Printability tester to produce colour prints with conventional and UV offset inks


Dedicated tester 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.


World-wide the best printability tester for offset inks.



 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.


Makes colour strips with offset inks with a known ink layer thickness which can be used for many purposes.

  • Specially designed for computerized colour measuring and colour matching systems.
  • Saves costs because colour tests on the printing presses are no longer necessary.
  • Can print directly on all substrates including ready tubes or cans, version CT-1 can do this on any diameter between 16 and 68 mm..



 The C1 printability testers produce colour strips which are suitable for many purposes, such as:

  • Measuring colour with colour measuring systems/spectrophotometers e.g. in colour matching
  • Visual appraisal
  • Density measurements, including establishing colour and density tolerances and determination of coverage, wear resistance, scratch resistance, flexibility, adhesion and gloss, ink transfer (in g/m2), light fastness and resistance to chemicals
  • Testing printing quality, gloss, mottle and set-off


The C1 tester prints all sorts of coated and uncoated materials like paper, board, plastic film, cellophane, laminate, metal, etc.



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