An insert for pharmaceutical products contains important information that enables the consumer to better understand the product’s safety precautions, potential risks, and side effects before taking it. There may also be information about a product’s dosage and application along with basic legal information for patients and doctors. In this regard, pharmaceutical inserts are one of the most important sources of information.
To comply with regulations without overburdening packaging with printed material, pharmaceutical companies must be creative to include all required information on medication packaging. This problem is often solved by using miniature printing and folding techniques. It is easy to insert these pharmaceutical package inserts into the packaging since they fold down into small pieces.
Printing pharmaceutical inserts
The printing of pharmaceutical inserts has three very specific characteristics:
- It is printed on very thin paper.
To ensure that the paper does not tear during printing, it must be printed carefully. A characteristic of the DG-Vision is that it’s capable of printing on very thin substrates due to the accurate web tension control by the servo-driven system.
- There is a lot of information about a small sheet of paper.
Because of the large amount of information (often also in different languages) and the small size, the pharmaceutical attachments are printed in a small font. The DG-Vision offers the required very high accuracy of the printing process.
- It is folded into a small package.
Medicines are packaged in as small a package as possible (our machines are also perfectly suitable for flexible packaging) and the pharmaceutical insert must fit into this. This means a lot of folding work and certain requirements on paper and printed matter. The DG-Vision is able to produce from reel to sheet due to the special designed sheeter that is capable of handling thin substrates (35-40 grams papers) at maximum speed.