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For companies in regulated industries, strict labelling and packaging requirements must be adhered to at all times. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in many issues like market delays, complaints, and even recalls.

Despite entire quality control departments dedicated to proofreading labels and packaging components, there are many factors that can contribute to letting an error slip by unnoticed. Manual proofreading can be slow, inefficient, and prone to human error, especially when there are multiple product lines and hundreds of SKUs to manage. Automated quality control software, like GlobalVision, helps businesses stop critical errors while eliminating the inefficiencies that come with manual proofreading, so they can get products to market faster without compromising quality.

What is GlobalVision?

GlobalVision is the leading provider of document inspection software for companies in regulated industries. Committed to helping businesses get assets developed faster and more accurately, GlobalVision serves more than 800 companies ranging from the world’s largest pharmaceutical and consumer goods companies to quality-focused print and packaging companies and marketing and advertising agencies. Businesses across all market segments choose GlobalVision to ensure error-free content at every stage of their unique workflows.

What are the challenges associated with manual proofreading?

No matter the industry, error-free packaging is essential for a number of reasons. Aside from the legal and financial implications of having to reprint or recall packaging, even the smallest mishap can lead to consumers losing trust in your brand and thus turning towards a competitor. GlobalVision’s digital inspection software automates quality control to reduce the risk of unwanted changes from making it to market. In turn, companies can release their products with confidence knowing that their consumers, and brand equity, are safe.

As product lines expand and companies move their products into foreign markets, the speed at which companies get products onto shelves is becoming more important, especially in such competitive landscapes. With manual proofreading, long delays caused by quality control issues are common. For example, printing companies oftentimes have to stop the press machines for hours at a time if a misprint or defect is detected while proofs are being printed. For pharmaceutical companies, a small spelling error on a document or leaflet can significantly delay the process of getting products out the door while additional quality control checks are conducted.

From a financial perspective, any label or packaging defect can cost a company thousands of dollars in wasted materials, labor, and additional resources as they end up with entire batches of unsellable inventory. To minimize the risk of costly recalls and errors, more and more companies are turning towards automated quality control.

Automatically detect all types of defects with GlobalVision’s inspection applications

With inspection applications designed for use across multiple workflows, departments, and industries, GlobalVision’s software can detect several types of defects ranging from text errors, graphic and artwork defects, print errors, and more.

Text Inspection
With GlobalVision Text Inspection, users can instantly compare Word documents to PDFs to automatically verify all text and spelling. By running character to character inspections of each Unicode value, users can ensure that there are no unintended changes as work moves from copy documents to artwork files.

Graphics Inspection
GlobalVision Graphics Inspection ensures the integrity of artwork files as they move throughout workflows. The software works by overlaying two files to detect even the smallest differences with pixel-to-pixel precision. Examples of errors that can be detected include missing logos, color differences, misregistration, and more.

Barcode Inspection
With GlobalVision Barcode Inspection, users can digitally verify and grade barcodes without the use of a handheld scanner. By breaking down each barcode by its individual parameters, the software automatically displays the decoded value of each barcode. This protects packaging from faulty barcodes while also saving time by verifying them directly within the electronic file.

Print Inspection
GlobalVision Print Inspection compares hardcopy samples to digital files for fast and accurate offline inspections. The system works by enabling users to scan in printed proofs using GlobalVision-certified scanners that can be compared against approved electronic artwork files. With Print Inspection, users can detect errors on all types of printed packaging components in seconds.

Industries Served

GlobalVision’s quality inspection software helps meet market standards by protecting work from critical errors at each stage of the workflow. For brand companies, like pharmaceutical and consumer goods, GlobalVision is used along the quality control process to ensure that work is 100% accurate before going to market. The software helps keep track of version changes between departments from regulatory affairs to incoming quality control while allowing users to compare approved files to incoming supplier proofs. This helps minimize the risk of customer complaints and recalls while dramatically reducing inspection time compared to manual proofreading.

On the supplier side, GlobalVision helps printers and creative agencies complete jobs accurately and on time by catching all inconsistencies between sample files and customer-approved documents. Starting with file creation and ending in final production, GlobalVision’s quality control tools enable seamless inspections that detect all differences while maximizing productivity gains. Additional benefits for brand and supplier companies include:

  • Secure and verified inspection technology that helps set your business apart from the competition.
  • Minimized financial risk by reducing the number of reworks, wasted materials, and additional labor required to correct errors.
  • The ability to keep projects within time constraints allows businesses to focus more resources on additional projects.

