Despite the proliferation of mobile devices today, and the matching rise in computer technology, we still turn to good old fashioned paper for a number of tasks, especially when it comes to the dissemination of information. An instruction book is still a staple for many users, and brings with it, a need to enact quality control standards to make sure those books work as well as can be expected. Global Vision, a major name in innovative proofreading technologies, today announced availability of ScanBook, a booklet scanner that can take multi-page documents and help whip said documents into shape.
With the ScanBook system—itself designed for use with ScanTVS print inspection solution, Global Vision’s earlier release—users will be able to more rapidly inspect documents by simply loading said documents directly into the document feeder, which are then scanned without the need for outside help. The scan loads automatically in PDF format, which can subsequently be inspected with the help of a master file.
This in turn, according to Global Vision president Reuben Malz, removes the time-consuming and often monotonous task of scanning each page in order to inspect all text and graphics. With ScanBook, the entire book—even those books with double-sided pages— can be quickly loaded and more rapidly inspected.
ScanBook can scan at 50 PPM for simplex scans, with duplex scanning (both sides of a page at once) upping that speed to 100 PPM. It also boasts color smoothing, automatic crop and de-skew systems to help ensure the best scan. It can also detect blank pages, works with thin stock, can automatically remove hole punches in pages and even has a small footprint to more readily work in most environments.
ScanBook offers benefits to quite a few different kinds of businesses, primarily those who deal in text, printed matter, or artwork. Text-based firms can use Global Vision proofreading technologies to quickly scan for differences between text and a master file, as noted earlier, but can also use the scans to consider different layouts. Beyond that, however, similar comparisons can be made in terms of artwork, spotting differences in graphics layouts as well as being able to inspect proofs that come directly from a printer and spotting all the changed elements of a piece of visual art
In addition, Global Vision technologies can help spot issues in terms of barcode printing, and can even help to translate printed Braille, so as to allow those materials to have the most impact in terms of the target market.
Companies that have used the Global Vision line of products, like Janssen-Ortho, have noted that electronic proofreading methods regularly beat those of normal humans, and even firms like Proctor & Gamble have noted significant improvements in using scanning systems to improve product packaging, both in terms of greater quality and reduced effort to yield said quality. That makes a market pretty clear; while ScanBook is specifically geared toward user guides and multi-page booklets—particularly those in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry—it’s also got plenty of applications in terms of packaging design, promotional content design, and of course plain documents on all sides of the spectrum.
Global Vision looks to have a great product offering in a very specific line that many firms may not have even considered a need to fill. In particular, those companies who produce higher volumes will likely welcome the automated touch ScanBook and everything else the Global Vision line can offer.
Edited by Stefania Viscusi
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