Technology from Baldwin Vision Systems provides complete print quality verification from prepress through production, reporting and archiving
Waukesha, Wis. – Shreedhar Labels (www.shreedharlabels.in), located in Ahmedabad, has achieved a “zero rejection” level of print quality, after installing India’s first Guardian PQV 100% Print Inspection technology from Baldwin Vision Systems. Shreedhar Labels is one of India’s premier labeling specialists, with more than three decades of experience as an ISO-certified printing company providing advanced, customized solutions for the clients.
While this is the first installation of the technology in India, the Guardian PQV has years of proven performance in the Americas and Europe. PQV is a feature-rich inline defect detection system that enables printers to find and remove defects quickly, and monitor their processes to prevent defects from occurring in the first place. The system provides complete print quality verification from prepress through production, reporting, and archiving for perfect runs.
“The system is designed to perform without fail to the most rigorous inspection requirements, with almost any substrate, and for all printing applications including converting, label, packaging, sheet and web,” says Mr. Amit Desai, Regional Sales Manager for Baldwin Vision Systems. “Its state-of-the-art camera systems can be mounted on one or both sides of the substrate to perform 100% inspection for print quality, variable data, and even the most challenging security print features. When properly equipped, a Guardian PQV system can inspect for missing decimal points and broken characters on font sizes down to 4 pt. text typically, or even smaller in special circumstances.”
Mr. Bhavya Shah, director of Shreedhar Labels, notes that his company’s processes have been greatly improved since the installation of the Guardian PQV. “Before installing the system,” said Mr. Shah, “we were not getting optimal productivity. Many defects were going out. In particular, font size changes were not detected before the printed product was shipped to our customers.
“After installation of the Guardian PQV technology, we are able to guarantee our performance and our customers are very happy with the print quality. We now have zero rejection of printed substrate from our customers. Our operators are using the system for every job, and say it is very user-friendly. The tiniest font size variations are detected, and no defective product is sent to our customers.”
As to why Shreedhar Labels chose Baldwin Vision Systems over other options, Mr. Shah comments: “The Baldwin Vision Systems brand is well known for quality. They provide local support and excellent service here in Ahmedabad. The process of installing the PQV system went very smoothly, and we now are realizing higher speeds, better print quality, and our operation is more productive.”
After the proven performance at Shreedhar Labels, acceptance of Guardian PQV in the India print market is already growing. India’s second PQV installation is now underway at printing giant Pragati Graphics Pvt. Ltd.
The Vision Systems business unit of Baldwin Technology Company, Inc. is the world’s leading innovator of advanced color and inspection technology for the printing industry. Baldwin Vision Systems (baldwinvisionsystems.com) sells its automated control systems in more than 100 countries, and maintains a worldwide network of sales and service operations.
Mr. Bhavya Shah (left) and Mr. Manish Patel (right) of Shreedhar Labels with Mr. Amit Desai of Baldwin Vision Systems, and the Guardian PQV 100% Inspection system installed on their Re brand rewinder.