New features in print inspection and print quality control with MediaCheck 3_3!
We have just given a fantastic new update to our reliable and proven MediaCheck system. The focus is entirely on stability and automation. MediaCheck 3_3 therefore comes up with new structures and some features that make the system even faster, more elegant and more powerful. We have revised the hot folder monitoring and added the separate ScanStation. Of course, we have also added new practical features as well as numerous extensions and optimizations for even more efficiency and performance.
The new features and optimizations include the use of existing images of an inspection job, e.g. for further processing in the barcode inspector, the “free” choice and adaptation of the inspection resolution to connect other image sources, and the redesign of various input masks.
Our latest update also includes the update of various libraries, including the integration of the latest version 18 of the Adobe PDF library in order to be able to offer the best available support for processing PDF files. In other words with the update you can be sure that all PDF-files can be read as reference!
MediaCheck 3_3 offers a lot of additional modules to automate the quality control of printed material. It can be embedded in prepress workflow solutions. With the SimpleScan Station the scan and the evaluation are separated. The machine conductor in the printing shop scans the printed sheet when the machine is set up. Any member of the quality control can check the evaluation anytime and anywhere with access to the network.
MediaCheck is independent from any platform and therefore runs on Windows, OS and Linux. With its client-server-architecture is still the pioneer in sophisticated print inspection, content control of printing and packaging goods. Many printing and pharmaceutical companies are among the satisfied users of MediaCheck.
Contact us and secure an early date for the update. For everyone else this is a great opportunity to consider a plan updating to MediaCheck 3_3.
With SpimpleScan Station you save time on the print machine.
SimpleScan Station builds the bridge between print machines and Quality Control.
Print inspection should be carried out as quickly as possible! On the other hand, the quality assurance department cannot be manned permanently or positioned at the printing presses. So far, the printed sheets were physically brought to quality assurance.
MediaCheck has now a solution here and separates the scanning and evaluation processes:
- The printed sheets are scanned in where they are created – at the printing presses in the production.
- The quality assurance works in your office or in your home office and evaluates the quality of the printed sheets – promptly and regardless of location!
With the SimpleScan station, every employee in production can scan the printed sheets with just a few entries – after setting up the job, after changing rolls or pallets, after changing plates. He scans the sheet and then returns to his machine.
Moments later, the quality assurance receives the results of the print inspection on their screen – in their own office or in the home office. She can assess the deviations. After evaluating the deviations, the machine operator is informed via the SimpleScan station, by email or by phone.
If everything is fine, the machine operator can be sure! If serious deviations are found, the job can be stopped immediately. The error can be corrected. Follow-up costs are avoided. Material and working time are saved.
The base of the MediaCheck system – the server-client principle – has proven itself again here and enables flexibility in the processes of your company.
The connection of our MediaCheck system to existing workflow systems for automatic data inspections in prepress was the beginning and an important step in the preparation for further automation steps, which we use with our SimpleScan Station – the youngest member of the MediaCheck system.
Have we piqued your curiosity? Talk to us and make an appointment. We would be happy to present the SimpleScan Station to you personally or virtually.
TOP-LABEL in Alfeld, Germany is a specialized in printing and sales of self-adhesive Labels to the food, beverage and cosmetic industry. Additionally, they deliver pressure sensitive labels to the chemical industry.
The 30 employees take care of the requests and orders and produce the labels to fulfill all customer wishes. In 2020 sales could be increased. In 2021 they could win new customers.
Top-Service and Top-Quality by TOP-LABEL
“Our customers expect Top-Service and Top-Quality” explains Anke Hoefer CEO at TOP-Label. Their own prepress team designs customer labels, changes print files and produces printing plates inhouse.
In the production the machine conductors are sensible to the quality of their printing. They rely on MediaCheck for the print inspection. Of each order they take and scan samples and compare them against the customer PDF-files with the MediaCheck system. They see even small deviations on the screen and can check in short time if the printed labels correspond to the customer approval.
Since more than a year TOP-Label uses MediaCheck which is always updated on basis of the rental contract with tec4check.
“Thanks to MediaCheck and other activities we have well increased our quality level” states Tobias Hoefer, production manager, proudly.
“In order for the possible to arise, the impossible has to be tried again and again.”
Famous words by Hermann Hesse that also escort us continuously in the development in order to make the existing more efficient and to expand it in a meaningful way. For this we have implemented many ideas and feedback in the new version Media Check 3.2 as well as let our creativity run free. We are proud of it and are very happy to present you the “impossible”.
Media Check 3.2 new features:
In addition to numerous detail improvements MediaCheck 3.2 also has some new features. These include the
- Barcode Inspector, which provides handling for the automatic search and decoding of barcodes. All common 1D barcodes, data matrix codes, QR codes and the pharmaceutical code can be checked with just a few specifications.
