Material Testing Suite

Welcome to our Material Testing Suite!

The Material Testing Suite is designed to test all types of material. With our fully equipped testing labs with the latest printers, we are able to gather valuable information. Whether your material is still in the development phase or in production phase.

We have developed the Material Testing Suite in which we offer 4 types of packages: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Each package includes additional tests to provide you with more in-depth information about the material. The report with the test results will show if your material is performing the way it should be.

Choose your package!

BRONZE

The Bronze package includes:
  • Standard Print Test
  • One additional test based on application

SILVER

The Silver package includes?
  • Standard Print Test
  • Three additional tests based on application

GOLD

The Gold package includes?
  • Standard Print Test
  • Three additional tests based on application
  • Fully dedicated profile on specified material

PLATINUM

The Platinum package includes?
  • Standard Print Test
  • Three additional tests based on application
  • Fully dedicated profile on specified material
  • Gamut report (Gamut Volume, Pantone, Color Accuracy)
Prices

Bronze package: €400
Silver package: €500
Gold package: €600
Platinum Package: €800

Above mentioned prices are based on the single ink type/printer – material combination. The discounts below are based on multiple combinations.

5% discount if you order 2-4 ink type/printer – material combinations
12.5% discount if you order 5-10 ink type/printer – material combinations
25% discount if you order 11+ ink type/printer – material combinations

Standard Print Test

Standard Print Test

The Standard Print Test is a test file developed by Color Concepts to detect printing issues. However, we can also perform the Standard Print Test on your own test file.

Additional test choices

Folding / Creasing test

During transportation, a lot can happen that could affect the print. We test the quality of the material by testing what a material has to go through when it is folded while being transported.

Scratchability test
Every print should resist a fair amount of scratching. Therefore, we will test the print with an average force of scratching that a material should survive.
Dry Rub test
We are going to test if you are able to touch the material after printing without affecting the print. We simulate a dry rub test that could occur in your day to day life.
Wet Rub (water)
We are going to test if you are able to touch the material after printing without affecting the print. We simulate a wet rub test that could occur in your day to day life.
Ink adhesion test
This test is done according to the industry standard tools to execute the required testing. The result of the test will show if the material is compatible with the specified ink type and if the adhesion required for the application is acceptable.
Crosshatch test

This test can be performed in addition to the ink adhesion tape test. By making small cuts in the ink layer, we are able to check the adhesion and also see if chipping occurs. Mainly critical for UV inks.

Shrinkage test
We will test the material by using test files and measuring the physical print after it has been cured/sublimated/printed. We make sure the material will fit within the tolerances.
Rewetting test
The image seems properly cured but after some time there can be an oily finish on the surface. We are testing this behaviour over a couple of days to make sure the inks are dry.

Gamut report

If you choose the Platinum package you will receive a Gamut Report based on the profile we made. The report will show you how many colors the profile can print on your material. The volume of the gamut and the possible amount of Pantone colors you are able to print is included as well. We designed the Gamut Report to provide you with a good indication of the profile quality. You will also be able to compare another material or ink type, to see how your material is performing.

Let’s start testing!

  1. Did you make a decision on which package you would like to have? Send us an email!
  2. Our Sales team will contact you and based on the application of your material, they will help you to decide which tests would be most valuable for you.
  3. Send your material(s) to our lab in The Netherlands or United States and we will start with the testing process.
  4. Finally, you will receive an extensive report about your material(s) with all the test results. Providing you with the useful information about the performance of your material! 

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If you would like to visit our facility or want to know more about the different services we offer, please contact us.