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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.

From Messmer Büchel BV, a TMI Group of Companies brand.

A microprocessor- controlled instrument which performs high speed, precision measurements of paper surface roughness.


  • 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

58-06 Parker Print Surf (PPS) photo 2.


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

Instrument Size

  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)


  • Thermal mini-printer
  • Test-Link Data Acquisition Software
  • Calibration Disc Set

Ordering Information

Single Head Model: Catalog #58-06-00-0001

Double Head Model: Catalog #58-07-00-0001

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Height:406 mm (16 in.)

Width: 679 mm (26.75 in.)

Weight: 25 kg (55 lb)


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Ordering Information

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