Helios product line - 100% automated inline inspection solutions for label and narrow web printing - Esko

Helios product line

100% automated inline inspection solutions for label and narrow web printing


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100% automated inline inspection solutions for label and narrow web printing

With over 2,000 installations worldwide, the AVT Helios product line is a market-proven automatic 100% inspection solution designed for labels and other narrow web printing applications.

Helios automatically inspects printed labels or packages for defects and imperfections, delivering exceptional quality results and eliminating customer rejections.

The most advanced approval tool on the market

The Helios product line delivers the highest available inspection resolution and speed on the market today. With rigorous process control across the entire print production process, Helios does not disappoint. Installable on any press or rewinder, Helios instantly identifies defects on labels as soon as they occur, reducing waste, boosting performance, and delivering 100% quality assurance. This means your print jobs are in good hands – verified from setup through printing and finishing.

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95% of the world’s top 20 label print houses chose AVT as their quality management system provider

How it works

Helios automatically detects defects such as missing labels, defects in character areas, color variations, miss-registration, missing print, spots, imperfect matrix peeling, die cut registration, and more. To achieve superior inline quality assurance and process control, Helios is quickly and easily installed on any press or rewinder, including a slitter rewinder. Helios can also be installed on other types of finishing equipment, as it supports current and future converting equipment, regardless of machine speed, width or technology.

Printing Press

When installed on a printing press, Helios operates as an inline quality assurance and process control solution, alerting on potential print problems and recording every relevant defect. Via an integrated reporting mechanism from press to rewinder, the WorkFlow Link module (optional) is later used for downstream repair on the finishing machine or in quality reports for the end-user. Helios is also equipped with a built-in PrintFlow module, where operators use inline reporting to review job/order/roll reports, edit and export to digital files, or print reports for later material handling.


When installed on a rewinder, Helios seamlessly controls the rewinder, creating a combined automatic inspection station. The system automatically inspects 100% of the labels or packages and stops the rewinder at defect locations to clean the defective parts before the roll is sent to the end-customer.


  • Works seamlessly on any application and substrate

    Supports all label stock, paper and plastic label stock, flexible, transparent & opaque films, paper & cartons, and thick embossed metalized foils, as well as highly reflective holographic foils and laminates

  • Fast & easy job setup

    In one minute (or less), Helios is up and ready to go! Jobs are automatically saved and loaded for fast setup or repeat jobs, while several available options can automate the setup using offline stations, MIS connectivity, or pre-press information

  • On press

    Significantly reduces waste and production costs, decreases re-prints, and boosts overall productivity and efficiency

  • Online monitoring and robust built-in reporting

    Automatically stops at the defect location and enables easy roll clean-up, delivering 100% quality assurance and eliminating customer rejection

  • On rewinder

    Online tool tracks and reports total good material to be printed, while all detection and monitoring data is collected and stored in the system’s reporting mechanism


All predefined Helios Product Line bundles include a rich and varied selection of optional add-on modules built to enhance and support your print inspection process, guaranteeing 100% quality inspection on every print job.

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