Promoters of this year’s ISA International Sign Expo 2011 have artfully captured the imagination of sign industry personnel with the promise that “First impressions start here.”
INX Digital International Co. (booth 4315) has added to that message, which began at last year’s show. When visitors convene for the April 28-30 event at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, they’ll get a glimpse of the future when they see the display INX Digital has waiting for them.
In addition to the successful EVOLVE Advanced Digital Solutions, INX Digital will be promoting its new Triangle EDX inks and Eco Bulk ink delivery system and introduce the new Prodigy brand to the sign industry. A separate business unit, Prodigy currently serves the graphic arts with toner and industrial inkjet inks for OEMs, integrators and printhead companies within the digital market.
Upon entering the booth, visitors will walk under an archway designed to introduce them to Prodigy. Display cases of digital print applications will include a unique variety of everyday solutions that use UV-, water- and solvent-based products as part of the Prodigy portfolio.
“A year ago at this show, we explained our philosophy and strategic plan for using renewable resource materials and our plans for moving forward,” said Ken Kisner, president of INX Digital Americas. “We believe our ink formulation expertise, coupled with EVOLVE and the Triangle and Prodigy brands, makes us an unequaled source for products, technologies and services for the sign industry. INX Digital has operations in the U.S., as well as Italy, China, India and the Czech Republic, so we are well situated to handle the growing global demands. The products we have at this year’s ISA Expo will show our vision for the future of digital printing.”
The EDX inks are a new line of eco solvent products and the first time the Triangle brand has offered a color and chemically compatible ECO product for the alternative market. With dual compatibility, users can perform cartridge-by-cartridge changeover without wasting ink. New color profiles are not required in order to obtain the same color as OEM inks when printing. Designed for Roland printers with Epson DX4 print head technology, EDX is a fast drying ink with low odor and is both HAPS- and TAPS-free. EDX also provides a significant cost savings when compared to OEM eco inks.
Eco Bulk is a perfect example of INX Digital’s corporate commitment to developing more sustainable products. An integral part of the company’s Green recycling program, the ink delivery system is easy to use and features a unique cardboard box design that consists of 100 percent recycled material. Comprised of one box instead of five, 440 ml cartridges, the ink is housed within a foil bag. Once emptied, the bag is disposed of and replaced, a much more sustainable approach compared to plastic.
The foil bag can contain up to two liters of ink, double the current industry standard of one liter packaging. It also results in less waste, but 440 ml cartridges are available for customers who use less ink. An extensive test program conducted by INX Digital revealed that more volume allows for greater consistency of the product being delivered through the network.