Packaging University in Toronto
September 26-27th 2023
Pharmaceutical Braille Labels
Pharmaceutical braille is a tactile writing system used to label medication packaging for individuals who are visually impaired or blind. Pharmaceutical braille labels are designed to provide important information about the medication, including dosage, administration instructions, and warnings, in a format that can be easily read and understood by individuals with visual impairments.
Pharmaceutical braille labels are typically created using a special printing process that embosses the braille text onto the label material. This process creates a raised surface that can be felt by touch, allowing individuals with visual impairments to read the label with their fingertips.
In addition to braille text, pharmaceutical braille labels may also include other features to aid in medication identification and organization, such as high-contrast colors, large print text, and specific label shapes or designs.
Pharmaceutical braille labels are required by law in many countries, including the United States, as part of efforts to improve medication safety and accessibility for individuals with visual impairments. By providing medication information in a format that can be easily read and understood, pharmaceutical braille labels help to ensure that patients receive the correct medication and dosage, reducing the risk of medication errors and improving overall patient outcomes.
Braille Labels can be applied efficiently on almost every kind of label thanks to the use of our digital Braille technology and traditional techniques like silkscreen. Braille can be added directly to a label or can be printed onto a clear carrier for application onto existing labels. Pharmaceutical Braille labeling techniques make the marking on pharmaceutical and healthcare labels flexible and secure on large and small quantities.
Benefits of Braille Labels
The transparent Braille dots can be added directly on top of text and graphics without sacrificing the readability and with no requirement for additional space.
CCL can assist you with the translation of regular text to Braille dots and provide special materials for proofreading.
Our in-house developed Braille technology sprays Braille dots onto raised leaflet and booklet labels including the flat base label – in one operation.
Electronic dot count ensuring security of image.
CCL Braille solutions do not normally require changes to existing application or packaging technology and labels can be applied at the usual speed.
Specifications for Braille Labels
Recommended size Marburg Medium font in accordance with EU legislation
Up to 300 micron dot height
Braille applied on both paper and synthetic materials
Braille printable on Self Adhesive Labels and Expanded Content Labels