Low cost microscope for proof inspection & plate mounting

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Low cost microscope for proof inspection & plate mounting

Postby aengel » Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:10 pm

As you know, microscopes and high power magnifiers are available for plate mounting and proofs. These microscopes and magnifiers can be quite expensive.

Most flexo shops don't allow untrained employees and customers access to these expensive optical tools.

The Digital Blue QX5 is a low cost (retail $200.00) pc microscope, that is easy to use, with images that can be saved to most computers.

I don't distribute the QX5, but I built a simple plate mounter with 2 QX5 microscopes mounted on it. This plate mounter is not as high quality as commercial plate mounters, but it is still effective.

Here is a video of the plate mounter I built :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3Cq8rF89YI

Here is the webpage for the Digital Blue QX5 :

http://digiblue.com/digital_blue/qx5.html

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Re: Low cost microscope for proof inspection & plate mounting

Postby MSherman » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:22 am

You might want to try out a dino-light, it will do all the same things (and looks less like a kids toy)

http://www.microscope.com/digital-micro ... 5_102.html
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