A1-3 and A2-3

Easy to clean, Simple to operate.

Conventional models manually operated testers.
 

Overview

IGT Testing Systems has for many decades been supplying the well-known AIC2-5 printability tester for making numerous tests on different substrates and inks in quality control and research.

IGT Testing Systems has for many decades been supplying the well-known A1 and A2 printability testers for making numerous tests on different substrates and inks in quality control and research. This tester, although for a substantial part replaced by the electrical models AIC2-5, Global Standard Tester, C1 and Orange Proofer are still demanded and produced.

  • Tests small quantities of ink and substrate under specified conditions.
  • Saves costs because many tests can be done before going to press.

Feature

  • Inking and printing separated
  • Many accessories available
  • Simple operation
  • Reliable
  • Low initial cost
  • Processing of many substrates and inks possible
  • Easy to move
  • Detailed instructions for use

Specifications

Printing speed:

  • Pendulum: 1.35 m/s
  • Spring Drive: 3.5 m/s

Printing force:

100 - 800 N

Applications

The test strips made with the A1-3 or A2-3 printability tester are suitable for many purposes, contact IGT for detailed test descriptions (W-leaflets):

  • measuring colour with colour measuring systems, spectrophotometers
  • visual appraisal
  • density measurements, including establishing tolerances
  • determination of coverage, scratch resistance, wear resistance, flexibility, adhesion and gloss, ink transfer (in g/m2), light fastness and resistance to chemicals
  • testing of printing quality, picking, roughness, Heliotest, printing penetration, set-off, striking through, loose and weakly bound paper articles

The A1-3 and A2-3 testers print on all sorts of materials like paper, board, plastic film, cellophane, laminate, metal, etc.

The testers are used in the following industries:

  • printing ink, paper and board, printers
  • metal, plastic and packaging industries
  • resin, lacquer and coating industries
  • raw material industry
  • training and education

The IGT A1-3 and A2-3 sets come with a set of printing discs for pick testing and different other tests, paper packings, a sector with clamps and an adjustable packing stretcher. Accessories are available for IGT Print (oil) penetration test, IGT Roughness test and gravure as well as a range of printing discs.