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™ Washable Ink
A sustainable, solvent-based, shrink ink for both gravure and flexographic printing that is de-inkable from cPET films and floatable with roll-fed OPP labels in the recycling process. Genesis is 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.
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.
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.
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 color density and excellent water resistance. They enable line work printability with up to 800 line screen anilox rolls and process work printability with up to 1000 line screen anilox rolls.
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 and INXSPerse Plus dispersions and offer exceptional film adhesion, are low foaming, easy to clean up, and have excellent printability at a wide range of press speeds.
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.
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.