Glue Bound Booklet Label

Expanded Content Labels

6 Page-Glue Bound Booklet Label

The 6 page glue bound booklet label (ECL) is a highly versatile label solution that is widely used in both the RX and OTC markets. Designed to provide the same benefits of a pressure sensitive label, including shelf appeal and ease of use, the ECL booklet also delivers essential information for use and instructions for use that are mandated by regulatory authorities.

One of the key advantages of the ECL booklet is its flexibility in terms of design and application. The label can be designed to be resealable, allowing for repeated access to the information contained within, or removable, allowing for easy separation from the packaging. Additionally, the ECL booklet can be customized to fit a wide variety of containers, including bottles, cartons, vials, ampules, and syringes, making it an ideal solution for virtually any packaging need.

Extended Content Label Overview

Booklet labels, also known as expanded content labels or booklet-style labels, are multi-panel labels that provide additional space for text and graphics. They are used when the amount of information required on a label exceeds the available surface area of a traditional label.

Booklet labels consist of a base label and one or more additional layers that can be opened like a booklet or folded like an accordion. Each layer can contain additional information about the product, such as instructions for use, warnings, or ingredients.

Booklet labels are commonly used in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, where regulatory requirements often mandate the inclusion of extensive information on product labels. They are also used in the food, beverage, and consumer goods industries, where manufacturers may wish to include additional product information or promotional messaging.

Booklet labels can be printed in a variety of shapes and sizes, and can be customized to include brand-specific graphics and messaging. They can also include a range of security features, such as tamper-evident seals and holographic foils, to help prevent counterfeiting and ensure product authenticity.

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

ECL Page/Panel Counts


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


  • 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.
Open Tab Positions

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

Base Construction

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

Other Available ECL Formats
  • 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 
Available Imprinting Methods
  • Thermal transfer
  • Laser
  • Hot stamp
  • Data lase
Lamination Options

Patterned Lamination for Imprinting

Patterned Lamination leaves an unlamented area for Imprinting.

Label Example

Fully Laminated - ECL

Full Lamination shown in pink

Label Example

Compatible Container Types

ECL’s can be custom made for many types of packaging. The flexibility of ECL’s designs even allow the most difficult containers or primary package to accommodate an ECL.

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

ECL Questions?

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Why choose CCL for Expanded Content Labels

CCL Healthcare’s commitment to providing high-quality Extended Content Labels (ECLs) for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries is reflected in their investment in advanced equipment and highly qualified staff. The company ensures that its products exceed customers’ quality expectations by implementing robust standard operating procedures (SOPs) and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) in their facilities. This enables them to remain market innovators and continuously expand their offerings to meet the unique demands of the industry. 

CCL Healthcare leads the way in quality control, investing heavily in vision verification systems that ensure every product is 100% verified and documented for traceability. The company operates under cGMP and ISO standards, maintaining temperature and humidity-controlled facilities for the manufacturing of their products. To ensure the highest quality of products, CCL Healthcare’s dedicated quality assurance team and production departments follow strict SOPs and CSPs in fully segregated manufacturing areas. 

With a global presence and manufacturing footprint across 34+ specialized healthcare sites, CCL Healthcare is able to provide customers with the highest level of service, technical expertise, and product innovation, no matter where they are located. This commitment to quality and innovation has allowed CCL Healthcare to maintain its position as a leader in the industry, delivering cost-effective and user-friendly solutions to meet the unique needs of pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. 

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