HP’s NEW PHARMACEUTICAL INK CARTRIDGE
HP’s NEW PHARMACEUTICAL INK CARTRIDGE
2007-10-17 at 12:08:00 pm #19148
HP: Competitive Advantage for Pharmaceutical Industry and Packagers
HP creates competitive advantage for pharmaceutical industry and packagers with Pharma Black launch
LAS VEGAS, Oct, 2007 HP yesterday announced that its Specialty Printing Systems (SPS) division is extending its digital solutions expertise to new platforms with the new HP Pharma Black CB935A Inkjet Print Cartridge unveiled at the Pack Expo trade show. Available now for incorporation in OEM partner technologies, the product uses FDA-GRAS (generally recognized as safe) ingredients for pharmaceutical applications, and brings the efficiency of non-contact, variable-data printing to pharmaceutical and tablet imprinting processes.
The new thermal inkjet ink cartridge which is compatible with comprehensive HP Product Tracking and Authentication (PT&A) solutions for supply-chain management – is being shown alongside a range of HP SPS solutions at the HP booth, #S-5060, this week at Pack Expo in the Las Vegas Convention Center. Also on display at Pack Expo are products produced on HP Indigo presses using the company’s first PT&A offering, the HP Smart Labels and Packaging Solution.With more than 20 years of digital printing to HP’s credit, our inkjet expertise enables us to break new ground in tablet and capsule imprinting,” said Kathy Tobin, vice president and general manager, HP SPS. “With this solution, HP sets a new standard by reducing costs, meeting expanding market needs and enabling solutions that exceed heightened security requirements.”
A new avenue to productivity, simplicity and productivity
The HP Pharma Black CB935A Inkjet Print Cartridge is evidence of HPs ability to provide innovative solutions that are simple to use, accessible and ensure high quality. The cartridge, which comes in a 20 cc size, offers production advantages over traditional contact-printing on pills and tablets and has other benefits, including:
# Reduced breakage and contamination with non-contact printing
# Increased efficiency and reliability, with reduced maintenance intervention and downtime
# Serialization for product tracking, anti-counterfeiting and prescription/dosage accuracy
# Compliance with California 2009 “ePedigree” pharmaceutical requirements when used with the HP PT&A Solution
# Self-contained cartridges for cleaner maintenance and replacement
# Printing speeds of up to 500 feet per minute at 150 dots per inch (dpi)
# High-quality 600 dpi imaging for precise, uniform printing of variable data, barcodes and logos on a variety of dosage-form shapes
# Ready-to-use formulation with no solvents to mix or handle.
HP SPS partner inc.jet and the Efficient Automated Machine Corporation (EAM) are showing the first application of HP Pharma Black in the HP booth – the new Non-Contact Programmable Tablet-Printing Solution. Capable of printing up to one million tablets per hour with 100-percent vision inspection for quality control, this product incorporates the HP Pharma Black CB935A cartridge, an inc.jet imager, and EAM’s tablet-printing product design in a single, turnkey tablet-printing solution. EAM vice president John Kawochka, who has more than 31 years of pharmaceutical experience, managed the design and development of the Tablet-Printing Solution for use with the cartridge ink system from inc.jet and HP.Our goals are to provide high quality print, robust modeling in data matrix, and precise handling capabilities with the highest technical safeguards available today, said Kawochka. “EAM is very excited to have formed such a strong relationship with companies that are as knowledgeable in printing as inc.jet and HP .HP PT&A Solutions like HP Pharma Black provide traceability and secure product tracking and authentication capabilities throughout the pharmaceutical value chain – for all product package levels from unit dose (e.g., tablet or vial) to the pallet level.