Getting started with GlobalVision

GlobalVision’s automated quality control tools are becoming increasingly implemented across workflows to help businesses effectively manage quality control on labels and packaging. If you’ve been looking for ways to improve the efficiency of your inspection process, see how GlobalVision can help by requesting a demo here.

Original article here: https://blog.globalvision.co/company/what-is-globalvision-how-to-instantly-catch-errors-with-automated-quality-control-software/ 


Emerging Montreal Artist Amelie Simoneau

In today’s feature, we will be presenting an emerging Montreal artist by the name of Amélie or how’s she better known by her pseudonym, Asimo.

Why Asimo, you may be wondering? As Amélie explained to us, it’s actually her initials that stand for As I am + Open to the world we find is a great combination.

For Asimo, painting is her form of meditation; it brings her stability in her life and is a way to express her positivity, emotions and joy into other people’s lives. What’s even more impressive is that Asimo is a self-taught artist, which makes her work come from the heart, making her passion shine through, reflecting in every piece that she creates.

Asimo loves to work with nature, animals, humans and also original ideas. She wants her art to make you feel good, to experience an overwhelming sensation of colours, texture and love. She primarily loves to work with acrylic paint on canvas. Still, she is also open to other mediums when she is feeling inspired to do so.

Asimo’s work is quite limited and tends to sell out very quickly, so if you want to get your hands on some of her art, it’s better to reach out to her directly via private message.

Here is a small sample of Asimo’s work:

You can check out her other work via her Facebook and Instagram here!:

Facebook Page.

Instagram Page.

We hope you get the chance to check out her work, give her a follow and purchase one if you like what you see, as supporting local talent is one of the best ways to keep our communities alive and diverse!


Most Inspirational Quotes From Canadian authors

Here are 10 inspiring quotes from some of our favourite Canadian authors with their correlating book. We hope these words move you the same way they moved us and to keep supporting Canadian authors.

“There’s something to be said for hunger: at least it lets you know you’re still alive.”

Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake

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“Conversation in its true meaning isn’t all wagging the tongue; sometimes it is a deeply shared silence. “

Robertson Davies, The Rebel Angels

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“The winters of my childhood were long, long seasons. We lived in three places – the school, the church and the skating rink – but our real life was on the skating rink.” – Roch Carrier, –The Hockey Sweater

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“Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire teammates and customers.”

– Robin Sharma – The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

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“Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.”― Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

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“Few people, very few, have a treasure, and if you do you must hang onto it. You must not let yourself be waylaid, and have it taken from you.”

Alice Munro, Runaway

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“We can make a home anywhere we go together.”

Abu Bakr al Rabeeah, Homes: A Refugee Story

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“We are never lost, we are just not familiar yet”Tarek Riman, The Camino Within

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“Don’t compare yourself with other people; compare yourself with who you were yesterday.” Jordan Peterson, 12 Rules For Life

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“But maybe when you never say a thing, your thoughts spread like mould.”

Tamara Faith Berger, Little Cat

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Casa de poutine

The widely popular Netflix show, Casa de Papel, now has its own Quebecois parody counterpart set to be released June 12! According to their Facebook page it states that “Whether you hate or love poutine you will love Casa de Poutine, it truly promises to be quite the humorous approach to what Quebec will be like in 5 years.

From what we’ve gathered, the web series is being led by Stéphane Belugou and his agency which features actors Adrien Belugou, Jessie Nadeau, Claudie Mercier and Frédéric Thuot. Who if you’re familiar with, are from ‘Occupation Double’ (a popular Quebecois reality show), TV show “Portrait-robot” and ‘Thank God it’s Fred’.

So whether you’re a fan of the show, love or hate poutine or just want to support local businesses and artists check out their Facebook page here! for what promises to be one of the highlights of 2021 Quebec. As huge Casa de Papel fans and of course of poutine we cannot wait to watch it with all of you when it finally releases!

Here’s a little teaser of what you can expect!


Delicious French-Canadian Comfort Food.

Let’s brave the winter together; with future forecasts expecting a colder Winter than usual, we thought a good way to prepare for this would be to bundle up and whip up some Quebecois classic comfort food to keep you warm and fuzzy throughout the entirety of Winter. With Quebec and more specifically Montreal, being such a huge food destination, it’s important to revisit these classics that’ve kept us warm for generations and generations. For many Quebecois these dishes bring back fond childhood memories or are just our guilty pleasures but whatever it may be we can promise that these dishes are as authentic and delicious as they come. Here is MontrealTips’ Top 5 Quebecois Winter Comfort Foods.

