Caption: GSE appoints CyanX as its exclusive agent in the UK and Ireland. Left to right: Anne Lourens (managing director, GSE), Loek Prang (sales engineer, GSE), Richard Mawson (managing director, CyanX) Maarten Hummelen (marketing director, GSE).

Experienced Guiseley-based team support GSE’s printing and coating customer base with comprehensive after-sales service. The partnership improves access to ink dispensing systems and software that enable repeatable colour quality, food safety compliance and waste reduction.

GSE, global provider of ink dispensing systems and ink-handling software, has appointed CyanX as its agent for the UK and Ireland.

The agreement, effective from July 1st, covers GSE’s Colorsat ink dispensing systems for accurate and instant preparation of printing colours, and its Ink manager management software suite of programs.

Headquartered in Guiseley, West Yorkshire, CyanX will provide sales and after-sales service to GSE’s growing customer base of label, packaging, and décor converters. The company’s team of factory-trained technicians will provide installation, on-site service, training, and valve revision services. Its service department also runs a 24/7 telephone support helpline.

Established in 2005, CyanX supplies the printing industry with equipment and consumable parts, with a product portfolio including brands such as Hönle, Eltosch Grafix, and Betz Flow, among others.

GSE’s Colorsat ink dispensers prepare accurate spot colours and expanded gamut inks in exact quantities, helping packaging and label printers assure consistent brand colour quality, while reducing waste, ink consumption and setup times. Designed for flexo, gravure and screen inks, Colorsat ink dispensers are available for label, flexible packaging, corrugated and décor applications.

GSE Ink manager software programs automate and simplify ink handling and colour processing steps including purchasing, inventory management, tracking and tracing, colour formulations and calculating leftover inks into new jobs.

Automating ink handling: essential for competitive printing

Richard Mawson, managing director, CyanX, says: “Automating ink handling and colour processing tasks with dispensing and software is essential for competitiveness in package printing, as it meets the need for reproducible quality, proof of compliance with safety legislation and waste reduction. GSE’s dispensing systems stand out for their precision build and reliability, with many systems performing after decades of operation. At CyanX, we’ll be assuring GSE’s customers the support to get the best value out of their investment.”

Anne Lourens, managing director, GSE, comments: “CyanX has a proven record in representing international manufacturing brands to the print industry, thanks to their technical expertise, fast response time and extensive sales network. Our partnership gives UK and Ireland packaging and décor printers easier access to sustainable, efficient ink handling technologies that address the industry’s urgent need for quality assurance, automation and reductions in carbon footprint.”

A highlight in the software offering is GSE’s traceability program for tracing inks used on print runs to customer orders. This helps food and pharmaceutical packaging suppliers provide proof of compliance in accordance with strict safety standards, such as the Global Food Safety Initiative.