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Print Your Own Pharmacy Labels

The pharmaceutical industry deals with the sanctity of human health. Understandably therefore, the U.S food and drug administration (FDA) have a strict set of regulations in place in order to assure that the information printed on the packaging fairly represents the content of the product. According to Mary E. Kremzner, Pharm.D. and Steven F. Osborne, M.D. of the FDA, labels must adhere to the following requirements:

  • They must include a summary detailing the safe and effective use of the drug
  • Be Informative and accurate and;
  • Not be promotional, false or misleading

With these requirements in mind, it is therefore clear that a printing solution needs to be flexible by design, cost-effective, durable and easy for customers to read. By making the decision to print your own pharmaceutical labels in house, rather than through a third party, you gain a whole host of benefits ranging from reducing inventory and printing costs to improving product competitiveness.

What are the benefits of printing your own pharmaceutical labels on a colour printer?

So why make the decision to print your own labels in house? As stated earlier, there are numerous benefits that can be gained. For instance, in healthcare, cost pressures are a reality and stakeholders on all sides are keen to see their money is spent wisely. Printing your own labels saves you both time and money by only producing the labels you need, and in any quantity you want. If instead you opted for your labels to be printed and shipped to you by an external supplier, there are multiple levels of induced costs involved that are ultimately going to reduce your margins. You can see this illustrated in the following example.


By taking all of your pharmaceutical printing needs in-house, you also gain the flexibility to rapidly respond to changes in the internal and external landscape giving you that much needed control over the final product. If there are any regulatory changes or your products have been tarnished by any means, instead of running the risk of potential legal ramifications from smudged or smeared ink, you can quite simply print a fresh new label in seconds.

Why Colour?

People are hard-wired to respond to colour. Colour labels are far easier for people to understand as the relevant information can be categorised in a manner which is more readily digestible by the human brain, leading to far fewer errors, customer complaints as well as improved product safety. Not only this, colour labels are actually cheaper than you might think. Thanks to advances in printhead technology, the ink is far more intricately layered onto the media, leading to a far lower cost per print.

AM Labels

AM Labels are a UK label manufacturer with over 18 years of industry experience. We have a dedicated team of experts on hand with specific expertise in the pharmaceutical industry who are able to match the most appropriate colour label printer to your specific requirements. If you would like to know more, or request a free sample print of your artwork, then please fill out the contact form below.

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