IGT AE Four Inking Unit

The successor to the renowned IGT AE Inking Unit. Used to consistently distribute and application of inks and oils onto printing discs used on AIC2-5-2000 & IGT GST range. Can ink up to 4 printing discs simultaneously. Temperature control of roller not available on this model.

The IGT AE Four inking unit is the modern successor of the renowned IGT AE inking unit. It is used to apply offset inks in a reproducible and constant ink film thickness on to the printing formes (discs) of the IGT Printability Testers. It is possible to distribute up to four different inks or ink film thicknesses at the same time.

Video for the IGT AE Four Inking UnitThe discs can be used with the IGT Printability Testers AIC2-5 2000 and all version of the IGT Global Standard Testers. On request the instrument is also suitable for all older versions of the IGT printability testers.


  • Use with the modern IGT printability testers type AIC2-5 2000 and Global Standard Testers
  • Use with older types of IGT printability testers such as the A1, A2, AIC2
  • Inking with conventional offset inks
  • Inking with UV curing offset inks
  • Inking with IGT pick test oils and pick test inks
  • Inking with offset inks and all types of practical offset inks
  • Inking up to 4 colours, inks or ink films at the same time

The IGT AE Four can be used to ink a maximum of 4 printing discs simultaneously. The IGT AE Four does not allow for a temperature control of the roller system and has a simple operator interface using only push buttons.

  • Inking speed 0.3 or 0.6 m/s
  • Top rollers identical to those of the IGT High Speed Inking Unit 4
  • Top rollers available with 1,2 or 4 sections
  • Top rollers available for conventional or UV inks
  • Quick and easy to operate
  • Sturdy construction
  • Supplied with an IGT ink pipette
  • Suitable for printing discs used with IGT printability testers

The IGT AE Four inking unit consists of a top roller and two steel distribution rollers. THe top roller can be used to ink a maximum of four printing discs. The inking speed can be set at either 0.3 or 0.6 m/s.

After the unit has distributed the ink evenly the printing discs are brought into contact with the top roller and inked during the desired time. After this time the discs are lifted electrically. After the test the unit can be cleaned quickly because of good accessibility.

IGT Ink Pipette
The IGT Ink Pipette is required to apply the ink to the top roller. The ink pipette significantly increases the accuracy of the ink application and therefore the results of the test.

Technical data General Options
  • Top roller: 1,2, or 4 sections
  • Inking surface area
    • 4 x 328 cm2 (4 segments)
    • 2 x 729 cm2 (2 segments)
    • 1 x 1537 cm2 (1 segment)
  • Inking speed: 0.3 or 0.6 m/s
  • Distribution time: manually
  • Inking time: manually
  • Printing disc width: 10 – 50 mm
  • Complies with EC directives
  • Modern design
  • Simple operation
  • Easy cleaning
  • Reliable
  • Low cost of investment and operation
  • Detailed instructions of use
  • Cover to prevent misting
  • Pipette with high resolution
  • Weight: 50kg
  • Size: 300 x 860 x 380 mm (H x W x D)
Electrical connections
  • 100 – 240 V / 50-60 Hz

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