The LITHOTRONIC IV is the only instrument to determne the water balance performance of fount solutions and offset inks with 1% accuracy. Temperature, shear-rate and fountain solution content are accurately regulated and are correlate to the conditions on fast running printing presses. This implies that you can already perform secure measurements with the LITHOTRONIC IV under very high shear rates as usual on printing presses. The modern software allows you a quick and safe data evaluation. Thuis is testing and optimizing of your products already possible before the operation on the printing press.
Interantional manufacturers of printing inks, fountain solutions, binders and special additives all use the instrument. The LITHOTRONIC test method has become a semi-standard test for R&D and QC in ink and fount solution formulation, it is also successfully approved by the EUROCOMMIT group for water balance. There are more than 200 LITHOTRONIC in usage all over the world.