IGT Global Standard Tester Series

IGT range of 6 microprocessor controlled units for assessing the printability of print substrates. Available with either constant or accelerating speeds. Each model dedicated to specific test or set of tests - ie Pick Test, Westvaco Pick Test, Helio Test, Wet on Wet Test, CEN Toner Adhesion Test. Ideal replacement for the manual A1 and A2 models.

A range of six microprocessor controlled units from IGT for assessing the printability of print substrates and available with either constant or accelerating speeds.

Each model is dedicated to a specific test or set of tests

Global Standard Tester P Simple, accelerating speed for Pick Test
Global Standard Tester 1 Multi-functional, accelerating for Pick tests, Print penetration, Roughness, Linting
Global Standard Tester 1W Multi-functional, accelerating like the Global Standard Tester 1, but additionally including Westvaco method
with application & dispensing systems
Global Standard Tester 2 Most complete model Global Standard Tester for constant speed, includes standard settings for gloss, density,
flexo, gravure, offset, letterpress, intaglio and many more tests
Global Standard Tester 3 Basic model constant variable speed tester, specially designed for execution of mottle tests
Global Standard Tester 3H Special model with constant speed & integrated Heliotest function, this tester is specially suited for gravure tests.

Each model is dedicated to a specific test or set of tests – ie Pick Test, Westvaco Pick Test, Helio Test, Wet on Wet Test, CEN Toner Adhesion Test. Ideal replacement for the manual A1 and A2 models.

Links to leaflets, describing in detail each of the various printability tests, can be found at the end of this product page.

Global Standard Tester P

SGT-P

This cost-effective basic model is designed for pick testing only, according to the IGT method (ISO 3783, TAPPI 514 and 575, SCAN P 63:90) and linting and toner adhesion (accelerated method).

Results are fully compatible with the IGT AIC2-5.

Ideal for users of IGT A1-3 and A2-3 testers requiring automated pick testing. Supplied with an aluminium printing disc, paper packings, a sector with clamps and packing stretcher and stretching force indicator and an IGT Pick Start Viewer.

Features:
  • One printing disc shaft
  • Increasing speed
  • Computerised process control
  • End speed adjustable from 0.5 to 4 m/s
  • Easy to use, fast operation
  • Packing stretcher with stretching force indicator
  • Standards are pre-set
  • Interchangeable sector
  • Long list of tests integrated
  • Automatic starting point detection
  • Print width up to 50 mm
  • No adjustments necessary for printing discs of different diameters or different substrate thickness
  • Printing force from 100 to 1000 N
Physical specifications

  • Weight 80 kg
  • Dimensions 465 x 485 x 580 mm (W x D x H)

Power requirements

  • 115/230 V, 50/60 Hz

Global Standard Tester 1

GST-1

Designed for pick testing to the IGT method (ISO 3783, TAPPI 514 and 575, SCAN P 63:90) and for testing print penetration, paper roughness and toner adhesion (accelerated method).

Quick and easy to use with results that are fully compatible with the IGT AIC2-5. With a high level of reproducibility and repeatability, it is ideal for users of the IGT A1-3 and A2-3 who require automated testing.

Supplied with an aluminium printing disc for pick testing, paper packings, a sector with clamps and an adjustable packing stretcher with stretching force indicator. Accessories available for IGT print (oil) penetration test and for IGT roughness test as well as a range of printing discs.

Features:

  • As Standard Tester P plus
  • Automatic, pneumatic printing force system

Global Standard Tester 1W

GST – 1W

Designed for pick testing according to the IGT method (ISO 3783, TAPPI 514 and 575, SCAN P 63:90) and for testing print penetration, paper roughness and toner adhesion (accelerated method). Fully integrated Westvaco system with automatic pick test oil dispensing and distribution system.

Results are fully compatible with AIC2-5. Pick testing according to the IGT method is possible in combination with the IGT High Speed Inking Unit 4. Supplied with a Westvaco disc (steel with groove), cartridges with pick test oil, paper packings, a sector with clamps and adjustable packing stretcher with stretching force indicator and an IGT Pick Start Viewer.

Features:

  • As Standard Tester P plus
  • Pneumatic printing force system
  • Automatic pressurised printing disc and automatic lifting

Global Standard Tester 2

GST- 2

Constant speed testing with two printing shafts and an integrated dispensing and application system for gravure and flexo testing.

Results are fully compatible with the IGT AIC2-5. Tests options include colour/density, print smoothness, scumming, IGT toner adhesion (EN 12283) mottle, water interference mottle, print through, fluff, wet on wet, wet pick/repellence, set-off, Heliotest. Supplied with two rubber-coated discs and a round sector without clamps. Many accessories are available, including a sector with clamps.

