In conjunction with its partner Spartanics (Stand 9G38), INX International Ink Co. will offer a live demonstration of the NW140 inkjet UV digital narrow web press at Labelexpo Europe. INX will also feature the AquaTech ION Label ink systems at the show, to be held in Brussels from Sept. 24-27.
The NW140 press continues to attract plenty of attention. Powered by the JetINX printhead drive and ink recirculation system, this incredibly fast press delivers excellent performance with UV-LED cure single pass output up to 80 feet per minute on any label stock. It combines printing and conversion by using the Spartanics X140 laser die-cutting station to provide vivid color, and can print 140mm wide while providing for easy separation of printed labels.
The press is considered unique for other reasons. It incorporates high level technology, starting with 12 Xaar 1001 print heads with six ink channels, a Phoseon Fireline 225 high efficiency, water-cooled UV LED curing system, and Integration Technology’s air-cooled UV LED pinning system. The LED curing lamps are used for the white layer base and varnish to hold the inkjet drops in position before a full cure is added by another LED lamp.
The NW 140 press has gained a reputation for its automated and precise cutting paths and fast job changeovers. It also uses EVOLVE Advanced Digital Solutions brand ink and supports media on 3-inch cores up to two feet in diameter.
The AquaTech ION Label systems are premium quality, water-based flexographic printing ink formulations. Ideal for narrow to mid-web flexographic printers that do work for tag and label customers, they represent a significant advancement for paper, film and thermal label printing on anilox rolls up to 1500 lines per inch.
Each of the three series has exceptional characteristics. INX will display ION-P, ION-F and ION-T, which are noted for strong performance, brilliant color strength and outstanding transparency. ION also possesses superior press stability for a wide range of press speeds.