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Print and Materials Analysis Laboratory

Oct 6th, 2011 -- research


Specific services include comparative print performance analysis, color printing and raw material audits, defect analysis, and competitive benchmarking. In addition, PMAL supports industry sponsored programs including the IDEAlliance Proofing Certification Program, and the ColorLok, and ColorPro media evaluation programs.

Additional capabilities of PMAL include:

• Comprehensive evaluations of materials, performance, product, etc.

• Printing Process Measurement and Control

• Paper and Ink Characterization

• Print Performance and Evaluation Criteria

• Other Materials Analysis Options


The PMAL houses the following equipment, listed below:

• Image Pro Plus Image Analyzer

• KDY Image Analyzer

• Verity IA Image Analyzer

• Datacolor SF600 Plus Colorimeter

• Gardner Glossmeter (20,60,75)

• Technidyne S-4 Brightness Tester

• Technidyne Technibrite Micro TB – 1C

• Betaflex 334 Flexo System Analyzer

• IGT F1 Flexography Printability Tester

• IGT AIC2-5 & High Speed Inking Unit

• Elmendorf Tearing Tester

• MIT Folding Endurance Tester

• Scott Internal Bond Tester

• Taber V-5 Stiffness Tester

• Sutherland Rub Tester

• Taber Abrasion Tester

• Sheffield Smoothness / Porosity Tester

• Parker Print Surf Roughness /

• Porosity Tester

• TMI Micrometer

• Larray Falling Rod Viscometer

• Brookfield Low Shear Viscometer

• Thwing-Albert Inkometer

• Duke water pickup Tester

• Mettler AG204 analytical scale

• Asher, Thermolyne 1500 Furnace

• Moisture analyzer, gravimetric method

• Fisher Auto Tensiomat

• Apparent Surface Tension Meter

• Motorized Little Joe Proof Press

• X-Rite® Auto-Tracking Spectrophotometer System

• GretagMacbeth Spectrolino/SpectroScan

• Spectrophotometer

• GretagMacbeth SpectroEye

• X-Rite® 528 & 938 SpectroDensitometer

• iCColor

• iOne

• Paprican Dynamic sorption Tester

• Gurley Banding Resistance Tester

• Keithley Electrometer

• Keithley 8009 Resistivity Test Fixture

• Gurley Densitometer

• TMI 32-07 Series Friction Tester


For assistance or more information, please contact:

Dan Clark, Lab Manager


Phone: (585) 475-2685