What Thermal Transfer Ribbon should we choose for applications within the health and beauty industry? Cosmetics, personal care items and the packaging and labelling of these products. Where shall one start?
Complying with evolving regulatory frameworks such as the EU’s Cosmetics Regulation presents challenges for producers. Importantly, such labelling and traceability regulations are key in sectors where health and safety are of concern. They affect sectors like the cosmetic, chemical, pharmaceutical and food & beverage industries.
Compliant labelling and packaging are helping to efficiently handle product recalls and audits. Additionally, it enables the effective identification of product and ingredient origins. It allows fast-tracking of the whereabouts of finished goods.
Cosmetics and personal care products should contain information about the following:
In order to reduce risks of unreadable variable information on health and beauty products, a suitable printing technique is needed. Certainly, when product marking is exposed to substances like soap and oil, or frequent handling, it may affect the durability and scannability. In such situations, Thermal Transfer print is one of the most reliable techniques. Overall, it helps deliver durable print, meeting the industry compliance standards.
Selecting the Thermal Transfer Ribbon that fits your needs is a critical step when it comes to variable code printing. You can achieve the ultimate result by harmonising substrate, Thermal Transfer Ribbon and printer settings. So before choosing a ribbon to go with, just consider the following factors:
Since the early ’80s, DNP has developed a broad portfolio of Thermal Transfer Ribbons to fit your needs. Our Thermal Transfer Ribbons are produced following strict quality systems. This ensures high-quality products for the global market. Our ribbons are guaranteed for life against manufacturing defects in normal conditions of use and storage.
When it comes to finding the right ribbon, testing in a production environment is challenging. Therefore, to speed up your testing, DNP offers support. We can assist you both in our in-house lab and your own production line.
Feel free to contact us anytime for any questions you may have.