Dave Smith, President

Consulting in the paper, chemical, ink and printing-related industries

Laboratory testing of printing materials


Partnership with Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University is world-renowned for its pilot plant facilities dedicated to papermaking, paper coating as well as gravure and flexographic printing, ink jet technology and printed electronics. The Department of Paper and Chemical Engineering has partnered with testing and consulting company Lithometrics to establish a laboratory devoted to the evaluation and development of printing and packaging materials.

This new lab, located within the Pilot Coater Structure in the Parkview campus, features a controlled atmosphere defined by TAPPI T 402 sp-08. Activities range widely from printability testing using established industry methods to method development and material research for the printing and packaging industries. We also undertake multifaceted projects in printing science.

The addition of advanced offset print testing extends our all-round capabilities. We can now offer comprehensive testing, problem resolution and product development for every aspect of commercial, publication and package printing.

Problem Resolution

Press Trials, Paper Testing, Test Methods and Lab Tools

Product Development

Training and Current Awareness

Conferences and Technical Literature

www.Lithometrics.com • 2420 North Trail Rd • Midland • MI 48642
• Home Phone 989 832 8507 • Cell Phone 989 750 8631
• Private email davesmith@lithometrics.com