GSE Dispensing (The Netherlands/Charlotte, NC) has enhanced its Ink Manager software by introducing an optional module that brings improved control of costs and job procedures, as well as better traceability in label and packaging printing. GSE Ink Manager software enables converters to minimize ink-related waste, provide improved ink yields, reduce set-up times, enhance reporting and business planning – and ultimately increase profits. The new accompanying management software module, GSE Article Management, features two control elements to enable users to achieve repeatable print quality and accurate cost estimates when printing a design, or ‘article.’ Its ink calculator function automatically determines the exact amounts of colour needed for printing each article. As well as volume, it can also calculate the printed surface area covered by each colour – based on length, width and coverage factor.
GSE Article Management also allows users to define or describe specific procedures and equipment used for printing the article, such as required viscosity level, selected anilox roll, designated press and press operator. The software also records all changes, so a traceable history of design changes, by revision stage, can be provided on demand. When the article is re-ordered, this information can be instantly recalled, assuring identical colour results with the correct amount of ink. The user only needs to enter the desired number of articles to be printed. GSE Ink Manager software is now standard with GSE’s complete range of Colorsat Dispensing Systems for flexo, gravure and screen inks.