Schaumburg, IL – October 11, 2016 – As the landscape for the printing and converting of corrugated substrates continues to change, INX International Ink Co. is developing solutions to help customers keep pace in meeting these needs. It’s also why INX (booth 2131) will feature more specialized and advanced inks and coatings and digital inkjet technologies at the upcoming SuperCorr Expo, October 17-20 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.
“The corrugated market continues to look at what print solutions will provide the best match for quality, speed, versatility and economics,” remarked Jim Wegemer, Director of National Accounts for INX. “As we move forward, digital printers that fit well with the corrugated industry will expand and more digital print equipment will be acquired by corrugated customers. A combination of conventional print formats and digital print solutions can be a win-win for corrugated needs.”
INX experts will be in the booth to discuss products and inkjet technologies that fill those needs. INX manufactures ink for the Engico Aqua 250, an industrial press used for direct printing on solid and corrugated boards and other paper-based materials. The JetINX™ Printhead Drive and Recirculation system supplies components and printing subsystems to integrators, print manufacturers and end-users. Wegemer says JetINX can be a lucrative door opener for printing on a variety of non-standard surfaces.
“As with other INX digital printer solutions, the MD series of flatbed printers is based on the JetINX platform. For those corrugated users who are looking at samples, prototypes and shorter production needs, an MD printer may be the type of solution that you are looking for.”
Proven, high quality inks in the corrugated market begin with INXStar™ and TriStar SpH™. The INXStar series works well for corrugated facilities with process printing capabilities that are looking to maximize their graphic results. They provide high densities and strength levels that allow for clean printing and excellent traps with up to 1000 line screen anilox rolls. TriStar SpH offers improved pH-viscosity stability and brilliant color density on mottled and coated substrates, in addition to excellent drying capability and great rub resistance. Besides great value, both inks series require minimal monitoring when on press.
“The INXStar and TriStar product lines are an important part of our solution. Quality is a given, so it goes beyond that,” indicated Wegemer. “The ability for our customers to run at faster speeds with a few line colors, or with more complex jobs using 6-, 7- or 8-color presses while utilizing both water-based and UV coatings, has been growing. These inks and our existing platforms help customers with the ever changing demands they face daily.”
With the INXSperse™ line of 23 and 23 Plus Series water-based dispersions, printers can experience complete control over their inventory. The highly pigmented color concentrates are designed to produce a full range of inks that are used for diverse applications on a variety of substrates. Available in a complete range of colors, printers can expect to find versatility and value in dispenser applications and more, says Wegemer.
“Our INXSperse 23 bases offer excellent product performance and great value. As customers find themselves printing at faster speeds on new presses and running higher line screen art, they are creating some great looking corrugated work. For those customers who are blending on-site but going to more demanding art with finer aniloxes carrying smaller volumes of ink, the INXSperse 23 Plus bases offer the extra strength that is needed in order to hit color. It does so while still having a well-balanced ink chemistry that allows for outstanding print performance.”
Wegemer added that visitors should check out the more advanced coating products INX will have in the booth. For example, ProCure™ UV Coatings is a comprehensive line with a variety of viscosities, cure packages and flexibility to handle everyday and specialized requirements.
INXKote® water coatings are an ideal solution for corrugated and folding carton packaging applications. These aqueous, energy curable and specialty coatings provide high functionality and can enhance, preserve and add key properties such as gloss, texture, rub and heat resistance to packaging.
Additionally, INX’s Low Migration solutions are second to none. They continue to support the packaging chain across a range of print processes and end application needs.
About INX International Ink Co.
INX International Ink Co. is the third largest producer of inks in North America with over 15 facilities in the U.S. and Canada, and is a global supplier as part of Sakata INX worldwide operations. We offer a complete line of ink and coating solutions technology for commercial, packaging and digital applications. As a leading global manufacturer of inkjet inks, we provide a full palette of digital ink systems, advanced technologies and integrated services. For more information, visit the web sites at www.inxinternational.com and www.inxdigital.com.
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