Features:

  • As Standard Tester P (but with two printing shafts) plus
  • Automatic and pneumatic printing force systems
  • Constant speed from 0.2 to 4 m/s
  • Interval time adjustable from 0.2 to 120 s between the first and second shaft, multiple stop positions
  • Optional doctoring system for damping, Heliotest or gravure

Global Standard Tester 3M

GST – 3M

Constant speed testing using only one printing shaft for colour/density, print smoothness, scumming, mottle, print through, fluff, set-off, IGT toner adhesion (EN 12283) and many more tests.

Results compatible with the IGT AIC2-5. Supplied with a rubber coated printing disc with and a round sector without clamps. A large number of accessories are also available including a sector with clamps.

Features:

  • As Standard Tester P plus
  • Automatic, pneumatic printing force system
  • Interchangeable sector
  • Constant speed from 0.2 to 4 m/s

Global Standard Tester 3H

GST – 3H

An integrated Heliotest/gravure doctor blade system and an automatic dispensing and application system for inks. Supplied with specially engraved discs for the Heliotest, two Heliotest doctor blades, a sector with clamps and packing stretcher with stretching force indicator, a set of packings, empty ink cartridges and a bottle with Heliotest ink.

Features:

  • As Standard Tester P plus
  • Constant speed from 0.2 to 4 m/s
  • Automatic doctoring system
  • Automatic, pneumatic printing force system
  • Interchangeable sector

For more information, please contact our sales team on 01223 492081 or sales@tendringpacific.com

Consumables

IGT Pick Test Oil IGT Pick Test Inks IGT Print Penetration Liquid
IGT Offset Ink IGT Density Ink IGT Roughness Solution
IGT Gravure Ink IGT Heliotest Ink Lacquer for IGT Roughness Test
IGT Fluff Test Ink Stop-out Solution Black Porosity Ink (K&N test)
Huber Set-off Ink Huber Mottle Test Ink Huber Smoothness Test Ink
Huber Pick Test Inks Red Brilliant Standard Blue Microcontour Test

Links to IGT’s W-Leaflets describing each printability test in detail

W21 Scumming Test W53 Imaging of Carbonless Paper W71 Gloss, 65 Shore A
W24 IGT Print Penetration W54 Wipe-ability of Carbonless Paper W72 Ink Transfer g/m2 65 Shore A
W28 IGT Roughness W55 Toner Adhesion EN12283 Constant Speed W73 Gravure Smoothness 360
W31 IGT Picking, Aluminium ISO 3738 W56 Toner Adhesion at Increasing Speed W74 Rubber Blanket Ink Transfer
W32 Wet Pick and Wet Repellence 85 Shore A W57 Mottle by Setting Off W75 Offset Picking Rubber 85 Shore A
W33 Fluff Test Loose and Weakly Bound Paper Particles W58 Mottle in Printing W76 Flexo Printing
W38 Picking Westvaco W59 Water Interference Mottle W77 Printing Smoothness
W41 Heliotest W60 Felt and Wire Side Determination W78 Set-off 0.2 m/s
W43 Striking Through W61 Rubber Blanket, Ink Absorption W79 Rubber Blanket, Ink
W44 Linting Rubber 85 Shore A W62 Roughness for Rubber Blankets W80 Ink Transfer, Blanket g/m2
W45 Screened Letterpress Printing W63 Embossing W81 Ink Transfer, Letterpress g/m2
W46 Wet-in-Wet Printing, Two Colour W65 Offset Picking Rubber 65 Shore A W82 Gravure 180 Degrees
W48 Set Off W66 Wet Pick and Wet Repellence 65 Shore A W83 Gravure 360 Degrees
W49 Gloss W67 Gravure Smoothness, 180 Degrees W85 Intaglio
W50 Ink Transfer W68 Striking Through, 65 Shore A W86 Picking, Multi-pass (Aluminium)
W51 Imaging of Carbon Paper W69 Wet on Wet Printing, 65 Shore A W87 Picking Multi-pass (Rubber 85 Shore)
W52 Wipe-ability of Carbon Paper W70 Linting Rubber 65 Shore A W88 Picking Multi-pass (Rubber 65 Shore)
W100 General Procedures
Linting 2 Picking Picking Offset
 GST P Linting Video GST P Picking Video GST P Picking Offset Video
 Picking Westvaco  IGT Toner  Heliotest
 GST P Picking Westvaco  GST P Toner Adhesion GST 2 Heliotest
Ink Transfer Set Off Toner Adhesion
GST 2 Ink Transfer GST 2 Set Off GST 2 Toner Adhesion