INX Digital Refines Color Compatible Inks


SAN LEANDRO, CA | INX Digital International, addressing a need for alternative inks in the wide format industry, has reformatted its flagship Triangle brand JVS color compatible inks. Company says print operators no longer need to reprofile their printers when using these inks, which are both color and chemically compatible with OEM inks, and inks reportedly provide a cost-effective solution without sacrificing quality.

Ken Kisner, INX Digital’s VP of Business Development and CTO for digital division ink technologies, says, “When these inks were originally introduced, they were designed to help Mimaki users who were experiencing color issues with red and yellow. We had developed JVS with a concentration on very bold reds and clean yellows, and sold them in bulk containers. In talking with our customers, we later realized there was an opportunity in the US market to support printers who don’t have the capacity to handle bulk ink and reprofiling and want to keep their process as simple as possible.”

With a newly formulated color compatible magenta and yellow, printers now have a pair of 440ml cartridges to choose from, company explains. They can select the regular CMYK, which uses the original magenta and requires profiling, or opt for the new color compatible magenta and yellow that simply requires an operator to insert the Triangle cartridge and print.

Inks are said to be fast drying with excellent adhesion to a wide variety of substrates and to provide superior performance for vehicle wraps and other wide format work. Bryan Vielhauer, president of Decal Impressions, Cincinnati, OH, was one of the first to use the new formulation and is impressed with the results.

“Since converting to JVS, we couldn’t be happier. The transition was seamless, and the performance and high color quality is just as good if not better than the OEM inks, and they are far more economical,” Vielhauer says. “My production manager had some initial concerns, mostly due to us running our Mimaki JV3 printer every day of the week. But we have confidence in Triangle brand products, and this ink is meeting our expectations.”

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