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Pharmaceutical Label Printing Flexibility Reduces Waste

| Editor: Gabriele Ilg

A new system for printing pharmaceutical labels on demand cuts waste and increases production flexibility, said James MacKenzie, Sales Director Healthcare with printing specialist Hapa at a press conference Monday.

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CEO Beat Rupp says customers buy Hapa label printing machines specifically to increase flexibility.
CEO Beat Rupp says customers buy Hapa label printing machines specifically to increase flexibility.
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With lean production, batch sizes of 3,000 packs and below can mean so many changes of label stock that machines are idle for much of the time, MacKenzie said. Hapa’s solution is to print labels as required. The “redcube plus” inkjet printer at the heart of the new modular Hapa 862 machine has a maximum speed of 54 m/min at a resolution of 720 dpi.

“One multinational company told us the Hapa 862 had reduced their label inventory by 80 %, cut waste from 15 % to almost zero, and shrunk the time to market a new product from weeks to days,” MacKenzie said.

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