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Pharmaceutical labels

We print your personalized labels respecting the legal standards for the pharmaceutical sector, such as usability, safety and traceability.

Examples of pharmaceutical labels that we have created:

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Drug labels for pharmaceutical companies: the importance of serialization


It is a traceability system that allows you to best organize a company's products, thus being able to constantly manage the flow of these from the warehouse.

We are talking about a useful product registration tool. Serialization works through a special code, called barcode.

The challenge lies in creating a transversal coordination plan capable of guaranteeing effective management of the large amount of drugs that circulate in our country every day, generating cost advantages.

This would allow reduce cases of counterfeit medicines which are often unfortunate events, but above all harmful for the end user. 

By clicking here, you will be able to find a Case Study relating to Pharmaceutical Labels.

Labels for the pharmaceutical sector: examples of Application 

Each project has characteristics that differentiate them from others, for this reason at Alkam we design and create the solution that best suits the product​.

The use of labels for medicines and in general all products that fall within this scope, require particular attention, as the improper use of these products can be dangerous for your health. 


In fact, when it comes to products belonging to the Pharmaceutical / Parapharmaceutical sector, it is essential to have the security of labeling and therefore identifying all the bottles. Having an unidentified product is not a tolerable situation, as the improper use of these products can be particularly dangerous for your health. To guarantee this process, Alkam offers the possibility of treating the labels with a special paint, which is activated with specific ultraviolet frequencies emitted by a device which, in this way, verifies its presence. If the label is missing on the product, this system automatically discards the non-compliant bottle, eliminating the risk of marketing a product without the mandatory legal indications. Sometimes we also work on the integrity of the product: to ensure that the bottle is intact and not tampered with, the label is applied as a security seal. In this way, after the first opening, the fact that the package is no longer intact is highlighted.

Drug labels: the legislation

Labels and, more generally, drug packaging are today produced following the specific legislation of 2 August 2001, called Directive 2001/83/EC1 issued in a decree by the Minister of Health and modified in subsequent years up to Legislative Decree 17/2014.

This document establishes some fundamental rules regarding the labeling of medicines and their packaging.


First, clarity and readability are emphasized as key features. The information that a label must include is the name of the medicine, followed by the dosage and pharmaceutical form, followed by the ingredients and the dosage. Furthermore, inside the package if present or directly on the label, it must contain all the fundamental information, including the production batch and the expiry date, which must remain legible over time, including the warning "Keep the medicine out of the reach and sight of children" as well as any other special ones if necessary (contraindications caused by the interaction of the medicine with alcohol, possible danger for driving, etc.).

The different types of pharmaceutical labels

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Promotional labels

Promotional labeling and packaging are among the last steps to be taken before the product ends up at the point of sale.

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Braille labels

With Braille Labels you expand your world of products even to those who are visually impaired.

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Security seals

Safety seals allow you to quickly check whether a product is contaminated.

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Tamper-evident labels

Protect your products with tamper-evident labels.

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Multipage labels

Multi-page labels: maintain tackiness while reducing thickness

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White adhesive labels

White adhesive labels in different formats.

  • What is the UFI code to show on the label?
    The unique formula identifier, known by the acronym UFI, is a code that will be mandatory to indicate on the label of products that contain a dangerous mixture (even in minimal quantities).
  • What information should you include on a cosmetic product label?
    Company information (name, logo, etc.), Product function, Expiry date of the product after opening the package (with related symbols), Indications for using the product and any precautions List of ingredients, Weight or volume, Name, company name and address of the person responsible, Manufacturing batch number, Country of origin (non-EU countries).
  • Is there any mandatory information to include?
    yes, you must include: company info, product quantity, list of ingredients, expiry date. We have written an article that explains all the regulations on cosmetic labeling, if you want to know more click here.
  • What are the ideal materials for printing product labeling by industry?
    According to the law, the materials used must guarantee the safety of those who use them. Choosing the most suitable material for printing your labels is essential to obtain the desired result. ​Depending on the shape of the support, the type of application, the type of product in question, thanks to our experience in the sector we are able to recommend the most suitable materials compared to others. Here are some materials that can be used in the various sectors: ​ White coated paper A bright, glossy alternative to white paper. ​ Ipanema paper resistant to oil and water Waterproof and resistant paper even on the edges. Suitable for liquid products or where storage in humid places is required. ​ Glossy white polypropylene Polypropylene is versatile, economical and resistant, making it possible to create labels for plastic, paper, glass and metal products. Resistant to humidity and suitable for the chemical sector. ​ Transparent polypropylene Versatile and adaptable like white polypropylene. It is often used for printing labels intended for transparent packages and bottles because it makes it possible to see the contents.
  • What materials do you use for your eco-friendly labels?
    We use eco-sustainable materials such as recycled paper, paper from sustainable sources, bioplastic, compostable film and other biodegradable materials.
  • How do you produce your labels to reduce your environmental impact?
    We use technologies such as digital printing, inkjet printing and flexographic printing to reduce the use of toxic inks and solvents. Furthermore, we use renewable energy during production.
  • Do you comply with global regulations on packaging sustainability? If so, how do you keep up with these regulations
    At Alkam we comply with all regulations on packaging sustainability by constantly training ourselves on the latest laws in force.

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