For two-plus years, INX Digital International Co. (Hall A1 Stand C40) has helped printers convert to digital printing by way of its highly successful EVOLVE Advanced Digital Solutions. Show organizers have dubbed the theme of the upcoming FESPA Digital 2011 as “Evolution,” for what is being billed at the greatest event in digital printing. It takes place May 24-26 in Hamburg, Germany, and will show how INX Digital is ready for any digital occasion.
The company will have a full arsenal of products on display. Besides EVOLVE, visitors will find the Triangle DTX direct-to-fabric textile inks running on ATP color printers and the Triangle EDX inks running on Roland VersaCAMM printers. Also featured will be the new Eco Bulk ink delivery system in use with a Mimaki JV33 printer, a Neolt printing unit and various fabric and packaging samples.
The DTX textile inks were created for and are experiencing much success with the aftermarket ink channel. The program switch of PVC-based materials and solvent inks towards a greener production environment continues to hike interest in these direct-to-textile inks.
Designed for use on direct printing with synthetic fabrics using Epson printheads, they deliver optimal quality and a wide color gamut. These inks have extremely fast drying characteristics on polyesters with minimum 60% blends. DTX also displays optimal ink fluidity and an excellent image definition and fastness properties.
The EDX inks offer a line of eco solvent products and represent the first time the Triangle brand has offered a color and chemically compatible ECO product for the alternative market. 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 TAPS-free. It’s also unique since it is the only HAPS-free product in the industry. EDX also provides a significant cost savings when compared to OEM eco inks.
Eco Bulk is a prime example of INX Digital’s corporate commitment to develop more sustainable products. A key 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.