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
info@lakeimage.com

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Contact

Martin Keats

Executive board/managing director
Business, corporate or plant management

The Forum, Icknield Way
HP23 4JX Tring, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Phone
+44-1442-892700

Fax
+44-1442-892792

Email
mkeats@lakeimage.com

Nick Khatri

Senior head of department
Marketing, sales, advertising, PR

The Forum, Icknield Way
HP23 4JX Tring, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Phone
+44-1442-892700

Fax
+44-1442-892792

Email
nkhatri@lakeimage.com

Scott Stevens

Executive board/managing director
Business, corporate or plant management

205 Summit Point Drive, Suite 2
N.Y. Henrietta,, USA

Phone
+1 585 321 3630

Fax
+ 1 585 321 3788

Email
salesna@lakeimage.com

Alain Almeras

Employee
Marketing, sales, advertising, PR

165 Avenue du Prado
13272 MARSEILLE, France

Phone
+33- 4 91 17 90 62

Fax
+33 - 4 91 17 90 63

Email
EUlis@lakeimage.com

Pierre Quatannens

Employee
Marketing, sales, advertising, PR

21 Woodlands Close, #02-24 Primz Bizhub
737854 Singapore, Singapore

Phone
+65 - 97 22 34 90

Fax
+44-1442-892792

Email
LISAsia@lakeimage.com

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 06  equipment/services/infrastructure
  • 06.01  Peripheral equipment
  • 06.01.025  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

Discovery Roll Inspector

The Discovery Roll Inspector is an in-line, all-in-one, 100% print quality inspection system from Lake Image Systems. Ideally suited for laser and inkjet web printing systems, the Discovery Roll Inspector ensures that all of your printing meets the high standards required by your clients.

100% Print Quality Assurance

The Discovery Roll Inspector utilizes the latest generation of line scan cameras, including Discovery Maxscan (our awarding winning new linear contact scanner) to capture high quality, high resolution images at high speed. The Discovery Roll Inspector utilizes sophisticated software tools to simultaneously analyze multiple areas of interest (AOIs) and apply multiple quality tests per page. This enables the Roll Inspector to instantly detect print defects such as ink spots, toner streaks, voids, color variations, and image/barcode quality issues. Optionally, Roll Inspector checks readability of barcodes, text, postal codes, and MICR lines as well as performing sequence checks, alignment, data verification, and matching checks for a variety of highly complex, data extensive, variable documents.

Conditional Logic Processing

Triggered by a “marker” printed on a page, such as a logo, data in a barcode, or a statement OCR line, conditional logic processing is an extremely powerful feature that allows Roll Inspector to inspect any aspect of a page. You can now perform highly complex inspection analysis for applications that have no set, recurring, or predicable formats by combining multiple verification tests on a specific page as required! For example, by reading a control barcode with a “page 1” marker, Roll Inspector can “conditionally” perform Address Verification and validate the IMB code (when all address information is located on page 1 for a given job). Another example would be on a following page, a check could be detected and a determination could be made if the MICR line was printed correctly. If so, Roll Inspector could then correlate and record the checks with the related pre-printed sequential numbers (on base material) for further check run reconciliations.

Auto Job Template Selection

Every job can have different inspection instructions. Roll Inspector can automatically change inspection areas based on a job indicator in a control barcode. Multiple jobs can be run continuously, one after another, without the need to stop the print line. At the end of each job, buffer pages with a job code control barcode for the next, allows the system to close one job and start the next. This provides the operator with hands-off efficiency within a master roll run. It minimizes errors during template loading and job change-over, it improves ease of set-up, AND it saves time and money!

Comprehensive Web Reporting and ADF integration

The Discovery Roll Inspector maintains a detailed audit file of all pages, statuses, and errors detected – that can be downloaded as a simple CSV text file. This can then be easily used to create comprehensive “reprint/remake” reports, job manifests, or reports for ADF and postal online systems. Full web-based reporting is available on request to meet your specific reporting requirements.

