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Automatic visual inspection and defect detection on variable data prints

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Marie Vans

Hewlett-Packard Labs, 3404 East Harmony Road, MailStop 36, Fort Collins, Colorado 80528

Pavel Kisilev

Hewlett-Packard Labs, Technion City, Haifa, Israel, 32000

Steven Simske

Hewlett-Packard Labs, 3404 East Harmony Road, MailStop 36, Fort Collins, Colorado 80528

Shlomo Harush

Hewlett-Packard Company, Einstein 10, Kiryat Weizmann,, Ness Ziona, Rehovot, Israel, 76101

J. Electron. Imaging. 20(1), 013010 (February 16, 2011). doi:10.1117/1.3537837
History: Received June 15, 2010; Revised December 06, 2010; Accepted December 21, 2010; Published February 16, 2011; Online February 16, 2011
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We present a system for automatic, on-line visual inspection and print defect detection for variable data printing (VDP). This system can be used to automatically stop the printing process and alert the operator to problems. We lay out the components required for constructing a vision-based inspection system and show that our approach is novel for the high-speed detection of defects on variable data. When implemented in a high-speed digital printing press, the system allows a single skilled operator to monitor and maintain several presses, reducing the number of operators required to run a shop floor of presses as well as reduce wasted consumables when a defect goes undetected.

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Marie Vans ; Sagi Schein ; Carl Staelin ; Pavel Kisilev ; Steven Simske, et al.
"Automatic visual inspection and defect detection on variable data prints", J. Electron. Imaging. 20(1), 013010 (February 16, 2011). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3537837


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