IGT Orange Proofer X3 for Offset & UV Flexo

Specifically designed by IGT for proofing offset and UV flexo inks. Enables the user to consistently produce three colour strips of 3 different film thickness on one test strip in quick succession. Suitable for both conventional and UV litho inks. Quick test and clean time.

Specifically designed for proofing offset and UV flexo inks. The X3 version of the IGT Orange Proofer enables three colour strips of different film thickness to be laid onto one test strip in quick succession. Ideal for the fast assessment of light, standard and dark colour samples, the IGT Orange Proofer X3 can be used on a variety of substrates including paper, board, film, plastic, laminate and directly onto aluminium cans

Video of IGT Orange ProoferApplications

  • makes three consecutive colour strips of ink with a known ink layer thickness
  • gives a high degree of simulation to on-press performance for print quality mottle and set-off
  • is specifically designed for computerised colour measuring, spectrophotometers, colour matching systems and visual appraisal
  • takes density measurements including establishing colour density tolerances and determination of coverage, wear resistance, scratch resistance, flexibility, adhesion and gloss, ink transfer (g/m2), light fastness and resistance to chemicals
  • is used in the printing ink, paper and board, print, metal, plastics and packaging, resin, lacquer, coatings and raw materials industries

Applying ink with IGT ink pipette


  • Inking and printing on a single application
  • Reliable, repeatable and reproducible results
  • Inking unit with two aluminium drums and top roller for conventional inks
  • Complies with CE standards


The IGT Orange Proofer consists of an inking section and a printing unit. Ink is applied to the top roller of the inking section and distributed within 30 seconds. The printing disc is then positioned on the top roller and, after 15 seconds of inking-in, is placed on the printing shaft.

The test material is attached to the substrate carrier and placed underneath the shaft of the printing disc. The print is made automatically after the printing force has been applied. The printing disc on the shaft is then moved out for two further print positions and two more prints are made onto the same test piece.

Technical data

Inking section Printing section
  • Two aluminium drums with top roller
  • One aluminium drum driven
  • Top roller – elastomer for conventional inks and rubber for UV-curing inks
  • Short inking time: inking 30 s and printing disc 15 s
  • Easy to clean
  • Printing speed 0.3 m/s
  • Printing force 100-800 N
  • Printing length 200 mm
  • Printing width 15 mm
  • Maximum substrate thickness 4 mm
  • Independent drive
  • Discs – printing width 15 mm
Physical specifications Power requirements
  • Weight 25 kg
  • Dimensions 620 x 350 x 320 mm (W x D x H)
  • 115/230 V, 50/60 Hz

Range of discs available:

  • for UV inks, disc with rubber or a rubber blanket
  • for conventional inks, disc with coated rubber or a rubber blanket

The IGT ink pipette is recommended for applying ink to the top roller. This significantly increases the accuracy of the ink application and the results of the tests. The IGT ink pipette HR is available for even greater accuracy.

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