One System, Three Configurations

The Discovery Roll Inspector is a scalable, flexible, and a robust solution for 100% inspection of every printed page for web widths up to 22” and web speeds up to 1,000 fpm. Discovery Roll Inspector is available in three configurations to address all levels of inspection requirements: View, Standard, and Full. This modular design enables clients to start with the View “base system” and upgrade all the way to a “Full” system as their requirements grow! This design approach allows the user an upgrade path and protects against asset obsolescence!

CONFIGURATIONS

  • View: This is our entry-level solution that displays an image of the printed page. The frequency of the image displayed can be altered allowing the operator to do a visual inspection and declare the image good or bad. All QC retained and defect images are stored with associated date and time stamp, machine ID, and operator ID. All images can be reviewed at a later date or when a customer wants proof of print quality.
  • Standard: All of the capabilities of View, but also captures the job leader pages and records everything by Job ID. When a defect is detected, a zoomed in view of the defect is displayed and highlighted by a red box. An indication of what was wrong is given and the operator must view the image and declare it good or bad and optionally type in a reason. The printer is NOT STOPPED unless the operator ignores too many defects, or the system is configured to stop after a set number of defects.
  • Full: All of the capabilities of Standard, but includes a full set of reading, data integrity and print quality analysis tools to automate inspection needs. These additional tools can be customized to meet users’ specific needs. See below for a list of available integrity, verification, inspection, and reading tools available.

 

 


Complete, All-in-One Solution

The Discovery Roll Inspector is available as a complete, all-in-one solution from one vendor. Roll Inspector includes a self-contained module with a PC controller, two monitors (one for each side of the web), cameras, and lighting – all within a footprint of about 4 feet. It’s configured to handle roll-to-roll, roll-to-sheet, and roll-to-fanfold configurations. The solution includes installation, training, and ongoing support to ensure all inspection requirements are met.

 

 

 

 

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Product category: Web inspection and control systems

Discovery Maxscan

MaxScan wins Label Industry Global Award for Innovation 2915
GE2015 Must See Um
Discovery MaxScan on Xerox Impika
MaxScan

What is Discovery MaxScan?

Discovery Maxscan is a revolutionary new compact scanning technology that gives true 600DPI inspection resolution in full colour at web and sheet widths in excess of 900mm, whilst maintaining an ultralow mechanical profile.

Discovery MaxScan is an exciting new addition to the Discovery family. Single lens line-scan cameras suffer from angular variation from the center to the edges, which makes reading variable data on wide web presses and inspecting for print defects challenging especially for high quality VDP applications and highly reflective surfaces (i.e. holograms, foils etc.). MaxScan solves this problem by using a revolutionary compact scanning technology, comprising of a series of CMOS image sensors, lens and illumination arrangement along its entire length that produces clear, uniform and sharp 600dpi image definition. These advances enable this compact unit to operate at working distance of just 12mm (1/2”) and reduces the required headroom to less than 130mm (5”), even with webs in excess of 900mm wide.

With digital print resolutions increasing, the compact Discovery Maxscan easily integrates within the transport system of all digital printers, label presses and finishing equipment, without the need for costly additional rollers, redesigned web paths or complex optical assemblies typical with standard camera inspection technologies. This enables very small print defects to be detected immediately after the print heads rather than at the end of the press. Furthermore, degradations in print quality can be analyzed in real-time, and inspection data can 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.

Operating with Discovery MultiScan3, our brand new inspection platform, MaxScan can detect very small print defects immediately after the print heads rather than at the end of the press. Furthermore, degradations in print quality can be analysed in real-time, and inspection data can be fed directly to the printer controller, enabling it to either make real-time print registration or colour adjustments, or start a recalibration/cleaning process, increasing overall print quality. Multiscan 3’s comprehensive measurement, inspection, variable data integrity and enhanced print viewing capabilities, make this the highest performance inspection solution on the market today.

