As the regulations concerning pharmaceuticals evolve, so do the packaging requirements. In many markets it’s no longer enough to simply print a batch number and expiry date. Laws and regulations aimed to reduce pharmaceutical tampering and counterfeiting mandate track and trace solutions and an unbroken chain of traceability throughout the supply chain.
We carry several printing solutions that facilitate regulatory compliance. Our high-resolution printing solutions can print GS1 compliant data matrix and barcodes as well as codes that comply with regulations in export markets.
When printing on labels and bottles the main challenges include:
Integration with the labeling machine and matching the printer speed with the constant start/stop motion of the labeling machine.
Printing relatively large amounts of information in a small area.
Our advantages in labels and bottles application include
Able to print human and machine-readable codes on very small spaces.
Experience with difficult integrations
We have successfully installed printers on many labeling lines, including ones where space is at a premium. Our standard setup includes a special encoder that syncs the printer with constant speed changes in the labeling machine.