Inc., is a progressive family-owned manufacturer
of innovative graphic arts equipment.
In addition to the printing industry,
Tobias also serves the photographic,
micrographic, radiographic, pulp and
paper, and electronic publishing industries.
The company was founded
by Philip E. Tobias in Glenside, Pennsylvania
in 1959, as a graphic arts consulting
business. Educated as an engineer, Mr.
Tobias' graphic arts expertise was acquired
during the ten years that he served as
Director of Research and Development
for a Philadelphia based printer. It
was at that time that he became recognized
as a technical authority in the field.
In 1960, with the consulting business
a success, the manufacturing operation
was established, its product line geared
toward the continuing improvement and
consistency of print quality.
Tobias invented and
produced the first benchtop digital transmission
densitometer and the first automatic
scanning densitometer. Both inventions
revolutionized the printing industry,
greatly improving the ability to measure
and control image quality.
They have since become
standard items, used everywhere. In addition,
Tobias has developed and manufactures
automated plate scanners and 2-dimensional
scanning densitometers for applications
ranging from high-speed webs with 1/16" colorbars
to press sheets as large as 78 inches.
Through the years,
Tobias Associates has become universally
recognized as a leader in the industry,
producing some of the most sophisticated
and innovative instruments on the market
today. The company, having grown significantly
with worldwide distribution, retains
its commitment to ensuring customer satisfaction.
Tobias now staffs an extensive, dedicated
engineering department which creatively
manages product development and service.
in-house capabilities include mechanical
and electronic design, as well as software
programming. Reflecting present day needs
in the graphic arts and printing industries,
the current Tobias product line includes
Digital and Optical Automatic Plate Scanners,
Scanning Densitometers, Tabletop and
Portable Densitometers, Mottle Testers
and other application-specific instruments.
All Tobias Associates products are engineered
and manufactured in the USA.
By Design - Proven By Performance"