A2-3 Refurbished

Article number: 455.002.455

No longer in production, only second hand units available.

Conventional models manually operated testers.
•Easy to clean
•Simple to operate

IGT Testing Systems has for many decades been supplying the well-known A1 and A2 printability testers for making numerous tests on different substrates and inks in quality control and research. This tester, although for a substantial part replaced by the electrical models AIC2-5, Global Standard Tester, C1 and Orange Proofer are still demanded and produced.
•Tests small quantities of ink and substrate under specified conditions.
•Saves costs because many tests can be done before going to press.

The test strips made with the A1-3 or A2-3 printability tester are suitable for many purposes, contact IGT for detailed test descriptions (W-leaflets):
•measuring colour with colour measuring systems, spectrophotometers
•visual appraisal
•density measurements, including establishing tolerances
•determination of coverage, scratch resistance, wear resistance, flexibility, adhesion and gloss, ink transfer (in g/m2), light fastness and resistance to chemicals
•testing of printing quality, picking, roughness, Heliotest, printing penetration, set-off, striking through, loose and weakly bound paper articles

The A1-3 and A2-3 testers print on all sorts of materials like paper, board, plastic film, cellophane, laminate, metal, etc.

The testers are used in the following industries:
•printing ink, paper and board, printers
•metal, plastic and packaging industries
•resin, lacquer and coating industries
•raw material industry
•training and education

The IGT A1-3 and A2-3 sets come with a set of printing discs for pick testing and different other tests, paper packings, a sector with clamps and an adjustable packing stretcher. Accessories are available for IGT Print (oil) penetration test, IGT Roughness test and gravure as well as a range of printing discs.

Two printing shafts, speed is obtained by use of a falling weight pendulum or by turning it manually. An extra high endspeed can be reached by the use of a Spring Drive Device.

Printing speed:
Pendulum: 1.35 m/s
Spring Drive: 3.5 m/s

Printing force:
100 – 800 N

Number of printing disc shafts:
A1-3: one shaft
A2-3: two shafts

Printing discs
•Printing width: 10, 20 and 32 mm
•Printing length : 200 mm

•Rubber for conventional inks
•Rubber blanket for conventional inks
•Rubber for UV-curing inks
•Rubber blanket for UV-curing inks

•Inking and printing separated
•Many accessories available
•Simple operation
•Low initial cost
•Processing of many substrates and inks possible
•Easy to move
•Detailed instructions for use


Dimensions(L x W x H):35cm x 20cm x 35cm
Main application:Pick testing
toner adhesion at accelerating speed and Linting
Print penetration and Westvaco pick test. wet-in-wet printing (trapping)
toner adhesion
Conformance with standards/W-leaflet:ISO
Water bath and temperature:
Speed range and modes:Falling pendulum, end speed: 1.35 m/s; Spring Drive, end speed: 2.5, 3.0 or 3.5 m/s
Forces:100 – 800 N
Substrate requirements:Flexible substrates
Interval time and number:Time difference between the print shafts: 0.7 s, based on a manually made constant printspeed of 0.2 m/s
Printing shafts type and options:2 print shafts
Shaft positioning:Manually
Lifting system:Manually
Print length and width:Printing width: 10, 20 and 32 mmPrinting length : 270 mm
Printing discs:Aluminium
rubber blanket
discs for specific test
Sector positioning:Manually
Sector type and options:180
Doctoring system:
Dispensing system:
Pre-programmed tests:
Analysis options:
Software updates:
Data export options:
Additional items:466.000.000 High Speed Inking Unit 4
408.000.200 IGT ink Pipette 0.01 ml resolution
408.000.400 IGT ink Pipette 0.001 ml resolution
441.000 Pick Start Viewer PSV
441.000.040 Delamination/Blistering viewer
Accessories:Check with IGT for available test sets
Inks or liquids:Pick test oils, pick inks, penetration liquid, roughness liquid, setting ink, mottling ink, density ink,
Inking speeds:
Inking programs:
Top rollers:
Maintenance:Yearly. The annual maintenance and calibration of the tester can be carried out by IGT Testing Systems or companies authorized by IGT Testing Systems. Information can be obtained from your supplier or the local agent.
Compatible instruments:
Measurement range:
Light source/ power/angle:
Shelf life:
Use life:
Description of property:
Power Supply Requirements:
Guarantee:Standard one year
Space requirements:0.7 m2
Standard delivery time:4-6 weeks

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