Automatic Scanning Spectrophotometer

SpectroDrive Auto Scanning Spectrophotometer

The SpectroDrive is designed with an integral precision track and motor for automatic scanning, but it can also be easily picked up and used on-the-fly as a handheld device for “spot check” measurements. Use it with Techkon ExPresso software for a cost-efficient and easy to set up and utilize open loop pressroom QC solution for offset. (For a fully integrated closed loop solution for offset, see our PressLink system. Or, for a cost-efficient hand-held open loop solution for offset, see our SpectroJet.)  The SpectroDrive scans press sheet color bars in a matter of seconds while simultaneously sending spectral and density measurement data to a PC running the Techkon Expresso software. Scan a 40″ press sheet in less than 8 seconds.  The measured density and color information is displayed with suggested density changes for more accurate color. The spectral color engine delivers unbeatable measurement accuracy and consistency over time.

SpectroDrive Highlights
Measurement Modes
M0/M1/M2/M3 for compliance with G7 and new ISO standards.
Screen on Scanner
Displays color values, density, battery/wireless status, and shows current measurement conditions.
Laser Guide
Verify alignment of color bar more easily before scanning.
Solid aluminum casing, wireless charger, improved wheel design.
G7 Functionality
Use G7 functionality with recommended ink key specific adjustments of C,M,Y densities to obtain neutral values according to the G7 specification.
Ink Zone Control Strip Can Be Printed
And measured anywhere on the press sheet.
InkCheck Ensures More Accurate Color
InkCheck feature measures density and color and suggests ink key specific density changes to obtain more accurate color.

Additional Information
M0 to M3 Modes
Integrated Screen
Laser Guide

What printing presses and printing format does the system support?
There is no limitation in type or size of printing presses.
What print control strips should be used?
Any color bar will work. It may be necessary to edit the sequence of the measurement fields. This is a task which is easy to do and it has to be done only once.
What is the advantage of the TECHKON TCS print control strips?
The TCS print control strips have measurement patches for solid density in each ink zone. Additionally they supply all the necessary information for dot area 40 and 80 %, gray balance, ink trapping, slur and doubling.
Which system requirements do the software TECHKON ExPresso and ExPresso Pro have?
Microsoft Windows 7, 8, or 10. Two USB ports are reuqired: One for the wireless data transmission module and one for the security key (dongle).

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