Liquid Crystal Ink -  Spectral Colour Change - SFXC | Special Effects and Coatings - 1
Liquid Crystal Ink -  Spectral Colour Change - SFXC | Special Effects and Coatings - 1 liquid crystal sample sample 2ml liquid crystal 2ml liquid crystal sample SFXC® Sprayable Liquid Crystal Ink SFXC® Sprayable Liquid Crystal Ink

This is a water based sprayable ink that can be used through any standard spray equipment or airbrush to give the perfect finish.

Watch High-Grade SFXC® Liquid Crystal Ink change through a spectrum of colours when touched with warm hands or another heat source.

At room temperature, this liquid crystal coating appears to be colourless. However, as the temperature rises the coating will change from red, to green and finally blue. Our liquid crystal has a bandwidth of 24°C to 29°C. This means that the ink starts to change at 24°C and completes its change at 29°C.

Chiral Nematic Liquid Crystal Ink has the brightest colour change out of all the liquid crystals. Liquid crystal ink can be sprayed or brushed onto most surfaces.

Ink coverage = 35ml per square meter.

Liquid crystal looks its best on a black background. However, the liquid crystal ink does work well on other colours such as blue and red. Please avoid coating light colours.


This ink is mainly used in LCD displays but can also be used for education, printing, design, and arts and crafts.Liquid crystal ink has been used in hundreds of innovative applications including, jewellery, footwear, CD covers, packaging, business cards, thermometers, hot warning labels, thermochromic sheets, thermal mapping, interior design, automotive coverings.

Liquid crystal inks are one of the most expensive materials available on the market. We also have a cheaper option available, our adhesive liquid crystal sheets have been coated with four layers of liquid crystal and can be cut and applied to most substrates. Please click here to view this product.

You can also purchase our Liquid Crystal Ink suitable for screen printing. Our liquid crystal ink has been manufactured in a laboratory to an extremely high standard. Every liquid crystal product that leaves us has passed numerous quality and response tests before it is available for purchase.

Liquid Crystal

The pumps shown in the photo collection above were designed by one of our customers! The shoes are made of leather and were coated with Liquid Crystal.
You can find more of Heather's work here.

We worked with renowned design studio Bompass and Parr to create an incredible colour changing flower. Read more about the project in this blog post...

This short video shows our Liquid Crystal Ink applied to black polyester sheeting:

Please click here to view the full description, technical data, and MSDS.

For more information or trade pricing, please contact us. Large orders of the Thermochromic Liquid Crystal will have a 5 -10 day lead time.

The information supplied in this product description is for guidance only.

Please fully test our products before print runs, projects, installations and production.

Colours and packaging may vary. 

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