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Article number: 424.000.000

IGT CT1: Printability tester for cans and tubes, to produce colour prints with conventional and UV offset inks.

All C1 testers allow to print on cans with a diameter between 63 and 68 mm. The CT1 is especially designed to print directly on cans and tubes with a diameter between 16 and 68 mm. This unit is equipped with an easy exchangeable impression cylinder to slide the tin or tube on.

With the IGT CT1 for cans and tubes with a diameter between 19 and 68 mm can be printed by adjusting the diameter of the impression cylinder on the printing unit and with the CT1x3 it is also possible to print three strips next to each other.

World-wide the best printability tester for offset inks.

IGT Testing Systems supplies the C1 type printability testers, which are simple but very successful all over the world for offset inks in various printing widths.

Makes colour strips with offset inks with a known ink layer thickness which can be used for many purposes.
Specially designed for computerized colour measuring and colour matching systems.
Saves costs because colour tests on the printing presses are no longer necessary.
Can print directly on all substrates including ready tubes or cans, version CT1 can do this on any inner diameter between 16 and 68 mm.


IGT C1 printability testers produce colour strips which are suitable for many purposes, such as:

  • Measuring colour with colour measuring systems/spectrophotometers e.g. in colour matching
  • Visual appraisal
  • Density measurements, including establishing colour and density tolerances and determination of coverage, wear resistance, scratch resistance, flexibility, adhesion and gloss, ink transfer (in g/m²), light fastness and resistance to chemicals
  • Testing printing quality, gloss, mottle and set-off

The C1 tester prints all sorts of coated and uncoated materials like paper, board, plastic film, cellophane, laminate, metal, etc. The C1 tester is used in the following industries:

  • printing ink, paper and board, printers
  • metal, plastics and packaging
  • resins, lacquers and coatings
  • raw materials


The C1 type printability testers consist of an inking section and a printing section with removable printing disc (printing form). The inking unit consists of two aluminium drums and a top roller.
The distribution of the ink only takes 30 s due to the diameter ratio and the drum movement. The inking time of the printing disc is 15 s.
Cleaning the systems is very simple and quick, due, among other things, to the fact that both aluminium drums are driven. The printing unit consists of the printing form and an impression cylinder. The substrate is attached to a substrate carrier. The substrate carrier with the substrate is then placed on the substrate guide, between the impression cylinder and the printing disc.
After the printing force has been applied, the print is made automatically. The printing disc is then lifted automatically, after which the substrate is removed for appraisal and the printing disc is cleaned. It is also possible to print on drink cans: for this purpose they are slid on the impression cylinder, the substrate carrier not being used in this case.
The printing force can be set in 19 steps between 100 and 1000 N.

For printing on drink cans, the impression cylinder can be replaced with one of a different diameter.

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Device can print three prints side by side, but can also print colour strips of 35 mm width. Especially suitable for printing on a variety of diameters of cans, hoses and tubes including those used in the beverage and cosmetics industry. Supplied with a variable diameter impression cylinder. Instead of the substrate carrier the impression cylinder is used in this case to carry the can or tube. Printing form is automatically brought under pressure, printed and lifted.

Technical details

Weight 35 kg
Dimensions 30 × 65 × 40 cm
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Inks or liquids

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Top rollers