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Antares Vision Introduces Comprehensive Label & Print Layout Quality Control System

AV Print Inspector offers whole-label inspection, including image matching, code reading and color detection, at speeds up to 75 meters/minute.

Travagliato, Italy – Antares Vision, a leading global provider of intelligent track & trace, inspection and smart data management solutions for the life science, food & beverage, nutraceuticals and cosmetics sectors, has introduced a dedicated high-resolution vision system providing comprehensive inline layout inspection for webs and labels. Easily integrated into new or existing labeling, printing or packaging machines, the new AV Print Inspector offers 100% inspection for the increasingly sophisticated, often print-on-demand applications common in modern product marking operations.

AV Print Inspector offers whole-label inspection at speeds up to 80 meters/minute. The technology supports all major vision system tools for seamless quality control across a wide array of layout features, including 1D/2D barcodes; optical character recognition (OCR) and verification (OCV); pattern matching; color check; and pattern matching.

Robust and efficient, AV Print Inspector can define as many as 40 unique regions of interest, each with independent parameters and reportable defect statistics. The result is 100% inspection of all common defects, including dots, smudges, marks, missing or discolored lines, and missing or incorrect barcodes or human-readable data.

The system is as flexible as it is exacting: AV Print Inspector can either conduct quality control by referring to an imported image, such as a PDF, or via an algorithm that automatically calculates the inspection parameters, discriminating between fixed and variable data. Inspection formats can be created directly by operators using an intutive graphic user interface (GUI) that does not require significant coding or vision systems experience. AV Print Inspector’s recipe management module has virtually unlimited storage capacity, and the 21CFR/11 compliant system can automatically generate batch and audit trail reports.


AV Print Inspector’s standard head size handles labels and web applications up to 4 inches wide, with 6” and 12” options also available.

"With brand owners in various markets increasingly demanding completely defect-free labeling and print-on-demand operations, solutions like the AV Print Inspector that replace manual sampling with automatic, 100% quality control will become the new norm," said Chris Collins, North American Sales Manager for Antares Vision. "Not only does the AV Print Inspector guarantee a virtually defect-free print application, its in-line inspection dramatically reduces materials waste for a lower-cost, more eco-friendly process."


About Antares Vision

Listed since April 2019 on the Italian Stock Exchange in the AIM Market, the Antares Vision Group guarantees protection of products, people and brands through inspection systems for quality control, track & trace solutions for anti-counterfeiting and supply chain transparency, smart data management tools for maximized efficiency and digitalization of the supply chain, from raw materials to final consumers. The Antares Vision Group is active in the pharmaceutical market and in Life Science in general (biomedical devices and hospitals), as well as in beverage, food, cosmetics and consumer-packaged goods.

The Group reaches over 60 countries with complete and flexible solutions, hardware and software, with related services and a worldwide network of more than 40 partners. Thanks to its two founding partners’ 20 years of vision technologies experience, the Antares Vision Group is the supplier of 10 out of 20 leading pharmaceutical companies in the world, with more than 25.000 inspection systems that ensure everyday product safety and quality, 6.500 quality controls and over 3.500 serialization modules installed worldwide. 

In 2019, founding partners Emidio Zorzella and Massimo Bonardi were recognized with the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” award for innovation. For more info:

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