French flexo and offset label converter 5SeptÉtiquette has reduced its lead times and ink waste with the installation of GSE Dispensing’s Colorsat Match Dispenser and GSE – CERM integration software.
French flexo and offset label converter 5SeptÉtiquette has reduced its lead times and ink waste with the installation of GSE Dispensing’s Colorsat Match Dispenser and GSE – CERM integration software, which is said to have provided a smooth ink logistics solution for the company’s two Nilpeter FA4 flexo presses.
The company, based in Courthézon, can also now provide shorter runs and regular supplies of labels on a just-in-time basis. The majority of its orders increasingly fell between 2,000 and 4,000m and design lifecycles became shorter because of the need for short-lived promotional messages. And with lead-times typically at 24 hours, the laborious, labour-intensive and unpredictable manual method of ink recipe formulation was no longer suitable.
"With the GSE dispenser, we are able to mix the exact quantity of ink necessary for the job and have closer control of the quality of the colours," says 5SeptÉtiquette’s managing director Patrick Wack. "We meet the customers’ needs for high-standard, unique colours to an accuracy of within 1?E. This accuracy is vital to ensure a product has high impact on the retail shelf."
GSE’s Ink Management Software allows the printer to store a database of commonly used, complex ink recipe formulations and offers standard integration with other IT packages, giving the production manager real-time data about recipe availability.