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Article | June 24, 2014
Clifton Packaging: Print inspection system
The PrintVision/Argus inspection solution on Clifton Packaging Group’s EVO XG8 HD Printing Press (from Flexotecnica) features a high-performance, flexible design on any web substrate, and employs a unique combination of line scan vision technologies to provide inline process control and quality assurance.
When mounted on presses, PrintVision/Argus provides print defect detection by finding, notifying, and recording a variety of errors including misprints, color variations, plate problems, hazing, mis-registration, spots, and splashes. The system then tags and tracks defects for downstream removal.
During production and throughout finishing stages, PrintVision/Argus helps ensure early detection and traceability of all critical print production defects to reduce waste and related production costs.
Other features of AVT’s PrintVision/Argus include:
• pRegister, an automatic register pre-setting and control (closed loop) module that, through printed targets and a communication link to the press, closes the loop and automatically sets color plates into registration.
• iReg, a semi-automatic registration makeready for central impression flexo printing presses that allows any existing printed element on the web – such as micro dots for plate mounting, registration crosshairs, and color patches – to be used for expedited registration.
• IDEal, a DeltaE measurement module that performs in-line color measurement of specific, pre-defined color areas on the repeat. Operators can set areas of interest in the repeat or at Color Bar area.
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