Canadian Packaging

Lake Image Systems wins label innovation prize

Lake Image Systems was jointly-awarded the 2015 Label Industry Global Award for Innovation for its Discovery MaxScan product at 2015 Label Industry Global Awards ceremony in Brussels.


October 14, 2015
by Canadian Packaging staff

LONDON, U.K.—Lake Image Systems Ltd., a leader in variable data integrity and print quality inspection for the packaging, labels, and commercial print industries, was jointly-awarded the 2015 Label Industry Global Award for Innovation for its Discovery MaxScan product.

Presented at the 2015 Label Industry Global Awards ceremony in Brussels on September 29, 2015, judges “were particularly impressed with MaxScan key benefits over traditional line scan camera technology, such as uniform 600dpi inspection resolution and virtually no angular variation, to provide label converters with tools to accurately detect print defects without the need for expensive additional rollers, re-designed web paths or complex optical assemblies.”

“This is a wonderful milestone for Lake Image Systems,” says Lake Image Systems managing director and co-founder Martin Keats. “We constantly strive to develop solutions for our customers to help them produce error-free print, easier and more efficiently, thereby mitigating risk, reducing production costs and minimizing waste. We recognized the challenges facing the print industry for a compact, integrated and high resolution vision solution for data integrity verification and print quality inspection, which can be easily integrated on press without any modifications to the paper path or press.

He continues: “We were able to draw upon our 20 years of experience and were one of the first to develop the MaxScan solution which is based on an intelligent, CCD array scanning technology that can be easily installed inside a press and detect very small print defects immediately after the print heads rather than at the end of the press. Degradations in print quality can be analyzed in real-time, allowing inspection data to be fed directly to the printer controller, enabling it to either make real-time print registration or color adjustments, or start a recalibration/cleaning process, increasing overall print quality.”

Lake Image System’s co-winner for innovation went to: GEW for its RHINO electronic power supply that was developed to enable the lowest possible operating cost for a UV-curing system, operating at 95 percent energy efficiency to provide an extremely low energy consumption and environmental footprint the lowest carbon footprint and the lowest utility bill.

For more information on the Label Industry Global Awards, visit http://www.labelexpo-europe.com/label-industry-global-awards-winners-unveiled.

The Tring, U.K.-based Lake Image Systems also has offices in Henrietta, NY, U.S.; Marseille, France; and Singapore. Company information can be found at www.lakeimage.com.






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