INX International is proud to be the only ink company to manufacturer its own coatings. They are designed hand-in-glove with our high-performance inks right from the start by product development specialists who know printer and package converter operations firsthand. The result is better performance on-press with inks and inline or offline with coatings. Our product line includes aqueous, energy curable and specialty coatings as well as over-print varnishes manufactured in our ISO certified state-of-the-art Homewood, Illinois facility.
Water-based and UV coatings can help you open doors to new markets, take on higher end jobs and, in short, build your bottom line along with your reputation. They provide extra-special, just-right properties and performance features that, for example, help packages and publications stand up to the rigors of shipping, handling and in-store displays. Coatings can also protect from sun, moisture, dust and dirt, chemicals, and more.
INXhrc™ RotoFlex Series Natural-based Ink and INXKote® Aqueous Coatings
INXhrc Rotoflex is a solvent based ink system designed for surface printing on paper and PE coated substrates. It is formulated to replace—to the greatest extent possible—petro-chemically derived materials with renewable naturally occurring ingredients without sacrificing machine, processing, and end use product performance. INXKote® Aqueous water-based coatings are formulated for commercial, folding carton, and label applications. They are designed hand-in-glove with our ink for both single-sided and work-and-turn applications and provide a durable, rub-resistant finish. These coatings allow for quicker turnaround times and can be used on a wide variety of substrates. INX aqueous coatings are available in a number of high gloss, satin, and matte finishes.
ProCure™ Energy Curable Coatings
Our ProCure line of energy curable (UV, LED, HUV, EB) coatings are designed to be fast curing with superior finish, providing quick turnaround times and smooth, defect-free surfaces. The high-performance coatings have excellent flexibility, adhesion properties, depth of gloss, and clarity. They offer a wide variety of properties including high gloss, rub, chemical moisture and fade resistance, low odor, laser safe, foil stampability, and more. UV adhesives, overprint varnishes, and strike-through coatings are also part of the INX offering. Our product line includes aqueous, energy curable and specialty coatings as well as over-print varnishes all manufactured in our state-of-the art Homewood, Illinois facility.
Special Effects Inks and Coatings
Brand-differentiating special effects made possible with INX inks and coatings yield finishing characteristics that appeal to the senses and enhance shelf appeal. Applications like cold foil adhesives, cast & cure, textured coatings, soft touch, pearlescent, high contrast gloss, and metallic are all possible with INX technologies. Our special effects technologies include: freshness indicators, photochromic sunlight inks, high-velocity thermochromatic ink, thermo ink for tabs, crowns and closures, and reveal inks. Request a Special Effects brochure.