At this year's Print 13 show, held September 8-12 in Chicago, INX International Ink Co. says it enjoyed high traffic counts of commercial, packaging as well as digital printers.
"From the various 'The FX of INX' displays in the booth to the national dealer announcement with Komori America Corporation for the NW140 UV digital narrow web press, printers were educated on the variety of options that can make their companies more productive and profitable," the company says.
Specific product stations in the booth highlighted different FX scenarios made possible by INX products. This included new ink platforms, curing technologies, alternative digital inks and equipment for label and industrial printing.
“Many of our visitors were impressed with the new booth design we unveiled, which made for a unique and inviting atmosphere. This set the stage for a very positive and productive show with a number of high quality contacts learning more about the new ink technology INX offers,” says Rick Clendenning, president and CEO of INX International Ink Co.
According to the company, one popular area of interest was the opportunity for sheetfed offset printers to bundle their LED curing systems and printing ink needs into one printing product. Additionally, digital capabilities attracted crowds with live demonstrations of Triangle brand MED UV curable inkjet inks run on a Mimaki 3042 desktop printer. These high-performance and flexible UV LED alternative inks are available in six colors plus white. "Booth visitors got a first-hand view of how MED offers greater adhesion to multiple substrates, including a wide range of plastics, in comparison to the OEM product," the company says.
Taking the UV LED conversation one step further, INX International’s Jon Graunke co-hosted a seminar with Steve Metcalf of Air Motion Systems, about UV LED Curing on September 10.
Graunke, vice president of energy curable technology, addressed a number of issues that primarily affect sheetfed offset printers and flexographic narrow web label converters. In addition to the various challenges UV LED presents, Graunke talked about many of its unique uses, how technology can help printers enter the instant dry world of UV, and took audience questions.