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Fully automated, multi-purpose printability tester

Selectable time intervals between the successive prints from each of the 5 print stations. Performs all the tests of the AIC2-5, GST-1 & GST-2 and more.

Enables the making of a test print with a very short time interval between successive impressions – uniquely simulating on press conditions.

Through the use of the latest technology in motor control, it is possible to reach a very small time interval between successive prints, dampening and print, print and counter print or set-off prints. This makes possible a large range of new test methods, not previously possible.

The Amsterdam 5 is a fully automated tester with constant, increasing and combined speed modes. Performs on-line analysis of a number of tests with a camera based analysis system.

Only requires single phase 220V or 110V supply – no 3-phase or compressed air supply required, making installation easier and less expensive.


  • Prepare prints in accordance with different international and national standards for colour measurement, density measurement, gloss, mileage, coverage, wear resistance, abrasion resistance, flexibility, adhesion, ink transfer (in g/m²), light fastness, resistance to chemicals etc.
  • Testing printing quality, mottle (print, ink trap, water interference, halftone), picking, linting, set-off, striking through, loose and weakly bound paper particles, Heliotest, print penetration, IGT roughness, etc.
  • Can perform all tests described in the IGT W-Leaflets.
Tiltable touchscreen Short training / learning period
User-independent test results Shorter intervals possible through shorter start & stop
On-site installation of new software, custom designed test or other analysis software All printing discs of C-type can be used but not synchronized
No more handling of the sample between print and analysis
Tests small quantities of ink and substrate in conditions simulating actual practice All parameters can individually and independently altered
Makes colour strips with many ink typess, letterpress, offset, gravure, flexo, conventional and UV Makes prints on various substrates - paper, board, plastics, films, laminates
Camera for on-line scanning of test results High repeatability and reproducibility
Prints can be used for measurement by camera of Heliotest missing dots, mottle, print, penetration, IGT roughness Saves on costs with fewer tests needed to be made on press
Simple to operate with flexible software, on-screen instructions, pre-programmed test methods integrated PC with touch-screen
Reliable, sturdy construction. Easy clean Immediate assessment of test results after printing and scanning. No more sample handling
Transfer of test results to computer Printing form and impression cylinder simple and quick to change
Printing force adjustable from 100 to 1000 N, steps of 1 N, preset values in conformance with the test methods can be fixed Constant speed from 0.2-4 m/s step of 0.1 m/s
Accelerating speed from 0.5-4 /s end speed, step of 0.1 m/s, preset values in conformance with the test methods can be fixed Combination of speeds can be programmed: constant-accelerated, constant with intervals
Suitable for one or two printing forms Maximum printing width 50mm
ISO 2834-1 Laboratory prints with paste inks ISO 3783 Pick testing
UNI ISO 2834-2 Laboratory prints with liquid inks
ISO 2836 NEN
ISO 2846-1 Colour and transparency of paste inks ASTM Colour drawdown
Tappi ISO 2846-2 Colour and transparency of paste inks
ISO 2846-3 Colour and transparency of paste inks

Dimensions: 220 Vac / 50 -60 Hz, 75kg, (HxWxD): 640 x 500 x 600 mm

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IGT Amsterdam 5 Printability Tester

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