Key Features

• True, consistent 600DPI resolution
• Full colour imaging, with excellent repeatability, low signal to noise and high dynamic range
• No image angular variable or distortions
• Available in 3 Widths: 309mm(12”), 619mm (24”) or 929mm(36”)
• Low profile integration (headroom less than 130mm)
• MultiScan 64bit OS & Sophisticated imaging s/w

Performance

• Colour: 55m/min at 600 x 600 DPI 110m/min at 600 x 300 DPI
• Monochrome: 110m/min at 600 x 600 DPI 220m/min at 600 x 300 DPI

Applicable Markets

Transactional & Marketing Print

• Financial Statements & Bills
• Invoices & General Correspondence
• DM & Card Attaching
• Personalised booklets

Shipping & Licensing Labels

• Courier and postage labels
• Anti-counterfeit Software License labels

Tax Stamps & Pharmaceutical Labels

• Alcohol and Cigarette Tax Stamps
• Drug & dosage verification
• Anti counterfeit drug Labels

What value does Discovery MaxScan provide

• True 600 DPI Image Resolution - No image distortions due to angular variations
• Consistient LED Lighting - Essential for Reflective surfaces (Foils, Holograms etc.)
• Low profile integration (headroom less than 130mm) enables MaxScan fit easily inside Presses and finising equipment without the need for costly additional rollers, redesigned web paths or complex optical assemblies.
• Automates Inspection requirements - Improve production efficiency, Lower labor costs & Reduce re-work, waste and spoilage
• Enhanced accountability
• Liability protection
• Ensure SLA & customer contracts are met

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Product category: Web inspection and control systems

Discovery Enterprise

Discovery Enterprise is a centralised production management system which extends throughout an entire production facility. It is capable of tracking every stage of a document life cycle from digital composition through all stages of physical processing until delivery to the postal authority. It provides a tracking and reporting engine for Discovery Multiscan’s quality inspection and integrity tools and maintains control of reported defects throughout the complete production process. For example, if a print quality defect is detected on a sheet on a continuous printing system, the package associated with this page will be diverted on the finishing equipment. Additionally, as information is processed on the server rather than the individual local client, job batches can be split among multiple processing lines.

Real Time Processing

Unlike similar systems, Discovery Enterprise responds and reports in Real Time. Once a document or document set is identified, the complete system will respond and report on the status generally within 10 mSec. These unprecedented response times are due to newer Multi-Core processors, fast Gigabit network speeds and multithread programming technologies. By harnessing the latest digital technologies, Lake Image has created a MIS system which can physically deal with quality and integrity problems as they occur rather than reporting them at a later time for manual intervention.

Non-Sequential Piece Processing

Previous systems required documents to be processed in a sequential manner. This was necessary due limited processing power and slow network response times. Discovery Enterprise is capable of processing 1,000,000+ piece batches in complete non-sequential order. Due to significantly higher processing speeds and unparalleled network bandwidth, Discovery Enterprise can even maintain quality and integrity of a job without requiring the customer to even supply an initial database. Process your document in the way which best suits your business not the way that best suits your MIS!

Web Based Reporting

Production control is a demanding job which involves multiple personnel with diverse responsibilities. In the 21st century, not all employees are based in the office and even those that are based in the office are expected to monitor and control the production environment outside normal working hours. To accommodate all these various tasks, constraints and real time queries, Discovery Enterprise provides a web based reporting structure. From checking the status of a specific customers document to production and SLA reporting, all relevant information is provided via a web browser based MIS system. You can even view the status of a job or piece on most of today’s web based cell phones. Real Time information whenever you want it accessible from anywhere in the world. Discovery Multiscan provide true production control!

Cost Based Scalability

Whether you have a small back office production room or a full scale multi-site transactional production facility, Discovery Enterprise is scalable to fit you environment and more importantly your budget. In fact, there is even a single machine version. At Lake Image, we understand that the need for quality and integrity control isn’t just a concern for the million document a day production houses, it’s every bit as important to smaller volume businesses. Discovery Enterprise is available at a very low cost but expandable to meet your businesses growing needs!

