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PrintControl CertiVis

Print image control, OCR/OCV and code scanning

PrintControl is a modular image processing solution allowing parameterisation for safe monitoring and control of plain text, code and print quality for pharmaceutical, cosmetic or medical technology products. The system offers easy inspection and logging of print products such as documents, packaging, blisters, package inserts, labels or vignettes. The integrated inspection system monitors print quality and ensures that printed information is complete and correct, controlling both fixed and variable data such as expiry dates, lot and serial numbers and identifying labelling device malfunctions (e.g. for DOD inkjet systems, laser or thermal transfer printers). PrintControl guarantees traceability and guards against forgery by scanning and verifying printed individual serial numbers or code sequences and matching them against a database. Faulty packaging material is identified, traced and securely filtered out of the packaging process.

PrintControl offers data and image storage (for track & trace) and extensive statistics, documentation, logging and diagnosis functionality for process optimisation. Operation is easy and intuitive via touchscreen. User authorisations and access rights are set in line with pharmaceutical requirements to support secure and transparent production. PrintControl is based on standard software and complies with legal guidelines and regulations. Qualification documents are available upon request.


Automatic print control with no set up of the image vision

QualiVision has equipped PrintControl with an own layouter:

  • Automatic camera control with print control without the need for reconfiguration of the image processing software
  • Layout and data will be sent directly to the printer in the appropriate format
  • Suitable for fast changing productions with many variations


  • Fast, reliable, policy-compliant multi camera system
  • Customer-friendly graphical user interface
  • Scans plain text via OCR
  • Suitable for any font in any size
  • OCV reference data from various sources
  • Fast generation of OCR/OCV font templates
  • Scans all customary barcodes and datamatrix-codes
  • Dynamic setpoint input
  • Efficient print quality control
  • Freely configurable number of control and blank areas
  • Automatically memorises reference data from various sources
  • Comprehensive statistics and reporting (fault management, saves images, results and notices/reports)
  • Password protection and multi-level user authorisations in line with security policies
  • Complete logging of operator interventions and production outputs
  • Secure data administration to ensure traceability
  • Qualification documents are available (IQ, OQ, PQ)
  • Designed in accordance with the V Model and compliant with FDA 21 CFR part 11
  • Optional extended functionality for further inspection tasks

Technical data

  • Industrial PC 19“ or compact PC, Windows-based
  • LCD touchscreen monitor
  • Matrix cameras: FireWire or GigE, up to 100 images/s, up to 5M Pixel, monochrome, colour
  • Line scan cameras: CameraLink or GigE, up to 1m width (140,000 Pixel), up to 3600 dpi
  • Stable, maintenance-free LED illumination
  • Interfaces: Ethernet TCP/IP, RS232, digital entry/exit points or according to customer’s specification
  • Based on configurable QualiReader standard image processing software
  • Plugin interface enables integration of customer-specific functionality, interfaces and hardware