What Thermal Transfer Ribbon should we choose for applications within the pharma and healthcare industry? Medication, samples, instruments and the packaging and labelling of these products. Where should one start?
Serialisation requirements of pharmaceuticals are increasing within the supply chain. What is more, new technologies are enabling medical professionals to not only increase treatment efficiency, but also patient safety. When it comes to traceability, adequate traceability measurement systems belong to one of these new technologies. Such tools for pharma and healthcare make use of labelling and coding of:
For this reason, readable codes are essential for this industry segment. Above all, data should be scannable during and after shelf life, and throughout the processing and sterilisation process.
As variable information on pharmaceuticals, medicals and other healthcare items should remain secure during any possible exposure, the right printing technique should be selected. Yet, the durability of prints is tested by exposure to certain factors such as:
Throughout the past decades, Thermal Transfer Printing has proven to be a robust printing technique against such hazards. Therefore, it is able to deliver print results that meet the compliance standards in the industry.
Selecting the right TTR can be challenging at first. This being said, with careful consideration of the following factors, not only readable but also durable prints can be achieved:
The combination of ribbon, substrate, printer type and printer settings and application, allows one to produce the ultimate result.
Since the early ’80s, DNP Thermal Transfer Ribbons have established a proven track record for variable printing in pharmaceutical and medical applications. Owing to high Japanese standards, DNP Thermal Transfer Ribbons are produced using strict quality measurement systems to ensure high-quality products to all our customers. That is also why all DNP ribbons are guaranteed for life against any manufacturing defects in normal conditions of use and storage.
When it comes to selecting the optimal TTR, DNP experts offer both in-house lab testing and on-site support. That way, you can reduce your risks of picking a Thermal Transfer Ribbon that is not suited for your specific needs, and choose the testing support that best works for you. By all means, we are here assist you in harmonising ribbon with your printer, substrate and application requirements by analysing your specific needs. As a result, we aim to enable compliance with internal and regulatory standards.
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