ProofRunner Wide Web: EyeC Introduces a New Inspection Solution for Wide Web Printing
Hamburg, Germany, 02 February 2022. EyeC is expanding its portfolio with a new product for the inspection of wide web applications. The EyeC ProofRunner Wide Web offers super-fast and precise 100% print inspection in wide web applications, consistently high inspection performance at any press speed, and documentation of quality and inspection results. At the same time, real-time defect detection optimizes efficiency and safety in the production process. With the introduction of the EyeC ProofRunner Wide Web, the Hamburg-based company continues the success of its ProofRunner inline inspection system series.
The EyeC ProofRunner Wide Web combines integrated intelligence and groundbreaking technology to meet the ever-growing demands of manufacturers. The new inline inspection system enables ultra-fast 100% print inspection in the wide web range up to 1700 mm for any type of roll goods, such as flexible packaging or leaflets. The intelligent model can be individually installed directly on a printing or cutting machine with little setup effort and performs 100% output inspection for flexible packaging and leaflets. The intuitive and multilingual user interface allows set-up in seconds, even for complex jobs. An 8k color line scan camera guarantees high-precision performance in print image control at full press speed. EyeC thus offers a worldwide unique system for print image inspection in the wide web sector that guarantees the same high inspection performance at any press speed.
In an innovative and fully automatic process, ProofRunner Wide Web initially compares the print image with the print-ready PDF file and automatically identifies the print image. An inspection mask generated in the pre-press stage defines the inspection areas. Texts, graphics, color deviations, variable data as well as 1D and 2D codes are reliably inspected at 100% of the print job. The special feature: the smart technology automatically detects defective areas and warns the operator in real-time in the event of significant deviations. Thanks to this live defect detection, errors can be identified immediately while saving expensive consumables and valuable machine time.
A fully comprehensive inspection report at the end of each job is used for follow-up, analysis, and further communication. At the same time, the automatically generated document is useful validation support, for example as reliable preparation for conducting audits and the associated strict requirements of the ISO standard.