Fresh off an impressive performance at Print 13, the NW140 inkjet UV digital narrow web press will be demonstrated live by INX International Ink Co. in tandem with partner company Spartanics (Stand 9G38) at Labelexpo Europe. INX will also highlight the AquaTech ION Label ink systems at the four day show, which runs from September 24-27 in Brussels.
“We had an absolutely fantastic response to the NW140 earlier this month at the Print show in Chicago. At times there were so many visitors wanting to see it demonstrated the main aisle was blocked. People could not walk by without stopping and seeing the press,” remarked Jim Lambert, Vice President and General Manager – Digital Division, for INX International Ink Co.
“Since the last Labelexpo show a year ago in Chicago, we have made some upgrades to the NW140. By using the Spartanics X140 laser die-cutting station, you combine printing and conversion in one machine, making it very unique in the marketplace.”
The NW140 is powered by the JetINX™ print head drive and ink recirculation system, making it incredibly fast with UV LED cure single pass output up to 80 feet per minute on label stock. Delivering brilliant color with the ability to print 140mm wide and providing for easy separation of printed labels, the press produces outstanding performance with automated and precise cutting paths and fast job changeovers.
The high level of technology is significant. The NW140 now employs 12 digital print heads with six ink channels, a custom designed high efficiency, water-cooled UV LED curing system, and an air-cooled UV LED pinning system. The press also supports media on 3-inch cores up to two feet in diameter and uses EVOLVE™ Advanced Digital Solutions brand ink.
INX International’s AquaTech ION Label systems are the perfect solution for narrow to mid-Web flexographic printers who do work for tag and label customers. The premium quality, water-based flexographic printing ink formulations 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, radiant color strength and outstanding transparency, and offers superior press stability for a wide range of press speeds.
ION-P is formulated to run on various paper substrates, including 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 a variety of paper substrates. The ION-F series is designed to provide excellent adhesion on most treated, non-porous Film structures including Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Polyester, Cellophane, Vinyl and Foils. Ink experts will be available in the stand to answer any questions.