At Labelexpo Europe 2013, GSE Dispensing, under the theme “(Th)ink Lean,” will exhibit ink logistics innovations that deliver spot and process color on-demand, repeatable color accuracy, batch traceability, cost transparency and a waste-free workflow. The company’s combined ink logistics offering comprises gravimetric and volumetric ink dispensing systems, integrated ink management software and table-top flexo proofing systems.
GSE expands its Colorsat program of gravimetric flexo, gravure and screen ink dispensing systems with the introduction of the Colorsat Switch dispenser for label/narrow-web print runs. Designed to dispense aqueous, UV or solvent ink batches into 5-litre buckets, the Switch features a fully closed, pressurized ATEX-compliant control cabinet connected to a maximum of 20 base components of up to 25kg. Optionally, the dispenser can be connected to 200-liter or 1,000-liter containers. Dispensing of a four-color 5kg recipe occurs in less than four minutes.
The new volumetric Direct Dispenser provides an automatic logistics solution for dispensing and distribution of process colors, coatings and ready-mixed colors that need no blending directly to the flexo or gravure packaging printing press.
“Managing materials and ink waste, especially during the make-ready stage, has become more challenging because of the trend towards shorter job runs,” said Maarten Hummelen, marketing director of GSE Dispensing. “Brand owners have become more demanding, and seek not only more complicated, unique colours, but exacting, consistent results. GSE Dispensing’s comprehensive ink logistics offering provides a lean, reliable solution for repeatable quality when flexibility is of utmost importance.”