Expanded Content Labels

Removable ECL's Overview

Removable Expanded Content Labels Overview

Removable Expanded Content Labels (ECL) leaflet labels are a multi-panel solution best described as a label that has a single sheet of printed literature folded down compactly to fit the product. The removable leaflet expanded content label is encompassed into a self-adhesive, fully laminated label with an adhesive tab, and is constructed to be removed seamlessly from the product. It is suitable for a wide variety of packaging types and is ideal for directions for use, informative labeling, and multilingual information. Leaflets can be customized based on your product’s specific needs including panels, constructions, materials, tabs, imprinting method, and color combinations, delivering the most effective solution for your product requirements.

Overview of ECL Booklet Benefits

Expanded Content Label Booklets were developed to solve the labeling concerns in the packaging industry around the ability to display regulated copy, with standard environmental factors, lower packaging labor cost, reduce packaging waste, reduce inventory, and eliminate the chances of a mismatching label and leaflet. As ECL’s developed and became more functional their use cases increased to include multilingual, OTC applications, smaller containers, delivering coupons and promotional items just to name a few.

  • Endless range of shapes and sizes 
  • Designed for flat surfaces and tight circumferences 
  • User-friendly open tabs 
  • Resealable throughout the products life 
  • Maintaining brand identity 
  • A cost-effective alternative to literature 
  • Automatic label application using standard equipment

Expanded Content Label Options

Booklets

  • Stitched booklets: 4-184 pages
  • Glued bound booklets: 4-48 pages

Leaflets

  • Single Panel max: 16 panels
  • Multiple Ribbon glue bound max: 32 panels

  • Removable ECL leaflets allow the booklet to detach information without damaging the rest of the package.

  • Resealable ECL Leaflets allow the label to be opened and closed for repeated use. The leaflet label also has a resealable closure available in many different versions. It can be covered with a dirt repellent and attractive looking lamination.

Tab opening direction options: left or right

Tab opening direction options: left or right

Tab opening direction options: left or right

Tab opening direction options: left or right

Full Base Label -Expanded Content Labels

Full Base Labels are designed for use on flat surfaces including cartons, kits and cards. The base spans the entire length of the ECL from edge to edge. Bases can be constructed from a large array materials and is offered Clear, White, Black, Opaque or metalized substrates.

Full Base Section Shown in Blue

Front Side of the Label

Partial Base Label -Expanded Content Labels

Partial Base Labels are designed for use with cylindrical clinical containers such as bottles, vials, canisters and syringes. Partial Bases are a small section of base that adheres to the container and allows the booklet to wrap around the curved surface, generally the tab section is used to adhere to the other side of the container, securing the booklet. Bases can be constructed from a large array materials and is offered Clear, White, Black, Opaque or metalized substrates.

Small Partial Base Section Shown in Blue

Large Partial Base shown in Blue

Front Side of the Label

Segmented Label Base Construction -Expanded Content Labels

Segmented label base constructions are used when it is necessary to wrap a booklet label around one or more edges of a box or carton. As illustrated below it uses “2 base section” so the label is able to bend and adhere correctly around corners or tight radiuses. It is important to have all the packaging component dimensions when designing this type of label. 

 2-Base Section Shown in Blue

Front Side of the Label

  • Full Graphics OTC with ECL
  • Multi-Wrap
  • Encapsulated Tear off leaflet
  • Back label with leaflet
  • Back label with stitched booklet
  • Back label with glue bound booklet
  • Tear off leaflet with zipper opening
  • Clinical Booklets 

  • Thermal transfer
  • Laser
  • Hot stamp
  • Data lase

Patterned Lamination for Imprinting

Patterned Lamination leaves an unlamented area for Imprinting.

Label Example

Fully Laminated - ECL

Full Lamination shown in pink

Label Example

Add paragraph about flexibility about shape/size/formats. how versatile ECLs are

  • Round Bottle
  • Square Bottle
  • Vial
  • Syringe
  • Ampule
  • Carton
  • Auto Injector
  • and More

ECL Questions?

Not sure of what you need for your application ? One of our packaging specialists will be glad to help.

CCL Healthcare is market leader custom cGMP printed packaging solutions. We offer the industries largest array of printed packaging and  functional secondary packaging products. The products shown on the website are only a small sampling of the formats, constructions, and configurations. To discuss your unique or custom packaging needs, please contact a packaging specialist.

Why choose CCL for Expanded Content Labels

Our pharmaceutical and Healthcare Expanded Content Labels are printed with the most advanced equipment available in the industry. Pairing our highly trained and qualified staff with our robust SOP’s and cGMP facilities allows us to exceed our customers quality expectations. Our investment in equipment and people have allowed us to continually be the market innovators and grow our secondary packaging offerings to meet the unique challenges that the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry demands.

When it comes to quality, CCL Healthcare is the market leader investing heavily into vision verification systems and establishing the standard for pharmaceutical printing in the industry. The standard includes ensuring every product is 100% verified and documented for traceability. We manufacture under cGMP and ISO standards in temperature and humidity control facilities. Our dedicated quality assurance team and production departments follow strict SOPs and CSPs in fully segregated manufacturing areas. Our global presence and manufacturing footprint allows you to go global with 34+ specialized healthcare sites. Our experienced staff provides the highest level of service, technical expertise, and product innovation anywhere you are.

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