INX International: Water-based UV flexo inks

INX International introduced AquaTech™ ION-X™ series water-based UV flexo inks that run on paper and most film stocks.

Jim Krstulic, INX Product Manager for Tag & Label, says the results of customer beta trials indicate it will be a successful product.

“ION-X performed well. The inks printed cleanly and had plenty of strength, which allowed them to use finer line anilox rolls for their spot colors,” said Krstulic. He pointed out AquaTech ION-X is also available in the ION XS™ series, which is specifically designed to boost print, film and thermal label printing on anilox rolls up to 1500 lines per inch by using the 23 Plus Series water-based dispersions.

“The ION X and XS systems are a highly pigmented formulation, which provides for the strong and vibrant colors you’ll see. The system has a great print response in regards to adhesion, lay down, and user friendliness on a wide variety of porous and non-porous label stocks,” he said, mentioning how performance results are consistent regardless if ION X is used on film, foil or top coated vinyl structures.

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