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INX International – New inks and label printer preview on display

Inx displayed its NW340 digital press at Labelexpo Americas 2018 (Source: T. Duley)

USA • The company exhibits new ink products and hardware at Labelexpo Americas (stand 121). This includes a new electron beam low migration ink solution, a preview of the NW340 UV digital label printer, tag and label ink and coating solutions, the eco-friendly INXhrc inks, and a small batch ink dispenser.

The single-pass NW340 Printer is a UV digital label press that gives label converters, packaging, in-house and commercial printers the opportunity to seamlessly transition to digital inkjet technology, according to INX International. The complete solution includes high quality inks and expandable modules. The line has a resolution to 1200-by-600 or 1200-by-1200 dpi, width range to 340 mm (13.38”), and speed up to 300 fpm (91.44 fpm).

Prodigy EBGA, the new EB low migration solution from the line of industrial and packaging application inks. The inkjet ink cures by electron beam using Uteco’s GAIA printer. It is the first inkjet machine offering electron beam technology, eliminating the need for photoinitiators, according to INX International.

EBGA inks is set to provide strong adhesion to a range of label material and film, with high chemical and scratch resistance. Available in CMYK, they can create custom spot colour in addition to orange, green and violet.

AquaTech water-based tag & label inks and coating solutions, including the new AquaTech ION-X series, are on display. These inks are formulated to provide premium strength for today’s higher line anilox rolls and outstanding cure rates at high press speeds.

INXhrc water-based inks have replaced over two million pounds annually of petro-chemically derived resins, waxes and additives, so the company states. The eco-friendly, fast drying ink are set to offer clean, renewable and sustainable ingredients that are free of allergens, nanomaterials, flurochemicals, fanal pigments, heavy metals, latex and PTFE.

The HMJ-200 Small Batch Ink Dispenser, suitable for the tag and label market, provides a single point dispense into jugs with small openings, and a quick adjust scale base accommodates multiple dispense containers from jugs to pails. The HMJ-200 is dispensing four ingredients in a one-gallon jug in 90 seconds, according to the company. Available for water-based or UV curable inks, the small footprint machine has an automated valve cleaning system.

INX exhibits at stand 121 at Labelexpo Americas 2018.

 

Rosina Obermayer

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