The SpectroDrive is designed with an integral precision track and motor for automatic scanning, but it can also be easily picked up and used on-the-fly as a handheld device for “spot check” measurements. Use it with Techkon ExPresso software for a cost-efficient and easy to set up and utilize open loop pressroom QC solution for offset. (For a fully integrated closed loop solution for offset, see our PressLink system. Or, for a cost-efficient hand-held open loop solution for offset, see our SpectroJet.) The SpectroDrive scans press sheet color bars in a matter of seconds while simultaneously sending spectral and density measurement data to a PC running the Techkon Expresso software. Scan a 40″ press sheet in less than 8 seconds. The measured density and color information is displayed with suggested density changes for more accurate color. The spectral color engine delivers unbeatable measurement accuracy and consistency over time.



M0/M1/M2/M3 for compliance with G7 and new ISO standards.

Displays color values, density, battery/wireless status, and shows current measurement conditions.

Verify alignment of color bar more easily before scanning.

Solid aluminum casing, wireless charger, improved wheel design.

Use G7 functionality with recommended ink key specific adjustments of C,M,Y densities to obtain neutral values according to the G7 specification.

And measured anywhere on the press sheet.

InkCheck feature measures density and color and suggests ink key specific density changes to obtain more accurate color.

Versions and functions
The SpectroDrive scanning and measurement device and the Windows-based ExPresso 4 software combine to form a complete quality control system for increasing productivity and quality of a printing press. There are two different packages available; Expresso Basic and Expresso Pro. A software upgrade from SpectroDrive Basic to the Pro version is available.

SpectroDrive + ExPresso 4 Basic Software
Consists of the SpectroDrive spectral-measurement device and Windows-based TECHKON ExPresso 4 Basic software with the following functions: Density CMYK (with reference measurements), Dot area, Dot gain, Print contrast, Gray and color balance, Ink trapping, Printing curve, Density spectrum, Spectral density for spot colors, Trend function ExPresso mini, Slur/doublingDot area to Yule-Nielsen for printing plates

SpectroDrive + ExPresso 4 Pro Software
Same functions as the Basic package and additionally:Ink zone sspecific colorimetric CIE L*a*b*and ΔE*a*b* display, ΔL*a*b*, CIE L*C*h*, ΔL*C*h*, InkCheck: recommendation for ink key setting, Display and evaluation according to ISO 12647 (PSO), GrayGuide (gray balance) according to Gracol G7, OBA-Check, Supports up to 16 printing units

Software TECHKON ExPresso 4; delivered on CD with software protection key (USB dongle) and CD with print control strip TCS Digital System requirements: Windows 7, 8 or 10; 32- and 64-bit, minimum: IBM-compatible PC with Intel Core Duo processor or comparable processor, 4 GB RAM, 2 USB ports; screen resolution for TECHKON ExPresso: minimum 1280 x 1024 pixel
Contents: Measurement device SpectroDrive, Charging console with integrated white standard. AC adapter with universal plugs
Horizontal track with holder, 2 vertical bars, WLAN module for wireless data transmission, USB cable, Manual with ISO 9000 compliant certificate (pdf on data media), Manufacturer certificate, Screwdriver, 4 screws, Optional: data media with software ExPresso 4, USB dongle Optional accessories, Color reference TECHKON SpectroCheck

Additional information

Choose Version

w/ ExPresso Basic, w/ ExPresso Pro, Hardware only

Choose Track Size

52 (20“) for sheet format 520 mm, 74 (29“) for sheet format 740 mm, 102 (40“) for sheet format 1020 mm

You may also like