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Print quality

We have tools for characterising print quality!

  • How can I measure print defects in a way that corresponds to what can be seen?
  • Do you want to avoid/replace the visual assessment s which are time-consuming and to some extend person-dependent?

There are many types of print defects. Examples include print mottle, uncovered area (UCA), missing dots, gloss variation, print sharpness, edge sharpness and print-through.
Different printing techniques, such as flexography, gravure, offset and inkjet printing, can encounter problems with these defects to varying degrees.

Read our product sheets, and contact us for more information and prices.

Print mottle – Print density variations in full-tone and half-tone print. *

Buy your own print mottle analysis software!
Mottling expert. *

White-top mottling – reflectance variations on unprinted board and sack paper. *

Beskrivning: UCA-demo

Uncovered area (UCA) in flexographic printing. *

Print gloss variation measured as we perceive it (area measurement), 13x13 mm2. Measure 200/200 .

Print gloss variation measurable at different angles (track measurement). Test size up to A3.

Missing dots in gravure and offset printing. *

Print-through – measurement both on average and as local variations. *

Beskrivning: O:\FMM-Alla\Marknad\Marknadsmaterial\Produktblad\Original\PrintSharpness\Underlag\Bilder\Original-inkjet-xeroxpaper-vriden.jpg

Print sharpness and blurriness of printed lines and edges. *

Cracks in coating/ink layer

Measure cracks in coating/ink layer after folding or creasing. *

*) The method is also available for sale