GlobalVision releases Health Warning Inspection Tool for tobacco packaging

GlobalVision (Montreal), a leading manufacturer and provider of quality control systems, has announced the release of its Compulsory Packaging Information (CPI) Extractor for the tobacco industry. The company’s latest innovation simplifies and accelerates quality inspections by extracting all health warnings on a package before going to print. The CPI Extractor comes in addition to GlobalVision’s flagship Print Inspection Module, which delivers a complete quality control system for the verification of labels and packaging. “As the preferred quality control solution of Philip Morris International, GlobalVision ensures that there are no errors or defects on tobacco packaging while eliminating the strain manual proofreading places on the workflow,” it added.

Mackenzie Blanchette.

“GlobalVision has helped many companies optimize their proofreading processes, and the goal is to now do the same for tobacco product packaging,” said Mackenzie Blanchette, GlobalVision Account Executive, Tobacco and Pharma. “As health-information and warning requirements become more prevalent, GlobalVision gives tobacco manufacturers the tools they need to meet high industry standards when it comes to packaging.”

The CPI Extractor automatically extracts and compares warning information from an approved file to counterparts on a scanned sample, flagging any differences between the two. Along with artwork inspection, the system features a Barcode Inspection Mode to verify and grade barcode quality in seconds – without the need for a scanner. “Standardizing on the same digital proofreading system throughout a supply chain can help further prevent conversion errors between producers and suppliers,” Blanchette added. “By reducing the back-and-forth and the number of revision cycles, GlobalVision helps companies get to market faster with more accurate packaging.” A summarizing page can be downloaded here:


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.