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Thursday, August 30, 2012

GSE Dispensing offers the lean, automated approach to ink logistics at Labelexpo India 2012


GSE Dispensing (Stand F16) will show how its automated ink logistics systems, flexo proofing systems and management software packages contribute to a waste-free, smoothly running ink workflow, under the (th)ink lean theme at Labelexpo India, 29 October to 1 November, 2012, in New Delhi.

GSE's Colorsat modular gravimetric ink dispensing units have been proven to eliminate waste and improve yields by up to 30 percent, dispensing the exact amount needed for each job to precise color requirements and calculate excess ‘press return' inks into new recipes. The Colorsat units are suited for preparing colors for all flexo, gravure and screen label and packaging printing situations. The units cater for water, solvent and UV-based ink sets and dispense volumes from less than 5 kg (11 lbs) to over 200kg (440 lbs).

The company will introduce its enhanced Colorsat Match dispenser, for flexo, gravure and screen label printing situations. The Colorsat Match will feature a new air bubble mixer included in the ink containers, which keeps consistent viscosity throughout the container and ensures a stable ink flow. Another new feature is an automatic wet / dry cleaning unit, containing a roller for quick change and easy maintenance.

The Colorsat Match has enjoyed great popularity in the six years since its launch with multiple installations at label companies worldwide. The system specifically enables clean, fast and waste-free recipe preparation in batches of 1 kg (2 lbs) to 5 kg (11 lbs). Typically, a 5 kg (11 lbs) recipe of four colors can be dispensed in less than four minutes.

GSE software tools enable efficient color formulation, cost-analysis and ink batch traceability. GSE's Ink Management Software (IMS) allows the printer to store a database of commonly used, complex ink recipe formulations. Standard integration with a Management Information Software (MIS) package provides the production manager real-time information about recipe availability, enabling quick response printing. The integration with MIS also allows detailed ink cost-analysis of each order, and the ability to trace inks used on every job to the original base ink batch number. This substantially saves operator time.

A GSE-associated company, Print Proof Solutions, will also present its Perfect ProoferTM. This automated, table-top wet-proofing solution lets ink lab technicians pre-flight their formulations under actual press conditions. As a result, precise colour perfection is possible without the need for re-adjustments on the press. This can potentially cut the make-ready time by half and eliminates significant ink and start-up substrate waste.

The company's Indian customer base benefits from local technical support, provided by International Caliber, based in Vileparle, near Mumbai. Remote diagnostics, to proactively resolve any issues with dispensing system software via internet are provided around the clock, from the GSE headquarters.

Mr. Anne Lourens, managing director at GSE Dispensing, comments: "Major brand owners demand exacting standards from print suppliers, in order to achieve high visual impact on the retail shelf and an identical look and feel wherever their brand is sold. Increasingly, therefore, printers must supply unique colours with predictable results. Our dispensing, proofing and software systems provide the framework to meet these expectations, while maintaining a lean, waste-free ink workflow."

Founded in 1975, and headquartered in Brummen, Netherlands, the company is a world leader in ink dispensing technology, with over 1,500 dispensing installations world-wide.

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