The economical microDot digital plate reader is ideal solution for small CtP systems. microDot is a simple but highly effective solution for measuring film and plates.
Easy to install software runs on any laptop or desktop PC and interfaces with a portable, lightweight and rechargeable microscope unit. This cost-effective quality control combination is capable of calculating screen ruling, percentage dot value, and screen angle on film, printing plate, and litho printed output.
Both image and data can be stored for future use, analysis or quality control, or emailed for further evaluation by management, technical experts, or suppliers. Saved images can be used for future reference or to compare set-up when reading multiple colour plates.
The portable microscope unit incorporates a built-in screen for instant targeting and viewing, and the unit is capable of reading dots from 6 microns in size, making it ideal for all types of screening including FM, Hybrid, AM and the new DM screening for Harlequin RIPs.
Percentage dot data can be easily captured, stored and input directly to either your RIP calculation chart or spreadsheet for accurate device calibration.
Precise measurement with a dotmeter enables the effective calibration of a computer-to-plate or imagesetting device. Only an accurately set-up device can image a printing plate that can be relied upon to produce a perfectly printed sheet.
Features / Measurements
- Real-time image display and capture
- Reads all plate material
- 200 memory slots for storing measurment data
Measurement Functions: Dot% (0-100%), Screen Ruling (LPI, LPC), Screen Angle
Measurement Media: Plate (Pos / Neg Reading), Printed Copy (CMYK Dot%) (AM: 65lpi - 300lpi)(FM: 10μm～50μm)
Light Source: White LED
Image Sensor: Color Image Sensor Target Size: Approx. φ1.0
Measurement Time: Approx. 2 sec.
Inter-instrument Agreement: ±0.5％
Display: 320×240 Color (262,144 color) Data Storage: 200 data
Power Supply: Li-ion Battery
Computer Output: USB
Dimensions / Weight: 200(L)×93(D)×73mm(H) / Approx. 500g (With Batteries)
Operating Temperature Range: 41F - 104F (5～40℃)
Accessories: AC Adapter / Operation Manual / Cable / Aluminum Carrying Case
Min. Specifications for PC: CPU：PentiumⅡ300MHz, Memory 64MB RAM
Operating System: Windows2000, XP, Vista, Win 7 or Win 8