Braille printing for plastic pharmaceutical packaging

posted by Phill Allen

October, 06th, 2014

Company News Pharmaceutical Industry News

nolato-jaycare-addon-logoBlind and visually impaired people could be handed greater accessibility after a UK-based company developed the ability to print Braille direct onto plastic containers.
Nolato Medical Pharma Packaging explains that the process involves a lay down of UV cured ink with a thickness of up to 0.5mm directly onto the surface of a plastic container.
Screen printing facilities were modified to maintain an even and consistent print height, creating the right conditions for Braille production.
The process, which has been analysed by the Royal National Institute of Blind People, meets the current EU directive for Braille on pharmaceutical packaging.
Under the directive, DIN EN 15823, the minimum height for Braille stands at 0.12 mm – Nolato’s Braille print process consistently reproduces a dot height of over 0.25mm.
According to the RNIB, the Braille print offers superior definition when compared to some instances of Braille that have been embossed through pack or label.
Nolato specialise in developing and manufacturing container and closure systems for tablets, creams, powders and liquids.

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