The EyeC ProofRunner Web series is a complete range of in-line inspection systems for label, leaflet, foil and flexible packaging printing. Suitable inspecting any type of narrow- to mid-web products - including transparent or metalized labels, inserts, outserts, patient information leaflets, flexible material or film -, they perform a 100% print inspection, and provide an efficient job mix-up prevention tool. As a result, packaging and label converters can be sure to deliver exactly what their customers expect, and avoid customer reclamations or product recalls.
Installed on a printing press or on a rewinder, the EyeC ProofRunner Web monitors the quality of the entire print job, checks it against the customer proof, and alerts the operator in case of defects. The operator can then take corrective actions immediately, so that only conformed materials are delivered.
Avoid costly customer reclamations
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 over runs. 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 guaranteed.
Accurately check the print quality of 100% of the job
The 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, 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. By performing an initial check against the approved artwork PDF, it provides a reliable content verification in any language, and prevents job mix-up. By monitoring 100% of printed web, it asserts quality and color consistency through the entire job.
Give efficiency to your quality control
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 web inspector enables the detection of defects even at high speed. As a result, jobs are processed and proofed faster.
Increase operator satisfaction
The EyeC ProofRunner Web simplifies print quality controls and enhances operator satisfaction. Designed with ease of use in mind, its intuitive interface - available in all major languages - allows any operator to perform a meaningful in-line inspection easily.
Thanks to its intelligent technology, the EyeC ProofRunner Web only alerts the operator in case of significant deviations. Thereby the inspection system reduces potential eye strain and fatigue. The clear presentation of deviations and key statistical information – such as the defect heatmap - help the operator to understand the location and origin of printing defects easily. The full inspection report that is produced at the end of each job automatically, offers managers a perfect tracking, analysis and communication support.