TECHKON Spectro-Densitometer TECHKON SpectroDens We measure color and more ... Precise Effective Reliable Technology Made in Germany TECHKON SpectroDens Spectro-Densitometer Two devices in one The product name alone suggests the multiple uses of the device. As a spectro-densitometer, SpectroDens combines the qualities of a highly accurate spectro-photometer 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 spectral data is converted into measurement data for descriptive analysis and display: Densitometric data is widely used in quality control during the printing process. Colorimetric data is used in the evaluation of print proofs, the creation of color profiles in color management and the color matching and formulation of inks. Densitometry A push of a button provides you with solid density as well as all useful additional information such as dot gain, dot area, gray balance and print contrast. In the automatic measurement mode the device always displays the relevant information instantly. You can even quickly and easily produce complete printing curves. The spectral measurement technology calculates not only density values for CMYK, but also exact data for the density of spot colors. Colorimetry All standard colorimetric functions are displayed clearly. Even the entire CIE L*a*b* color circle appears in the display. Reference colors and complete digital color books can be saved in the color library. Standardized measurement The device works strictly according to the standards valid for the graphic industry. Select different status filters for density measurement in the device settings. A special technical feature is the polarization filter which can be activated by a push of a button. Using the latest LED technology, the new SpectroDens Premium provides D50 illumination and therefore fulfills the M0 - M3 measuring conditions in accordance to ISO 13655. In addition the new SpectroDens Premium comes with tracking wheels, which ensure a straight run and allow besides spot measurements short scans of color patches or step wedges. Thus an Ugra/Fogra media wedge can be measured easily within only 15 seconds; an ISO/PSO conformity check and a printing curve can be done within only 3 seconds. Software SpectroConnect A measurement device for all applications Using measurement technology for quality assurance in print is a universally accepted practice these days. SpectroDens is your all-purpose, modern measurement device. 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 color lab, SpectroDens is exceptionally suitable, whatever your application. Thanks to the individually adjustable display functions, you can quickly set up the device for your particular job. The SpectroConnect software supplied with the device displays the measurement data clearly arranged on a computer monitor. Just connect SpectroDens by USB cable to a PC. Optionally the new SpectroDens Premium can transmit the data even wirelessly via WLAN to the computer. Measurement data can be transferred into Microsoft Excel™ or other applications. The integrated color library is especially easy to use. For example, you can load complete “digital color books” into the device. The software also serves as the connecting module for other applications, e. g. programs for the production of printing curves or colorimetric quality control. TECHKON SpectroDens Color measurement redeﬁned Image SpectroDens Premium Versions and functions We supply SpectroDens in three types of performance packages: The model Basic with the essential density functions and the Advanced version which adds extended densitometry functions, colorimetry and a color library. The ﬂagship model SpectroDens Premium now comes up in a new design featuring a color display and new functions. SpectroDens Basic Automatic density Density CMYK (with reference measurements) Dot area; dot gain; print contrast Gray and color balance Ink trapping to Preucil SpectroDens Basic can be upgraded post-purchase to Advanced by program upload (charged service). SpectroDens Advanced Same functions as SpectroDens Basic and additionally: Printing curve Spectral density for spot colors Trend function ExPresso mini Slur/doubling value Dot area to Yule-Nielsen Ink trapping to Brunner and Ritz Density spectrum CIE L*a*b*, ΔE*a*b*, CIE XYZ, CIE color circle Remission spectrum; color library GrayGuide according to Gracol G7™ SpectroDens Premium Same functions as SpectroDens Advanced and additionally: Color display and new device design LED technology provides measurement conditions M0 - M3 according to ISO 13655 Scan function measures Ugra/Fogra media wedge within 15 seconds; ISO/PSO conformity check and printing curve within 3 seconds Data transmission via WLAN optionally CIE L*C*h*ab, CIE L*u*v*, CIE L*C*h*uv, CIE xyY, DIN Lab99 ΔE*cmc, ΔE*CIE94, ΔE*CIE2000 ISO-Check: Color control acc. to ISO 12647 InkCheck: Color control of spot colors Metamery index; whiteness; yellowness Pass-/fail tolerance; average Specifications Software SpectroConnect requires Windows XP, Vista or 7 Contents Measurement device SpectroDens Charging console with white standard and AC-adapter with universal plugs Carrying case; USB cable CD with software SpectroConnect Manual with ISO 9000 compliant certificate Optional accessories Small apertures, UV-Cut filter Print control strip TCS Digital Color reference SpectroCheck Measurement technology Spectral remission measurement and color density determination to ISO 5-3/4 Measurement geometry 0/45° optics to DIN 5033 Spectral range 400 to 700 nm in 10 nm steps Measurement aperture 3 mm round standard; Basic and Advanced version: 1.5 mm round optional Light source Gas-filled lamp, type A illumination; Premium version: LED Polarization filter Twice linear crossed, switched on and off per button release Measurement time Approx. 