Power, affordable Colour Reflection Densitometer for use in the pressroom and prepress to verify solid ink weights and dot gain on press. Complete with the optional Plate Reading feature allowing dot measurements on high-contrast printing plates.

As we strive to meet demanding colour standards across all print processes having the tools to monitor and control colour output is essential. Press room densitometers and dot meters promote consistency both within a print run, checking a pull from the press every few hundred sheets, and across different print runs by measuring ink weights and dot gain from your colour bar.

Ihara instruments are produced to the highest quality standards in Japan utilising advanced technology to ensure superior performance and reliability.

Key features

  • Density
  • Density Difference
  • Dot Area
  • Dot Gain
  • Plate Dot*
  • Auto Function


RRP £1,700 Our Price £1,250 ex VAT

Free next day delivery

Easy to use and configure

Simply select the function desired from the intuitive control panel, no memorization or operation manual required as the hand-held meter provides clear and concise instructions across the large graphic LCD display in every measurement and detailed explanations for all measurement functions along with answers to frequently asked questions via the help system. The easy to read graphic LCD display allows the user to determine the precise configuration desired, including right or left handed view, two or three decimal precision and display options. It takes seconds to calibrate using the quick calibration function. Full calibration is also available. Auto-function allows the user to measure density and dot gain, interchangeably without manually switching modes.

Complete package

The brand-new densitometers are supplied fully packaged with hand-held meter, power supply, all manuals, calibration reference and carry case.

Specifications

  • FILTER RESPONSE
    • Status T
  • MEASURING GEOMETRY
    • 0°/45° (ANSI PH2.17, ISO 5/4, DIN 16536)
  • MEASURING RANGE
    • Density 0.00D - 2.50D
    • Dot Area 0% - 100%
  • REPEATABILITY
    • ± 0.01D or 1%
  • ACCURACY
    • ± 0.02D or 2%
  • LIGHT SOURCE
    • Halogen Lamp, Approximately 2856°K
  • APERTURE DIAMETER
    • 3.0mm (1.7mm optional)
  • DETECTOR
    • GaAsP Photodiode
  • DISPLAY
    • 128 x 64 Dot Graphic LCD
  • POWER SUPPLY
    • Ni-Cad (4.8V), 800mAh
  • RECHARGE TIME
    • Approximately 1.5 hours
  • MEASUREMENTS PER CHARGE
    • Approximately 4,000 (Internal Testing)
  • WARM UP TIME
    • None
  • MEASURING TIME
    • Approximately 1 second
  • OPERATING TEMPERATURE RANGE
    • 41°F ~ 104°F (5°C ~ 40°C)
  • DIMENSIONS
    • 2 3/4”W x 2”H x 8 1/4”L
    • (72mm x 50mm x 210mm)
  • WEIGHT
    • 530g (With Batteries)
  • COMPUTER OUTPUT
    • Configurable RS-232C Serial Interface
  • ACCESSORIES
    • Operation Manual
    • Calibration Standard
    • AC Adapter (9V, 500mA, center-negative)
    • Carrying Case

 

 

*Plate dot reading is done using industry standard formulas to translate measured density to dot value and works on high-contrast visible plates.