The Wedge Printing Plate offers a convenient quality check for ink prior to use on the press. The ink can be evaluated for color, gloss, holdout, varnishability, drying time, rub and fade resistance. The plate consists of a precisely made channel of a fixed depth to control the ink film thickness. The channel has a large surface area to evaluate ink properties. The ink is precisely hand-drawn using a scraper. The plate is easy to clean for quick turnaround.