Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
9291 Bryn Mawr Ave,
Rosemont, IL 60018

Lake Image Systems presents latest inspection systems


Inspection for pharmaceutical, RFID and tax stamp applications are among the areas of focus.

Lake Image Systems Inc. is demonstrating its inspection solutions for label and packaging converters. Products being demonstrated at the Lake Image booth include:

Pharmaceutical Label Print & Verification: As the pharmaceutical and healthcare packaging industry continues to be revolutionized by technology, pharmaceutical labels are playing an important role in operational efficiency, security and compliance. Lake Image will be demonstrating its Pharmaceutical Label Print & Verification Solution, fully integrated on a Graphi-Mecc EL- VDC roll to roll label machine. The solution inkjet prints variable barcodes and data on pharmaceutical labels and then verifies every label to ensure that all barcodes and important text are readable and correct. The solution also grades each label to ensure linear, 2D, GS-1 and data matrix barcodes comply with guaranteed contract specifications.

Encoded RFID Verification with Print Quality Assurance: When producing thousands of RFID Labels going through multiple production steps, this will invariably introduce errors that undermine confidence in the RFID technology and increases production costs. Lake Image will be demonstrating its RFID Verification Solution, built on a WEB TECHNIQUES Rewind System, which automatically reads and validates the RFID encoded data and performs a print quality inspection process. The solution ensures that the encoded RFID data matches against the master database and/or matches what is printed on the label and checks for positional and printing errors such as ink spots, streaks and voids.

Centralized Duplicate Label Detection:  Today all products have some form of identification labels on them, such as a part number, a reference code or a tracking number, typically in the form of a barcode. Ensuring they are correct, readable and most importantly, unique is critical to the smooth running of all industrial processes from production and order processing, through to transportation and delivery. Lake Image will be showing its Discovery Enterprise server, which checks for duplicate labels not only for the current job or device but across multiple label converters and printers across multiple production sites. The solution even checks for duplication across all previous label jobs converted within a specific timeframe.

Tax Stamp Inspection: Automatically reading and verifying OCR text and barcodes on Tax Stamps with highly reflective surfaces and holographic security features can be notoriously difficult on high speed narrow web label converters. Based on Discovery Maxscan, the winner of last year’s Global Label Industry’s Innovation Award, Lake Image will demonstrate how this revolutionary, compact scanner technology provides uniform and true 600DPI image color resolution and overcomes these challenges.

“With the variable data capability of digital label presses growing rapidly, many of our clients have adopted a zero-tolerance to errors approach in order to mitigate any potential risks. This makes it imperative for them to ensure that every label is 100% accurate every time it is used," says Scott Stevens, President of Lake Image Systems Inc. “We are excited to exhibit at Labelexpo once again and to demonstrate how our latest, innovative & market driven solutions can enable our customers to manage their business risks and to increase their bottom line by automating inspection process, improving overall print quality and reducing waste.”