Self-adhesive labelling
Pharmaceutical labels


Pharmaceutical labels are relatively small compared to other. They decorate small flacons. At the same time we want our medicines to be secure, so they have to bear security features. In addition there is a need for brand protection. Thus, pharmaceutical labels require the finest resolution of printing.

Self-adhesive labels (or pressure-sensitive labels) are made by printing onto a construction of 3 layers: a release liner (also known as the backing paper, carrier or glassine), a layer of adhesive and the face material. Flexographic printing does a great job in producing these. You and your market are evolving. Your park might need expansion to deal with short run label printing, more complex orders and demanding customers. Self-adhesive label production might offer you new territory and opportunities, that leaves you plenty of room for creativity, flexibility and growth.


Runlengths for some pharmaceutical products have been small for many years since the right digital solution didn't exist. The high quality and high resolution imaging possibilities of digital printing today make it possible to produce pharmaceutical labels. Fine printing techniques enable perfect color reproduction, the use of custom colors and the integration of tracking mechanisms.

Production details

Digital production of a pharmaceutical label on the Xeikon 3300 press with variable data with laser diecutting by the Xeikon LDU.



Solution components

Workflow Print Media Consumables and Tools Equipment
Xeikon Vectorizor UPM Raflatac - PP White TC60 RP37 HD70WH Flint Group Digicoat GP Gloss varnish - UXH0001 Xeikon LDU (Laser Diecut Unit)
OneVision Software AG - DigiLabel Ice toner CMYK
Xeikon Metadata
Xeikon Vectorizor
OneVision Software AG - DigiLabel
Xeikon Metadata
Print Media
UPM Raflatac - PP White TC60 RP37 HD70WH
Consumables and Tools
Flint Group Digicoat GP Gloss varnish - UXH0001
Ice toner CMYK
Xeikon LDU (Laser Diecut Unit)