INX International Ink said it will exhibit the upgraded CP100 UV digital cylindrical printer, 2-piece, 3-piece and special effects ink systems at the MetPack event in Germany.
The company will also exhibit the INX University educational platform and 2-Piece Metal Color Catalog as part of INX Color Perfection.
INX Color Perfection is claimed to offer standardization to the metal industry as it consists of several components, including the INX 2-Piece Metal Color Catalog which extends through to advanced digital proofing along with ink and colour measurement software.
The Color Catalog is also claimed to be industry’s first 2-piece metal decorating and will include more than 600 metal decorating colours with ink formulations supported licensed software.
INX says that designers and decorators can now access the same INX colours from the INX Metal Color Library.
The CP100 UV digital cylindrical printer is fitted with JetINX Printhead Drive Electronics and Ink Recirculation systems and helical printing software, allowing brand owners and designers to print high quality prints at high speeds.
Single or multi-colour cost efficient short runs, proofs and prototypes can now be produced within seconds, as claimed by the company.
INX International Ink Marketing director Renee Schouten said: “The tools we offer are significant. The Color Catalog itself features an array of vivid colors printed on metal chips. This is important because currently, the only color standard options available to designers are on paper and color applications are sensitive to the substrate they are printed on.
“By using the INX 2-Piece Metal Color Catalog, users are able to choose INX colors that are a representation of what the metal print will look like. It takes away many of the questions from the entire process of selecting colors for metal products.
“Using the INX Color Catalog, you get accurate, consistent and reproducible color from concept to can. It will help brand owners, designers and decorators with lead times, which ultimately could mean lower costs, as well as time-to-market improvement.”
Image: INX to showcase at this year’s MetPack in Germany. Photo: Courtesy of INX International Ink Co.