Printing inks and coatings specialist INX International Ink has experienced a surge of business since the SGIA Expo, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center late in October.
Since the show ended on 24 October, INX – the event’s gold sponsor – has been busy with many leads obtained from the three-day event and the positive influences will continue into 2015.
INX Digital North America sales manager and international marketing manager Susie Mendelssohn said: "The SGIA Expo was a sensational event with another great turnout. We had representation from numerous market segments, as well as printers and dealers from around the world. Our booth was filled all three days with interest covering the gamut, from typical digital sign and graphics to industrial inkjet applications."
INX featured a Roland® printer technology preview of its TRIANGLE® RXV eco solvent wide format inks, putting the spotlight on the TRIANGLE ESC and MED inks for the second consecutive year, and demonstrated its digital capability to produce specialised packaging with the CP100 digital cylindrical printer powered by JetINX™.
Mendelssohn added: "The RXV ink preview attracted solid interest and we continue to satisfy the constant requests for more information about it as a result of the show.
"Seeing a positive reaction at the show to a new product is one thing, but backing it with new business immediately following the show throughout the North American market is a true indication of the future success this product will attain."
High performance is a solid feature of RXV inks. They work with Roland large format printers, such as the Roland Soljet™ Pro 4 series, which includes the XR-640™ and XF-640™, as well as the VersaEXPRESS™ and VersaCAMM™ VSi series. Colour and chemically compatible with the Eco-Sol MAX® 2 OEM inks, RXV offers a neutral balanced grey-scale equal to OEM ECO ink, with fast dry times and low odor.
Mendelssohn noted that a large number of the SGIA crowd continues to be impressed by the ESC inkjet inks. The alternative eco solvent, ESC, works in conjunction with the Epson Stylus® GS6000 commercial outdoor printer and the Epson SureColor® series printers to produce outdoor banners, posters and tradeshow graphics.
The commercial launch of ESC with a bulk ink system specific to the Epson SureColor® series is being planned for the first half of 2015.
The cost-effective MED inks on display, which work with the Mimaki® 3042 UV LED flatbed desktop printer, made a big impression. Mendelssohn said that since they are more flexible than Mimaki LH100 series inks, they feature significant improvements on adhesion to multiple substrates versus the OEM, and are available in six colours (plus white).
Mendelssohn added: "We had people tell us they would like having the ability to print on such a wide variety of materials directly, without needing a receptive first coating. MED does this and prints on many different plastics and metals without the struggles that the OEM inks experience with poor adhesion issues."
Mendelssohn said the game-changing CP100 digital cylindrical printer was a hit with those looking to create specialised packaging as it provides an opportunity to customise equipment for their operations.
Powered by JetINX to produce high-speed single or multi-pass through-cured four-color output, the CP100 boasts an advanced UV LED curing system for best-in-class image quality to deliver outstanding short-run production. With up to 720 x 1,000dpi resolution and using environmentally friendly inks, it can produce proofs and prototypes in a matter of seconds.