Montreal, Canada. - May 23, 2003. - Global Vision, an industry leader in the development of machine-vision based proofreading and inspection solutions, announced today the unveiling of two, new inspection systems for the pre-press industry. With an increasing number of pre-press facilities requiring a faster and more accurate inspection of flexographic plates, Global Vision developed an innovative solution that detects errors and defects before production, thus avoiding costly print re-runs. Both the PLATE-VIEWER and the TVS TM PLATE-SPEC use Global Vision’s video imaging technology that assists inspectors in rapidly identifying errors in flexographic plates.
In addition, the TVSTM PLATE-SPEC offers a patented, digital artwork comparator driven by Global Vision’s TVS TM software that can analyze and identify critical errors in flexo plates. Pre-press operators can then easily compare sample against master copies in seconds, instead of hours, and quickly flag errors in real time. “These new additions to the Global Vision portfolio give our partners a competitive advantage by greatly reducing the number of errors in pre-press operations,” noted Reuben Malz, President of Global Vision. “They can immediately benefit from the cost savings derived from reduced labor requirements, as well as dramatically reducing their pre-press cycle time.” Commercial availability of the PLATE-VIEWER and the TVSTM PLATE-SPEC begins June 1, 2003.
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