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 complemented by unmatched systems and technical support enabling our customers to succeed.
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.
INXFlex™ UV Flexographic Ink
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.
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.
AquaTech™ Water-based Film, Paper and Foil Tag & Label Inks
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. 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.
INXLam™ and Mylex™ Water-based Flexographic Lamination Inks
Water based flexographic lamination ink systems developed to work with a solvent-less, water based and UV adhesive systems. INX water lamination inks demonstrate 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.
Innova™ and Synergy™ Solvent-based Flexographic Laminating Inks
Innova and Synergy ink systems work well with a variety of solvent-based and solvent-less adhesive systems. They are high-performance ink blending systems designed for printers looking to improve printability and lower ink inventory levels.
ShrinkPac F™ Solvent Shrink Sleeve Inks
Formulated for shrink label printers, solvent-based ShrinkPac F inks systems provide premium flexographic inks designed for PETG, OPS and PVC films. ShrinkPac F is fast drying with excellent film adhesion, resolubility, and heat resistance.
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.
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.
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.
Water-based Flexographic and Gravure Surface Print Inks
INX has developed many single serve ink systems to cover the needs of surface print packaging for the fast food industry including: PolyCup for surface printing polyethylene coated board for hot and cold cups; VersaTech for good gloss and water resistance; and Flexographic ODE, formulated for outdoor storage bags with superior hard dry properties and resistance. Systems such as Flexographic ODE inks for superior hard dry properties and resistance for outdoor bags. Single serve ink systems that fit all aspects of the fast food industry.
Solvent-based Flexographic and Gravure Surface Print Inks
INX has developed many systems to cover the needs of the surface print packaging market. From economical polyamide inks like PolyTech for surface printing polyolefin films to our Versa line that offers good gloss and excellent heat resistance. We have systems to cover most applications in the market. INX also offers DuraINX, a dedicated system for bags that need to withstand the conditions of outdoor storage. Light-fast pigments are also offered in virtually all product lines.
pH Stable Water-Based Flexographic Inks
PH stable inks are premium water-based flexographic printing inks developed to work with multiple applications on coated and uncoated papers. Anilox rolls up to 1000 L/S can be utilized with these inks manufactured at an ISO registered plant to insure product consistency. They exhibit excellent pH stability at a wide range of press speeds with little to no pH monitoring necessary and no viscosity build with loss of pH.
Flexographic Specialty Inks
Cold reveal and body-heat activated special effects for labels, stickers, and security applications; and glow-in-the-dark effects are a few of the many possibilities available using CTI’s flexographic ink . We work with our customers to create the particular effects needed. Visit CTI’s Website.
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 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.