As one of the largest global ink manufacturers, INX International Ink Co. develops world-class ink solutions for traditional and digital printing. At Labelexpo Americas, INX (booth 3010) will cast a wide net with new and established products for flexible packaging, folding cartons and label printers. The September 13-15 show will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, only minutes from INX’ corporate offices.
Front and center will be the NW210 inkjet UV digital narrow press and the new HMJ-250 medium batch automated ink dispenser. INX will display a variety of proven and successful products, ranging from ION water-based label inks and shrink sleeve label inks for exceptional film adhesion, to new and advanced UV/EB inks and coatings.
“Labelexpo is one of my favorite tradeshows. I’m glad that every two years, thousands of people who attend this event visit an area that is nearby to our corporate office and R&D facility,” remarked Rick Clendenning, President and CEO of INX International Ink Co. “We will have solutions in our booth for anyone who wants to improve their operation. For example, we will be showing advanced UV/EB products that result in exceptional print quality on a wide range of label substrates.”
The NW210 inkjet UV digital narrow web label press has attracted plenty of attention for its ability to produce best-in-class image quality performance with UV LED advance curing technology. It’s also very fast, one reason why it is appealing to label converters, direct mail and packaging printers.
Delivering single pass output up to 80 feet per minute on any label stock, the NW210 press combines printing and conversion to produce vivid color printed labels at a maximum printing width of 210mm. It comes equipped with a Spartanics laser die-cutting station and Xaar patented technology, with multiple drop sizes and color ink channels.
The HMJ-250 is a versatile, medium-sized and affordable batch ink dispenser manufactured by HMJ tech. It offers many advantages, including fully automated valve cleaning and single point dispensing into any container, from narrow-neck jugs to six-gallon pails. The system is designed to work with HMJ tech’s modular media farm, which can draw from a wide range of sources including kits, drums and bulk containers.
This affordable ink dispenser offers custom capability for any ink room. It can be configured for up to 24 stations of water-based, UV-curable or solvent-based inks, and the solid-state industrial control system offers true, real-time dispensing - it needs only 90 seconds to produce a four-ingredient gallon of ink. No matter if it is called upon for back-to-back production or just a few batches, the HMJ-250 is designed to deliver clean, quick and precise dispensing.
INX low energy flexographic inks have produced prolific results by delivering outstanding print quality. The new INXFlex™ UV LED process inks are environmentally friendly and formulated to cure under Light Emitting Diode UV lamps with wavelengths between 380-400nm. They provide minimal plate swell for flexographic printing on most Tag & Label and pressure sensitive substrates, and are intended for in-mold label and shrink sleeve applications.
More advanced UV/EB inks and coatings offerings on display will include ProCure™ UV Coatings and INXFlex™ UV Low Migration inks for packaging printers, which are ITX-free and suitable for indirect food contact.
INX shrink sleeve systems possess unique capabilities that give printers more options. Etona™ solvent-based gravure inks for shrinkable film printing offers exceptional film adhesion and high strength with oriented polystyrene and PETG. The ShrinkPac F™ solvent-based flexographic ink system for shrinkable film labels is fast drying with superb printability at high speeds. It works very well on substrates such as shrinkable polyester, PVC and oriented polystyrene. INXFlex™ UV ITX-free Shrink 70 inks are formulated for minimal plate swell for flexographic printing. Specifically engineered for Shrink Sleeve applications with heavy ink coverage, they are designed for most Tag & Label, pressure sensitive and in-mold label applications.
AquaTech ION label inks continue to perform extremely well in the marketplace. The premium quality, water-based flexographic printing ink formulations offer many benefits and superior press stability over a wide range of speeds. The ION-T™ Thermal series is specifically designed for printers using higher line anilox rolls of up to 1500 lines. The ION-P™ series has produced outstanding results on most prime label substrates, in addition to semi-gloss, EDP and many pressure sensitive and tag liners.