Pharmaceutical Label Printing & Design Tips

Pharmaceutical Label Printing & Design Tips by L+L Printers

All pharmaceutical products need labels in order to convey to the customer essential information on ingredients, usage, and precautions to take when using. However, that does not mean you cannot make subtle changes to create an engaging and enticing label. L+L Printers in San Diego specialize in health care printing, and below we share some of the best pharmaceutical label printing and design tips.

What is Required on Each Label?

There is information that must be present on each and every printed pharmaceutical label, and below we highlight the most important requirements.

Label Must Stay in Place

Do not settle for a cheap label that will lose its adhesive and peel off the product after only a few days. It is required that all labels must stay in place for the entire lifetime of the product, with no exceptions. Therefore, make sure you find a label that will not go anywhere.

The Label Must be Clear and Readable

The information on a pharmaceutical product label is incredibly important, and that is why it is required that each label is clear and easily read. There is no room for ambiguity with pharmaceutical products because a slight misunderstanding can result in injury or even death.

Label Must Be Durable

You need to consider where and how the product is going to be stored, and then factor that information in to create a label that is built to last. Some products may be exposed to water, stored in the fridge, exposed to direct sunlight, or kept in some other hazardous condition. You need to be certain your label can survive and thrive in these conditions.

Follow FDA Guidelines for Labels

Aside from the three requirements above, the FDA has over 50 additional guidelines that all pharmaceutical labels must follow. Make sure you read the guidelines closely and adhere to every rule or requirement outlined in the text.

What is the Best Material to Use for Pharmaceutical Labels?

When printing pharmaceutical labels, you will typically be asked to choose what type of material you would like to print with. The most commonly used materials include paper, polypropylene, and vinyl. So which of those three materials is best for your specific needs? Actually, any of the three materials should work great! If you want more assistance or information, it is best to speak with a label printing expert, and they can help you decide on the very best option. 

Should I Laminate my Pharmaceutical Labels?

Oftentimes, companies choose to laminate their pharmaceutical labels. Laminating the labels makes them more flexible, adds to the thickness of the label, and protects the label from conditions such as water, heat, refrigeration, humidity, and more. If your product is going to be stored somewhere that exposes it to a variety of potentially harmful elements, you might want to laminate your labels.

Design and Print Pharmaceutical Labels at L+L Printers in San Diego

If you have a pharmaceutical product that needs a new label, L+L Printers in San Diego can help. We specialize in designing engaging pharmaceutical labels and printing high-quality labels at an affordable price. We will help you design your label from start to finish, helping you create the perfect label for your product. To learn more or to get a quote on the cost of printing, contact L+L Printers in San Diego today by calling (760) 477-0321.

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