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Printing for pharmaceutical products

For the pharmaceutical industry and its products, the consumer’s health is the top priority. Therefore, the most important requirement for the labels are providing accurate and clearly visible information about the composition, origin, method of storage and usage. In addition, long after the product has been purchased, product data must remain easy to read.

The path of pharmaceutical products is complex, and their storage is extremely important to preserve their properties. Drugs come in different forms - soft, solid, liquid or gas, and storage requirements are not identical. The label and packaging must withstand various conditions and keep the drugs and their appearance completely intact, to meet the requirements of the industry and protect the health of the customer.

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For medicinal preparations, there are different requirements for storage under specific conditions such as a specific constant temperature, certain humidity levels, protection from sunlight and contamination. Therefore, the label and packaging must meet these conditions and preserve the valuable information necessary for the use and storage of the medical product.

It is necessary to place detailed information on the label and on packages such as tubes and sachets in a relatively small space. Moreover, drugs are often stored under specific conditions, for example at different temperatures. Labels and packaging need to maintain their integrity without compromising adhesion. And the necessary information about the product must remain visible long enough after its production and purchase.

And although functionality is more important than the design, the beauty and appearance of labels also "speak" to consumers. For example, to emphasize the sustainable origin of the contents, you can choose labels with higher degree of environmental sustainability. The selection of colors, shapes, effects, symbols also plays an important role - it helps customers navigate the complex world of pharmaceutical products to find exactly the ones they need.

We at Rotoprint work with a wide range of technologies and materials used in the production of self-adhesive labels. Our specialists will help you choose paper, laminate, film, or other material (media), inks, adhesives, types of printing, so that your labellooks great and has all the necessary characteristics.

Drug labels

The labels and packaging for drugs, as well as for other medical products, must contain important data. In addition to containing the name of the product, they also depict active and additional contents, purpose, expiration date, method of administration, warnings, and others. Therefore, a common challenge in the production of labels and sachets is the long text to be placed in relatively little space.

It is extremely important that the text is readable and indelible. Although they are less often artistically designed, it is important for medicines that the proper colors are used so that the look is easily recognizable among other pharmaceutical products and that the information is fully accessible to people who are getting their medicines.

Labels for homeopathic products

There is a wide variety of homeopathic products with different composition, substances, and application. They are also subject to several requirements for the data contained on the label, for proper storage and use. Sometimes manufacturers choose designs that, along with textual information, present the composition of the product with the help of images and shapes.

Homeopathic products come in different forms: ointments, tinctures, salts, granules, drops. In every case the packaging and the labels must be conformed - in terms of both their appearance and the materials. Contact Rotoprint to discuss the comprehensive selection of paper, film, adhesives and printing technologies for your product.      

Labels for medical devices

The production of medical devices must meet several legal requirements. The same goes for their labeling. Along with the textual content of the labels, they may also contain a number of symbols pointing to particularly important information such as date of manufacture and manufacturer's name, serial number, batch code, space for handwriting information and a number of others.

The correct selection of materials and inks enables quality labeling of medical devices. The durability of the materials and their proper design help preserve complete and accurate information on the labels so that it is fully legible and available at every stage of distribution and application in which it is needed.

Printing on material for Tubes for ointments and creams

Many pharmaceutical products come in soft forms such as ointments, creams, and gels. This form is related to the most appropriate way in which the respective product can be used most effectively. It is no coincidence that laminated tubes are very suitable for storage and distribution of pharmaceutical products with such composition.

The reason for this is the barrier properties that the laminate can provide, as well as the possibilities of achieving them to a different degree according to the requirements for the corresponding ointment, gel, or cream. With the capabilities of high-quality printing for different sizes of laminate tubes at Rotoprint, the packaging for your product will be both functional and good looking.

Printing on material for Sachets for medicinal products

Medicines in powder form are very common, and the possibility of dosing them through sachets containing the exact amount of the medicine further facilitates their use in accordance with the prescribed doses. The sachets film can consist of different layers depending on the strength, flexibility, permeability, and other properties required for the specific product. At Rotoprint, we print on sachets intended for use in the pharmaceutical industry. There are many options available to print your design on film in a variety of sizes, including small sizes. With our modern technology solutions, we have a lot of options - digital, offset, and flexographic printing. We also have options for short and long runs according to your requirements. 

More pharmaceutical labels and packaging we can print:
  • Labels for original and generic medicines
  • Labels for traditional plant-based products
  • Labels for homeopathic medicines
  • Vaccine labels
  • Labels for medical products
  • Labels for veterinary products
  • Labels for nonmedicinal medical materials
  • Printing on material for Sachets for pharmaceutical products
  • Printing on material for Tubes for gels
  • Printing on material for Tubes for creams
  • Printing on material for Ointment tubes
Technologies and options
  • Labels in different quantities - Rotoprint has a highly optimized printing process that allows us to print labels for single pieces through short and ultra short runs. We also have a technology park with conventional printing machines that allow us to print labels in medium and long runs without limitation of the application or finishing effects.

  • Labels with different finishing effects - Rotoprint can print labels in one or several colors. We can add multiple finishing effects in different combinations and sequences. Printing effects are used for a variety of purposes and can make a significant contribution to the final appearance of your products.

