NEW SpectroDens Premium | Spectro-Densitometer
The NEW Techkon SpectroDens Premium has all of the features of the traditional SpectroDens and more!
- High resolution color display.
- Wireless communication of measured values to the PC running Techkon SpectroConnect software using standard WLAN network protocol (WiFi).
- Ability to scan single or multiple row color bars up to 8 inches in length. There are four tracking wheels on the bottom of the instrument.
- Measured colors are visually and numerically displayed on the instrument.
- New LED light source offering a nearly unlimited lamp life span.
- LED light source supports M0, M1 and M2 measuring conditions in accordance with ISO 13655 enabling accurate measurement of print substrates that contain optical brighteners.
- Smaller and more ergonomic
A measurement device for all applications
Using measurement technology for quality assurance in print is a universally accepted practice these days. SpectroDens is your all-purpose, modern measurement device.Whether it be in pre-print for verifying proofs, for ongoing quality control 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.
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 tech- nology 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 L*a*b*- color circle appears in the display. Refe- rence 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.
Connect the measurement device via USB-cable to a PC.
The SpectroDens Connect software supplied with the device explicitly displays measurement data on a computer monitor. Measurement data can be transferred into Microsoft Excel or other applications.The integrated color library is especial- ly easy to use. For example, you can load complete „digital color books“ into the device.The software also serves as the connecting module for other applications, e.g. programs for the production of characteristic printing curves or colorimetric quality control.
SpectroDens | Spectro-Densitometer FAQ'S
Is SpectroDens a densitometer or a spectrophotometer?
Both. Measurement is spectral. The spectral data is converted into density or colorimetric information. The spectral measurement technology calculates not only density values for CMYK, but also exact data for the density of spot colors.
Are there different versions available?
Yes, there are three different performance packages: The Basic model with essential density functions, the Advanced version with extended density functions and colorimetry and the "all-options" flagship the Premium device.
Can the units be upgraded?
Yes, very easy via program upload with the USB connection to a PC.
Which TECHKON products are replaced by SpectroDens?
The former R410 and R410e devices are in functionality comparable to SpectroDens Basic. SpectroDens Advanced replaces the SD 620 and SpectroDens Premium the SP 820 and SP 830 products.
What is included in the package?
The measurement device, charging console with integrated white standard, device case, USB-cable, CD with software SpectroDens Connect, manual with ISO 9000 certificate.
Which system requirements does the software SpectroDens Connect have?
Microsoft Windows 2000 or XP and an USB-port for connecting the device.
SpectroDens | Spectro-Densitometer Specifications
High-precision optical system with high resolution digital camera and digital image processing
1024 x 1024 pixels, 16 million colors, RGB uncompressed
1 x 1 mm, direct positioning with viewfinder,
real-time image preview captured in LCD graphic device display
Homogeneous spectral-broadband LED illumination
Approx. 1 second per measurement
Factory-made calibrated permanently to Fogra Measuring Bar FMB, white standard in charging console
Measurement range dot %
0.0 – 100.0 %
Screen ruling range
AM: 30 – 150 l/cm, 75 – 380 lpi; FM: 10 – 70 microns
Offset printing plates, CtP and conventional;
film in transmission and reflection, printed paper CMYK
100 data sets (only Expert- and All-Vision-version)
± 0.5 %
High-contrast, backlight LCD graphic display, 240 x 160 pixels, 16 gray levels, contrast ratio adjustable
Rechargeable NiMH battery, controlled recharge via charging console with AC adapter, 100 – 240 V, 47 – 63 Hz, up to 10.000 measurements per battery charge, battery level control
530 g (1.2 lbs)
65 x 65 x 190 mm (approx. 2.6 x 2.6 x 7.5 inch)
for software SpectroConnect: Windows XP, Vista or 7