As the largest producer of inks for 2-piece metal decorating in the world, INX continues to lead the way with new and advanced products and systems. Because “the package is the product” for cans coming off today’s high-volume lines, “almost” meeting color and brand identity specs just won’t do for product-differentiating designs. Which is why so many brands rely on INX metal decorating inks for eye-popping color with properties to withstand the rigors of fabrication, filling and distribution.
INXFlex™ UV Flexographic Inks
INXFlex™ inks have been formulated to provide minimal plate swell for flexographic printing on most tag & label, pressure sensitive, as well as shrink and in-mold label applications. They have been formulated without benzophenone and ITX. They are an ultra low viscosity pourable system that can be printed with aniloxes up to 1800 line screen with 1.0-1.2 BCM. They have good adhesion to a wide variety of substrates, while being V-Pyrol free.
INXCure™ UV/EB Inks
The INX energy curable product portfolio delivers unsurpassed print quality on a wide variety of paper, board, plastic and flexible substrates. Suitable for inline or offline coating with wide water tolerance and fast cure responses, INXCure™ and our dedicated INX specialists give printers and package converters a competitive advantage.
Fusion™ UV Hybrid
Unsurpassed in the marketplace, INX Fusion™ UV Hybrid inks offer an improved cure response, expanded water window and enhanced transfer over other hybrid systems. They run well with or without inline UV or aqueous coatings and gloss back is minimal when UV coated. They may be run on conventional presses using roller company approved rollers. Unlike other hybrid inks, Fusion™ eliminates the need for roller conditioning and special press configurations due to its special vehicle formulation. Fusion™ inks qualify for the soy ink seal.
INXVelope™ Water-based Envelope Inks
INXVelope™ series and other ink options lead the way in delivering consistent “blacker blacks” and “bottom line blacks” with customer proven savings. Look for superb color output on coated, uncoated and recycled paper, along with rub resistance, gloss and/or other job-specific properties
AquaTech™ Water-based Film, Paper and Foil Tag & Label Inks
AquatTech™ inks present a significant advancement for paper, film and thermal label printing on anilox rolls up to 1500 lines per inch. Each water-based system offers strong performance with superior press stability for better printability at a wide range of press speeds. Taking into consideration the brilliant color strength and outstanding transparency and resolution, AquaTech ION is the ideal choice for narrow to mid-web flexo operations for tag and label work
Water-based Corrugated Inks
INX Star Series cover virtually every corrugated need: brown box; display; sheet printing; natural; mottled; bleached; Kemi substrates; course screens; fine line process; anilox rolls from 165 to 1000; fluorescent or metallic inks. The Star Series line includes HyStar™,TriStar™, INXStar™, PearlStar™, StarrCorr™, StarFlex™, and INXGlo™.
INXLam™ and Mylex™ Water-based Flexographic Lamination Inks
Water based flexographic lamination ink systems developed to work with a solvent-less, water based and UV adhesive systems. INX water lamination inks demonstrate exceptional film adhesion, excellent bond strength, superior strength and excellent water resistance. They enable line work printability of up to 800 line aniloxes and process work printability of up to 1000 line aniloxes.
Innova™ and Synergy™ Solvent-based Flexographic Laminating Inks
Innova™ and Synergy™ ink systems work well with a variety of solvent-based and solvent-less adhesive systems. They are high performance ink blending systems designed for printers looking to improve printability and lower ink inventory levels.
Belle Color™ Solvent-based Rotogravure Laminating Inks
The highest performing laminating inks on the market for adhesive and extrusion lamination. Specially formulated for retort, boil-in-bag and an extraordinary range of diverse packaging applications It is a proprietary, single component universal ink system that prints clean and sharp with outstanding quality and consistency on multiple substrates. Belle Color™ has excellent heat resistance and low solvent retention. It also resolves doctor blade issues common with other inks. Lightfast colorants are also available.
