At Labelexpo Europe, 2017, GSE (booth 7D59) will present ink management software, dispensing equipment and proofing solutions that enable label and packaging printers to reduce costs throughout the workflow and to achieve repeatable colour on-demand.
The highlight of the stand will be the introduction of the GSE Ink Manager, a comprehensive ink management solution that eliminates all aspects of ink-related waste. The new software solution offers optimised ink yields through recycling press returns, as well as improved connectivity, mobility and reporting capabilities. Features include a modern user interface, offering ease of use and extensive search functionalities; a job list separating work preparation and ink production; and a modern web interface for seamless integration with other applications, such as ink formulation, management information and cloud software.
The GSE Ink Manager is supported by mobile apps that allow remote data-entry and access to real-time information. This is made possible because of a Wi-Fi connection to the ink dispenser. It also facilitates collection, analysis and presentation of ink-related business information. The operator can view recipe data and ink costings related to each job and store new colour specifications for easy recall when jobs are repeated. The software also facilitates ingredient tracking through the supply chain, by storing ink batch data concerning every job.
Daily presentations of the GSE Ink Manager and its mobile app, at the stand, will enable consumers to gain a real-time appreciation for the software’s ease of use.
GSE’s Colorsat modular dispensing systems, for flexo, gravure and screen processes, mix and dispense inks to precise quality and quantity specifications in minutes. Benefits include reduced setup times, ink-yield improvements of over 30 per cent – due to easy re-use of press-return inks, a cleaner colour mixing environment and better stock management. The company’s two automatic dispensers for label printing dispense spot colours in 1–10kg volumes.
The Colorsat Switch, for aqueous, UV-curable and solvent inks, features a dispensing unit and control cabinet, connected to max; 20 exchangeable buckets of up to 25kg, stored by modular waterfall frames; and, optionally, high-volume components up to 1,000 litres can be connected.
The Colorsat Match, with its small footprint, prepares aqueous and UV-curable inks from max. There are 20 base components, with fixed, refillable internal storage tanks as standard and optional external components.
The GSE Dispensing-affiliated company, Print Proof Solutions, exhibits the Perfect Proofer Evolution Series table-top wet-proofing system for flexo applications. Using the same consumables as those on the press, the Perfect Proofer provides precise, predictable results, to an accuracy of within one DeltaE of the target colour on the press.