For many years, the pharmaceutical industry has digitally printed date and time stamps on packaging. More recently, digital printing is enabling late-stage customisation of packaging which has significant implications for stock holding, distribution and product marketing. Technological innovations are driving exciting capabilities such as digitally printed braille, inkjet printing of tablets and the digital deposition of a wide variety of biological materials.
Meteor is a leading supplier of printhead driving solutions to the pharmaceutical industry. Providing products with a host of features backed by responsive, world-wide technical support, Meteor is the chosen supplier for ease of integration and unsurpassed system performance.
Benefits for Pharmaceutical Printers
- Digital printing of pharmaceutical products offers significant cost advantages over analogue. Short production runs become economically feasible due to lower set-up requirements and reduced stock of finished goods. Other manufacturing benefits include less breakage/waste due to non-contact printing and ease of colour matching for repeat orders and the ability to quickly switch from one printing width to another without long downtime and effort on the operator’s part.
- Inkjet printed pharmaceutical products enable attractive design benefits including the ability to produce colour consistency and branding in multiple colour sets.
- Meteor drive electronics and software can produce complex, multi-pulse waveforms to control printhead drop ejection volume, velocity and timing allowing print system builders to optimise ink/printhead combinations and to get the best from their chosen printhead.
- Meteor’s ability to support large numbers of printheads, ultra-high data rates and large image buffers means that high speed single-pass and scanning systems can be deployed with no limitation on throughput.
- Systems can continuously stream print data, print pre-loaded individual images or enable Meteor’s unique data mix feature to select a consistent background whilst merging variable data or pre-defined images for track and trace or manufacturing date and time stamps.