UVMax™ – Flexographic Inline Printer for Blister Packaging Systems

A flexographic, inline printer, engineered to integrate with pharmaceutical blister packaging systems. UVMax prints the complete package (including variable information with an integrated thermal inkjet printer), allowing you to avoid purchasing pre-printed blister materials.

UVMax™ is a flexographic printing system, designed to integrate with blister packaging equipment.

UVMax allows the use of unprinted materials, removing the need to source and manage pre-printed items allowing for fast response to changes in the print copy, and enabling lean manufacturing processes.

The fixed information is printed using flexo technology and a thermal inkjet printer (TIJ) is included to add variable information, such as date/lot codes and DSCSA serialization barcodes.

Both flexo and TIJ inks are UV-cured, providing complete control of the curing process and very durable prints.


Features and Benefits

  • Designed to add in-line printing capability to blister packaging machines.
  • Prints static product and regulatory data as well as variable codes, producing a finished compliant package every time.
  • Stand-alone operation or fully integrated into parent machine.
  • Flexo print plates are sleeve type for quick changeover and are keyed for accurate location - reducing setup time.
  • Simple web threading process.
  • Servo-controlled, vacuum drum web drive with Greydon’s industry-leading web management ensures accurate print positioning and reduced stretching of materials.
  • UVMAX UV- spot color inks, cured with best-in-class energy-efficient UV LED lamps with up to 40,000-hour lifecycle.
  • Quick change (no tools are needed) ink and anilox roller assemblies for fast color changes.

Solutions For:

Senior Leadership

Your Challenges:

  • You need to produce better profitability continuously.
  • As a company, you want to become more efficient, introducing lean manufacturing and other techniques.
  • Occasionally, production is disrupted due to late delivery of customized packaging materials.

Our Solutions:

  • Installing a Greydon inline printer can help make your packaging operations more efficient, improving productivity and margins by eliminating the need to purchase, store and manage preprinted packaging.
  • A Greydon inline printer can address many of the wastes of lean manufacturing, such as overproduction, excess movement and inventories.
  • Using the UVMax printer on your blister line allows your staff to order plain, unprinted materials, which is much simpler (and less prone to disruption) than having to manage multiple SKUs of preprinted materials.

Operations Management

Your Challenges:

  • The need to constantly improve efficiency and reduce downtime.
  • Ensure compliance requirements for UDI or DSCSA are met, including printing the correct GS1 Datamatrix barcodes as required by the standards.

Our Solutions:

  • Using a UVMax printer on your blister line often means that there is no need to change the roll of blister foil when changing jobs - usually, just the print plate needs to be changed. This makes setups faster and reduces the need to move rolls of material to and from the storage are.
  • While UVMax is a mechanical flexographic printer, it includes a digital companion printer, usually with thermal inkjet (TIJ) technology. This addition handles printing variable data, such as date/lot codes and compliance barcodes.

Operators & Technicians

Your Challenges:

  • Many packaging machines are complicated and time-consuming to set up, causing frustrations for everyone on the packaging line.
  • Management tends to pressure you to constantly reduce downtime.

Our Solutions:

  • When your company installs a Greydon inline printer, setups become simple because you often don't need to change the roll of blister foil for each new product.
  • A UVMax printer means that cumbersome rolls of material are not always having to be retrieved from storage and then replaced at the end of a production run. This saves time (avoiding downtime) and makes reconciliation of materials much easier.

Contact a Greydon Account Manager

Ready to improve your production output and operational efficiency? Contact a Greydon account manager today to learn how our innovative printing solutions will increase your efficiency and packaging line performance.