Front and center will be the NW210 inkjet UV digital narrow press and the new HMJ-250 medium batch automated ink dispenser. INX will display a variety of proven products, ranging from ION water-based label inks and shrink sleeve label inks for exceptional film adhesion, to new and advanced UV/EB inks and coatings.
“Labelexpo is one of my favorite tradeshows. I’m glad that every two years, thousands of people who attend this event visit an area that is nearby to our corporate office and R&D facility,” said Rick Clendenning, president and CEO of INX International Ink Co. “We will have solutions in our booth for anyone who wants to improve their operation. For example, we will be showing advanced UV/EB products that result in exceptional print quality on a wide range of label substrates.”
The NW210 inkjet UV digital narrow web label press produces best-in-class image quality performance with UV LED advance curing technology. It’s also very fast, one reason why it is appealing to label converters, direct mail and packaging printers.
Delivering single pass output up to 80 feet per minute on any label stock, the NW210 press combines printing and conversion to produce vivid color printed labels at a maximum printing width of 210mm. It comes equipped with a Spartanics laser die-cutting station and Xaar patented technology, with multiple drop sizes and color ink channels.
The HMJ-250 is a versatile, medium-sized and affordable batch ink dispenser manufactured by HMJ tech. It offers fully automated valve cleaning and single point dispensing into any container, from narrow-neck jugs to six-gallon pails. It can be configured for up to 24 stations of water-based, UV-curable or solvent-based inks, and the solid-state industrial control system offers true, real-time dispensing - it needs only 90 seconds to produce a four-ingredient gallon of ink.
INX low energy flexographic inks have produced prolific results by delivering outstanding print quality. The new INXFlex UV LED process inks are environmentally friendly and formulated to cure under LED UV lamps with wavelengths between 380-400nm. They provide minimal plate swell for flexographic printing on most tag and label and pressure sensitive substrates, and are intended for in-mold label and shrink sleeve applications.
More advanced UV/EB inks and coatings offerings on display will include ProCure UV Coatings and INXFlex UV Low Migration inks for packaging printers, which are ITX-free and suitable for indirect food contact.
INX shrink sleeve systems possess unique capabilities that give printers more options. Etona solvent-based gravure inks for shrinkable film printing offers exceptional film adhesion and high strength with oriented polystyrene and PETG. The ShrinkPac F solvent-based flexographic ink system for shrinkable film labels is fast drying with superb printability at high speeds. It works very well on substrates such as shrinkable polyester, PVC and oriented polystyrene. INXFlex UV ITX-free Shrink 70 inks are formulated for minimal plate swell for flexographic printing.
AquaTech ION label inks continue to perform well in the marketplace. The premium quality, water-based flexographic printing ink formulations offer many benefits and superior press stability over a wide range of speeds. The ION-T Thermal series is specifically designed for printers using higher line anilox rolls of up to 1500 lines. The ION-P series has produced outstanding results on most prime label substrates, in addition to semi-gloss, EDP and many pressure sensitive and tag liners.