INX International offers a complete line of flexographic and gravure inks and coatings including energy curable options for flexible paper applications. High performance inks and coatings are available for envelopes, single and multi-wall bags, store sacks, wrapper, label and other flexible paper applications.
INXhrc® Natural Based Inks
INXhrc natural-based inks are formulated to replace petrochemically derived ingredients with clean, renewable, and sustainable ingredients without sacrificing machine, processing, and end-use product performance. Brand owners and printers benefit from reduced regulatory risk and measurable, reportable CO2 savings.
RotoFlex™ HRC Natural-based Inks
Rotoflex HRC 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.
AquaTech™ Water-based Film, Paper, and Foil Flexographic Inks
AquaTech inks present a significant advancement for paper, film, and thermal label printing on anilox rolls up to 1500 line screens. Each water-based system offers strong performance with superior press stability for better printability at a wide range of press speeds. Taking into consideration the brilliant color strength and outstanding transparency and resolution, AquaTech ION is the ideal choice for narrow to mid-web flexo operations for tag and label work.
StarWrap™ Water-based Flexographic Inks
StarWrap inks are economical flexographic inks ideally suited for the absorbent papers typical of bags, store sacks, and sandwich wrappers. They offer an excellent combination of performance and value including good color density and holdout for common stocks at high printing speeds.
INXVelope™ Water-based Envelope Inks
INXVelope series and other ink options lead the way in delivering consistent “blacker blacks” and “bottom line blacks” with customer proven savings. Look for superb color output on coated, uncoated, and recycled paper, along with rub resistance, gloss and/or other job-specific properties.
pH Stable Water-Based Flexographic Inks
These premium water-based flexographic printing inks were developed to work with multiple applications on coated and uncoated papers. They exhibit excellent pH stability at a wide range of press speeds, with minimal pH monitoring necessary, and they exhibit little to no viscosity build with loss of pH. Superior strength allows for Anilox rolls up to 1000 L/S to be utilized with these inks. INX pH stable inks are manufactured at an ISO registered production facility to ensure product consistency and quality.
ENERGY CURABLE INKS
INXFlex™ Contour UV Flexographic Dual Cure Shrink Sleeve Inks
INXFlexTM Contour inks are specifically engineered for tried-and-true adhesion to shrink sleeves with heavy ink coverage and can be cured with either traditional UV or LED technology. These high-performance UV flexographic inks address the key needs determined by shrink sleeve converters maximizing shrink contouring while eliminating post-shrink adhesion loss and ink flaking. This ink system has excellent transfer capabilities and printability at high press speeds and is fast drying. The Dual Cure (DC) version allows you to switch from either UV or LED unit by unit, curing two ways with one ink system for increased efficiencies and lower applied costs.
INXFlex™ UV Flexographic Inks
INXFlex UV Flexographic inks are formulated to provide minimal plate swell on most tag & label, pressure sensitive, shrink and in-mold label applications. Formulated to be benzophenone and ITX free, they are an ultra-low viscosity pourable system that can be printed with aniloxes up to 1800-line screen with 1.0-1.2 BCM. They provide good adhesion to a wide variety of substrates while being V-pyrol free.
GelFlex-EB™ Electron Beam Flexographic Inks
Gelflex•EB inks help brand owners and printers achieve their sustainability goals by reducing or eliminating lamination layers in favor of surface print. They are ultra-high solid, gel-based inks which are fluid enough for CI flexo printing, but thicken rapidly, providing effective high-speed ink trapping in the wet state. With Gelflex•EB you can produce a wide array of eye-catching print designs using multi-colored palettes as well as various tactile packaging surfaces.
INXCure™ EB Web FTP NSO Inks
A unique electron beam curable ink system that has been specifically formulated for indirect food packaging applications. They have been engineered to work well on film-to-paper and film-to-film laminate constructions. Inks qualify for the Soy Ink Seal and are compliant with the Swiss Ordinance 817.023.21, the EuPIA inventory list, the directive 2002/72/EC and subsequent amendments, commission regulations (EC) 1935/2004 and 2023/2006 and the Resolution of Council of Europe on packaging inks AP(2005)2.
INXCure™ UV Letterpress Inks
Designed for superior tag and label printing and formulated to be benzophenone and ITX free with excellent flow and transfer properties, they are suitable for all types of letterpress applications.
Fusion™ UV Hybrid
Unsurpassed in the marketplace, INX Fusion UV Hybrid cure response is equal to 100 percent reactive inks, and exceptional adhesion to synthetic substrates, expanded water window and enhanced transfer over other systems. They run well with, or without, inline UV or aqueous coatings. Fusion may be run on conventional presses using approved roller company rollers. Unlike other inks, Fusion's special vehicle formulation eliminates the need for roller conditioning and special press configurations. Fusion inks qualify for the soy ink seal.
RotoFlex™ R Solvent-based Gravure Ink
RotoFLEX R is a solvent based gravure ink designed for surface printing on paper substrates. It is designed to be blended with the RotoFLEX G NC Dispersions for surface print paper structures which require good hot scuff resistance.
INXSperse™ Water-based Color Concentrates
INXSperse highly pigmented color concentrates are suitable to be let down into a full range of inks for diverse applications on a variety of substrates. Available in a wide array of colors including barium-free, copper-free, fade resistant, heat resistant, bleed resistant, opaque, and transparent. INXSperse provides absolute maximum versatility and value in dispenser applications providing the printer with complete control over inventory and process needs.
LOW MIGRATION INKS
Low Migration Packaging Inks and Coatings
With research and development, product stewardship and quality, all working together, INX provides assurance that our sensitive application packaging inks are of the highest quality and safe for their intended use. Our low migration inks and coatings are designed to meet global food packaging requirements.
SPECIALTY INKS AND COATINGS
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. Our special effects inks and coatings product line includes options for commercial and packaging applications that are guaranteed to make your product stand out from the rest. Request a Special Effects brochure.
INXKote® Water and ProCure™ Energy Curable Coatings
INX inks and coatings are designed to work hand-in-glove with each other 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 in- or off-line with coatings.
INX International is proud to be the only ink company to manufacturer its own coatings. Our INXKote and ProCure product line includes aqueous, UV, EB and specialty coatings as well as overprint varnishes all manufactured in our state-of-art Homewood, Illinois and Edwardsville, Kansas facilities.