INX International Ink Co. will introduce its new NW140 UV digital narrow web press at Graph Expo, which runs from September 11-14 in Chicago at McCormick Place. INX (booth #427) has partnered with several industry suppliers including Phoseon Technology, to develop the press which features UV LED-cure single pass output and Spartanics laser die-cutting capabilities.
The NW140 press is the latest addition to INX’s highly successful EVOLVE® Advanced Digital Solutions brand line. It delivers single pass printing with eye-popping color at speeds up to 80’ feet per minute on any label stock and provides for easy separation of printed labels. Phoseon’s FireLine 225 high efficiency water-cooled UV LED curing system helps make this product unique to the marketplace. The LED curing lamps are used for the final curing process to ensure complete full cure and good adhesion qualities to the substrate.
As the world leader in UV LED curing solutions, Phoseon Technology became involved with INX earlier this year in the development in the NW140. The FireLine 225 is the successor to the company’s highly successful StarFire MAX (4W/cm2) product line. Made available to the market since late 2009, the FireLine225 is a key part of a family of four products that were the industry’s first to deliver 8W/cm2 peak irradiance.
“We were discussing our technology with Jim Lambert at INX for quite some time before talks centered on the FireLine 225 earlier this year,” said Chad Taggard, Director of Marketing at Phoseon Technology. “Phoseon delivers UV performance by maximizing UV energy UV in a robust, reliable, small form factor. Our UV LED systems provide environmental benefits as well since they don’t use mercury or generate ozone.”
The FireLine 225 includes patented Semiconductor Light Matrix™ (SLM) technology, which offers high intensity and pure UV output while promoting a longer life cycle. The scalable, water-cooled system also sports increased productivity benefits and is maintenance free.
INX International Ink Co. is the third largest producer of inks in North America with over 20 facilities in the U.S. and Canada, and is a global supplier as part of Sakata INX worldwide operations.