Ink Key Precision Enhancement


This feature is standard on new manroland Goss Web Offset equipment shipped after May 2017. It was developed to compensate for anticipated ink mechanism wear that naturally occurs as equipment ages. It is a software package and requires no mechanical parts and very little downtime. This feature is now available as an enhancement to existing manroland Goss presses that utilize Ink Key Motor Part Number WP5433089 in combination with the Ethernet Ink Key Control Board Part number WP5619741-02 or WP5918300-01. This enhancement will not work with Gabnet Ink Key Control Board 5372527. This software ensures that an ink key will move to exactly the position that the operator or the closed loop color system commands.

The improvements are made internal to the software and automatically occur every time an ink key move is made. The existing operator interface and hardware are not affected. No operator training is necessary, and the entire upgrade can be done remotely.


  • Increase Ink key accuracy with every move
  • More accurate presets
  • Reduces the number of key moves to arrive at the target position or density
  • Decrease the amount of time and substrate to achieve good copy


All manroland Goss presses that utilize Ink Key Motor Part Number WP5433089 in combination with the Ethernet Ink Key Control Board Part number WP5619741-02 or  WP5918300-01. This Ink motor has been used in production since 1996 and the Ethernet Ink Key Control Boards since 2002.

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