ShrinkPAC™ and Etona Solvent Shrink Sleeve Inks
Formulated for shrink label printers, solvent-based ShrinkPacF™ and Etona™ inks systems provide premium gravure inks designed for PETG and OPS shrink sleeve applications. ShrinkPacF™ is fast drying with excellent film adhesion, resolubility and heat resistance, while Etona™ offers exceptional film adhesion and printability at high speeds.
Water-based Flexographic and Gravure Surface Print Inks
INX has developed many single serve ink systems to cover the needs of surface print packaging for the fast food industry including: PolyCup for surface printing polyethylene coated board for hot and cold cups; VersaTech for good gloss and water resistance; and Flexographic ODE, formulated for outdoor storage bags with superior hard dry properties and resistance. Systems such as Flexographic ODE inks for superior hard dry properties and resistance for outdoor bags. Single serve ink systems that fit all aspects of the fast food industry.
Solvent-based Flexographic and Gravure Surface Print Inks
INX has developed many systems to cover the needs of the surface print packaging market. From economical polyamide inks like PolyTech for surface printing polyolefin films to our Versa line that offers good gloss and excellent heat resistance. We have systems to cover most applications in the market. INX also offers DuraINX, a dedicated system for bags that need to withstand the conditions of outdoor storage. Light-fast pigments are also offered in virtually all product lines.
23 Series Water-based Flexographic Dispersion
Highly pigmented color concentrates suitable to be let down into a full range of inks for diverse applications on a variety of substrates. Available in a wide array of colors including barium-free, copper-free, fade resistant, heat resistant, bleed resistant, opaque and transparent. Series provides absolute maximum versatility and value in dispenser applications providing the printer with complete control over inventory and process needs.
RotoFlex™ G Solvent-based Flexographic and Gravure Dispersions
Highly pigmented color concentrates suitable to be let down into a full range of inks for diverse applications from surface printing to lamination on a variety of substrates. Available in a wide array of colors including barium-free, fade resistant, heat resistant, product resistant, opaque and transparent. RotoFlex G provides absolute maximum versatility and value in dispenser applications providing the printer with complete control over inventory and process needs. Whether you are printing gravure, flexographic, or both, RotoFlex G is the dispersion of choice.
pH Stable Inks
Premium waterbased flexographic printing inks developed to work with multiple applications on coated and uncoated papers. Anilox rolls up to 1000 L/S can be utilized with these inks manufactured at an ISO registered plant to insure product consistency. They exhibit excellent pH stability at a wide range of press speeds – little to no pH monitoring necessary with no viscosity build with loss of pH.
Low Migration Packaging Inks and Coatings
With research and development, product stewardship and quality working together, INX provides assurance that our sensitive application packaging inks are of the highest quality and safe for their intended use. Our low migration inks and coatings are designed to meet global food packaging requirements.
Special Effects Inks and Coatings
Brand differentiating special effects made possible with INX inks and coatings yield finishing characteristics that appeal to the senses and enhance shelf appeal. Applications like cold foil adhesives, cast & cure, textured coatings, soft touch, pearlescent, high contrast gloss and metallic are all possible with INX technologies. Our special effects technologies include: freshness indicators, photochromic sunlight inks, high-velocity thermochromatic ink, thermo ink for tabs, crowns and closures and reveal inks.
EcoTech™ Sheetfed Offset Folding Carton Ink
These high-performance low VOC process colors are made from environment-friendly raw materials that average 65% bio-based renewable resource content (45% vegetable oils). EcoTech inks deliver sharp reproduction on a wide range of coated and uncoated substrates. Fast start-ups get colors in-balance quickly, with fewer wasted sheets.
INXKote® Water and ProCure ™ UV Coatings
INX International is proud to be the only ink company to manufacturer its own coatings. Our product line includes aqueous, energy curable and specialty coatings as well as over-print varnishes all manufactured in our state-of-art Homewood, Illinois facility.