58-06 Parker Print Surf (PPS)
  • A microprocessor- controlled instrument which performs high speed, precision measurements of paper surface roughness.


    Developed from Dr. John Parker's original method, the Parker Print-Surf (PPS) is designed to accurately measure the surface roughness of sheet materials under conditions similar to those experienced during the printing process.

    The sample is clamped between a precision engineered measuring head and a specifically designed backing assembly. It provides the information you need to avoid time-consuming, costly printing problems.


    Fine paper, Coated paper, Newsprint, Coated board, Films and foils, Printing/graphics, Packaging, Carton board.

    • Number of measuring heads: One or two (58-07-00-0001)
    • Roughness range-normal: 0.20 - 6.50μm
    • Roughness range-high: 6.0 – 15.0μm
    • Air permeance range - ISO 5636/1: 0 – 14.5μm.Pas
    • Air permeance range – Bendtsen equivalent: 0-10000ml/min
    • Air permeance range- Gurley equivalent: 1-6000s
    • Clamp pressures – preset: 500, 1000, and 2000kPa
    • Clamp pressures – custom setting: 100 – 5000kPa
    • Conforms to ISO 8791/4 and TAPPI T555

    • Membrane keypad operation
    • Dust purger
    • Automatic
    • specimen detection
    • One-touch statistics display
    • Built-in diagnostic routines
    • Built-in calibration routine for plastic and paper reference standards
    • Calibration device included
    • Dual range to measure rougher samples
    • Extended clamp pressure range for better printing simulation
    • Measures roughness both sides or roughness/air permeance simultaneously (Dual Head Model only)

      Depth:   558 mm (22 in.)
      Height:   430 mm (17 in.)
      Width:   380 mm (15 in.)

      Electrical:   85/264v AC, 47/440Hz 100VA Stable voltage (fluctuation free).
      Air:   550-700 kPa (instrument quality)

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