The heavily regulated pharmaceutical industry has standards for printing product information, barcodes and date/lot codes onto packaging.
For products that are packaged using horizontal packaging equipment, such as blister packaging lines and form, fill and seal machine, Greydon has some exceptional solutions for high-quality printing and for FDA and Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) compliance.
Greydon printing systems are designed to print onto flexible packaging and for the pharmaceutical industry generally are used for two main tasks, printing variable data such as date/lot codes and serialization barcodes or for printing the complete package.
Greydon Technologies for Pharmaceutical Packaging
Thermal Transfer Printing
High speed traversing thermal transfer printers print high-quality graphics & variable data on horizontal form-fill-seal packaging machines. The unit docks to packaging machines & can be rolled out when needed.
Genesis Digital Printing
Genesis is a digital printing platform that provides a printing solution for applications with frequent product changes.
Genesis is all digital and can print the complete package (including variable date/lot codes and serialization barcodes) right at the time of packaging. Using instantly cured UV inks, Genesis can print one or two colors or can be equipped to print full CMYK process color.
When used on intermittent packaging machines, Genesis can be used to print across the web during the dwell cycle and it can be configured to print in line with the web feed for continuous motion applications.
Thermal Inkjet (TIJ) Printing
Thanks to recent developments in ink technology, inkjet heads are able to produce high-quality printing on a range of packaging substrates such as films and foils.