Living Ink is a US-based biomaterials company founded in 2013. They create carbon-negative pigment and ink products made from algae for the packaging and textiles industry. Their products include water-based flexographic ink, screen printing ink, offset ink, and UV screen ink, all suitable for various substrates and textiles.
Living Ink's algae ink process involves growing algae at a large scale using sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide, purifying the crude pigment using proprietary technology, and transforming it into a finished ink with similar characteristics to conventional carbon black ink. Their innovative product, Algae Black™, is a sustainable alternative to Carbon Black, the black pigment used in ink, plastics, leathers, and rubbers. Algae Black™ is made from algae, not petroleum, making it carbon-negative, safe, bio-based, and sustainable.