Lake Image Systems Delivers Read and Print Solution for NextPage
HENRIETTA, N.Y.—December 15, 2015—The Kansas City, Missouri-based printer NextPage recently installed a unique Read and Print solution from Lake Image Systems for a new, innovative and personalized card application for a major client.
The solution involved a two-step process where “invisible codes” are first printed on cards which are then individually verified by Lake Image’s Discovery Multiscan system. The invisible 2D code is then read, matched against a database and then used to trigger a Read and Print system to print each card with a highly variable and personalized message. A second Read and Print system on an inserter, uses the invisible code again to print the return and recipient address information, as unique graphic images, along with the IMB onto the envelope.
Discovery Multiscan simultaneously reads the invisible codes, tracks every card processed through both operations and drives each ink jet controller to ensure that the correct personalized message, address and IMB are printed with 100 percent process integrity. This allowed NextPage to maintain a real-time, closed-loop, accountability of everything they produce, satisfying a key requirement to secure this business.
“As an industry leader in the latest direct marketing technologies, including variable data printing, NextPage is constantly innovating new ways to help our customers connect with their customers,” explained Gina Danner, CEO of NextPage. “Data driven technology is never easy. When we were faced with technical challenges with this application, Lake Image Systems worked closely with us and provided a solution that made it possible to do the level of personalization we wanted with full integrity. Their expertise and dedication helped us to get this new application ready in just under three weeks! This helped us deliver on our promises to a great client.”
Scott Stevens, president of Lake Image Systems, commented, “As an existing supplier, we are delighted that NextPage was able to benefit from our expertise in this area and that we were able to deliver on time to the satisfaction of NextPage—and their client.”
About Lake Image Systems
Lake Image Systems is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of imaging and scanning technologies for the world’s printing, labeling, plastic cards and packaging industries. By reading and processing the variable data now commonplace on many printed items its systems inspect, verify, track and report on millions of documents, printed pieces, plastic cards and packages daily using codes such as OCR, barcodes, 2D codes, QR codes and many more. With over 3500 installations worldwide, its products have given data traceability and variable print integrity confidence to customers for 20 years, optimizing their processes, enhancing their product quality and increasing their profitability.
With manufacturing in Europe and the United States, Lake Image Systems provides turnkey integrity solutions which identify defective print, generate detailed audit trail reports and feed ADF and MIS architecture with piece/pack level information.
NextPage combines the best of technology, talent and service from Mail Print, Graphic Services Printing and L & L Manufacturing. The company specializes in the execution and delivery of complex, data-driven multi-channel direct marketing. Siblings Eric Danner and Gina Danner, along with their partner Larry Wittmeyer Jr., own the company. The three owners maintain intense focus on redefining print in this region. NextPage is an industry leader in the latest direct marketing technologies, including variable data printing, personalized URLs, Web-to-print and print automation workflows.
Source: Lake Image Systems.