INX International is proud to be the only ink company to manufacturer its own coatings. They are designed hand-in-glove with our high-performance inks right from the start by product development specialists who know printer and package converter operations firsthand. The result is better performance on-press with inks and inline or offline with coatings. Our product line includes aqueous, energy curable and specialty coatings as well as over-print varnishes manufactured in our ISO certified state-of-art Homewood, Illinois facility.
Water-based and UV coatings can help you open doors to new markets, take on higher end jobs – in short, build your bottom line along with your reputation. They provide extra-special, just right properties and performance features that, for example, help packages and publications stand up to the rigors of shipping, handling and in-store displays. Coatings can also protect from sun, moisture, dust and dirt, chemicals and more.
INXKote® Water Coatings
Aqueous coating is the most widely used technology within the graphic arts industry today, occupying over 50% of the overprint market. The economical and environmental advantages, as well as superior performance features make this technology a good fit for packaging, publication and commercial applications.
Our INXKote® product line includes multi-functional coatings for sheetfed folding carton, label and commercial applications. They enhance, preserve and protect and can also add key properties such as gloss, texture, rub and heat resistance and COF to packaging, publications, mailings, brochures, labels – you name it.
ProCure ™ UV Coatings and Varnishes
INX manufactures a comprehensive line of UV/EB energy curable coatings with a variety of viscosities, cure packages and flexibility to satisfy both the everyday and specialized requirements of both commercial and package printers. Our ProCure™ UV coatings and varnishes provide a combination of high performance and value. With excellent adhesion to a variety of substrates and a fast cure response, ProCure™ UV coatings provide a high-speed ultra-violet light curing coating for paper and board applications. Our ProCure™ product line offers a wide varietyof properties including high gloss, rub, chemical, moisture and fade resistance, low odor, laser safe, foil stampability and more.
Special Effects 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 effect ink technologies include: Freshness Indicators, Photochromic Sunlight Inks, High-Velocity Thermochromic Ink, Thermo Ink for Tabs, Crowns, and Closures and Reveal Inks.