sell ourselves. Please contact us below if you would require ink development or are interested in becoming a dealer or distributor.
Ink making for us is more than an art. It is the staple ingredient that we rely on as printmakers.
We've been digital printmakers longer than anyone else on this planet. Jon and Cathy Cone founded Cone Editions Press (the world's first digital printmakers) in 1980. It has produced some of the most important exhibitions of our time, and continues to work with photographers and fine artists all over the world.
The best way to learn about this deep immersion in art, printmaking, and ink technology is to read our full history of work with artists over at Cone Editions Press.
Gregory Colbert: The Ashes and Snow nomadic museum exhibitions in Santa Fe, Tokyo and Mexico City were printed by Jon Cone from 2005 – 2008. Using a combination of JonCone Studio and Piezography inks on handmade papers up to 94″ x 186″, these prints were viewed by more than 13 million people making it the most viewed exhibition in history.