  • Great variety of label printing materials - Rotoprint has a wide variety of label printing materials and works with some of the most established suppliers of specialized materials.

  • High-tech label printing - Rotoprint has a variety of printing technologies, which makes our production extremely flexible. Depending on the design and application, we can offer you the best printing options, so that we can use the selected technology to the best of its capabilities.

  • Portfolio of laminate tube printing technologies (ABL, PBL) - A variety of printing technologies with high quality colors and finishing effects, as well as the ability to print on different sizes of material ensures high level of flexibility.

  • Printing on different types of foil for sachets production - you can choose what material to use for the packaging of your product. In Rotoprint you will find high quality options for flexography and digital printing on a wide range of sizes, including very small sachets.

Product Branding for various applications

Labels and sachets have a variety of applications and can be used in many stages of product production. Depending on the requirements, the labels must combine several characteristics: the design must meet all the needs of both the product and the customer; the information must follow the legal and regulatory requirements; the materials must be selected according to the usage and storage conditions and the application.

Labels for glass packaging

For many drugs, the primary packaging material is glass and for these it is necessary for the label to be well affixed so that it retains its integrity and all the information all the way from labeling through distribution to the administration of the product. Often, for example, liquid medicinal products are stored in glass containers, the labels of which are important to have suitable properties to achieve spillage resistance.

Another challenge for labels for glass vials, bottles and other containers for medicinal products is the manner of storage and distribution, which are carried out under strictly defined environmental conditions to preserve the quality of the product. Therefore, resistance to different temperature conditions, humidity and others can also be part of the required characteristics when printing labels.

Labels for plastic packaging

There are many types of vials, bottles, various plastic containers that serve as containers for the storage and distribution of medicinal products and other medical products. In many cases, they are also stored and distributed under highly specific conditions for which label materials need to be carefully selected.

The pharmaceutical products with plastic primary packaging can have different states - hard, soft, liquid. Therefore, the packaging is designed to simultaneously store them in the most appropriate way and allow their correct use. Because of this, plastic packaging has many different shapes. The labels must be adapted to them in order to remain well adhered and preserve the information about the product.

Security labels

The purpose of the security labels is to recognize whether the integrity of the package has not been violated, the product has not been opened, whether its contents have not been illegally changed or replaced. This type of label is particularly useful both for customers and for manufacturers to preserve the good name of the brand.

In the technologies for the production and printing of security labels, there are several features that require special attention. Contact Rotoprint so we can discuss the possibilities of manufacturing security labels for the pharmaceutical industry, tailored specifically for your product’s requirements.

Printing on material for Sachets for powder products

One of the widespread medicinal forms is the powder form. It allows the administration of pharmaceutical products in precise doses and, accordingly, longer preservation of the product as individually sealed doses. Medicines in powder form should be protected from spilling of the substance, moisture, light, and others.

The sachet does not only have a protective function. It also has the task of giving accurate information about the product, as well as to build its identity as a brand based on its design. With the possibilities of digital, offset and flexographic printing, you have the opportunity to create a product appearance that is recognizable and easy to find among other products in the pharmacy.

Printing on material for Tubes for cream products

For pharmaceutical products that are in cream form, manufacturers often choose to use tubes. They are convenient way to distribute the drug in convenient doses, they are protecting from light and moisture, and to have a high level of protection against contamination. The tube laminate can have different characteristics to meet the consistency and needs of the product.

With both ABL and PBL tubes, the printing possibilities are great. A unique look is achieved for each product with the power of flexography and digital printing. High-quality colors and beautiful finishing effects such as matte and gloss finishes are possible. For the printing process, it does not matter what the shape of the opening of the tube will be, which gives additional opportunities to create the overall appearance in combination along with the functionality of the package.

More label and packaging applications for your product
  • Labels for bottles, test tubes and other glass containers
  • Labels for plastic
  • Labels for transport and logistics
  • Information labels
  • Product protection labels
  • Printing on material for Sachets for powder products
  • Printing on material for Tubes for cream products

Labels production, Sachets and Tubes branding for your product

Rotoprint offers a wide variety of materials and types of labels for your product. Depending on the requirements, application and audience of your product, the label for it can be made from plain paper with basic look, to a luxury label on high-end material with many effects and a variety of colors. Rotoprint has a lot of experience in working with companies from various industries that have different processes of creating and ordering labels, used for a variety of products with different requirements.

Labels and Packaging for the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Paper labels
  • Film labels
  • Metalized film labels
  • Multi-layer labels
  • Printing on material for Aluminum Laminate Tubes (ABL)
  • Printing on material for Plastic Laminate Tubes (PBL)


When you contact Rotoprint, you are talking to real people who will do everything possible to make you feel confident in your choice and to provide you with the quality and speed you need. We have experienced specialists and innovative technologies at each stage of the label creation process to provide you with the necessary information.

At the same time, all our processes are seamlessly connected and consistent. Your part is only to provide the specifications and parameters of your label. We will create it according to them and guide you through the approval process online. Then we will produce your labels and deliver them at your door.

Rotoprint offers flexibility and can take orders for labels of each stage of their production. For example, if you are working with a designer, you can contact us to prepare the files and print and finish your labels.

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Why choose us?
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  • Closed production cycle
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  • Flexible, well optimized production process
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  • Many years of experience
  • Integration and understanding of your company's needs
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