Printability tester for flexo inksIGT Testing Systems launches IGT F1IGT Testing Systems, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of printability testers, has launched a new version of the printability tester for flexo inks – the IGT F1. The new IGT F1 allows ink manufacturers, printers and suppliers of flexible materials to meet their high quality standards, to ensure consistent test results in a production and R&D environment. The IGT F1 is a well introduced tester in the market for flexo and gravure inks. IGT Testing Systems is exhibiting at Labelexpo Europe 2015 from 29 September to 2 October in the Parc des Expositions in Brussels, Belgium at Stand 11F42, Hall 11.The ICT F1 includes a complete PC inside for control and storage of data and settings for each test and a number of pre-programmed test methods and the possibility to add customized or complete new test methods by a customer“Higher demands in flexo printing make it very important to listen to our customers and their needs. In label and packaging printing where the print quality is very high, the use of the F1 printability tester has proven its value. However, to meet our customers’ demands, the device has been fully renewed, with a complete PC inside for control and storage of data and settings for each test. A number of pre-programmed test methods and the possibility to add customized or complete new test methods by the customer together with the new user-friendly touchscreen application makes the latest version of the IGT F1 an easy to use printability tester of high quality, which is expected from us,” says Wilco de Groot, managing director at ICT Testing Systems.
The ICT F1 includes a complete PC inside for control and storage of data and settings for each test and
a number of pre-programmed test methods and the possibility to add customized or complete new test methods by a customer. The settings can also be exported to an Excel file for later analysis, or can be printed on a label printer to mark the printed strips before filing.
Other features are a touchscreen color display; adjustable print length from 20 cm+; anilox cylinder with adjustable speed for pre-inking; printing form cylinder and anilox disc are automatically brought under pressure, printed and lifted; doctor blade is always in contact with the anilox cylinder and can be manually lifted; standard flexo mode with the option to print in gravure; it is cost-effective; color testing on the printing presses is no longer necessary; consistent test results and a sturdy construction.