INX International’s Hardware Attracts Crowds at GRAPH EXPO

SCHAUMBURG, IL—Sept. 21, 2011—The build-up was substantial and INX International Ink Co. delivered at GRAPH EXPO 2011. The company’s new and fast NW140 UV digital narrow web press featured Spartanics’ new X140 laser cutting station. Attracting crowds, the NW140 on display in demonstration mode in Chicago will make its next appearance at LabelExpo Europe, Sept. 28 to Oct. 1.

“We were very excited about introducing the NW140 UV digital press and so were the many people who stopped by and visited us at Graph Expo,” said Jim Lambert, vp and general manager of INX International – Digital Division. “This press is very unique in several ways. It starts with the pre-treatment that opens the door to many possibilities for all material, and is not limited to only digital friendly. The NW140 also combines printing and conversion in one machine when using the Spartanics laser cutter, which means you don’t need to remove a printed roll from the machine and put it back on for conversion. Our partners did a fantastic job helping us develop a digital press that is unmatched in the marketplace.”

In addition to Spartanics’ best-in-class finishing equipment, INX International teamed with Xaar, Integration Technology and Phoseon Technology. The NW140 UV digital narrow web press provides single pass printing at speeds up to 80 feet per minute on any label stock. It employs 14 Xaar 1001 print heads, Integration Technology’s air-cooled UV LED pinning system, and the Phoseon FireLine 225 high efficiency, water-cooled UV LED-curing system.

The NW140 offers a base coat application for non-treated media and will support media up to 2mm in thickness. The LED curing lamps are used for the pre-coat, white base layer and varnish to hold the inkjet drops in position before a full cure is added by another LED lamp, and laser cutting. The end result is labels printed in brilliant color, quicker job changeovers and automated, accurate cutting paths.

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