Ink and Printability Testing


Product Description Property/Function Catalog #

Ink Rub Tester

The Digital Ink Rub Tester is designed to measure scuffing or rubbing resistance. Several tests can be performed including dry rub-the amount of transfer ink from one dry surface to another, wet rub-the amount of transfer of ink from wetted surface to another, wet bleed or transfer-ink transfer to a water-saturated blotter, wet smear-similar to wet bleed with the addition or rub cycles, functional rub/wet rub-smear or transfer tests using a liquid other than water and hot abrasion. An optional heated weight provides a uniform test for evaluating “hot abrasion” resistance of printed cartons, labels etc.

Ink and Printability Testing

10-18

Slip and Friction Tester

The Slip and Friction Tester is designed to measure the sliding resistance of sheet like materials including plastic film, packaging film laminates, paper, paperboard and coated surfaces.

Ink and Printability Testing

32-07

PocketGoniometer PGX+

The Model 68-76 PocketGoniometer PGX+ is an electronic, video-based, contact-angle goniometer designed for quality control applications. To perform a measurement, simply place the portable instrument directly on the specimen and press “start.” No sample cutting or preparation is required, saving set up time and eliminating the need for sample manipulation.

From FIBRO System AB, a TMI Group of Companies brand.

Ink and Printability Testing

68-76

Pocket Goniometer Dosing Unit

The PG Dosing Unit is a stand-alone pump used in unison with the PGX+ to measure contact angle. When tacky liquids or many different liquids are being tested, it is necessary to clean or replace the liquid system to avoid contamination. With the PG Dosing Unit, disposable syringes are an attractive alternative to tedious cleaning and replacement of expensive parts, saving time, effort, and expense.

From FIBRO System AB, a TMI Group of Companies brand.

Ink and Printability Testing

68-76-01

Printing Proofer

High quality proofs using gravure, gravure-offset or flexo inks are produced in an instant with the K Printing Proofer. Featuring electronically engraved printing plates and variable high printing speeds up to 40m/min, it is an essential tool for all those involved in the manufacture and use of liquid inks. Ideal for quality control and presentation samples, R&D and computer color matching data.

Ink and Printability Testing

30-05

Control Coater and Proofer

The K Control Coater widely used for the application of paints, varnishes, adhesives, liquid printing inks and many other surface coatings to produce quick, accurate and repeatable samples. These may then be used for quality control and presentation purposes, R& D and computer colour matching data etc. These are elements vital to a company’s success in the modern world.

Ink and Printability Testing

30-01

Print Simulation Tester

The innovative PST instrument simulates a range of different press types, nip loads and web speeds and it eliminates the influence from a printing ink, as no ink is being used in this test.

Ink and Printability Testing

58-76

Laray Viscometer

The Laray Viscometer determines the viscosity of a wide range of liquids and viscous materials by measuring the time required for a rod to travel a specified distance. Viscosity is calculated from this time.

Ink and Printability Testing

92-15

Digital Pocket Microscope

The 68-86 Digital Pocket Microscope delivers crisp, clear high-resolution colour images with a resolution up to 1280x1024 pixels. The integrated LED illumination can be switched on/off, which allows optional illumination for special investigations. The button on the DPM is pressed to capture an image.

From FIBRO System AB, a TMI Group of Companies brand.

Ink and Printability Testing

68-86

Parker Print-Surf (Single Head)

Developed from Dr. John Parker's original method, the Parker Print-Surf (PPS) is designed to accurately measure the surface roughness of sheet materials under conditions similar to those experienced during the printing process. The sample is clamped between a precision engineered measuring head and a specifically designed backing assembly. It provides the information you need to avoid time-consuming, costly printing problems.

From Messmer Büchel BV, a TMI Group of Companies brand.

Ink and Printability Testing

58-06

Parker Print-Surf (Dual Head)

Developed from Dr. John Parker's original method, the Parker Print-Surf is a microprocessor-controlled instrument, which performs high speed, precision measurements of paper surface roughness under conditions that simulate those encountered during the printing process. The specimen is clamped between a precision engineered measuring head and a specially designed backing assembly. The resistance to airflow is measured and converted to a mean roughness value in micrometers. In its latest form the instrument offers extended ranges of clamp pressure and measurement capability, together with a dual-head option for increased testing efficiency. This versatile instrument provides the information you need to avoid time-consuming, costly printing problems.

From Messmer Büchel BV, a TMI Group of Companies brand.

Ink and Printability Testing

58-07

Dynamic Absorption Tester

Contact angle measurement is an empirical tool for understanding the wetting between a liquid and a substrate. The DAT Dynamic Absorption Tester offers a range of integrated instruments, for research as well as quality control. These instruments enable real-time, automatic analysis at full video speed of the interaction between a liquid droplet and a specimen surface. The time-dependent wetting and liquid penetration correlates to many experienced production problems in surface coating, sizing, printing and adhesion.

From FIBRO System AB, a TMI Group of Companies brand.

Ink and Printability Testing

68-96

Densometer (Gurley)

Model 58-03 measures air permeability (Gurley type) of sheet like materials including Paper, Paperboard and nonwovens. Porosity of paper or density is an important measurement when simulating conditions where paper is picked up under vacuum.

Ink and Printability Testing

58-03

RK Flexiproof 100

The Flexiproof 100 provides high-speed production of proofs using water, solvent or UV flexographic inks. Costly pilot runs on printing presses are no longer needed. The Flexiproof is essential to companies that use or manufacture flexo inks.

