Ink manufacturer GSE has developed a new Ink Manager software solution to help converters reduce ink waste and optimise ink yields through recycling press returns, which is due to be officially launched at this September’s Label Expo show.
It boasts a modern user interface with extensive search functionalities and a job list that separates work preparation and ink production. It can also pick up and analyse ink-related business information. Operators can see recipe data and ink costings related to each job, store new colour specifications for easy recall when jobs are repeated. Moreover it can track ingredients through the supply chain, by storing ink batch data about every job.
It can be integrated with other applications, such as ink formulation, MIS and cloud software. GSE has also developed a mobile app that works in conjunction with the Ink Manager and allows remote data-entry and access to real-time information. This makes use of the WiFi connectivity built into GSE’s ink dispenser.
GSE will also show off its Colorsat series at Label Expo. This includes the modular dispensing systems, for which the company claims ink-yield improvements of over 30 percent thanks to easy re-use of press-return inks, a cleaner colour mixing environment and better stock management.