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SpectroDens is your all-purpose, modern measurement device. Can also be used for short scans and features a brilliant color display.
A measurement device for all applications
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SpectroDens Brochure - including specifications
Whether it be in pre-print for verifying proofs, for ongoing quality control measuring spot color at the printing press, during delivery inspection of paper and print products or in a color lab, SpectroDens is exceptionally suitable, whatever your application. Thanks to the individually adjustable display functions, you can quickly set up the device for your particular job. All SpectroDens devices can also be used for short scans and feature a brilliant color display.
Three Versions of SpectroDens:
Basic: includes the essential density functions
Automatic density, Density CMYK (with reference measurements), Dot area, Dot gain, Print contrast, Gray and color balance, Ink trapping, Printing curve, Density spectrum, Spectral density for spot colors, Trend function ExPresso mini, Slur/doubling, Dot area to Yule-Nielsen for printing plates, LED technology provides measurement conditions M0-M3 according to ISO 13655
Advanced: adds extended densitometry functions, colorimetry and a color library
Same as Basic plus CIE L*a*b*, ΔE*a*b*, CIE L*C*h*ab, CIE XYZ, CIE color circle, ΔE*cmc, ΔE*CIE94, ΔE*CIE2000, Remission spectrum, InkCheck: Color control of spot colors, Color library with up to 20 color books and a total number of 3000 reference values, Memory capacity for 1200 sample values and 300 reference values, GrayGuide according to Gracol G7™
Premium: the comprehensive, flagship versionDoes everything the Advanced does and adds Ugra/Fogra media wedge evaluation, ISO-Check: Color control according to ISO 12647, CIE L*u*v*, CIE L*C*h*uv, CIE xyY, DIN Lab99, Metamery index, Whiteness, Yellowness, Pass/fail tolerance, Average
Premium version is particularly good at evaluating the Ugra/Fogra media wedge because the device toggles between colorimetric measurement without polarization filter and density measurement with filter at the push of a button.
Two devices in one
The product name alone suggests the multiple uses of the device. As a spectro-densitometer, SpectroDens combines the qualities of a highly accurate spectro-photometer and an easy-to-use densitometer. Measurement is spectral, i.e. the entire color information - the spectral fingerprint of the color - is precisely registered. The measured spectral data is converted into measurement data for descriptive analysis and display:
- Densitometric data is widely used in quality control during the printing process
- Colorimetric data is used in the evaluation of print proofs, the creation of color profiles in color management and the color matching and formulation of inks.
A push of a button provides you with solid density as well as all useful additional information such as dot gain, dot area, gray balance and print contrast. In the automatic measurement mode the device always displays the relevant information instantly. You can even quickly and easily produce complete characteristic printing curves. The spectral measurement technology calculates not only density values for CMYK, but also exact data for the density of spot colors.
All standard colorimetric functions are displayed clearly. Even the entire CIE L*a*b*- color circle appears in the display. Reference colors and complete digital color books can be saved in the color library.
The device works strictly according to the standards valid for the graphic industry. Select different status filters for density measurement among the device settings. A special technical feature is the polarization filter which can be activated via the push of a button.
Using the latest LED technology, the new SpectroDens provides D50 illumination and therefore fulfills the M0-M3 measuring conditions in accordance with ISO 13655.
In addition, all SpectroDens devices have tracking wheels, which ensure a straight run and allow, besides spot measurements, short scans of color patches or step wedges. Thus, an Ugra/Fogra media wedge can be measured within only 15 seconds, an ISO/PSO conformity check and a printing curve can be done within only 3 seconds.
The SpectroConnect software supplied with the device displays the measurement data clearly arranged on a computer monitor. Just connect SpectroDens by USB cable to a PC. Optionally the SpectroDens devices can transmit the data even wirelessly via WLAN to the computer.
Measurement data can be transferred e. g. into Microsoft Excel™ or other applications. The integrated color library is especially easy to use. For example, you can load complete “digital color books” into the device. An import of color values in CXF® format is possible.
The software also serves as the connecting module for other applications, e.g. programs for the production of printing curves, for colorimetric quality control or for checking the compliance of printing products to ISO standards.
Purchase includes: SpectroDens measurement device, charging console with white standard and AC adapter with universal plugs, carrying case, USB cable, CD with SpectroConnect software, manual with ISO 9000 compliant certificate
Optional Accessories: Small apertures, Print control strip TCS Digital, Color reference SpectroCheck, WLAN module
High-resolution spectral engine - fully complies with ISO-13655 requirements.
Scan lengths up to 43 inches. Seamlessly switch between spot readings and color bar scanning without additional accessories.
Solid aluminum unibody case machined from a single block of aluminum to maximize durability and reliability in harsh production environments.
Long-life rechargeable LiFePO4 battery has 2X the life expectancy, faster recharging, & higher safety providing approximately 10,000 measurements per charge.
Wireless, inductive charging. No exposed electrical contacts for easy, maintenance free charging.
Calibration and master metrology traceable to NIST (National Institute of Standards & Technology).
Quick measurement of process and spot colors
Track densities across sheet
BEST COLOR MATCH - InkCheck™ feature provides operators with specific density adjustments to achieve best possible color matches.
Spot and scan measurement in same device. Scan up to 200 color patches; no guide required, 4 wheels keep straight alignment while scanning.
Achieve G7 compliance - G7 pass/fail indication and specific C,M,Y density adjustments to obtain grayscale values according to G7 specification.
Scan control wedge in seconds to confirm proofs against 12647-7 and known datasets like GRACol, SWOP3, SWOP5, IFRA, UGRA/FOGRA, G7™, etc.
Desktop software included - Create, edit, and manage color libraries, import/export color data, generate pass/fail QC reports, and manage instrument, all with SpectroConnect.
Available in 3 different models to best meet your color measurement needs:
SpectroDens Models: Comparison Chart
Available for shipment within 24-48 hours in most cases.