Material Testing – Paper & Ink

WAN-IFRA is always known for its research approach and as an extension of this service, we extend this research and study approach to suit testing on your materials. So, we offer the following studies to improve its performances before you consume them in the shop floor. So, WAN-IFRA offers a detailed testing and study on newsprint and news ink materials. Also offers a custom research study on materials like newsprint and ink.
Why you need to test your material regularly ?
      • Did you know? Newsprint and ink contributes more than 90% to achieve the desired quality in newspaper production?
      • Is Your quality is getting hurt for unknow reason or suspect of material?
      • Did you want to know the which brand / batch of the ink will get you best mileage / yield than others? Better mileage is better cost
What do we test and How?

WAN-IFRA has a print material testing laboratory , managed by print professionals, equipped with IGT printability testers , Grammage instruments, etc, which simulates the real PRESS conditions to study your raw material properties. This laboratory also does research related tasks of WAN-IFRA and WORLD PRINTERS FORUM. Following testing services and study packages related to material testing are offered by RMTC.

I. WAN-IFRA Special study on newsprint & Ink :

WAN-IFRA is always known for its research approach in newspaper industry. Here we offer the following studies for your specific materials to know its performances before you consume them in the shop floor.

A) ISO Conformace studies
ISO 2846-2 Conformance Test : Ink Mileage (requirement), Optimum IFT, Color confirmity, Transparency.
ISO 12647-3 Conformance Test : Newsprint LAB, Primary & Color conformances to ISO, Color space overlap with ISO.

B) Characteristics study of various GSM of paper – 40 Vs 42 Vs 45 gsm:

As many migrate from 45 to 42 or lower GSM, this study will be helpful in finding what all the quality concerns and compromises between your existing 45 or 42 gsm to lower GSM. This will give a comparative study.

C) Ink mileage a study (Different Ink Vs Different paper):

Ink is being one of the major cost in print production, its wiser to use the ink which possibly could produce better mileage than other batch or brand. This mileage study will test mileage of different ink on different paper and this will be absolute guide to choose the ink with better mileage rather than comparing it with approximate mileage in terms of pages produced per kg (calculated on pages with varying tints, texts & images everyday) which will vary in every day edition.

D) Vendor rating and selection guideline based on paper & ink testing :

This study is purely based on testing results of different materials from different manufacturer & suppliers. Vendor rating could be dont based on quality reproduction parameters or based based on financial benefits like better mileage & yield.

E) Newsprint Yield Study – Grammage consistency & Deviation:

This special study will check the consistency of GSM and ground facts on the newprint yield. Remember , even small increase from the actual GSM (what suppose to be) will incur poor yield & ultimately cost.


Paper TestingsInk Testings
Grammage testsFineness of grind ( pigment size)
Printability testsColor shades
Newsprint shadeInk Mileage
Mechanical propertiesTransparency
Physical propertiesSet off
Optical propertiesPrint through
ISO 12647-3 & ISO 2846-2 conformance tests




To see our final sample Report of testing:     DOWNLOAD HERE

Material testing lists and submission form:  DOWNLOAD HERE

If you need a online proposal for testing :     DOWNLOAD HERE


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