Shrink Sleeve

INX International offers a complete line of flexographic and gravure inks and coatings including energy curable options for shrink sleeve applications. From recyclable options for PET bottles to product resistant options for household cleaners, our shrink sleeve inks and coatings offer high-performance properties.


Genesis™ GS Washable Solvent Ink

A sustainable, gravure solvent ink that is de-inkable from shrinkable cPET films and floatable with roll-fed OPP labels in the recycling process, these inks are recognized by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) for meeting or exceeding the group’s strict testing protocol for washable and recyclable PET shrink sleeve applications.

ShrinkPac LSR™ and Etona™ Solvent Gravure Inks

Formulated for shrink label printers, solvent-based ShrinkPAC LSR and Etona gravure inks provide high performance printing. ShrinkPac LSR is designed for PETG and PVC shrink sleeve applications, while Etona is designed for PETG and OPS shrink sleeve applications. Both offer exceptional film adhesion and printability at high speeds.

ShrinkPac™ F Solvent-based Flexographic Inks

ShrinkPac F ink system is a premium solvent-based flexographic ink for shrinkable film labels. It has been formulated for shrinkable film labels including: oriented polystyrene, PVC, and shrinkable polyester. It is high strength and exhibits exceptional film adhesion at high printing speeds.

INXFlex™ Contour™ UV Flexographic Inks

INXFlex Contour UVF are a system of UV curable flexo inks specifically engineered for Shrink Sleeve applications with heavy ink coverage. They are suitable for most tag & label, pressure sensitive, and in-mold label applications. They have been formulated to be benzophenone and ITX free. They provide minimal plate swell, and have good adhesion to a wide variety of substrates.

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.

AquaTech™ ION-S Water-based Flexographic Inks

AquaTech ION-S process series are a premium quality water-based flexographic printing ink specifically formulated for shrink film and label printing applications.

AquaTech inks present a significant advancement for paper, film, and thermal label printing on anilox rolls up to 1500 lines per inch. Each water-based system offers strong performance with superior press stability for better printability at a wide range of press speeds.

INXShrink™ Water-based Flexographic and Gravure Inks

INXShrink series inks are a premium-quality water-based system specifically formulated for flexographic or gravure shrink film reverse printing applications. They are compatible with INXSperse Plus dispersions and offer exceptional film adhesion, are low foaming, easy clean up, and have excellent printability at a wide range of press speeds.

INXLam™ SHK

INXLam SHK is a premium quality water-based flexographic printing ink specifically formulated for shrink film and lamination applications. It demonstrates exceptional film adhesion, excellent bond strength, superior strength and excellent water resistance. They enable line work printability of up to 800 line aniloxes and process work printability of up to 1000 line aniloxes.

INXSperse™

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 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.

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 coatings; both in-line and off-line. INX International is proud to be the only ink company to manufacture 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.