Lake Image Systems Ltd.

The Forum, Icknield Way, HP23 4JX Tring
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Telephone +44 1442 892700
Fax +44 1442 892792
sales@lakeimage.com

Location

  •   Hall 6 / A85

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 06  equipment / services / infrastructure
  • 06.01  Peripheral equipment
  • 06.01.025  Web inspection and control systems

Web inspection and control systems

  • 06  equipment / services / infrastructure
  • 06.01  Peripheral equipment
  • 06.01.205  Quality inspection systems

Quality inspection systems

Our products

Product category: Web inspection and control systems

Process Control

Our inspection solutions interface with production equipment to stop, divert, mark or track defective items for variable documents, labels, plastic cards and smart packaging print production
In any print production process, errors can occur due to equipment failures, human error or environmental conditions. This becomes a major issue when processing critical documents (statements, bills, invoices, and policies), variable data labels (shipping, authentication and tax stamps) and plastic cards where 100% job integrity and print quality is paramount.
  Also, many printed items such as postal sorted mail and plastic cards (telephone SIM cards) need to be batched/bundled/trayed for easy dispatch and shipping.   When a print defect or integrity error is detected by the camera inspection system, it is essential that the correct item is diverted, marked or flagged in the most appropriate and efficient manner to minimize the impact on the on-going production process. Whether the item is sheet fed or on a continuous web, precise process control must be maintained throughout using robust integrity management, item tracking and close integration with the equipment. This ensures that the right item is identified and either the equipment is stopped, an alarm is sounded, or the item is diverted and presented to the operator to mark, tab or flag the item for later off-line inspection and correction. This management of defects minimizes the loss in productivity, time and wastage, and therefore the direct impact on operational costs and profitability.   Typical Requirements:
  • Reliable reading, identification, verification and matching of a multitude of symbologies on printed items at high speeds including, 1D & 2D barcodes and OCR of text.
  • Ability to track items, verify sequence and match information against a database or the original print run input file for complete integrity verification
  • Ability to detect print quality defects such as voids, streaks, ink marks, print registration or colour deviations
  • Flexible and configurable options to precisely stop, divert, jog, mark or tab suspect items in the shortest possible distance for high-speed sheet or web devices
  • Effectively alert the operator through using traffic light and/or audible alarms warnings
  • Ability to integrate with all major printers/presses, inserter, label converter, card attaching and personalisation and variable/flexible packaging equipment
  • Ability to generate detailed error reports and location roll rolls maps which can be used by ADF, MIS or in-house factory control systems as well as by automated reprint systems and offline web inspection/correction stations.
  • Ability to provide bolt-on divert stations, inkjet marking or tabbing solutions
  • Productivity solutions for batching/ bundling/ traying for streamlining despatch and shipping
  • Ability to provide ongoing, real-time information and detailed production/Audit reporting
  • Flexibility to easily change process control configurations to adapt to changing customer requirements
Solutions for Process Control
Whether an item has a defect or a production run needs to be batched or bundled in a controlled way, Lake Image Systems offers a range of solutions to meet your needs.

We specialise in process control solutions for the high-speed production of variable documents, mail, labels, plastic cards and flexible packaging. The most appropriate process control solution depends upon a wide range of parameters (such as speed and width of belt, size of item and defect, whether sheet or web fed, bundling/traying needs etc.) and type and make o the equipment being used. Therefore please contact us with your requirements.

Products
Discovery Multiscan


   

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Product category: Quality inspection systems

Print Quality Inspection Systems

Comprehensive print quality inspection solutions for monitoring 100% of a web or sheet application using high-performance line scan imaging, high definition web viewing, and automated defect detection technology for web print, labels, cards & packaging applications.
  With technological advances in printing evolving at a rapid pace, the industry needs to manage faster printers, high resolutions, complex production workflows, shorter run lengths and even shorter turnaround times. In this environment, ensuring superior print quality is paramount to both safeguard your reputation, and to retain and expand your business in an increasingly competitive print market.   Manual print quality inspection or using strobed video web viewing systems (which monitor only small portions of the web) fall short of what is required for capturing defects before they start impacting your minimum quality levels. This invariably leads to expensive reprinting, extra operational pressures, increased waste and ultimately lower profits and declining client satisfaction levels.   Typical Requirements:
  • 100% print inspection on sheet or web presses.
  • Ability to track items, verify sequence and match information against a database or the original print run input file for complete integrity verification
  • Ability to detect print quality defects such as voids, streaks, ink marks, print registration, colour deviations or die-cut and positional variations
  • Simple and easy to use set-ups for complex multi-lane jobs
  • Ability to PDF compare for master image set-up
  • Ability to precisely stop, alert, divert, mark, tab suspect items in the shortest possible distance for high speed sheet or web devices
  • Ability to integrate with all major printers/presses, ilabel converter, card personalisation and variable/flexible packaging equipment
  • Ability to display the real-time status of each print repeat and generate detailed error reports and roll maps which can be used by MIS or in-house factory control systems as well as by offline web inspection/correction stations.
  • Ability to provide bolt-on divert stations, inkjet marking or tabbing solutions
  • Flexibility to easily change configurations to adapt to changing customer requirements.
Solutions for Print Quality
Lake Image Systems offers a comprehensive print quality inspection system for monitoring 100% of the web using high performance line scan imaging, high definition web viewing and automated defect detection technology for web print, labels and packaging applications.
  • Comprehensive HD web monitoring & viewing
  • Reliable detection of random & repeating defects
  • Fast identification, position & reviewing of Defects
  • Conditional logic processing
  • Auto Job PQ profile selection
Products
Discovery’s Print Quality Inspection solution is a high-performance upgrade to traditional web viewing technology. Operators can view the entire web in high definition, and if required zoom in on critical areas to view the process in real time, even at web speeds up to 350 meters/min (1150 ft./min).

These solutions ensure real-time print defect detection of randomly occurring and recurring print defects on web-fed printing presses. Print defects such as mis-registration, die-cut variations, smudges, hickeys, hazing, streaks, creases, wrinkles and colour variation are automatically detected. The Operator is alerted when repeating defects are detected, or the size of a defect reaches an unacceptable level.

Pharmaceutical Packaging and Label Inspection
DISCOVERY PharmaPQ ensures real-time print defect detection of randomly occurring and recurring print defects on web-fed printing presses. Print defects such as misregistration, die-cut variations, smudges, hickeys, hazing, streaks, creases, wrinkles and colour variation are automatically detected Furthermore, DISCOVERY PharmaPQ provides powerful but simple to use, OCR and barcode reading and verification tools to validate 1D/2D barcodes, serial/lot numbers, and Expiry Dates. This ensures they are present, readable, reconciled and are correctly logged into a database.

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About us

Company details

Lake Image Systems is now a Domino Company following its acquisition.
We provide the print industry’s leading high-performance quality inspection, data verification and process control solutions for the production of high volume, variable data documents, labels, plastic cards and flexible packaging.

Lake Image develops components, modules and complete solutions for automated, inline, vision based inspection systems, which include specialised imaging technology, scanners, hardware, software and services.

Lake Image Systems is a privately owned group established in Hertfordshire, UK with offices in Henrietta – USA, Marseilles – France and Singapore.


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