  1. Poutine
(Unsplash: Photo by Francisca Alvarez)

We thought we’d start off with an absolute classic, the poutine. Enjoyed across Canada but born in Quebec no list can ever be complete without the mention of poutine. It is the quintessential Quebecois dish as it not only plays on childhood memories but is also an authentic guilty pleasure for most. The ingredients are incredibly simple consisting of gravy, fries and cheese curds. Poutine is also messy by nature but dont let that fool you as it is way too delicious for its own good. While we won’t pick a side on who has the best poutine in Montreal any time soon (because frankly there are too many good choices) we can introduce you to how easy it is to make a homemade version for yourself.

Of course if you are not feeling up to it you can pretty much order or get one basically anywhere but If you’re feeling adventurous you can try your hand at making some at home. The gravy is relatively easy to make (look for an easy recipe online) and the cheese curds are also easy to find. You can actually usually find them at your local Couche Tard, of course you can get some higher quality ones at the grocery store. You can also use some fresh hand cut fries and add additional toppings if you’re feeling up to it and voila, you’ve made one of Quebec’s classic hardy meals!

  1. Pâté Chinois

Which oddly translates to Chinese Pie, is basically Quebec’s version of a shepherds pie. Another staple of the Quebecois diet it mainly consists of layers of mashed potatoes, minced meat, onions and corn. The dish while definitely filling and hardy is again quite simple to make. For many Quebecois this is a classic meal that would be frequently eaten during any time of the year but really hits the spot when Winter is upon us. Finding this in restaurants is harder to find than expected unless you go to a real authentic Quebecois restaurant. However, most of the time this dish was made at home when there weren’t a lot of options left to eat. Due to its simplicity it is frequently enjoyed and relatively easy to make. We challenge you to give it a try and make your own this winter!

(Photo by Recette.qc.ca)

  1. Tourtière

My all time personal favorite, tourtière is simply just a Quebecois version of a meat pie. Traditionally, it is made with minced beef or pork and baked with pie crust, an assortment of spices and topped with ketchup just before eating. For many Quebecois, myself included, tourtière is a dish that is often enjoyed during the holidays. Christmas eve is just not the same without my moms tourtière and I’m sure it is the same with many other Quebecois. Each household has their own version of it whether they use different meat, spices or baking techniques, they are always delicious. While this dish takes a bit more effort and love put into it we promise it’s worth the extra work. It truly falls under the comfort food category and will keep you trying different recipes to find the perfect version for you.

(Photo by Robinhood.ca)

  1. Split Pea Soup With Ham Hock

What’s winter comfort food without a sort of hearty soup? When thinking of French-Canadian foods the first two things that come to mind are poutine and smoke meat. While of course they are staples in Quebecois food culture, there’s another dish that stands out to me and that is pea soup with ham hock. This dish comes from the explorers age where food was scarce and you used what you had to stretch your food rations to last you through the winter. This dish can be easily made at home as it’s made from dried beans, mirepoix and ham to give it an extra layer of flavor. It is also relatively easy to make and will keep you warm and filled for hours on end. The dish can be served as a side dish but of course can be used as a main meal.

  1. Fèves Au Lard
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Fèves au lard which translates to beans with bacon is another traditional Quebecois dish that has its roots implanted with the initial settlers and explorers of New France. While this dish isn’t anything revolutionary on its own, it’s the Quebecois spin on it that truly makes it great. The addition of maple syrup really brings this dish to the next level and again matches the time frame where it was invented due to the fact that they used what they had access to. It is traditionally served as a breakfast side dish and you’ve probably had an encounter with it if you’ve visited a Sugar Shack at one point in your life. The dish can easily be made a home and of course we suggest you try it out and take your own spin on it to enjoy.

(Photo by Glouton.ca)

And there you have it, our top 5 Quebecois comfort dishes to get your through this winter. If there’s something that is evident from the list we provided is that Quebecois cuisine doesn’t have to be complicated for it to work. The beauty of it is that they use everyday ingredients and create something great with them. The dishes can easily be adopted for your new home cooking adventures while adding personal touches to make it yours in the end. We hope everyone tries these dishes and to have a happy and safe holiday!

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