T701: Magnifier Recommendations

Listed below is some helpful technical information about optics.

Use this guide to help you choose the correct magnifier for your needs.

1″ x 1″ Linen tester (6X)General-purpose work. The graphic arts most popular magnifier.
5X Round Stand MagnifierLarge 60 mm field-of-view is ideal for viewing color transparencies on a slide sorter or light box
12X Plastic Base LoupeExcellent working distance, wide field and clear base makes this unit best suited for darkroom and stripping areas.
10X & 12X LithoMagsSufficient working distance to be used in stripping department for touch-ups. Achromatic lens system is perfect for press checks.
20X LithoMagHigher magnification shows some spherical aberration. Reduced working distance. Best suited for camera focusing, registration checks, slur and gain checks.
12X & 15X Swivel Base LoupesModerate working distance allows unit to be used in stripping department. Use in pressroom for registration checks.
22X Swivel Base LoupeAchromatic lens system. Reduced working distance due to high magnification. Lens shows some spherical aberration. Adjustable focus lens with locking ring. Best suited for critical camera focusing, registration checks, dot gain and slur checks.
7X, 10X & 12X Collimating MagnifiersBuilt in Collimator feature narrows field of view to eliminate edge aberration (parallax). Perfect for checking registration.
25X, 50X, 75X and 100X Pocket MicroscopesUsed for close-up inspection of small areas. Pen-style makes them handy to keep in your shirt pocket.
25X – 200X Stand MicroscopesUsed for the most critical checking of register and dot structure. Should be used to view printed circuit boards and bar codes.
8X Econo LoupesGeneral inspection work in pressroom and camera department. Clear plastic skirt prevents working under lens, so they are not recommended for stripping.
8X Peak 35 mm FormatClear plastic skirt is 24 mm x 36 mm for a perfect fit to view 35 mm film transparencies.
4X Peak LoupesLarge format for viewing 120/220 film, focusing on ground glass of cameras, inspecting large areas.

For recommendations on other Lithco optics, please contact your Lithco dealer or our Customer Service Department.

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