We measure more than colour

30 years of experience in the development and manufacture of high quality measuring instruments have made us a competent partner and leading solution provider for colour measurement.

We are an innovative company, which is managed by its owners in the second generation. Values such as reliability and long-term orientation are reflected in our corporate culture and our services.

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SpectroDens is your all-purpose, modern measurement device for every application from pre-press to print. Whether it be in pre-print for verifying proofs, for ongoing quality control at the printing press, during delivery inspection of paper and print products or in a colour lab, SpectroDens is exceptionally suitable, no matter which application.

It combines the qualities of a highly accurate spectophotometer and an easy-to-use densitometer. Measurement is spectral, i.e. the entire colour information – the spectral fingerprint of the colour – 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 colourimetric 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 new era in colour measurement

Quality on the fast track

The new TECHKON SpectroDrive, with its automatic colour and density measurement capabilities is the perfect solution to substantially increase press productivity by ensuring consistent print-to-print colour accuracy throughout the press run.

The system consists of two components: The motorized measurement system scans the complete colour 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 colour 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 colours, support of up to 16 print units, face and reverse printing, display of colour 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.

Scan-Measurement System SpectroDrive



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