INX Color Perfection helps bring standardization and education to the metal industry. It starts with the INX 2-Piece Metal Color Catalog and extends through to advanced digital proofing, best-in-class ink and color measurement software. The Color Catalog will be the industry’s first standard for 2-piece metal decorating and will contain more than 600 metal decorating colors with ink formulations that are supported by licensed software. MetPack attendees can pre-order the Color Catalog during the show.
“The tools we offer are significant,” said Renee Schouten, director of marketing for INX International Ink Co. “The Color Catalog itself features an array of vivid colors printed on metal chips. This is important because currently, the only color standard options available to designers are on paper and color applications are sensitive to the substrate they are printed on.
“By using the INX 2-Piece Metal Color Catalog, users are able to choose INX colors that are a representation of what the metal print will look like,” added Schouten. “It takes away many of the questions from the entire process of selecting colors for metal products. Using the INX Color Catalog, you get accurate, consistent and reproducible color from concept to can. It will help brand owners, designers and decorators with lead times, which ultimately could mean lower costs, as well as time-to-market improvement.”
INX’s advanced CP100 UV digital cylindrical printer provides another option in the quest to get product to market quicker. Powered by JetINX Printhead Drive Electronics and Ink Recirculation systems and patented helical printing software, brand owners and designers can expect superior quality at very high speeds. Single or multi-color cost efficient short runs, proofs and prototypes can be produced in a matter of seconds, making it a great choice for direct-to-metal printing.
INX will also exhibit its full line of best-in-class 2-piece, 3-piece and special effects ink systems that offer finishing characteristics to attract consumers’ attention. INX will feature a variety of special effects technologies, ranging from freshness indicators, photochromic sunlight inks and high velocity thermochromic ink, to thermo ink for tabs, crowns and closures, and reveal inks.
All of these solutions are supported by INX University, which supports metal decorating professionals with access to technical materials, diagnostics information and development topics.
“As the leader in metal decorating ink technology with a long history of evolutionary products and services, our knowledge and know-how of the metal decorating process is unmatched,” Schouten concluded. “We have a dedicated division to metal decorating, with application experts trained in all aspects of the decorating process who share their expertise with our customers.”