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Automated Ink Logistics Have Sustainable Lean Features for Flexo

BRUMMEN, NETHERLANDS | GSE Dispensing, a leading provider of gravimetric automated ink dispensing solutions, offers Colorsat and Compact automated ink logistics to permit ink recipe dispensing volumes to an accuracy of one gram for flexo printers. Dispensing time takes between 2 and 4 min, depending on the application. Excess ink from a print run is claimed easily reused, located, and retrieved from stock for easy reuse in future jobs. Ink yields are said to be boosted by as much as 30%.  IMS software platform offers time-saving features, including such management tools as stock control, ink consumption analysis, recasting, and traceability of ink ingredients by batch as required in pharmaceutical and food packaging applications.

Automated ink logistics also offer lean features that can be benficial in an uncertain economy, rising raw materials prices, and increased quality demands, company says.

GSE Dispensing will exhibit at the Flexographic Technical Assn.'s INFO*FLEX 2011 conference on May 2--3 at the Indiana Convention Ctr., Indianapolis, IN. The company’s Colorsat range of gravimetric ink dispensing systems is said to offer solutions for such graphics-related flexo-print categories as narrow-web, flexible packaging, carton, and corrugated board.

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