- Flipping and free rotation of references
- Scanning a reference, which allows a comparison of a scanned image against another scan.
- The integration of another large format scanner, which thanks to the USB 3 interface with high transmission speeds and a maximum scan width of up to 44″ contributes to even faster work.
All of this and much more awaits you in the current version 3.2, which we would also be happy to present to you in full. Just talk to us and make an appointment quickly. We have attractive update terms for our existing customers again, but it is also a good opportunity for everyone else to plan the update to MediaCheck Version 3.2.
If you are interested, we can present our Media Check 3.2 also in Webex or Skype sessions. As long as we are allowed we voluntarily visit you in your offices.
Our partner Advanced Grahic Systems presents Media Check on Pamex, booth 1.F07!
Many Indian printing companies and some Indian pharmaceutical companies already use our Media Check print inspection system to support their quality management. Our partner Advanced Graphic Systems and our general manager Dietrich Maegerlein inform our customers about the latest innovations in our system.
For the Indian market we developed the module Scan to Scan. Printed packaging can be scanned and compared against a scanned reference.
For all customers we integrated a bar code check module in Media Check. Any barcode in the PDF-file can be checked and decoded. Therefore errors in bar codes can be detected before printing on an early stage!
Media Check on Pamex – Why Pamex?
Pamex, the International Exhibition on Printing & Allied Machinery Industries, is happening at Mumbai from 6-9 January 2020 at BEC, Mumbai. The Show, organised by All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) in association with Print-Packaging.com (P) Ltd., is proud and honoured to host WPCF board meeting and the ‘Print Matters for the Future’ conference, concurrently with the event.
The Indian Printing Industry has undergone several revolutionary changes in the past 15 years. The industry growing at a rate of 12% per annum, comprises more than 250,000 big, small and medium printers. The packaged printing industry is growing at an annual rate of 17 percent, commercial printing at an annual rate of around 10 percent and digital printing at a robust growth rate of 30%.
The industry has slowly been progressing from the heavy machinery using industry to a more software-centric business. The Indian printers are today equipped with the latest computer controlled printing machines and flow lines for binding, while state-of-the-art digital technologies are used in pre-press. UV digital printing and inkjet technology are also on rise in India.
Presentation on Labelexpo 2019 booth 7B40
The Label Inspector checks labels at 100% during the rewinding process and compares them against a taught image. To check the taught image against the PDF-reference by the customer, Rosas uses a Modul of Media Check, which was developed and integrated by tec4check.
“Now we can easily check and compare the produced labels back to the customer approved PDF-file in every label printing company!“ explains Mr. Rosas, Managing Director of Rosas Maschinenbau.
„The camera control system developed by Rosas performs reliable also in high speed rewinding. The collaboration in this project was efficient and result oriented!“ describes Mr. Enrico Rabe, Managing Director of tec4check.
We present this solutions on the Labelexpo 2019 for the first time to our customers! The first applications will be delivered to a German customer in October 2019!
Rosas-Maschinenbau, founded in 1980, is your experienced partner for solutions in printing and finishing on paper and film – for new machines as well as for re-engineering of existing machines.
The customers‘ interests are their focus. In planning and development, the customer requests and specifications are the main orientation. In the result the utility degree of the machines is as high as possible by maintaining a high-quality level and the price as low as possible. The customers served are label printing and converting companies. Being a small company decision making is short!
At tec4check we develop continually our Media Check System. Basis of improvement is the feedback of our customers about their needs. Again, with Media Check Version 3.1, we have managed to implement not only product maintenance and stability improvements In addition, we have also integrated some new functionalities that make working even easier and more efficient.
In Media Check Version 3.1 we have added flexible filters to the audit trail. Events and entries in the audit trail can be searched easily by different filters and even exported as a separate PDF report.
With a further innovation of Media Check Version 3.1 the server configuration can be accessed and changed from the client. In this way the administrator can define many central settings of the MediaCheck configuration, such as the protocol export and the lifetime of inspection jobs – conveniently and easily from the normal client.
For better understanding the color distance and adaption, we have implemented additional displays that illustrate the chosen settings and their tolerance. You can see the difference relativ to the current parameter settings. The feeling for the parameters and their effect becomes clear, the parameterization simpler and thus the way to the optimal inspection result will be greatly simplified.
With the version 3.1 the connection module integrates MediaCheck into workflows based on hotfolders. The folderdaemon in the connection module allows the surveillance by the users – easily!
The booklet module can now work with templates. This increases automation for the checks of books or multi page products.
If you are interested, please give us a call or send us a mail. We will present voluntarily our Media Check!!