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Determines the ink rubproofness of printed samples

Determines the ink rubproofness of printed samples. It is suitable for use on labels, folding cartons, corrugated board, film and converted foil.

The ink rub tester tests the abrasion resistance of different materials – printed, coated, wet or dry, on paper, cardboard or foil. Abrasion resistance is a critical property of printed materials as damage can occur during shipment, storage, handling and in end use.

Abrasion resistance is important for labels, folding cartons, corrugated boxes, inserts, board, corrugated board, plastic and aluminium film.

The control panel has digital controllers with digital indication of test speed, test temperature and number of strokes. Test sleds are supplied with fast action spring clamps for quick and easy positioning of test pieces.

Complies with test standards ASTM D 5264-98 AND Tappi T 830


  • For testing the abrasion resistance of printed materials
  • User friendly equipment, easy operation via control panel
  • A set of tools for precise folding of the sample
  • A heated test bed with selectable temperatures up to 70°C
  • Fast action spring clamps on the test sleds
  • Complies with ASTM D5264-98, TAPPI T-830

Technical data

  • Test temperature: Selectable up to 70°C
  • Stroke: 53.5 mm arc
  • Selectable speed 10 to 120 cycles/min
  • Friction speed: 20 to 210 mm/s
  • Number of strokes (programmable): 1 to 999999
  • Power supply: 220 V, 50/60 Hz, 500 W, single phase

Physical specifications

  • Weights: Two interchangeable test weights
    • light 910 g, 100 x 50.5 mm, soft rubber coated
    • heavy 1820 g, 100 x 50.5 mm, soft rubber coated
  • Test bed: Soft rubber coated
  • Dimensions: = 24.5 x 42 x 25 cm   (W x L x H)
  • Net weight: – 25 kg

For further information, please contact our sales team on 01223 492081 or via

Rubproofness Tester
Regmed – Rycobel

Regmed – Rycobel