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Product category: Web inspection and control systems

Discovery READ&PRINT

Discovery READ&PRINT tracks each document through the finishing device from initial Read to final Print, providing a higher level of document integrity. Discovery READ&PRINT Inkjet can track mail pieces based on time, distance, cycle counts, multiple encoder pulses, and sensor reads to ensure the proper piece (document, envelope, etc.) is being printed with the correct variable information. Since there is no buffering of the reads, Discovery READ&PRINT knows when a piece has been added or removed between the camera read and the ink jet heads. The bottom line is that the correct variable information, graphics and addresses are printed on the correct matching pieces with minimal interruption to your operations.

Integrated Turnkey Solution - from one Vendor
Discovery READ&PRINT is provided as an integrated package from one vendor. Each of the components proposed has been designed for seamless integration with each other. This includes

· H/W - Cameras, Inkjet Print Heads, controller, PC, Monitors, and optional hardware includes vacuum transport base with In-Line divert

· S/W - All necessary software tools for multi zone tracking, reading, decoding, DB look-ups, matching, integrity control, data verification and reporting

· Services – System Integration on existing equipment, Installation services, training and comprehensive on-going support and maintenance services

High performance Inkjet Print Head Technology
Discovery READ&PRINT utilizes the latest thermal print head technology to provide unparalleled performance, quality, flexibility and economy. Discovery READ&PRINT utilises the latest thermal ink jet technology from Lexmark and is simple to use, easy to maintain and sets the standard for print quality and operational performance.

· Higher Speeds
· Higher Quality Print
· Higher Throw Distance (up to 8 mm)
· Better Print Alignment

Migration to cost effective Windowless Envelopes
Discovery READ&PRINT Solution enables Transactional printers to move to Windowless Envelopes rather than using job specific windowed envelopes. These envelopes are cheaper to buy, store and requires less frequent equipment set-up and jam rates. Windowless envelopes offer more security for sensitive jobs (Payroll, Medical or legal applications) and provides a platform for greater productivity through combining or co-mingling jobs for higher throughputs and postal cost optimization.

Better Marketing
Envelopes can be personalized with marketing messages based on database driven criteria triggered by reading the input codes on the printed document enabling higher open rates and campaign success rates and greater revenue per campaign. Discovery READ&PRINT Solution enables transactional and Direct Mailer to add adverts and relevant/personalized messages on envelopes at the end of the inserter line.

Discovery READ&PRINT Solutions

· The Discovery READ&PRINT for W2P: The Discovery READ&PRINT for W2P solution is a cost effective, flexible integrity management and envelope addressing solution for high volume, repetitive, and standardize W2P applications such as for personalized invites and direct mail.

· The Discovery READ&PRINT for RFID: The Discovery READ&PRINT for RFID solution is a cost effective, offline, end-to-end RFID encoding and READ and PRINT integrity management solution for high volume RFID tag label production.

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Product category: Web inspection and control systems

Discovery Multiscan

covery Multiscan is a suite of bolt-on camera and scanner based integrity verification and reporting solutions which integrate on new or legacy printing, inserting, bindery, plastic card or finishing equipment. Discovery Multiscan provides an affordable and field proven easy-to-use method of verifying and proving the integrity of documents, mail pieces and packages.

Discovery Multiscan uses a range of scanning/reading, integrity verification and reporting tools to ensure quality, provide machine control and generate comprehensive piece level and job level reports. Discovery Multican’s software package is scalable so that our clients only purchase what they need but can turn any or all additional tools on at any time. Discovery Multiscan has standard integration packages available for virtually all brands of printing, mailing, bindery and finishing equipment. Discovery Multiscan’s simultaneous capabilities include:

Read/Image Tools:

  • OCR
  • Text
  • OMR
  • Linear Barcodes
  • 2D Barcodes
  • QR Code
  • Pharmacode
  • PDF417
  • Postal Codes
  • Address Masking
  • Presence/Absence
  • Scratch Panel Validation
  • Print Alignment
  • Print Measurement
  • Streak/Void Detection
  • Missing / Duplicate
  • Image Archiving

