Pharmaceutical print scanning software
Products & Services | tec4check GmbH
German-based IT specialist tec4check GmbH is a systems partner for the printing and processing industry. It has developed innovative pharmaceutical print scanning solutions that ensure the quality of all digital printed products across every packaging, labeling and insert process step.
The MediaCheck family of pharma print inspection software packages was developed by tec4check to ensure maximum printing quality by automating the detection of errors and deviations.
Tec4check products assist pharma companies uphold their responsibilities to check the accuracy of all printed products, as well as those generated by partners.
MediaCheck pharma print inspection solutions
Tec4check was conceived as a creative partnership between pharma print experts Dietrich and Robert Mägerlein of the specialist companies Euker Marburg and Pharma Druck Dresden and software engineers Enrico Rabe and Dr. Gerriet Backer.
Their aim was to develop a family of digital proofing and inspection software packages specifically adapted to the print and packaging needs of the pharmaceutical industry.
The result was MediaCheck, a series of software solutions that digitally compare pdf files with scanned images at the pixel level to identify even the smallest deviation from specified design.
MediaCheck’s fast and reliable detection of deviations saves time as well as costs in checking folding boxes, package inserts, labels and all other secondary packaging in little time and with minimal manpower. The system identifies every deviation from source image with user analyzing results, evaluating and commenting on any deviation from ‘norm’. Result reports can be saved as a PDF or printed out.
Comprehensive experience with regulated industries allows tec4check to help clients introduce computer-assisted checking of printed goods that is compliant with the necessary standards.
MediaCheck is available in three variants to serve different types and sizes of pharmaceutical enterprise.
The starter package is designed for single workstation checking, focusing on sequential processing, one test at a time. This is a conventional stand-alone solution with a streamlined easy-to-use interface that guides the user through each step in the proofing process. MediaCheck Light offers the same proofing power in a small, easy-to-learn and cost-efficient package.
The ‘middle’ package is also designed for single workstations but allows ‘background’ parallel processing. The packages allows checker to work on further tests while earlier ones are still processing. Jobs are stored, so that the user can go back to earlier results or add further samples to existing jobs. The user interface remains fully available during any checking process.
Based on full client-server architecture for maximum power and flexibility, MediaCheck Workflow supports multi-station checking. With this package, all processing takes place on the server, with the user able to add as many Mac OSX or Windows ‘client’ workstations as desired. MediaCheck Workflow allows a high throughput checking network, with certain tasks assigned to particular client stations, batch processing for some tasks and the ability to prepare jobs in advanced of samples being available. It also allows users to pause processing on one task to start working on another.
One expansion module allows users to decode Braille content and determine deviations from Braille standard, with dot height measurement and other tests. (MediaCheck Workflow only).
A second optional module, available for all MediaCheck packages, allows checking of booklets and leaflets, allowing multi-page PDF files to be compared against multiple sample scans in one simple step.