Printing the way forward for blister foil providers

Published: 1-Mar-2017

For small batches, digital drop on demand (DoD) UV inkjet printing is more efficient than flexography, says Helmut Schneider, Product Group Manager Pharma & Packaging Solutions – Atlantic Zeiser

Production runs for blister foil printing are becoming ever shorter, and the effectiveness of flexographic printing, with its relatively long setup times, is suffering as a result.

Fully digital DoD UV inkjet printing technology can keep costs in check; even for small and medium-size batches.

Until now, pharmaceutical packaging providers have primarily used UV flexography for printing blister lid foil because of long production running times and large batch sizes.

However the industry is changing, and smaller batch sizes, well below 100,00 blisters per production run, is forcing companies to look for alternative and more cost-effective printing technologies.

Find out why the industry is changing, and how Digital DoD UV printing is providing the solution here

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