Latest EyeC Health Warning Inspection Tool Automatically Inspects Content of Files or Printed Samples

Press Release Summary:

The EyeC Health Warning Inspection Tool (HWIT) is designed for automated inspection of cigarette and tobacco packs. The tool helps user to create merged file that contains all compliant health warnings. It enables user to assign and combine health warnings via Health Warning Document Libraries such as general warnings, additional warnings and side information messages. It detects Text, graphics, 1D and 2D codes and other health warnings.


Original Press Release:

EyeC launches new quality control solutions for cigarette and tobacco packaging

  • For a quick and automated inspection of cigarette and tobacco packs
  • Comprehensive quality check including the health warnings conformity
  • Available for PDF and print sample inspection

Hamburg, November 8, 2018. EyeC, manufacturer of print inspection systems, launches new solutions for a quick and automated inspection of cigarette and tobacco packs. Strict regulations on cigarette and tobacco packaging has been forcing manufacturers to strengthen their quality controls. One of their main challenges is to ensure the quality and conformity of health warnings. Thanks to EyeC inspection systems, they can now perform quality checks at each of the production stages easily and make sure that their cigarette and tobacco packs are in full compliance with legal requirements.

One of the key components of EyeC’s new solutions is the EyeC Health Warning Inspection Tool. Using the EyeC HWIT, users quickly and easily create a merged file that contains all compliant health warnings and will serve as a reference during inspections. The main advantage of this software, is that it enables users to assign and combine health warnings coming directly from Health Warning Document Libraries — such as general warnings, additional warnings, and side information messages — to their artwork files automatically.

With the help of this secured reference file and EyeC inspection systems, users can perform a comprehensive inspection. At pre-press, they can use the EyeC Proofiler Graphic to check print files (one-up or step-and-repeat files) automatically. During and after printing, they can use the EyeC Proofiler to control printed samples quickly. EyeC systems detect all items automatically and inspect the complete content of files or printed samples. Text, graphics, 1D and 2D codes as well as health warnings and their rotations are checked in a single inspection cycle. All deviations are displayed clearly, so that users detect any quality issues immediately.

‘With the EyeC inspection systems and the EyeC HWIT, tobacco manufacturers can now easily automate their controls and avoid product recalls. They no longer have to perform tedious and complicated manual check of health warnings,‘ says Oliver Peitzner, Product Manager EyeC Proofiler. ‘Our first product demonstrations have been a real success. The need of automation and risk reduction has never been so high in the tobacco industry.’

About EyeC

Founded in 2002 in Hamburg, Germany, EyeC is the market’s only supplier to ensure the product quality throughout the entire printing process – from the first artwork file to the finished product. The product portfolio includes file-to-file comparison for artwork revision control and prepress applications, as well as print-to-file inspection systems for press sample testing and 100% print quality control of products such as folding cartons, labels, leaflets, or flexible packaging. The market’s most intelligent algorithms ensure that the systems show only relevant defects. With EyeC products, users avoid recalls, keep production costs and material waste in check and optimize their quality control. Worldwide, there are over 1,800 EyeC inspection systems in use by pharmaceutical companies, printers, and branded good manufacturers. The company currently has over 60 employees in Hamburg and has international sales partners in more than 20 countries.

Media contact

Franziska Koch, EyeC GmbH, Tel. +49 40/22 63 555-122, Franziska.Koch@EyeC.de

Virginie Gaillard, EyeC GmbH, Tel. +49 40/22 63 555-114, Virginie.Gaillard@EyeC.de

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