IGT Amsterdam 5 Printability Tester
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.
|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
|ISO 2834-2 Laboratory prints with liquid inks
|ISO 2846-1 Colour and transparency of paste inks
|ASTM Colour drawdown
|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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