INX to Present Advanced Printing Technologies and Ink Chemistry Platforms at drupa 2016
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — March 17, 2016 — The advanced printing technologies and chemistry being demonstrated at drupa 2016 by the Sakata INX Group — including INX International Ink and Sakata INX (Stand 3A50) — will be of interest to anyone involved in today’s printing world. Game changing technologies designed for general commercial, packaging, digital and industrial printers will provide solutions that enable INX customers to compete in the dynamically changing print world.
“We are excited to be back at drupa and looking forward to introducing our new technology. It truly is a special time in our industry for all of us to come together,” comments Rick Clendenning, president and CEO of INX International Ink Drupa opens May 31 and runs through June 10 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
The INX product offering begins with a portfolio of products for packaging applications, including lamination inks for flexible packaging, high-color water inks for corrugated board and digital inkjet inks. INX regulatory experts and chemists will be available to provide guidance to food packagers in light of the never-ending changes to government rules and regulations.
For commercial printers, INX will offer a complete line of best-in-class UV/EB ink technology including advanced long wavelength and special effects chemistries. The INX UV LED and HUV/LE ink systems are designed to be extremely fast curing and offer superior color stability on press, providing less waste and color variation throughout the run.
For brand owners, designers and printers concerned with color management and print quality, INX will feature solutions for proofing and quality inspection. The CGS digital proofing system is a cost effective turnkey solution for flexible packaging proofing and mock-up production. The GTB inspection system can detect printing defects for virtually any printing segment using several image capturing methods, including a brand new cylindrical scanner for two-piece cans.
For those looking to turn digital printing ideas into reality, INX will feature Direct-to-Object printing solutions made possible by integration partners that utilize JetINX integrated imaging components, ink delivery systems and software. Digital printing solutions to be demonstrated in the booth will include modular single-pass automation; helix rotary inkjet technology and software for straight-walled and tapered cylinders; a multi-pass conveyor belt scanning platform; and digital technologies for narrow-web labels and film applications.
For OEMs and end users looking for custom digital ink applications, INX application experts, chemists and integration specialists will offer advice on virtually any aspect of inkjet printing such as chemistry, production workflows and material handling. The INX Digital division will be showing the widest variety of ink types and unique formulations for graphics, signage, textile, industrial and packaging applications, including Aqueous based, UV Curable, Solvent, Hybrids, Coatings and Primers.
Sakata INX continues to be at the forefront of technology for the printing and information industries. Our vision is “Creation of Visual Communication Technology." INX International Ink is the third largest producer of inks in North America with over 15 facilities in the U.S. and Canada, and it is a global supplier as part of Sakata INX worldwide operations.