With an abundance of technical advances to choose from, INX International Ink Co. attracted high traffic counts of commercial, packaging and digital printers at Print ’13 last week in Chicago.
From the various “The FX of INX” displays in the booth to the national Dealer announcement with Komori America Corporation for the NW140 UV digital narrow web press, printers were educated on the variety of options that can make their companies more productive and profitable.
“Many of our visitors were impressed with the new booth design we unveiled, which made for a unique and inviting atmosphere. This set the stage for a very positive and productive show with a number of high quality contacts learning more about the new ink technology INX offers,” said Rick Clendenning, President and CEO of INX International Ink Co.
Specific product stations in the booth highlighted different FX scenarios made possible by INX products. This included new ink platforms, curing technologies, alternative digital inks and innovative equipment for label and industrial printing.
One popular area of interest was the opportunity for sheetfed offset printers to bundle their LED curing systems and printing ink needs into one complete printing solution. Sheetfed printers can gain a faster return on their investment by retrofitting their presses to LED UV with PEAK LED-UV™ from Air Motion Systems, and INXCure™ LED OSF process inks. These inks are 100% reactive and offer superior printing properties suitable for high-end sheetfed applications.
Digital capabilities attracted crowds with live demonstrations of Triangle™ brand MED UV curable inkjet inks run on a Mimaki 3042 desktop printer. These high performance and flexible UV LED alternative inks are available in six colors plus white. Booth visitors got a first-hand view of how MED offers greater adhesion to multiple substrates, including a wide range of plastics, in comparison to the OEM product.
Crowds of people stopping to see the NW140 inkjet UV digital narrow web press led to aisle blockage many times throughout the show. There was a great deal of excitement generated by INX International’s September 9th announcement that Komori America Corporation had entered into a partner agreement to sell and market this press as the national dealer in the U.S.
Powered by the JetINX™ printhead drive and ink recirculation system, the NW140 is incredibly fast. Producing UV LED cure single pass output up to 80 feet per minute on label stock, it combines printing and conversion by using the Spartanics X140 laser die cutting station to provide brilliant color and easy separation of printed labels. As part of the agreement with Komori, the press will use KomoriKare K-Supply UV ink.
Taking the UV LED conversation one step further, INX International’s Jon Graunke co-hosted a seminar with Steve Metcalf of Air Motion Systems, about UV LED Curing on September 10.
Graunke, Vice President - Energy Curable Technology, addressed a number of issues that primarily affect sheetfed offset printers and flexographic narrow web label converters. In addition to the various challenges UV LED presents, Graunke talked about many of its unique uses, how technology can help printers enter the instant dry world of UV, and took audience questions.
Packaging printers scooped up copies of “Low Migration Inks in Packaging,” the comprehensive guide that discusses industry challenges. The highly informative and free booklet details the most relevant regulations and standards, offering supply chain links, responsibilities and recommendations for print production processes.