You know, I sit here day in and day out in my quiet office. And yet, all the time, I feel the machine park beneath me — particularly the continuous pounding of the punching machine. That triggers constant stress in me because I have to think all the time about all the things that can go wrong in production.Managing director of a large printing company in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Printing errors cost you far more than paper and ink
Do you remember the last major misprint? Have you ever imagined when the next mistake will come and what will happen then?
Why is that so important? Because the consequences of an printing error are far more than the cost of paper and ink. There are also …
… the often overlooked consequences of an error
- The really expensive values are hidden behind the products
for which your printed products serve as packaging or as
- pharmaceutical products with high regulatory requirements
- high-priced cosmetic products
- sensitive food
- annual reports with legally explosive details
- The consequences of errors for these products range from complaints and compensation payments to product recalls.
- The loss of trust of your customers – the image damage can in the worst case lead to an order lock for follow-up orders.
- The uncertainty of your employees due to the fear that the mistake could occur again. Which, in addition to the limited productivity, can also have the consequence that the concentration on the old error affects the finding of new errors.
And what’s the worst error of all?
Sure, you’re doing everything humanly possible and technically feasible right now to avoid mistakes. That’s a good thing!
But keep in mind: The greatest danger is not to make mistakes, but to overlook mistakes.
Because a mistake that no one has seen except you is nowhere near as tragic as a mistake you haven’t seen yourself.
With this in mind, let us take a closer look at the current status of your quality assurance. And you will see how you can take your quality assurance to a whole new level.
You want to find printing errors. Then why are you still searching for them?
The tedious and error-prone search for printing errors has finally come to an end.
With d’accord Scan you can check your print products against the PDF artwork. The digital print inspection guarantees you perfect print products by finding printing errors quickly and reliably.
Find errors from the printing process
- particle on plate/cylinder or blanket (hickey)
- wrong object colors
- blurred print (speckle, breaks, mottle)
- ink setoffs, cording, smearing
Also find errors from prepress, workflow and RIP
- missing objects or unwanted additions
- incorrect transparencies or fills
- incorrect overprint or knockout settings
- shifted objects in text or graphics
- issues with foreign language texts
Your key advantages of digital print inspection
Are you tired of the visual inspection with the naked eye? Because you know how much time and effort it will cost you, and even worse, what can still go wrong. You could have it so easy now:
A switch to digital print inspection will bring you decisive advantages. Not just unsurpassed safety, but also a whole new level of work comfort – which will support and relieve you and your colleagues.
With d’accord Scan you see the slightest deviations at a glance – even in intricate images and foreign-language texts. And with d’accord Scan, the inspection process for a print job becomes finally objective and constantly precise.
d’accord Scan outshines film proofs, light box, and also the most careful manual inspection. The risk factor human error is reduced to a minimum.
If something should not be right, you will know it immediately – without the large time delay of the traditional inspection methods.
Create comprehensible reports of sample drawing and inspection for your QA and for your customers completely “on the fly”.
Three typical application fields
You can apply d’accord Scan for automated quality control at different levels of the print production. The sooner you use the control, the sooner you recognize production errors and can fix them more cheaply. The later you use the control, the more closely you check the final product, as it ultimately reaches the client or the consumer.
Control of print production.
Check early while production starts.
Before wasting time and material: The scan and precise digital examination of a printed sheet takes about a minute. Then you can specifically review all abnormalities on screen.
Check samples from large volume print jobs.
Unlike the inspection with film proofs, the digital inspection gives you constant results without fatigue and takes very little time: you can perform your assessments at a glance.
Control of outgoing goods.
Check before delivery for errors in the printed image.
Make sure that only perfect printing products leave your house. Check your finished product against the press-ready PDF before you deliver to your customers.
Control of incoming goods at the print buyer.
Check incoming print products immediately after reception.
Check in compliance with all complaints periods for undesired deviations from your PDF artwork - especially before you pack your goods or use package inserts.
Tailored to your needs.
d’accord Scan is available in two editions to tailor the results to your products and requirements.
d‘accord Scan M for small formats.
Check individual items with d’accord Scan M and a flatbed scanner (e.g. A3) or multipage booklets with a sheetfed scanner.
d‘accord Scan XL for large formats.
Check the entire printed sheet with d’accord scan XL and a large format scanner (e.g. A0) against the imposed PDF.
The new version d’accord Scan M 2.3 is available for download. The latest release of the digital print inspection software contains, among others, the following new features to compare PDF with Scans.
The new version d’accord Scan M 2.2 is available for download. The latest release of the digital print inspection software contains, among others, the following new features to compare PDF with Scans.
The new version d’accord Scan M 2.1 is available for download. The latest release of the digital print inspection software contains, among others, the following new features to compare PDF with Scans.
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