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Nolato Medical Pharma Packaging: Braille printing

New braille printing is available for plastic pharmaceutical packaging.

New braille printing is available for plastic pharmaceutical packaging.
New braille printing is available for plastic pharmaceutical packaging.

Nolato Medical Pharma Packaging now has the ability to print braille directly onto plastic containers. The process, developed by Nolato Jaycare in the U.K., allows a lay down of UV-cured ink with a thickness of up to 0.5 mm directly onto the surface of a plastic container. The screen printing facilities onsite were adapted to maintain an even and consistent print height, which is crucial for any braille.

Braille printing carried out by Nolato Jaycare has been analyzed by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) in the UK and also meets the current EU directive for braille on pharmaceutical packaging.

In Nov. 2010, a new European directive, DIN EN 15823, came into force setting up minimum heights for braille as 0.12 mm. As it stands, Nolato Jaycare’s braille print consistently reproduces a dot height of more than 0.25 mm.

Although originally developed for printing braille on containers, this process can also be used in traditional screen printing, allowing customers the opportunity to highlight particular areas of their packaging artwork, on their logos and branding, by offsetting the print from the surface of the container.

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