INX International - 9/9/2009
INX International, INX Digital to Unveil New Products at PRINT ‘09
INX International Ink. Co and INX Digital International Co. (booth 4848) have experienced a breakthrough
year in efforts to expand their sustainable products and digital technology roster. This commitment carries
over into PRINT ’09 with new product introductions and demonstrations at the show, to be held September
11-16 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
INX International will display the recently introduced EcoTech™ process color inks and ProCure™ UV Soy
coatings. INX Digital will unveil a new MD660 flatbed digital printer and its first narrow web press, in
addition to offering a new can printing technology preview using high quality, high-speed digital
technology for short-run production.
“Both companies are offering outstanding products that the industry is ready for and we expect they will be
well received,” said INX President and CEO Rick Clendenning. “These products represent both research
and technology that is developed for today’s environment and economy. We committed years ago to
designing new advances in technology with the environment and customer in mind. Our products at PRINT
’09 reflect this commitment and we believe the impact will create both healthier pressrooms and safer
products for consumers.”
INX Digital will accomplish this using their EVOLVE® branding concept to help traditional printers and
converters evolve to digital printing with industrial inkjet systems. The new MD660 UV flatbed printer
quickly and inexpensively delivers real-metal sample proofs in minutes for short-run production of
decorative tins, general line containers and aerosols. An upgrade from the original MD600 which
represented the first short-run digital production solution for metal decorating, the MD660 achieves
extremely high resolution at over 1000 dpi on coated and uncoated aluminum or steel substrates using
proven and reliable printhead technology.
The EVOLVE® concept will be used to roll out the new high-speed, single-pass UV LED-curing narrow
web press. It delivers brilliant full-color output at through-cure speeds up to 80’ per minute. Using
patented Xaar™ printhead technology, it will be demonstrated in the booth.
A new technology for can printing will also be featured in the booth. Designed for short-run production,
this new option offers high quality, single or multi-pass through-cured 4-color output with an advanced UV
LED-curing system with hybrid UV inks. The preview includes hand-mounted cans on a mandrel that will
be sent through a print tunnel and final curing chamber.
The EcoTech™ process color inks have been registered in the NAPIM Bio-Derived Renewable Resource
(BRC) certification program. Over 65 percent of its content is bio-derived and these inks also conform to
ISO 2846-1 standards and are suitable to GRACoL G7 certification. The three new ProCure™ UV Soy
coatings include standard gloss, imprintable gloss and matte. Formulated with varying amounts of
renewable source soy content, expect high performance with most sheetfed and flexo inks and a range
of substrates including film, paper and board.
The INX booth also will feature its best-in-class energy curable product line, including Fusion™ hybrid inks,
INX Cure UV Web, INXFlex™ UV Flexo, and specialty inks and coatings. The emphasis on energy curable
specialty products stems from the major motivation for using UV/EB products, which includes increased
productivity, improved physical properties, reduced costs and environmental compliance.
INX International Ink Co. is the third largest producer of inks in North America with over 30 facilities in the U.S.
and Canada, and is a global supplier as part of Sakata INX worldwide operations. INX Digital International
Co. is a leading global manufacturer of inkjet inks for wide format, super-wide and new generation digital
printers, and a supplier of printer parts and related services.