For more and more applications, such as pharmaceutical or high-quality packaging materials, clients required zero defect deliveries. To help print shops perform an efficient 100% quality control and deliver defect-free material, EyeC has developed a complete range of in-line inspection systems. Whether you produce folding cartons, labels, leaflets or flexible packaging, EyeC has the solution that suits your needs.
Those 100% print inspection systems monitor the entire print job, check it against the customer proof, and alert the operator in case of random or process print problems.
- Installed on printing presses, those 100% print comparators prevent job mix-up, identify defects in real time, allow the operator to implement corrective actions immediately, reduce material waste, and avoid costly reprints.
- Installed on finishing machines, they ensure defect-free deliveries, prevent costly reclamations or product recalls, and contribute to customers satisfaction.
For many companies, such as in the pharmaceutical industry, print quality is vital for both regulatory compliance and image. For packaging and label printers, any quality problems will as a consequence result in costly reprints, reclamations or product recalls. With the EyeC ProofRunner Web, print shops can be sure that no incorrect products will be delivered to customers.
Installed on a press, the EyeC ProofRunner Web catches defects in real-time and allows the operator to correct the problem before too much waste material has been printed. By counting the number of good items produced, the inspection system also eliminates the need for overruns. As a result, it prevents the waste of expensive consumables and valuable machine time. By carrying out print inspection on a rewinder or slitter the defective items can be removed or replaced just before shipment to customers. Clients’ expectations are fulfilled and their satisfaction is guaranteed.
EyeC ProofRunner Web uses a high-speed line scan camera to continuously acquire a high-resolution image of the entire web. A high-performance computer system then identifies and verifies all printed items on the web automatically. Texts, graphics, color variations, variable data, and 1D and 2D codes are checked for 100% of the printed job.
The EyeC ProofRunner Web identifies with high precision all typical defects, such as color deviations, misregisters, press contamination, filled-in or missing characters, hickies or poor-quality codes. Performing an initial check against the approved artwork PDF, provides reliable content verification in any language and prevents job mix-ups. By monitoring 100% of the printed web, it asserts quality and color consistency throughout the entire job.
Productivity is the key to facing the increasing competition and improving the bottom line. Thanks to its automated job set-up and high inspection speed, the EyeC ProofRunner Web helps print shops save time by the implementation of new jobs, and perform a fast and efficient 100% print inspection.
The customer proof is loaded automatically based on the entered job data, and used to speed-up job set-up. Even composite jobs, for instance, front and back labels, can be checked against their corresponding PDFs in one click. The information that is contained in the PDF is used to define priority regions and adjust inspection sensitivity automatically. The great accuracy of this inspection system enables the detection of defects even at high speed. As a result, jobs are processed and proofed faster.
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What is a 100 % inspection?
In a 100 % inspection, also called a full inspection, all manufactured products are checked for certain aspects. The opposite of this is interval testing, where only individual specimens are subjected to testing. The full quality inspection checks each individual unit for specified quality characteristics. In the printing process, 100 % inspection is primarily used to identify production defects.
What is controlled during the 100 % inspection?
The full inspection checks elements such as
- 1D and 2D codes,
- size and width,
- labels and pictograms.
Especially when printing packaging for pharmaceutical products, error-free end products are required. Faulty information, warnings and codes can lead to expensive recalls or even damage to health. Sophisticated solutions compare each individual product with the approved artwork file and detect errors during the printing process. The 100 % inspection takes place in just one step. Design and pre-press agencies, pharmaceutical industries and print companies benefit from this precision and speed.
What automated solutions are available for 100 % inspection?
Inspection systems with high-performance cameras identify faulty labels and other packaging materials at lightning speed. Proven inline inspection solutions like the EyeC ProofRunner series can be integrated into the existing production line and are suitable for inspecting different packaging materials such as leaflets, films, labels, or packaging.