New software modules in SpectroConnect

With the three new modules, “PSD” for digital printing, “Quick Check” for in-house standards and “Compare Standards” for the various international standards, all quality control requirements can be met quickly and easily.

G7™ evaluation in SpectroDens

A close cooperation with worldwide G7™ experts has led to the improved functionality for fastest measurements and analyses. Now implemented in SpectroDens, the G7™ evaluation is completed with a scan of just three seconds.

Labelexpo Europe 2019,
Brussels, 24. - 27.9.2019

TECHKON will present its complete product portfolio for the printing and packaging industry at the Labelexpo Europe 2019 in Brussels from 24. - 27. September. The focus is on software for quality control and ink formulation. Beyond that, do not miss the chance to see our InterTech Technology Award winning Spectro-Densitometer SpectroDens. We look forward to your visit at booth 9A27.

Plate-measuring device SpectroPlate –
the New Generation

The measurement of the right exposure of offset printing plates is a key segment of comprehensive process control. Thanks to the latest high-performance components of the precise optical system, a high resolution and quality image sensor as well as its sophisticated graphic calculations, the new SpectroPlate manages the exact evaluation of every screen technology and all kind of plate types within a second. 

For detailed information please visit the product page.

TECHKON SpectroDens wins renowned InterTech Award

The InterTech Technology Award of the Printing Industries of America is known as the Oscar Award for the printing industry. We are proud, that the TECHKON SpectroDens has been awarded. This is just one proof of our mission to offer products that are changing the status quo and make it easy for printers to measure, manage, and communicate perfect color.

See you in Tokyo! – International Trade Show IGAS

We will be on the international printing exhibition IGAS in Tokyo from July 26 to 31. TECHKON has long term partnerships with the leading Japanese companies in the printing industry. Many printing presses are equipped with TECHKON measurement technology as first choice.

IGAS in Tokyo from July 26 to 31

MQuant® StripScan - Bringing test strips to the digital world

Merck KGaA and TECHKON GmbH have co-developed an innovative, smartphone-based analytical product. The smart solution works with the well known MQuant® test strips used for water-, food- and environmental testing. The user dips the test strip into the liquid, places it on the color reference card and holds the smartphone with its camera on top of it. The elegantly designed MQuant® StripScan smartphone app will capture an image and will calculate and display the measurement values.

SpectroCheck is now also checking the measurement accuracy of the new generation

The proven color reference TECHKON SpectroCheck now also supports the new generation of the measuring devices SpectroDens and SpectroDrive. The TECHKON software SpectroConnect (for SpectroDens and SpectroDrive) as well as the software TECHKON ExPresso (for SpectroDrive) guides you step by step through the checking procedure. Detailed information as to whether the device meets the technical specifications can be finally printed out.

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SpectroConnect supports the export format ISO 18620:2016

The TECHKON software SpectroConnect now supports the exchange of tone adjustment curves between different applications on the basis of the international standard ISO 18620:2016. This is a standardized but simply extensible format for applications like color management, calibration and raster image processor systems. Prerequisite are transfer curves created with SpectroDens or SpectroJet.

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Have an espresso with SpectroDens

ExPresso Mini is a SpectroDens feature that shows print density trends as a bar graph. Press operators can use this capability to track trends across multiple sheets or across the press width. It is a simple tool to help maintain print uniformity. You will find details regarding this powerful function in the manual on page 48.

New features for download free of charge

If you have a SpectroDens device, we have good news for you. Just download new practical features free of charge. The new measurement function for the quality control of spot colors SCTV (Spot Colour Tone Value) can now be used with all SpectroDens units having color displays. The useful feature Average Measurement is now available for all devices. The PhotoLab Module for colorimetric quality control which is embedded within the software SpectroConnect also works with the Advanced version of SpectroDens.

TECHKON SpectroNeo – Precise color measurement On-The-Go

The compact spectrophotometer SpectroNeo revolutionizes mobile color measurement. Just position it on the sample and press the measurement button. The measured color values are transferred instantly to a smartphone display or via cloud-computing to every location, where quality data is evaluated. We design your specific solution including your personalized smartphone app, in order to give you a perfect color quality system working at any time and any place.

TECHKON ChromaQA – Report your success

ChromaQA is a comprehensive color quality software solution that provides packaging and commercial printers with a powerful set of tools. ChromaQA utilizes a client/server architecture and allows printers with a single press, multiple presses, and even multiple print facilities, to remotely create, manage and monitor customer jobs in real time or at the completion of a press run.

