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Ecofriendly Inkjet Printing Of Plastic Film

Ecofriendly inkjet printing of plastic filmoberschleissheim, august 4, 2011 &ndash for variable marking of pharmaceutical products schreiner medipharm has developed a specialty label that makes it possible to also print plastic films with waterbased inks using inkjet systems. This offers pharmaceutical manufacturers an ecoconscious, efficient and costeffective alternative to solventbased inks.schreiner medipharm develops specialty label for customized variable printing by means of inkjet printersin the pharmaceutical industry transparent films are frequently used to mark glass containers. Up to now, waterbased inks have not been suitable for printing plastic films with inkjet systems as these inks cannot be absorbed by the material. Schreiner medipharm has found a solution to this challenge by applying a waterabsorbing coating to parts of the plastic label. This makes variable marking with inkjet printers and waterbased inks possible.

The drying time is less than one second. In addition, the label can be designed so that the barcode is located underneath a laminate and thus protected after labeling. This avoids mechanical abrasion and the intrusion of moisture, for instance by disinfectants. For containers with very narrow radii, an additional version has been developed on which the section with the barcode slightly lifts for easy readability.the plastic specialty label allows fast, costeffective and highquality marking by means of inkjet printing. The products can be customprinted using existing inkjet systems without requiring any process changes.for further information, contactschreiner medipharm, a business unit ofschreiner group gmbh & co. Kgbruckmannring 2285764 oberschleissheimgermanyphone 49 89 315845400fax 49 89