The key to good printing is quality assurance. Checking and measuring each and every process step from pre-press to the final print product will lead to success. This philosophy expresses well in our slogan Erfolg ist messbar [ɛɐ̯ˈfɔlk ɪst mɛsba:r] which can be translated as “success can be measured”.
Thanks to their exceptional user-friendliness, high measuring accuracy and reliability, TECHKON measuring devices are prominently represented in all areas of the printing industry. And TECHKON is more than a developer and manufacturer of high quality measuring instruments and software solutions: The team of qualified application consultants supports you individually in selecting the right product. We also offer seminars on current topics of measurement technology and quality assurance.
The new TECHKON DENS unifies three devices in one. It is a color reflection densitometer for CMYK color prints, a film transmission densitometer and a high-precision illuminated magnifying glass for the visual control of printing results.
This cost effective entry-level instrument allows everyone to perform a fundamental densitometric quality control on the basis of the reliable high accuracy well-known from all TECHKON instruments.
The DENS indicates densities, dot area and gray balance clearly legible on a large color display. Automatic color and gray balance detection speeds up the measuring. In addition the device is easily operated by only three buttons. The whole measurement is provided in a split of a second.
LED technology, durable and energy-saving, is used as light source. A multi-channel color sensor evaluates the measuring signal guaranteeing inter-instrument agreement with high-class spectrophotometers.
The integrated Li-Ion battery can be recharged very fast via the USB cable on any USB port and delivers energy for a few thousand measurements.
To meet the demands of a printing rooms harsh environment, the compact casing of the DENS is made of solid aluminum and is therefore very robust. Despite its solidity, the DENS nevertheless weights only 330 g and thanks to its ergonomic and elegant design it is more than a user-friendly and precise measurement tool – it is an eye-catcher.
It combines the qualities of a highly accurate spectophotometer and an easy-to-use densitometer. Measurement is spectral, i.e. the entire color information – the spectral fingerprint of the color – is precisely registered. The data is converted into measurement data for descriptive analysis and display.
The device works strictly according to the standards valid for the Graphic Industry. It is particularly good at evaluating the Ugra/FOGRA-media wedge because it toggles between colorimetric measurement without polarization filter and density measurement with filter at the push of a button.
The supplied Windows-software TECHKON SpectroConnect provides the connection between SpectroDens and the PC via the micro-USB connector or via the optionally available WLAN module. Measurement data can thus be comfortably viewed and processed on the PC.
The system consists of two components: The motorized measurement system scans the complete color bar on a printed sheet within seconds and simultaneously sends the spectral measurement data wirelessly to the PC where all relevant information for controlling the printing press is displayed. One unique feature of SpectroDrive is its flexibility to be used with any press type or format. TECHKON SpectroDrive is delivered as a complete turn-key system. SpectroDrive can be used as a scanning device as well as a hand-held instrument for single measurements. Just take the device from the horizontal track and position it wherever you want to take a color measurement. SpectroDrive now also features an integrated display that shows the measurement values of spot measurements directly at the device.
The Windows-software TECHKON ExPresso 4 offers a comprehensive tool-set comprising measurement of CMYK and spot colors, support of up to 16 print units, face and reverse printing, display of color density, dot gain, gray balance, L*a*b*-values and recommendations on how to adjust the ink on the press. This is only an excerpt of the complete functionality. Thanks to its modularity, TECHKON ExPresso is expandable and versatile. The measurement data can be exported into other software applications that connect real-time to printing presses to enable a “closed loop” turn-key solution.