The Inkometer 1100 measures the apparent tack of printing ink under conditions closely approximating the dynamic conditions of the ink-distribution system of a printing press. The testing instrument provides the highest accuracy and efﬁciency for research and development, quality control and process evaluation to verify, test and improve quality.
The instrument measures the integrated forces involved in ink ﬁ lm splitting and the effects of roller speed, ﬁlm thickness, temperature and solvent evaporation.
The Inkometer 1100 multi-line display shows the temperature, tack, roller speed and test time. Tack readings can be exported to the RS-232 port, the integrated printer or to a USB ﬂash drive. Statistical reports can be viewed directly from the display. The Inkometer provides four test methods based on ASTM D-4361 as well as ﬁ ve user conﬁ gurable methods that are stored in non-volatile memory.