A range of dedicated testers to produce colour prints of conventional and UV offset inks. Available in versions with print width of 35, 50 and 70 mm and with multiple prints on one substrate. An adapter is available to print directly on metal cans or tubes or the special version CT-1 can print on any diameter of tubes and cans from inner diameter 16 mm up to outer diameter 68 mm, the CT1x3 can do the same but in up to three prints next to each other on the same tube or can.
IGT Testing Systems supplies the C1 type printability testers, which are simple but very successful all over the world for offset inks in various printing widths.
Application: The C1 printability testers produce colour strips which are suitable for many purposes, such as
The C1 tester prints all sorts of coated and uncoated materials like paper, board, plastic film, cellophane, laminate, metal, etc.
The C1 tester is used in the following industries:
The C1 type printability testers consist of an inking section and a printing section with removable printing disc (printing form). The inking unit consists of two aluminium drums and a top roller.The distribution of the ink only takes 30 s due to the diameter ratio and the drum movement. The inking time of the printing disc is 15 s.
Cleaning the systems is very simple and quick, due, among other things, to the fact that both aluminium drums are driven. The printing unit consists of the printing form and an impression cylinder. The substrate is attached to a substrate carrier. The substrate carrier with the substrate is then placed on the substrate guide, between the impression cylinder and the printing disc.
After the printing force has been applied, the print is made automatically. The printing disc is then lifted automatically, after which the substrate is removed for appraisal and the printing disc is cleaned.
It is also possible to print on drink cans: for this purpose they are slid on the impression cylinder, the substrate carrier not being used in this case. The printing force can be set in 19 steps between 100 and 1000 N. For printing on drink cans, the impression cylinder can be replaced with one of a different diameter.