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.
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.