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We are a manufacturer that prints on continuous web whether it be opaque but mostly clear. The prints can consist of hundreds of designs and unlimited ink colors since we are a custom made to order company. These production runs could last for short period of time ~10min or anywhere to multiple hours. From my experience with vision and the challenges we produce we are trying to find a print inspection solution where the software could easily learn the print with minimal operator involvement and inspect the material for print defects such as print voids. Some challenges to know is that we do not having any registration marks on our product so it is a continuous web print could be within 54-62" wide. If anyone has any solutions or ideas please let me know, thanks in advance!

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Rob Couture - CTO
4th Vector Technologies, LLC
4info [at] 4thvectortech [dot] com
(919) 746-7720, 102

It should be possible to take your artwork file, parse it and use that to train a PC-Based vision system with line scan cameras to perform the inspection. A certain amount of upfront development would be required, but would be able to handle all of it, providing the sheen is consistent on the product. I would focus on finding a regional machine vision integrator that can give you the TLC this will need at the initial commissioning...

David Dechow - Principal Vision Systems Architect
Integro Technologies
ddechow [at] integro-tech [dot] com
(704) 636-9666

Hello Hark; The print inspection application you outline has potential for success, but it would be premature to speculate on the exact details of the required technologies until more information is gathered.. In pursuing this type of solution with machine vision technology, it is critical to fully analyze the requirements, scope, and metrics of the application in preparing a project specification. You will find many useful articles and educational materials here on the Vision Online website, and if you need assistance in the design, specification and integration of your project, you will also find AIA Certified System Integration partners on this website who serve your geographic area.

3AMechatronic Co., Ltd.
3A Mechatronic Co., Ltd.
fmarket [at] 3am [dot] com.tw
886 2 2999 7331

Dear Hark, we are the lighting manufacturer in Taiwan, and would like to suggest you our partner whose company is profession in this filed and is able to provide solution for your questions. Could you please provide your e-mail address and we'll pass this information to them. Thank you in advance.

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