Farewell of Wilco de Groot

  • 22.12.2021

On December 31, 2021, Wilco de Groot will retire as Managing Director of IGT Testing Systems. For 30 years Wilco worked for IGT and has led the company during its development into a global specialist in the field of "Printability".…


IGT, a little bit of history

  • 09.04.2021
From time to time, we get the question what IGT stands for? For this, we must go back in time. IGT Testing Systems is the successor of IGT, the Institute for Graphic Technique T.NO., which was founded in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 1939. This research institute for the printing industry, was initially housed at the Amsterdam Graphic School and moved to Plantage Muidergracht (Amsterdam) in 1942.

Application Story: Color (Guangzhou) Ink Co., Ltd. uses the IGT HydrOscope for more scientific test data on ink emulsification.

  • 04.03.2021
Color (Guangzhou) Ink Co., Ltd. is a local ink company in China, focusing on product quality as its core competitiveness, insisting on scientific research and development, data management in production, and constantly exploring advanced equipment from international markets to assist in producing high quality inks. Regarding the problem of unpredictable ink/water balance in printing ink, Mr. Ma (managing director) of Color (Guangzhou) Ink Co., Ltd. confirmed the purchase of the IGT HydrOscope without much hesitation. “I believe that by using the IGT HydrOscope, a more detailed and scientific test data can be obtained on ink emulsification performance” – Mr. Ma said.

Royal Hoitsema Labels prevents problems with flagging or detaching neck- or front labels with the use of the IGT Cobb tester

  • 07.05.2020
A problem that can occur after the labelling of neck- and front labels of bottles is the flagging or detaching of the label. This can happen immediately after the labelling process or after a certain time when the labelled bottles are kept in stock. This was also the case with a customer of Royal Hoitsema Labels in The Netherlands. The brewery for whom they printed the labels was experiencing quality issues with the labels. As Royal Hoitsema were trying to solve this complaint, they contacted IGT Testing Systems to help them find a solution in the form of the IGT Cobb tester.