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Product Specifications

Measurement Functions

Dot% (0-100%), Screen Ruling (LPI, LPC), Screen Angle

Measurement Media

Plate (Pos / Neg Reading), Printed Copy (CMYK Dot%) (AM: 65lpi - 300lpi)(FM: 10μm~50μm)

Light Source

White LED

Image Sensor

Color Image Sensor

Target Size

Approx. φ1.0



Measurement Time

Approx. 2 sec.

Inter-instrument Agreement



320×240 Color (262,144 color)

Data Storage

200 data

Power Supply

Li-ion Battery

Computer Output


Dimensions / Weight

200(L)×93(D)×73mm(H) / Approx. 500g (With Batteries)

Operating Temperature Range

41F - 104F (5~40℃)


AC Adapter / Operation Manual / Cable / Aluminum Carrying Case

Min. Specifications for PC

CPU:PentiumⅡ300MHz, Memory 64MB RAM

Operating System

Windows2000, XP, Vista, Win 7 or Win 8

Digital Plate Reader (PC Required)

The economical microDot digital plate reader is ideal solution for small CtP systems. microDot is a simple but highly effective solution for measuring film and plates.

Easy to install software runs on any laptop or desktop PC and interfaces with a portable, lightweight and rechargeable microscope unit. This cost-effective quality control combination is capable of calculating screen ruling, percentage dot value, and screen angle on film, printing plate, and litho printed output.

Both image and data can be stored for future use, analysis or quality control, or emailed for further evaluation by management, technical experts, or suppliers. Saved images can be used for future reference or to compare set-up when reading multiple colour plates.

The portable microscope unit incorporates a built-in screen for instant targeting and viewing, and the unit is capable of reading dots from 6 microns in size, making it ideal for all types of screening including FM, Hybrid, AM and the new DM screening for Harlequin RIPs.

Percentage dot data can be easily captured, stored and input directly to either your RIP calculation chart or spreadsheet for accurate device calibration.

Precise measurement with a dotmeter enables the effective calibration of a computer-to-plate or imagesetting device. Only an accurately set-up device can image a printing plate that can be relied upon to produce a perfectly printed sheet. 



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