Tailormade printing solution for marking of country specific data

Thermal Inkjet printing solution for pharma cartons

Cost saving printing solution from HSA Systems reduces stock and lead-time for the medical technology company, Contura.

 

Tailormade print System for marking of country specific data on outer packaging

At HSA Systems we tailor solutions to our customers’ needs and desires. Contura needed a solution enabling them to meet international regulations, reduce stock of packaging and reduce lead-time to customer orders.

Contura is a Danish medical technology company which specialises in the development and commercialisation of soft tissue fillers. They sell the products worldwide and in order to comply with international regulations, they must mark the outer packaging of its products with country specific data in addition to the product label.

So far, the cartons used for the outer packaging has been pre-printed with country specific data at subcontractors, but with an increase in demand worldwide, the delivery time on pre-printed cartons became unsatisfactory and resulted in a demand for a larger and larger stock of cartons at Contura's facilities.

Keep it simple

By investing in its own print system, Contura would be able to simplify its processes by printing country specific data directly on the outer packaging at its facility.

As managing director Lars Tolle says: "We always look for solutions based on the philosophy, keep it simple. Having our own printer, avoids printing from a subcontractor and printing ourselves also gives us a significant cost saving."

We always look for solutions based on the philosophy, keep it simple. Having our own printer, avoids printing from a subcontractor and printing ourselves also gives us a significant cost saving.

CUSTOMISED PRINTING SOLUTION WITH HSAJET® MINITOUCH

HSA Systems provided Contura with a tailormade complete print system with an HSAJET® MTHP4 MiniTouch controller, 3-pen F-type printhead, and a UV lamp mounted on a conveyor belt. 
For the printing of country specific data Contura uses the HSAJET® UC5011si UV LED curable ink, which provides a very dark image even at low dpi, cures at high speed (up to 30m/min) and is ideal for glossy surfaces like the cartons Contura uses for the outer packaging.

The compact and flexible print system with an HSAJET® MiniTouch F-type printer, UV lamp and conveyor with wheels fits perfectly into Contura's facilities.

The compact and flexible print system with an HSAJET® MiniTouch F-type printer, UV lamp and conveyor with wheels fits perfectly into Contura's facilities.

With the tailormade print system, Contura can print country specific data on the outer packaging individually. This enables them to reduce delivery time to customers significantly and to comply with international regulations at the same time.

With the tailormade print system, Contura can print country specific data on the outer packaging individually. This enables them to reduce delivery time to customers significantly and to comply with international regulations at the same time.

Crucial for success is that HSA Systems listened and understood our needs, designed and build in accordance with our needs. Last but not least, printers - incl. UV lamp and conveyor belt, was very competitive in price.

Maximum flexibility results in increased efficiency and reduced costs

For managing director Lars Tolle, the solution from HSA Systems has contributed to an increase in efficiency by speeding up the processing of orders and reducing delivery time to customers:

“We can now mark cartons to individual countries’ requirements and do it on customers’ order and ship the same day. And stock is reduced significantly. The machine design is compact and flexible, and the HSA Systems software is simple and gives us maximum flexibility. It is easy to operate and requires minimum training”, says Lars Tolle and continues: “Crucial for success is that HSA Systems listened and understood our needs, designed and build in accordance with our needs. Last but not least, printers - incl. UV lamp and conveyor belt, was very competitive in price”. 

Now Contura only needs one type of outer packaging because they can print the country specific data directly on the packaging themselves with their own print system.

Now Contura only needs one type of outer packaging because they can print the country specific data directly on the packaging themselves with their own print system.

The advantages are:

  • Easy and low cost marking of country specific data on outer packaging
  • Enables Contura to comply with international regulations
  • Reduced stock, because Contura only needs one type of outer packaging
  • Reduced delivery time to Contura's customers 
  • Increased efficiency
  • Maximum flexibility
  • Simple software 
  • Easy to operate and easy to maintain - minimum training required
  • Competitive in price

 

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