INX to Unveil the NW140 Digital Narrow Web Press at GRAPH EXPO
“Having the pre-treatment is very compelling,” Lambert explained. “This means traditional substrates used conventionally are possible to employ because of the jetting of receptive coatings for inks. Most vendors require specific substrates, and this pre-treatment makes it extremely digital print friendly. The INX team has done a tremendous job of working with our partners to offer a digital press that has plenty of firepower for today’s needs.”
The NW140 UV digital narrow web press provides single-pass printing at speeds up to 80 fpm on any label stock. While providing for easy separation of printed labels, the NW140 offers a base coat application for non-treated media. It will support media up to 2mm in thickness, and on 3˝ cores up to two feet in diameter. 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 die-cutting.
The high level of expertise exhibited by its partners allows INX International to take this digital press to the next level. The laser die-cutting capability provided by Spartanics new X140 laser cutting station combines continuous printing and converting speeds up to 80 feet per minute. Spartanics sets the standard for best-in-class finishing equipment with the fastest single source laser cutting machines in the world and unprecedented depth-of-cut control. By combining UV digital printing and laser converting, this system eliminates rotary die cutting tools and printing plates for quick turnaround of high quality labels.
Xaar’s 1001 printheads combine the most advanced design and manufacturing process to deliver high quality drop formation and placement accuracy. Regarded as the world’s leading independent supplier of industrial inkjet printheads, Xaar’s 1001 series provides the highest print quality with 1018 dpi apparent greyscale print resolution with seven selectable drop sizes ranging from 6 pl to 42 pl. The 14 print heads on the NW140 press have seven ink channels, including a base coat, white, yellow, cyan, magenta, black and clear for varnish.