GSE Dispensing has reported ‘a great deal of interest’ in its gravimetric ink dispensing systems at Labelexpo Europe. The company cited the increasing need for sustainable printing, greater traceability and leaner production in the industry. Two systems were sold, while leads came from both narrow- and wide web printers; not just from Europe, but also India, South East Asia, South America, Australia and Africa.
GSE Dispensing highlighted the sustainable credentials of automated ink logistics under its Smart (Th)inking slogan at the show. On display was its Colorsat Match ink dispenser. Specifically designed for label printing situations, it dispenses recipes in batches of 5 kg or less. Over 40 label converters worldwide have invested in the system since its introduction. It has enabled printers to reduce running costs by up to 30 percent, cutting waste by calculating the exact requirements for a print job, and allowing any excess ink from a print run to be easily reused in new recipes. The sale of a Match to a Dutch label converter was confirmed during the show.
Furthermore, the company received interest from flexible packaging and corrugated printers at the show, and a Colorsat Compact was sold to a Finnish converter.
Maarten Hummelen, marketing director at GSE Dispensing, said: ‘The interest in our systems has grown as printers recognize the need to drive waste levels down and meet global quality standards. Food industry suppliers increasingly have to show traceability of the inks they use, as well. The Colorsat Match has been popular because it allows printers to meet these requirements, and adopt sustainable, eco-friendly ink logistics practices too. Our “Smart (Th)inking” approach addresses all these hot issues.’
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