Integrity Verification Tools:

  • IMB/Postnet Quality
  • Matching
  • Database Matching
  • File Lookup
  • Pull/Remove Items
  • ANSI/ISO Barcode Grading
  • Sequence Verification
  • Base Stock Verification
  • Signature Verification
  • Tray/Batch Control
  • File Audit
  • Collation Control
  • Full Text (IQ) Matching
  • Print Measurement
  • Streak/Void Detection
  • Missing / Duplicate
  • Image Archiving

Machine Actions:

  • Stop
  • Divert
  • Mark/Tag
  • Print
  • Batch
  • Divert/Tray/Bundle

Data Outputs:

  • Serial Outputs
  • Network Outputs
  • Camera Log File
  • Integrity Log
  • Job Details Report
  • Defects Report
  • Production Summary Report
  • XML Outputs
  • ADF Interface
  • Tray/Batch Control
  • File Audit
  • Collation Control
  • Read & Print Outputs

Multiscan3 (New)

Discovery Multiscan3 is the latest generation of variable data verification and print quality inspection solution from Lake Image Systems. Based on a 64bit Windows platform,Discovery Multiscan3 leads the way in performance, ease of use and flexibility. In addition to the tools supported by Multiscan, Multiscan3 tools can be invoked conditionally by detecting page or image change or triggers in the data or barcode printed on the document. Combining multiple tools, enables complex inspection tasks to be performed when required and saved with the specific job.

Discovery Multiscan3’s simultaneous capabilities and 64bit software platform, ensures the system is super fast, responsive and able to read and process extremely large (1GB+) images, created by high resolution cameras and scanners like Discovery Maxscan which is required for high-speed, high print quality inspection requirements. Even at press speeds of up to 350 meters/min (1150 ft./min), Multiscan3 is perfectly suited for high speed, high resolution digital print applications where variable data validation and print quaility inspections is more demanding. reliable integrity assurance for a range of applications including mailpieces, labels, plastic cards whilst simultaneously providing 100% print quality inspection of every printed page

What is Multiscan and Multiscan3 is used for:

Mail Processing (inserting & addressing equipment) - Matching, IMB Quality Verification, Static Verification, Collation Control, Double Stuff Detection, Missing/Duplicate Piece Detection, Tray/Bundle Sorting, Read & Print

Bindery (stitchers, collators, booklet makers, folders, polywrappers) - Signature verification, signature matching, missing/duplicate detection, collation control (booklet makers/collators), tray/bundle sorting, read & print personalization

Cut Sheet Printing (digital and traditional printing presses)- Base Stock Verification, Missing/Duplicate Piece Detection

Continuous Printing (offset, digital, narrow web presses & security printing) - Bar-Code Grading, Print Quality Inspection, Streak/void detection, front/back web matching, variable data legibility, track & trace, missing/duplicate piece detection

Plastic Card Processing (phone/loyalty card processing, card attachers) – card/carrier matching, missing/duplicate detection, pin number verification and logging, scratch off verification, automated bundling/stacking, read & print personalization

Fulfillment (manual and automated kitting)- Missing/duplicate kit detection, kit content verification, job level reporting

What value does Discovery Multiscan provide

• Add intelligence, capability and life expectancy to legacy equipment
• Consolidate production processes
• Improve production efficiency
• Lower labor costs
• Reduce re-work, waste and spoilage
• Enhanced accountability
• Liability protection
• Ensure SLA & customer contracts are met
• Proof of production performance
• Enterprise wide job reconciliation (ADF integration)

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Product category: Web inspection and control systems

Discovery PQExpress

iscovery PQExpress is high performance upgrade to traditional web viewing technology. Operators can view the entire web in high definition, and select critical areas to zoom in and view in real time, even at web speeds up-to 350 meters/min (1150 ft. /min). Discovery PQExpress ensures real-time gross print defect detection of randomly occurring and recurring print defects on web-fed printing presses. Print defects such as mis-registration, die-cut variations, duplex alignment and colour variation are automatically detected. Discovery PQExpress uses unique picture in picture processing to provide automated close up images of critical print areas, while simultaneously displaying the entire web width.

