Inks, Powders, Pastes

The fine art of the right colour

Interview with Jürgen Walther, Head of Technical Support at Zeller+Gmelin

The ink producer Zeller+Gmelin GmbH & Co. KG pro- 
vides its customers with an extensive offer of consultancy services in addition to the delivery of inks and coatings. In which instances do customers make use of their ink supplier’s support? An ink supplier’s support can be of great use particularly for packaging printers when it comes to the optimisation of the production process. The so-called «black art» of the printing trade is history, even if in the colour area harmless terms such as ink kitchen and recipe are still in use, which leads to associations for rather everyday tasks in the household. In practice, printing has become a technical process that requires extensive expertise in every section. In the matter of colour, print companies see themselves, for instance, confronted with the demand of customers for exact colour reproduction and a fast advancing digitalisation in the whole colour communication. Regarding the print of food packaging, the complex topic of legal requirements must additionally be taken into account.

Zeller+Gmelin GmbH & Co. KG, D-73054 Eislingen/Fils, at Labelexpo: Hall 11, Booth A47