The UK-based paper and security printed products specialist De La Rue has installed the bespoke system developed to automate the print production and in-line inspection of secure documents, certificates, tax stamps and authentication labels.
Lake Image Systems partnered with the UK-based Ross Manufacturing developed a flexible, sheet-fed inkjet printing and inspection system, incorporated into a modular, air vacuum transport conveyor. The system automates the print production and in-line inspection.
The new system consists of three main components. The first, Ross Manufacturing built modular air vacuum transport conveyor for the transport of sheets, leaflets, labels, cards and packaging from 115x60mm up to 540x720mm in size. The second part is an inkjet print head and lastly a print inspection system from Lake Image Systems integrated onto the transport conveyor belt incorporating high resolution linescan cameras and high intensity LED white, color or UV lighting.
‘Our innovative design and modular construction have enabled us to offer a highly cost-effective and flexible transport system to meet the needs of our client,’ said Ross Baker, owner of Ross Manufacturing. ‘By incorporating inkjet technologies from a variety of suppliers and Lake Image’s print inspection system, we believe we have a world-class printing solution for the growing security document and label printing market - delivering significant flexibility and productivity.’
“We are once again delighted to be a part of this exciting new innovation from Ross Manufacturing,” added Martin Keats, managing director at Lake Image Systems. ‘Our reputation as a print inspection technology supplier, within the security and label industry, has seen exceptional growth. Print inspection is now seen as an essential component in reducing production costs and waste, but more importantly, for mitigating the potential risks associated with faulty documents and labels for both the security printer and the end client. We are delighted that De La Rue has chosen us for this critical part of their business.’