ccDotmeter – a UK based technology company – is pleased to announce that it will be supporting the BBC’s Children in Need fund raising efforts by contributing £50 for every microDot order received from now through to November 19, 2012.

The microDot instrument is a product that is in use at print businesses throughout the world to provide quality control assurance to printers focused on creating the best of images. The device utilises robust, standard digital microscope hardware combined with unique, patented Centurfax software to create a product for reading the image on a litho printing plate and the printed output, providing the mechanics for calibrating both pre-press and printing equipment. Dotmeters, such as microDot, are essential tools for any printer seeking to conform to industry quality standards, including ISO12647-2.

Commenting on the fundraising initiative, Bob Leslie, Managing Director of ccDotmeter, said: “It might be a small contribution from the world of printing, but every little helps in the support of such important causes. We view it as a gesture to the next generation: a helping hand to youngsters everywhere.

The company’s UK dealers and distributors are currently being contacted to enlist their support in this charitable focus. Updates regarding the success of this fundraising effort will be posted on the company’s Twitter news feed: @ccDotmeter  Why not follow this page to keep in touch with progress?

Paul Foster, Sales Director for the company, added: “Some in the industry might remember that we held a Beaujolais Nouveau party a few years ago where we also raised funds for this important cause. With the official Beaujolais celebration in the diary for November 22 this year, we might well add our own special day again if this £50 per unit fundraising initiative proves a positive starting point!”

About microDot

microDot is a combination of software developed by Centurfax – the originators of the dotmeter with the CCDot product – and a powerful, standard, digital microscope. Two versions of the product are available: The microDot.is@27 and the higher resolution microdDot.is@42.

The microDot device connects to a PC via a USB connection for instant analysis of the percentage dot and image. The easy to install PC software can calculate screen ruling, percentage dot values and screen angles. The device and software are suitable for measuring dots on film, plate or printed paper.

The measuring unit is highly portable and lightweight. Users simply link to their PC when they want to download the images that they have gathered. Image dots of less than 10 micron are perfectly readable by microDot meaning that the unit is ideal for all types of screening, including FM, hybrid and AM. The device can be set up to read multiple colour plates.

Once an image has been downloaded to a PC it can be measured for percentage dot size, screen ruling and screen angle. Images can, of course, be stored on the PC for future reference, or for e-mailing to support personnel and suppliers.