For most people, the commercial printer is no different than the office photocopier. You press print to make 100 copies, and out comes 100 perfect, identical copies. The expectation is no different when printing 500,000 Aspirin labels, cookie cartons, or potato chip bags, but is this true? Are commercial printers like photocopiers?
by Reuben Malz – November 20, 2018
Every product in every store all over the world has a barcode on it. As consumers, we cannot read barcodes, and really don’t care much about them.
by Marvin Magusara
Pristine, error-free packaging and labeling undeniably looks good, but it’s more than that. It’s a necessity… regardless of the industry in question.
by Ryan Szporer
Quality management systems come in many shapes and sizes. Each is largely dependent on the industry to which a given application caters. There are nevertheless basic standards that must be met across the board.
by Ryan Szporer
The idea of transparent, acetate overlays probably takes you back to college. The clear plastic sheets, on which notes could be scribbled and then displayed at the front of the class using an overhead projector, were godsends to professors thanks to their time-saving simplicity.
A quality management system (QMS) is a term that refers to a system in charge of documenting all processes, responsibilities, and procedures for achieving quality objectives and policies.
Most people have their own proofing process and will continuously stick with one tool, but does that mean all tools are created equal and are just as effective as the others?
High standards are a necessity in the printing industry. Standardization is meanwhile a whole different animal… one that’s arguably just as critical to the survival of the fittest. If there’s a delicate ecosystem at play here, it’s attempts at balancing multiple suppliers.
According to the ISO 2859 standard – which is derived from MIL-STD 105 E – quality inspection involves activities such as testing, gauging, examining, or measuring one or more product characteristics.
Electronic signatures deliver enhanced transparency, all the while complementing upgraded versions of GlobalVision’s digital proofing platform’s returning inspection modes: Graphics, Barcode, and Braille. The highly anticipated additions of Text and Spelling round out the all-in-one offering.
For business, it’s not simply about making a product for monetary gain. Planning, time, and strategy all go along with providing customers with something that will benefit them in their everyday lives.
You don’t need to cut corners to save drastic amounts of time proofing. Once you’re organized and set up, all you really need to do is start automating your quality-control process.
Soft proofing is a mechanism that allows you to temporarily simulate the way your image will appear when printed on your display screen. Given that it replicates how your print will look when it is on paper, soft proofing is definitely one of the most useful features of color management.
Technical writing is certainly not a new concept. This term refers to any type of communication written for business or industry that focuses on services and products. Most employees within a company had written some form of technical writing.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming to the European Union and it’s not to be trifled with. Hypothetical fines of up to 20 million euros to companies who neglect to do their part to help the people of the EU gain back control over their data.
Machine Vision Systems are the ultimate tools that will quickly pay for themselves by decreasing your business’ labor costs while also reducing liability due to complete recalls.
What’s at stake with a product misspelling? When it comes to the pharma industry, aside from a total recall. A whole other set of issues could present themselves.
For the uninitiated, the “Q” stays the same with regard to each of the above acronyms. They stand for Installation, Operational, and Performance Qualification and each impacts the product development process and quality control in its own way.
Data integrity has become a serious issue over the past few years and therefore is a core focus of many enterprises. The FDA published a Data Integrity Guidance Document outlining compliance with CGMP that addresses the role of data integrity for industry.
Major industries have a defined set of standards for barcodes. For uncommon industries, which still don’t have defined standards, there are different symbologies to choose from.
The pharmaceutical and defense sectors may be at opposite extremes. There is still something to be said in the former for the built-in fail-safes and redundancies that go hand in hand with any product that even hopes to meet military standards.
Most consumers hear the word “quality” when associated with packaging and immediately think of the final product on the shelves in stores. However, its meaning is much different in the packaging and labeling industry.
With the advent of stricter regulations and demanding customers, it is the moment to think about new quality strategies and start implementing a digitalized, integrated quality management solution.
One of the common questions sales people get when they’re out in the field is: “How come we have never heard about this before,” which speaks both to their skepticism and, inevitably, how impressed they are once they’ve seen a GlobalVision demo firsthand.
Human inspection is inherently prone to error. There’s no arguing that, as safety regulations are continuously increasing, automated inspection has become the gold standard for the industry.