Test set to determine Westvaco Pick test in combination with an IGT printability tester.
Most commonly, picking of paper is defined as the damage of the paper surface during the printing operation.
At the time the printing form is lifted off the paper, the ink is exerting a certain force on the paper. This force increases with an increase in the viscosity and tack of the ink and the printing speed. When this force exceeds a certain value, the surface of the paper will be damaged. This test can also be used to determine the delamination of paperboard.
Can be used in combination with the following IGT Printability testers:
For more information look at the test method information W38 Picking Westvaco