Ink and Printability Testing

30-60

RK Rotary Koater

The RK Rotary Koater is a flexible coating, printing and laminating machine. The base unit is available as a single-station or dual-station design. The bench mounted space frame accepts various printing and coating heads, web handling equipment and associated controls. The systems can be custom built for testing and production applications. Please contact us with your requirements.

Ink and Printability Testing

30-30

Paste Ink Proofer

The Paste Ink Proofer is used for quick, repeatable and highly accurate proofing and color-matching of all types of litho, web-offset, letterpress inks and varnishes. It is unique in featuring automated operation, eliminating the need to weigh or measure ink samples.

Ink and Printability Testing

30-25

Preventative Maintenance and Calibration Services

Preventative Maintenance and Calibration Services are available for your entire laboratory, regardless of manufacturer. Instruments in your facility will be calibrated using industry-wide, internationally recognized (NIST, etc.) standards.

Ink and Printability Testing

PM&C

Novo-Gloss GlossMeter

The Novo-Gloss 20/60/75ºS gloss meter is a fully featured instrument measuring the gloss of surfaces. The 60º angle is the reference angle and can be used to measure any surface from matt to mirror finish. To complement this the instrument also has 20º angle for improved measurement on high-gloss surfaces and 75º which gives improved resolution on matt surfaces. With built in statistical analysis, memory and the ability to download results to a PC the instrument has all the features you will ever need for fast accurate gloss measurement. The 60º can be used for measuring printed substrates, the 20º gives improved resolution on high-gloss coating and foil boards. The 75º TAPPI is the standard measurement angle for gloss in the paper industry.

Ink and Printability Testing

68-13

Esiproof

The Esiproof is a precision instrument for producing realistic, high quality flexographic proofs. Applications include color proofing for both customer approval and spectrophotometer readings. Use of a doctor blade enables the proofing of all flexo inks, including high viscosity, UV curing. Both steel and ceramic anilox rollers are easily interchangeable.

Ink and Printability Testing

30-20

Multicoater

The K303 Multicoater is used to make accurate and reproducible prints and coatings of a wide range of products on many different substrates. The heads illustrated are fully interchangeable in a matter of minutes providing Gravure, Flexo and exceptionally accurate surface coatings and laminations. One can detect the smallest difference in products because two or more samples may be printed or coated side by side under identical conditions. As a standard gravure proofer it's often used in laboratories for quality control on all ink/substrate combinations for color comparison but also for determining factors such as printability and adhesion.

Ink and Printability Testing

30-06

Hand Coater

The K Hand Coater provides a simple but effective means of applying paints, printing inks, lacquers, adhesives and other surface coatings onto many substrates. Two or more coatings can be applied side-by-side in a single operation making the system ideal for comparing products.

Ink and Printability Testing

30-15

Paint Applicator

The K Control Coater widely used for the application of paints, varnishes, adhesives, liquid printing inks and many other surface coatings to produce quick, accurate and repeatable samples. These may then be used for quality control and presentation purposes, R& D and computer color matching data etc. These are elements vital to a company's success in the modern world.

Ink and Printability Testing

30-27

Novo-Gloss Trio

The Novo-Gloss Trio Glossmeter is a fully featured, extremely easy to use instrument measuring the gloss of all flat surfaces.

Ink and Printability Testing

68-13

Proofer K-Lox

The K-Lox Proofer is the simplest method of applying flexo inks and other fluid coatings onto any substrate to produce accurate and repeatable proofs that closely resemble conventional flexo-printing.

Ink and Printability Testing

30-23

Gravure Proofer (High Speed)

High quality proofs using gravure inks of press viscosity are produced instantly using the 30-77 High Speed Gravure Proofer. Featuring a microprocessor controlled servo drive and pneumatic operation, electronically engraved printing plates and variable printing speeds of 1 to 100m/min, this is an essential tool for all those involved in the manufacturing or use of liquid inks. Ideal for R&D and computer colour matching data, quality control and presentation samples, the 30-77 High Speed Gravure Proofer is very easy to clean.

Ink and Printability Testing

30-77

Automatic Cobb Tester

The ACT monitors water uptake continuously across a full 100 cm² area of sized paper or board as a function of time. Apart from the total amount of absorbed water over 60 seconds, this technology reveals the different dynamic components of water absorption.

From FIBRO System AB, a TMI Group of Companies brand.

Ink and Printability Testing

61-76

Taber Stiffness Tester

The Stiffness Tester utilizes a two directional pendulum-type weighing system to evaluate material stiffness, flexural strength, resiliency and elasticity properties. Force is applied to the lower end of the specimen by a pair of rollers attached to the driving disc. The resulting torque tilts the pendulum from its vertical position and a Taber Stiffness Unit reading (g.cm) is taken automatically when the pendulum mark aligns with the appropriate driving disc mark (71/2° or 15°). Predetermined sample length, deflection angle and rate of loading provide accurate and reproducible test results.

Ink and Printability Testing

79-05

Taber Rotary Abraser

Taber abrading wheels produce characteristic rub wear action. Mounted to a rotating turntable, specimens are subjected to the rub-wear action of two abrasive wheels. Driven by the test sample, the wheels produce abrasion marks that form a pattern of crossed arcs over a circular ring approximately 30 square centimeters. This reveals abrasion resistance at all angles relative to the weave or grain of the material.

Ink and Printability Testing

10-48

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