TECHKON SpectroDens with Spot Colour Tone Value (SCTV) function

TECHKON SpectroDens includes the newest trend in print & packaging quality control. The Spot Colour Tone Value (SCTV) function, which is defined in ISO 20654:2017, makes the quality inspection for spot colors precise, easy and reliable. The Spot Colour Tone Value (SCTV) function provides two sections: SCTV for single tone value measurements and the SCTV print curve. The new function can be integrated into the instrument with the latest firmware update, available at

Labelexpo Europe 2017, Brussels, 25. - 28.9.2017

TECHKON will present its complete product portfolio for the printing & packaging industry at Labelexpo Europe 2017 in Brussels from 25. - 28. September. Do not miss to have a look at the new generation of the TECHKON SpectroDens, one of the most innovative and fastest Spectro-Densitometers worldwide, with the new function to measure Spot Colour Tone Values (SCTV). We look forward to your visit at booth 4E63.

The 4 C’s: Color Consulting & Color Concepts

The TECHKON InnovationLab develops new technologies for the digital capture and communication of colors. One example is a groundbreaking color harmony concept for the cosmetics industry. We will be happy to contribute with our color and imaging expertise for your application.

Hot Pick Award for new TECHKON Spectro products in Melbourne/Australia

David Crowther’s Colour Graphic Services enjoyed its best PacPrint exhibition in Melbourne/Australia ever thanks to its focus on color management and quality control solutions from TECHKON. And on top the new TECHKON SpectroDens and SpectroDrive devices received the renown “Best of Show” Hot Pick Award.

SpectroDrive – New Generation

The new SpectroDrive generation provides many new features to make automatic quality control on the printing press even easier and more reliable. A particularly practical feature is the positioning of the print control strip by laser. Just press the laser button, align the printing sheet with the red laser beam, and you’re done! 

Transmission measurement with the DENS (Measurement mode T)

The letter T displayed by DENS stands for the transmission mode and means measurement in transmission. This enables you, for example, to measure the light transparency of tinted films. Here is a tip: If there is no light table at hand, simply perform the measurement on a white surface of a computer tablet. 

Color Data Visualization

TECHKON is well-known as a leading manufacturer of color measurement technology. Did you also know that we are developing customer-specific software for communicating and displaying color information? We are looking forward to your request concerning this exciting field of activity. 

The new era in color measurement

With the New Generation-Series we continue the success story of the SpectroDens- and SpectroDrive measurement devices in the long term. The dictum during product development was: Pursue proven concepts and integrate new meaningful technologies. The result sets a new standard which we are proud of.

You will find detailed information about the devices on the product pages SpectroDens and SpectroDrive.

TECHKON ColorCatcher
& Google Glass

As a Google Explorer Technology Partner, TECHKON has implemented the ColorCatcher technology on the Google Glass Platform. This is color capturing for the new millennium: 1. Put on Google Glass and start "ColorCatcher for Glass". 2. Point with the glasses at the reference chart and the color you want to capture. 3. The color value will be shown in the Glass display.


The CATCH YOUR SKIN TONE App is based on TECHKON's ColorCatcher technology. It delivers recommendations for cosmetic productsHandling is easy: The user takes an image of the skin tone using the reference chart and the app will display the matching foundation product or harmonizing additional product, e.g. lipstick or eyeshadow. This solution is a powerful merchandizing tool for cosmetic brands to build the digital bridge to millions of smartphone users.

Color solutions for the cosmetic industry

Color Communication is a key element for cosmetic companies. TECHKON offers innovative solutions for color capturing, color management and color display during product development, manufacturing and marketing.

Water testing with the smartphone

Based on TECHKONs AquaCatcher technology the JBL PROSCAN app allows to analyze quickly and precisely water values. Additionally the app shows recommendations to enhance the water quality. The product was awarded by the retail association as the most innovative product of 2015 and has gained very positive market response.

Outstanding award:
if Design prize

TECHKON design is attractive: TECHKON ColorCatcher was awarded by the German Design Council with the "German Design Award 2015" and it landed on the short list of the "Show Your App Award 2015".
The color-densitometer DENS was awarded by the international jury of the if design council with the renown if design award.

ColorCatcher customized for your business

Reach out to your customers with the ColorCatcher app, optimized for your application. The color chart is an attractive and powerful merchandising tool which can be handed out to millions of customers. We will be happy to inform you about the opportunities by using the ColorCatcher technology.

The SpectroBase series for laboratory and production

SpectroBase is an accurate and compact spectrophotometer for color measurements. The modular approach allows the design of different measurement geometries used for different applications: Liquids, pastes, powders, solid surfaces... For each of these materials we offer with SpectroBase a specific color measurement solution.