Graphic Arts

Rub resistance largely determines the suitability of printed matter, folding cartons, brochures, newspaper wrappers for further processing, and mailing or other purposes. It is influenced by certain properties of inks, paper, paperboard, plastic foils, spray powders, and dampening liquids. Therefore, tests of rub resistance are vital to printers, converters, manufacturers of ink and substrates and, last but not least, endusers. The Quartant Abrasion Tester is a handy, reasonable priced and sturdy instrument for objective and reproducible test results under conditions, which simulate normal stress on printed products, and it is very simple to operate.

Block Testing instrument serves the purpose of identifying the blocking behaviour of printed matter. If can also be used to test the coherence of stacked printed, laminated, varnished or similar coated materials during the working process, storage and treatment.

Very low cost integrated inking and printing device for the production of colour prints with offset inks. The device has limited functions for the print shop making only a few drawdowns per day. This is the ideal replacement for a hand proofer in accordance with ISO 2834-1

Set includes plunger and 30 nylon caps.

Resolution of 0.01 or 0.001 ml, volume 2 ml, on request with calibration certificate.

The Sutherland type ink rub tester is an automated instrument for rub a test strip under specified pressure, speed and temperature over a print determining the resistance to abrasion of the print. Abrasion resistance is a critical property for printed materials. Damage due to abrasion can occur during transport, storage, handling or use, resulting in deterioration of the image and readability of the information.

The ink Rub tester allows comparison of the abrasion resistance of different materials under controlled conditions.
Weights for higher or lower forces as well as heated weights are available.
Rub resistance determines the suitability of printed matter, folding cartons, brochures, newspapers, and wrappers for further processing, mailing or other purposes. It is influenced by the properties and combinations of ink, substrate, spray powder, varnish and dampening liquid. Therefore, test of rub resistance is vital to printers, converters and manufacturers of inks and substrate.