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GFI Innovations develops new Ink Container System for mixing PMS blends in-house

Monday, November 14, 2011

Press release from the issuing company

GFI Innovations has released a new plastic container system to help offset printers mix high viscosity ink products without paying extra for cumbersome metal tins.

“Over the past few years we’ve had a few incidents where our automated mixing systems made a mess of improperly manufactured metal tins. Unfortunately we had no control over this, so our engineering team invented a new container that eliminates this problem,” says Jarrett Luehrsen, Director of Marketing for GFI Innovations.

The GreenLine Container System is a PVC plastic liner that holds 5 pounds of ink (2.26 kg) like a normal tin, and offers several advantages besides its durability.

“We custom designed the container with a tapered wall, which in testing has proven to mix the ink more thoroughly than a rigid 2 piece can. They’re also stackable to save room in the pressroom. A lot of our clients understandably don’t like storing large boxes full of metal cans. Finally, they’re less expensive and more environmentally friendly than metal. We’ve beta tested several of these mixers in the field with great success, and we’re looking forward to helping more printers take advantage,” he continued.

The GreenLine Containers fit into the metal casting of the MxVortex Paste Mixer, and videos of literature can be downloaded at www.gfiinnovations.com

The Mx-Series includes GFI Innovations’ award winning Mx6, which gives printers the ability to manufacture spot colors on their pressroom floors, faster and more consistently than manual methods. Current clients have successfully recycled thousands of pounds of old ink into new colors, and have accumulated millions of dollars in ink savings through a more efficient procurement process.


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