GSE has donated a table-top Perfect Proofer to the Tajamar School of Printing, in Madrid, Spain, to enhance the understanding of flexography, and the importance of colour, print quality and efficient production. Also donated was GSE’s ink management software.
Tajamar offers a comprehensive educational programme with vocational and technology elements. The printing school continues to grow, driven by the demands of the labels and flexible packaging sectors, and has around 350 students, with an annual admission level of about 90 students.
“The proofer from GSE Dispensing is perfect for training,” said Javier Rodriguez-Borlado, head of studies, and a former student at Tajamar. “It enables students to see it, touch it, and learn the effect of changing different settings.”
The Perfect Proofer, which replicates the exact conditions of the flexo press, is suitable for proofing inks and optimising print quality before putting jobs into production. Pressure, speed, plate type, doctor blades and anilox specifications can all be adjusted, and the results seen immediately.
GSE Ink management software will enable Tajamar to use the latest software to train its students, giving them a hands-on understanding of the benefits of the technology and its contribution to colour quality assurance and waste elimination in the print workflow. Among the software’s many time-saving features are precise formula preparation and accurate batch tracking, while its reporting function gives users improved cost and stock management.
“We hope that the experience of working with the Perfect Proofer and Ink management software will advance the knowledge of the latest best practices, especially those associated with lean manufacturing, said Maarten Hummelen, GSE’s marketing director. “Packaging and label printing is increasingly service-oriented, and the industry seeks smarter approaches to waste and quality control in order to stay competitive. We believe the tools we have provided will teach Tajamar’s students the skills necessary to secure rewarding jobs, and take the latest techniques to their employers.”