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Lake Image Introduce New Contact Scanning Technology for High Resolution Print Inspection

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

Unlike standard camera technology, the new Discovery MaxScan provides a true 600DPI resolution for print inspection applications at web or sheet widths of 309mm(12”), 619mm(24”) or 929mm(36”). This can match or exceed the resolution of most print engines enabling a variety of inspection functions including missing or blocked jets using the full Discovery MultiScan toolset. In addition MaxScan provides full colour images with excellent colour representation and repeatability. 

MaxScans Linear Contact Scanner has a working distance of just 12mm (1/2”). With a maximum headroom requirement of less than 170mm(7”) the Discovery MaxScan is perfect for integration within the transport system of a press, without the need for additional rollers, redesigned web paths, large working distances or complex optical assemblies typical with standard camera inspection technologies. 

A major advantage is its ability to provide consistent and reflection free images of holograms and foils. This is a significant challenge for camera based inspection technology where each hologram in a row or lane can appear different within the inspection image based on its location relative to the camera position. MaxScan overcomes this optical phenomenon, allowing the implementation of powerful inspection functionality to guarantee the quality and integrity of even the most challenging substrates.

Discovery MultiScan from Lake Image is a well proven suite of print inspection systems.  Capable of a wide range of inspection and control functionality Discovery can satisfy applications from variable print data integrity to colour print quality. Discovery’s flexible and open design architecture enables Lake Image to continually introduce an ever growing range of camera and scanner technologies, such as MaxScan, providing our customers with the highest performance, most scalable print inspection technology on the market.


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