At Interpack 2014, May 8-14 in Düsseldorf, Germany, Advanced Vision Technology (AVT) Ltd. – a provider of print automatic inspection, process control, quality assurance and color control for the packaging, label, folding carton, metal decoration and commercial print markets – has collaborated with Hewlett-Packard to showcase its PrintVision/Apollo integrated onto the HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press, which is designed specifically for packaging printing. The integrated product will be demonstrated at HP’s booth C77, which is located in Hall 13.
The integration of AVT’s automated workflow product enables complete quality and process control over the wide variety of packaging application and substrates that the press is capable of printing and handling. Installed on the HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press, the PrintVision/Apollo provides inline job quality validation, automatically comparing the printed graphic content to the original job PDF to validate job data. The system then provides 100% process control, detecting print and material problems, checking for color deviations in ΔE (Delta), measuring repeat size, and verifying barcodes and other variable data.
Also incorporated is ZeroSet, a module – developed in partnership with HP and Esko – allowing PrintVision/Apollo to continuously inspect without the need for a press or inspection stop, as well as eliminating the need for system setup while changing jobs and designs. In parallel, the system automatically records all quality information for process improvements, quality assurance and downstream automatic defective material removal.