Marking and coding of pharmaceutical and drugstore products

  • Pharma
  • Pharmaceutical and drugstore products
  • Pharmaceutical and drugstore products

Marking packages, boxes and blister packs for medications and drugstore items in the pharmaceutical industry enables traceability required by law while also protecting against counterfeit pharmaceuticals. LEIBINGER inkjet printers print all common codes such as PPN codes in the best quality, which makes it clear and legible—an essential feature for 100% identification. Variable or fixed printouts can then be monitored and logged by the LEIBINGER camera system.

Typical markings

  • PPN codes
  • PZNs with barcodes (Code39)
  • GS1 standard DataMatrix codes (ECC200, EAN)
  • Expiration dates
  • Characters and text
  • Variable data contents
  • Batch numbers/lot numbers
  • Company logos
  • Barcode
  • Graphics

Materials

  • Cardboard, e.g. folding boxes
  • Blister packs made of film or aluminum
  • Plastics, e.g. ampules, packages, hard tubes, squeeze tubes, etc.
  • Glass, e.g. ampules, test tubes, hard tubes, etc.

Examples of typical applications

  • Traceability/track and trace/identification
  • Counterfeit protection
  • Serialization
  • Direct printing on tablets, pills, capsules, etc.
  • Use of FDA-compliant inks
  • Microprints (up to 0.8 mm)
  • Labeling using invisible inks
  • Primary and secondary packages
  • Marking in wet production environments

Typical print monitoring tasks

  • Print monitoring/verification/image processing of various printouts
  • Variable data, database synchronization
  • Order logging as proof of production
  • Monitoring package inserts (such as for folding machines)
  • Monitoring the presence of sealing labels, outsert measurement
  • Monitoring the presence of items, such as dispensed products (cards or samples)
  • Reliable monitoring of inkjet fonts (printouts of small character inkjet printers)