1 second per measurement White reference Absolute and relative; absolute white standard integrated and protected in charging console Illumination / Standard observer A, C, D50, D65, F 2/7/11 / 2°, 10° Density filter DIN 16536, DIN 16536 NB, ISO/ANSI T, ISO/ANSI I, ISO E; Advanced, Premium version: Dmax Density measurement range 0.00 D – 2.50 D Repeatability 0.01 D; 0.03 CIE ΔE*a*b* Inter-instrument agreement 0.01 D; 0.3 CIE ΔE*a*b* Display LC backlight display, 16 gray levels, 240 x 160 pixels; Premium version: color, 320 x 240 pixels Power supply Rechargeable NiMH battery, regulated recharge via charging console with AC adapter, 100 – 240 V, 47 – 63 Hz, up to 10.000 measurements per battery charge, battery level control Communication-Port USB; Premium version: WLAN module optional Weight 520 grams; Premium version: 480 grams Dimensions 65 x 65 x 190 mm (approx. 2.6 x 2.6 x 7.5 inch); Premium version: 65 x 55 x 190 mm System requirements for software SpectroConnect: Windows XP, Vista or 7 TECHKON Measurement technology on the highest level The TECHKON Spectro series The advantages at a glance Good printing is a matter of quality. The key to success is to control all steps of the process which lead to the printing product. The Spectro series provides you with the perfect tool for each of these steps. PRECISE Patented measurement head for exact and direct positioning Precise spectral engine Automatic measurement function displays always the relevant values Measurement values can be memorized with date and time tag Devices are factory-made calibrated permanently FAST Immediately ready to use after switching on All measurement functions quickly accessible Quick measurement Up to 10.000 measurements per battery charge* Rechargeable high-capacity batteries; battery level control* USB port for easy and speedy transfer of measurement data to a PC ROBUST Robust design for reliable function in a harsh industrial environment Durable precision; device is maintenance free ERGONOMIC Ergonomically positioned, user-friendly measurement button Handy and compact Self-explanatory operation VERSATILE Several dialog languages available Download of additional functions and device upgrades* via PC Comprehensive software SpectroConnect included SpectroPlate is the ideal device for checking the quality of a printing plate. Today in the age of Computerto-Plate it is obvious: Without quality control in pre-press, there is no guarantee for quality in print. Concerning colorimetric and densitometric measurements on printed products, the precise and compact hand-held measurement device SpectroDens is a real all-rounder. It is full of functions but nevertheless easy to use. Direct positioning of the measurement head on the measurement field ensures a secure and quick measurement. When it comes to automatic measurement and analysis of complete print control strips, the TECHKON scan-measurement devices are used. SpectroJet is quickly guided by hand along the color bar. Optionally a guidance track supports this task, when long print control strips have to be measured. SpectroDrive is motorized and therefore scans a print control strip automatically. Both devices have a high speed of measurement in common and directly transfer the measurement data to the powerful but user-friendly Windows software TECHKON ExPresso or to other programs that control printing machines. The world of TECHKON As a long-established company we have more than 25 years of experience in the development and manufacture of high-quality spectral measurement technology. Our core area is the development of products for quality control in the printing industry. The color measurement instruments of the TECHKON Spectro series are regarded as the industry benchmark. . * except for SpectroJet One of our specific strengths is our ability to tailor our solutions to specific applications. Our philosophy here: We observe and understand your application, deal with the complexity of the measurement technology and deliver you simple-to-use measurement solutions, which make your work safer, easier and more efficient. TECHKON on the internet Our philosophy for perfect measurement devices As with all TECHKON-products, the innovative Spectro product series was designed by applying our four powerful principles for perfect measurement devices: Easy and fast to use High measurement accuracy Please visit our internet pages. You will find useful information about the complete product range and themes of measurement technology. Download current program versions for the measurement instruments. Solid and reliable Or simply order your personal test device. Functional and attractive design www.techkon.com TECHKON GmbH Wiesbadener Str. 27 D 61462 Königstein/Germany Phone +49 (0)6174 9244 50 Telefax +49 (0)6174 9244 99 [email protected] www.techkon.com Printed in Germany, 09/12 Specifications may be subject to change without notice. All mentioned trademarks and copyrights are recognized. 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