Flexographic Printing Inks
INX International's flexographic ink portfolio includes high-performance water-based, solvent-based, and energy curable inks and coatings including UV, EB, and LED for a wide range of print applications. The performance and value of our flexographic products is complimented by unmatched systems and technical support enabling our customers to succeed.
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.
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.
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.
DuraINX™ HRC Solvent-based Flexographic Ink
DuraINX HRC is a natural, solvent based flexo ink system designed for outdoor bag applications on standard treated polyethylenes. The system is formulated with special high performance pigments and components to impart high fade, gloss, scuff/rub resistance, non-skid properties, good adhesion and print durability for outdoor exposure.
Water-based Flexographic Inks
INX offers a complete line of water-based flexographic printing inks to cover the needs of the surface print packaging market. Our high-performance inks are formulated for a variety of substrates to improve printability, increase efficiencies, and lower applied costs. Visit our product applications page to find a product to fit your needs.
Solvent-based Flexographic Inks
INX offers a complete line of solvent-based flexographic printing inks to cover the needs of the surface print packaging market. Our high-performance inks are formulated for a variety of substrates to improve printability, increase efficiencies and lower applied costs. Visit our product applications page to find a product to fit your needs.
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.
RotoFlex™ G Solvent-based Flexographic and Gravure Dispersions
These inks are highly pigmented color concentrates suitable to be let down into a full range of inks for diverse applications from surface printing to lamination on a variety of substrates. Available in a wide array of colors including barium-free, fade resistant, heat resistant, product resistant, opaque and transparent, RotoFlex G provides absolute maximum versatility and value in dispenser applications providing the printer with complete control over inventory and process needs. Whether you are printing gravure, flexographic, or both, RotoFlex G is the dispersion of choice.
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 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.
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.
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.