Platinum Press: 266-fold outsert

An increased number of panels eliminates the need for piggybacked outserts, reducing production time and cost.

An increased number of panels eliminates the need for piggybacked outserts, reducing production time and cost.
An increased number of panels eliminates the need for piggybacked outserts, reducing production time and cost.

Platinum Press, a supplier of healthcare packaging products for the pharmaceutical, medical device, and animal care sectors that specializes in labels, folding cartons, blister packaging, and printed literature – will showcase its new 266-Fold Outsert at INTERPHEX NYC, Booth #3742, March 18-20, 2014 at the Jacobs K. Javits Center. 

The outsert allows for an expanded number of panels, which, in turn, yields a significant increase in copy space for necessary product information and instructions. As a result, the need for a “twinsert,” or piggybacked outsert, often is eliminated. 

Platinum Press’ 266-fold outsert is made possible through the company’s state-of-the-art Vijuk MV-11 Knife System, which folds printed sheets as large as 21 in. X 40 in. into outserts as small as 1 1/8 in. X 1 1/8 in. (1.125 in. x 1.125 in.) with as many as 266 panels. The result is a more compact printed component that increases production speeds and turnaround time while decreasing manufacturing costs.

The 266-panel outserts are, on average, 20% thinner than traditional outserts, leading to a sleeker product appearance and customer savings on production, storage, and shipping costs. These thinner outserts are easier to handle both manually and mechanically. The 266-Fold Outserts easily fit into existing packaging solutions.

At INTERPHEX NYC, Platinum Press also will showcase a combined carton and insert whereby the insert is consolidated into the carton itself. A window on each carton makes inserts visible for quality assurance inspection. Since fewer overall packaging components are needed, the carton/insert combo significantly reduces manufacturing costs by increasing line speeds and diminishing machine downtime.

 

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