How to calculate ink consumption in gravure printing?


To calculate ink consumption in gravure printing, you need the following information:

How to calculate ink consumption in gravure printing?

Printing cylinder circumference: Measure the circumference of the printing cylinder in inches or centimeters.


Anilox roller volume: Determine the volume of the cells on the anilox roller in cubic centimeters or cubic inches. This information is typically provided by the anilox supplier.


Solids percentage: Know the percentage of solid ink coverage required for the printed areas. This can vary depending on the design and requirements.


Print length: Determine the total printed length in inches or centimeters.


Once you have this information, you can use the following formula to calculate ink consumption:

Ink consumption = (Cylinder circumference * Anilox volume * Solids percentage) / Print length.


Make sure to use consistent units throughout the calculation (e.g., if the cylinder circumference is in inches, use anilox volume, solids percentage, and print length in inches as well). This formula gives you an approximate estimation of ink consumption in gravure printing.