Introducing new products to the market requires a sizeable amount of time and money to research, develop and promote. That is standard operating procedure for INX Digital International Co., but the company is taking it to another level for FESPA by expanding capabilities for the OEM, Industrial and Aftermarket channels. The June 22-26 event in Munich, Germany, will mark the European debut of the company's new Silver ink, as well as the launch of a new textile ink, the Eco Bulk ink delivery system and EVOLVE Advanced Digital Solutions. INX Digital will have these products and others on display in Hall B1, Stand 360.
"We have been looking forward to FESPA for a long time," said Paolo Capano, Director of INX Digital Italy. "The anticipation has been building and we expect our customers will be impressed by what they see. For example, the new metallic Silver inkjet ink is remarkable and demonstrates our ability to continue to produce cutting edge technology products. The BIOINX line supports our commitment to developing more sustainable products using renewable resources, and our new Eco Bulk system is a prime example of this commitment. I believe all of our products will be very well received."
Eco Bulk represents a new type of ink delivery system as part of INX Digital's Green recycling program. With a unique cardboard design and easy to use, it is comprised of one box instead of five, 440 ml cartridges and the ink is housed within a foil bag. Once emptied, the bag is disposed of and replaced, a more sustainable approach compared to plastic. The foil bag can contain up to two liters of ink, double the current industry standard of one liter packaging and resulting in less waste, but 440 ml cartridges will remain available for customers using less ink. A test program showed that more volume allows for greater consistency of the product being delivered through the network.
FESPA attendees looking for new ink solutions will want to check out the Technology Showcase section of the booth and find the metallic Silver inkjet ink. INX Digital has partnered with Eckert and will expand the opportunity for Silver into the UV curable market this year. It will be demonstrated at FESPA on a Mimaki JV3 printer and company officials expect it will make a direct impact on the label and tag market, in addition to the folding carton segments of packaging.
The new textile ink continues the new dimension of Green products and INX Digital's commitment to water based products. Designed for use on direct printing with synthetic fabrics with Epson print heads, it offers optimal quality and a vibrant color gamut. It also displays fast drying characteristics on polyesters with minimum 60 percent blends, with optimal ink fluidity and printability and excellent image definition and fastness properties.
The BIO line of sustainable ink products will include the new Triangle AXB superwide format inks to debut at FESPA. AXB uses renewable resource content, offers outstanding scratch resistance and is UV resistant for outdoor use up to three years. Customers will appreciate having the ability to use many of their printers in faster modes with less ink consumption and have a wider color gamut to choose from. AXB will work with a number of printers using Spectra, Xaar 128 and Xaar 500 print heads.
INX Digital will also show the Triangle brand Color Compatible MLD Magenta inks for the Alternative market and the newly formulated HPS 9000 series for HP and Seiko printers. The EVOLVE Advanced Digital Solutions section will be distinguished by three separate plasma TV screens promoting the CP100 can printer, the MD660 UV flatbed printer, and the NW100 narrow web label printer. All three machines give printers the essential products to successfully transition from traditional printing to new niche markets that includes digital printing.