The Discovery PQExpress is available as a complete, competitively priced, packaged solution, including; software licences, camera, PC, monitor, installation and support contracts. Two camera options (2K or 4K camera) are available, as standard, dependant on your web width. Discovery’s modular design enables clients to purchase the base PQExpress system and can easily upgrade to the Discovery PQ solution.

Discovery PQ provides a more sophisticated, customizable tools for complex defect detection and variable data inspection requirements. Using the latest line scan cameras, including the Discovery MaxSca, Discovery PQ print quality monitoring and inspection solutions which integrate onto new or legacy continuous and cut sheet printing equipment. Using ultra high resolution line scan cameras to image the entire document or web, Discovery Web Monitor provides a unique approach to colour web monitoring and viewing in full HD. Discovery PQ performs full intelligent quality inspections, with fault diagnosis, alarm and defect roll mapping for post processing defect location and control.

Based on a Windows 64 bit architecture platform, Discovery PQ & Discovery PQExpress uses a range of quality inspection, integrity verification and reporting tools to ensure print quality, provide machine control and generate comprehensive defect and job reports.

Capable of operating at speeds in excess of 1000 FPM, Discovery PQ & Discovery PQExpress displays 100% of the printed web for operator inspection including “picture in picture” (PIP) display of critical, user defined magnified sections. Both easily retrofits to the existing press or rewinder equipment to provide the operator a full, real-time color view of the entire print job.

Discovery's software package is scalable so that our clients only purchase what they need but can turn any or all additional tools on at any time. Lake Image Systems has standard integration packages available for virtually all brands of digital, offset and label/ticket printing equipment.

What is it used for:

Digital Cut Sheet Printing - Print quality inspection against a template image.

Offset Printing Equipment- Print quality inspection (measurement, alignment, streak/void detection), golden template verification, scratch off verification, barcode ANSI grading, front/back web matching

Hi-Speed Inkjet Printers- Streak/void detection, data legibility verification, Barcode ANSI grading, IMB Quality verification, print quality inspection, missing/duplicate piece detection, multi-web ply matching

Digital Continuous Printing Equipment- Print quality inspection (measurement, alignment, streak/void detection), data legibility verification, Barcode ANSI grading, missing/duplicate piece detection, front/back web matching, reprint generation to ADF

Narrow Web (Label/Ticket) Printing & Inspection Rewinders- Track & Trace (ePedigree) verification, scratch off verification, pin number verification, missing/duplicate piece detection, ANSI barcode grading

What value does the Discovery print inspection suite provide

• Add intelligence, capability and life expectancy to legacy equipment
• Consolidate production processes
• Improve production efficiency
• Lower labor costs
• Reduce re-work, waste and spoilage
• Enhanced accountability
• Liability protection
• Ensure SLA & customer contracts are met
• Proof of production performance
• Enterprise wide job reconciliation (ADF integration)

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About us

Company details

Lake Image Systems is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of camera & scanner based imaging, integrity management and print inspection technologies for the world’s printing, labelling and packaging industries. By reading and processing the variable data now commonplace on many printed items our systems inspect, verify, track and report on billions of documents, printed pieces, plastic cards and packages daily using codes such as OCR, barcodes, 2D codes, QR codes and many more. With over 3500 installations worldwide, our products have given data traceability and variable print integrity confidence to our customers for 20 years, optimizing their processes, enhancing their product quality and increasing their profitability. With manufacturing in Europe and the USA, Lake Image Systems provides turnkey integrity solutions which identify defective print, generate detailed audit trail reports and feed ADF and MIS architecture with piece/pack level information. www.lakeimage.com.

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1994

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