Tackoscope

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Tackoscope

An instrument that measures the stickiness of ink. Tackoscopes are used in printing to ensure that ink is able to be easily transferred without causing damage to the page. A tackoscope is also called an inkometer.
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CIRI also has equipment from Bohlin, Haake, Duke and Brookfield, Inkometers, a Comprehensive Abrasion Tester and a Duke Emulsification Tester, among others.
In 1993, Flint Ink recalled him as a consultant to help correlate 90 inkometers throughout the corporation and to give ink and color theory seminars to printers and various branches.
He was a permanent member of the ASTM D-56 committee, where he was involved writing the standard for Inkometer operation.
Eastman has equipped our LaVergne lab with the latest equipment, with state-of-the-art rheometers and cloud point solubility testing equipment, in addition to industry standard viscometers and inkometers," Mr.
conventional, so use of proofers, inkometers, rheometers, other viscosity testing, crosshatch adhesion, Sutherland rub, etc are the same," Mr.
For example, in order to determine the tack of a conventional versus UV ink, the same inkometer may be used, but the durometer and composition of the rollers is different.
Balmer recommended a wide variety of equipment, including an inkometer, ink cure analyzer (ICA), Kershaw/Lithotronic, tack-o-scope, gloss meter, spectrophotometer, UV/VIS spectrophotometer, Sutherland rub tester, UV lab curing unit, EB lab curing unit, rheometer and Prufbau.
Viscometers, grind gauges and inkometers were not standard equipment at the time, at least in the small family-owned ink company.