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Lake Image Systems Inc., a leader in delivering print quality inspection, variable data verification and integrity management solutions for the label, packaging and commercial print environments, is proud to announce that DISCOVERY PharmaPQ has been named a “RED HOT Technology” in the Color Management, Prepress & Pre-media category by the Association for Print Technologies (APTechSM), organizers of PRINT 18. The RED HOT designation recognizes important product and solution innovations on display at PRINT 18 that are either new or has been significantly updated since last year. It serves as a roadmap to “what’s new” at the PRINT 18 exhibition.

“At the Association for PRINT Technologies, innovation is at the core of our signature event, PRINT,” said APTech President Thayer Long. “We are proud to present this honor to Lake Image Systems and look forward to continuing to drive the industry forward together.”
Printing errors, whether on the pharmaceutical packaging, on an attached label or on an associated printed medication leaflet, can have very serious consequences. Error in dosage instructions where e.g. “2.5mg” appears as “25mg” or “2-3 tablets” printed as “23 tablets”, can potentially cause serious harm or even fatalities. These printing errors could easily occur due to a number of prepress, production or operational issues. Blocked or misfiring inkjet heads, toner marks, dust, equipment/software glitches or human error (e.g. keying errors) could and do happen at any time.
DISCOVERY PharmaPQ is a comprehensive print quality inspection and data verification system for pharmaceutical applications, capable of monitoring 100% of the web using high performance line scan imaging and automated defect detection technology for web print, labels and packaging applications.
DISCOVERY PharmaPQ provides powerful but simple to use OCR and barcode reading and verification tools to validate 1D/2D barcodes, serial/lot numbers and Expiry Dates. This ensures they are present, readable, reconciled and are correctly logged into a database.
PDF RIP issues, toner or inkjet problems, paper properties, equipment vibration, human error and environmental conditions such as humidity or dust, can cause the printed page to deviate slightly from the original PDF or artwork. DISCOVERY PharmaPQ’s PDF Compare feature provides the ideal tool for precisely comparing every printed character against the original input PDF (post RIP’d) file or digital artwork, even for large page layouts or small font sizes.
“We’re extremely proud and honored that DISCOVERY PharmaPQ has been recognized as a RED HOT Technology. This prestigious industry award clearly reaffirms Lake Image as a highly innovative company, able to respond to the changing needs of our clients.” said Scott Stevens, President of Lake Image Systems Inc. “Most of the pharmaceutical packaging recalls are due to errors in product labelling or packaging artwork. DISCOVERY PharmaPQ, has been specifically engineered to help Printers to mitigate their risks in producing products with printing errors, and to both meet the strict quality requirements of the pharmaceutical company and to abide by local laws governing pharmaceutical packaging.”
Visitors to the Lake Image Systems booth (#2236) at PRINT 18 will get a unique insight into DISCOVERY PharmaPQ and how it can meet the integrity and print inspection needs of real-world Pharmaceutical label and packaging applications. PRINT 18 will take place Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, 2018, at McCormick Place in Chicago.