Fishers, IN – Acquire Automation’s new Q Series tabletop label printer and reconciliation system will be on display at booth 451 at MDM East in New York New York from June 12 through June 14. LabelQ simplifies label printing, inspection, and accountability by integrating all three activities into one system. This new version of the Acquire LPRS system is a desktop industrial print and inspection verification system designed for smaller batch print jobs.

LabelQ is designed specifically to meet the print requirements of pharmaceutical and life science companies, and is built to be compatible with Zebra’s Xi4 and ZT600 series printers. The system includes OCR (optical character recognition) and barcode verification as standard inspections and offers an optional full label print quality inspection for in-process verification of variable text, barcode, and print quality. It comes with a standard resolution camera, but offers the option of high-resolution imaging.

Following printing of the thermal labels, each is immediately inspected by the LabelQ vision inspection system for quality of printed text, artwork and both 1D and 2D barcodes, ensuring that all are readable. LabelQ can inspect labels up to 4 x 6 inches in size; an option enables inspection of label sizes to 6 x 9 inches. Incorrect, incomplete, or unreadable labels are rejected before they can be applied to packaging and reach consumers. An additional option is a thermal ink jet marking device to clearly mark rejected labels to prevent their inadvertent use.

An option that many customers find saves valuable production time is Acquire’s pdf artwork import feature. With this option, rather than training the system with an actual label image, artwork can be imported automatically directly from a network site, after which operators select key artwork inspection areas and start the system. Since this feature downloads the artwork from a network location, it can also notify operators if the artwork has changed since the last date of printing or configuration.

Acquire’s LabelQ also offers a user-friendly operator interface, reducing setup and operational labor costs while increasing the quality and accuracy of label inspections. Acquire Automation backs LabelQ and all its systems with an in-house team of engineers dedicated to improving its customers’ manufacturing and labeling success.

Brian Mack, Acquire’s Vice President, says, “LabelQ is designed with the perfect balance of ease of use, robust inspection, and industry leading technology and support along with the requirements of big pharma and med device in mind.  We are excited to see customers improve their quality programs, minimize risk, and improve their bottom line with this great new addition to the Acquire product offering.”

Acquire Automation, Inc. is an industry leader in manufacturing and vision system solutions for the food and beverage, pharmaceutical and medical device, industrial manufacturing and consumer goods industries. These systems can inspect targets ranging from individual parts to complete manufactured products as well as the labels and codes applied to them. Headquartered in Fishers, Indiana, Acquire Automation serves customers throughout North America. For further information about Acquire and its inspection systems, contact Adam Stout, Sales Manager, at or visit