Visitors to Labelexpo Americas 2012 will be the first to see the next generation of AquaTech ION Label ink systems when INX International Ink Co. (booth #6451) introduces it at the show, which runs from September 11-13 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.
The new ION premium quality water based flexographic printing ink formulation represents a significant advancement for paper, film and thermal label printing on anilox rolls up to 1500 lines per inch. Each aqueous system offers strong performance with superior press stability for better printability at a wide range of press speeds. Taking into consideration the brilliant color strength and outstanding transparency and resolution, ION is the ideal choice for narrow to mid-Web flexo operations providing work for tag and label customers.
“We are very excited with unveiling this new formulary breakthrough, which we look to serve as the hallmark for not only today’s but tomorrow’s label printer,” said Jim Krstulic, who manages Solutions Sales for INX International Ink Co. “I’m sure the audience at Labelexpo will be excited when they find out what this next generation of ION inks can do for them. AquaTech was originally created 15 years ago and has proven to be an important industry staple. Our newest ION systems are extremely easy to use. Its stay-open formulation is highly effective in keeping screens clean and transitions toward vignettes smooth. We also have the optional ION-Plus version for printers handling jobs requiring anilox rolls up to 1500 lines.”
The paper, thermal and film systems provide benefits with unique characteristics. ION-P is formulated to run on various paper substrates to include most prime label, EDP, semi-gloss and a wide variety of pressure sensitive and tag liners. ION-T offers high heat resistance and is designed for direct and indirect printing across various paper substrates. The ION-F series is designed to provide excellent adhesion on most treated, non-porous Film structures including polyethylene, polypropylene, polyester, cellophane, vnyls and foils.