Tap and mixing stations
These color mixing systems are matched to the basic color mixing systems and recipe software of the ink manufacturer concerned.
The advantages are:
- Reduced storage
- Ink production to match jobs
Inks available at short notice (no problem due to possible delayed delivery from the ink manufacturer)
In this version, a tap station is installed either in a central position in the printing plant or directly beside the pumps, from where the printers collect the required ink in the desired quantities. Tap stations can be installed either with semi-automatic or manual filling. To facilitate cleaning, the tap station is made mainly of stainless steel and offers sufficient shelf area for the ink tins to be filled.
Packaging printing operations require an especially large number of special colours. In order to reduce the resulting vast quantities of residue inks and therefore the amount of required storage space, many printing operations have started to mix these special colors themselves.