The Inklink

RIHAC Enterprises has been recognised as an ABA100 Winner for Product Excellence in The Australian Brand Awards 2017 for the research and development of The Inklink. The Australian Brand Award for Product Excellence [PXA] recognises products of exceptional quality offering a point of difference from their competitors.

“We are honoured that the Rihac Inklink, has been selected as an ABA100 Winner for Product Excellence [PXA] in The Australian Brand Awards 2017. Continuous innovation is a fundamental value in our company and we are inspired to continue pursuing new ‘outside the box’ solutions for consumers.”
Sam Cahir, CEO, RIHAC Enterprises
The idea of the Rihac Inklink continuous ink supply system (CISS) was driven by a desire to create an alternative product in a market exclusively controlled by proprietary inkjet printer manufacturers.

The Inklink is a result of over fifteen years of continuous development, multiple product and innovation patents combined with the highest standards in after-market ink technology.  An innovative solution for inkjet printers that provides a money-saving alternative to expensive disposable ink cartridges.

From humble beginnings back in early 2000, Rihac created the first CISS based on a gravity flow system. Rather than using a gravity based system, Rihac developed a purpose designed and self-contained ink reservoir. This reservoir was engineered with special ‘air balance tubes’ to equalize the pressure regardless of the ink level and function like a typical ink cartridge.

The Inklink comprises of a large refillable reservoir of ink (100mls of each colour) that sits outside your printer. Attached to the reservoir are silicone tubes which supply the ink to specialised cartridges.  The printer operates the same way but now you have 100mls of each colour which can be refilled when you run low, by simply removing the plug and pouring in some more ink.

Printing an A4 picture using brand name cartridges can cost you up to $4 a print, whereas the Rihac Inklink costs you as little as 4c. This can equate to thousands of dollars in savings over the lifetime of a printer. In fact, this groundbreaking system can save consumers over 95% comparable with traditional printing options! Unlike disposable cartridges, the Rihac Inklink lasts for years, and is made from recycled materials. This is done as a conscious effort to reduce the amount of waste that occurs as a bi-product of printing every single day.  In Australia, over 20 million empty cartridges go to landfill each year.  Our ink systems will now prevent millions of ink jet cartridges entering landfill, making them an environmentally sustainable solution for everyone who owns an inkjet printer.

For more information on Rihac and the Inklink go to rihac.com.au

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Products must be commercially available on the Australian market and comply with all applicable Australian standards and regulatory requirements prior to entry. Prototypes or products still undergoing trials are ineligible to enter.

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The Australian Brand Awards are the regional chapter of an integrated, hierarchical leadership program conducted on a national and international level. Eligible organisations from each region are invited to participate in the international chapter of the program at The World Brand Awards. Conducted annually and currently in its inaugural year, the awards has been established to honour the most innovative consumer brands by recognising their most innovative consumer products. The program provides a notable opportunity for high-performing organisations which develop innovative consumer products to be acknowledged both nationally and internationally. The Australian Brand Awards are the national chapter and The World Brand Awards are the international chapter. The awards seek to recognise the world’s most innovative consumer brands through a global recognition and knowledge building initiative that is underpinned by the program’s established framework.

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