For branded and luxury goods such as toiletries, cigarettes*, confectionery, fine wines, whiskies etc your customer demands are for labels, cartons, canisters that have flawless print (no voids, filled characters , ghosting, partial characters, perfect colours). The package has to feel right and look right; the outside of the package has to reflect the product inside. With an EyeC print inspection system, you make sure printed text and graphics are identical to the proof, and the correct version has been used for printing.
Whether you are a printer of leaflets, labels, folding cartons or boxes, tubes or cans, using our print inspection system will be a great asset in ensuring you deliver to your customer exactly what was ordered and greatly reduces the chances of having rejects. You improve quality, save time and reduce waste materials.
There are two complementary but compatible methods of inspection; we refer to these as offline and inline. Our offline print inspection system checks samples of the printed label, folding box, canister or leaflet and is mainly intended as an aid to press make ready. A complete repeat of labels or a sheet of cartons or leaflets or single canister, tube or bottle is scanned into the system and all items in the repeat are compared to the customer proof. Any deviations found are clearly shown on the screen so the operator can decide if the deviation is acceptable or whether he needs to make changes to the press set up. In this way he can be sure that the correct plates are mounted, right colour inks have been loaded and there is no damage to any part of the plates. An offline print inspection system can also be used for random QC checks. more information on offline print inspection
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For offline print inspection EyeC offers the Proofiler range of products. The Proofiler can be used for label inspection, carton inspection, sleeve or flexible film. You can download our brochure on the Proofiler offline print inspection systems or let us advise you on the various ways of saving time, reducing waste material and improving quality by calling +44(0)118 983 3347 or email us.
Our inline print inspection system continuously monitors any changes to print quality during the production process. Our inline print inspection system can be mounted on a press, rewinder or finishing machine such as a coater. On a printing press our system shows the operator instantly of colour changes, registration errors, filled in characters or hickies. This allows the operator to correct the problem before too much material has been printed. On a rewinder when an error is detected the run can be stopped at the splice station to allow the offending material to be removed or replaced. On a folder- gluer the offending carton or sleeve can be removed at the reject station.
You can download our brochure on the Proofiler inline print inspection systems or if you just want to talk to us to find out how you can improve quality of your printed packaging, save time and reduce waste material please call +44 (0)118 983 3347 or email us.