25 Page Stitched Booklet Label

Expanded Content Label

36 Page Stitched Booklet Label

36 page stitched booklet Labels are a versatile labeling solution that can be used on a variety of primary packaging in the pharmaceutical and life science market, including ampules, syringes, vials, cartons, and bottles. Stitched ECL booklets can be easily applied with standard labeling equipment, reducing the need for multiple packaging components to accommodate regulatory or language requirements.

With the integration of a pressure-sensitive label, ECLs provide the same high-quality printing results and offer all the benefits and features associated with pressure-sensitive labels, such as brand security, embellishments, imprinting options, back numbering, and durability.

ECLs come in a wide range of configurations and page counts, providing flexibility for various labeling needs. Additionally, they are user-friendly and designed to be opened and resealed repeatedly without damaging the integrity of the label.

Expanded Content Labels (ECL) Overview

Extended Content Labels (ECLs) have emerged as an innovative label solution that addresses the challenge of providing extensive regulatory and patient information on healthcare packaging while maintaining brand identity, minimizing stock, and improving production line speed. The Booklet ECLs, in particular, offer a highly effective solution by condensing a large body of information into a compact label format, thereby reducing the number of packaging components required to accommodate regulatory or language requirements.

The Booklet ECLs are designed to accommodate a high volume of patient information, including multi-lingual and regulatory information, and are suitable for several types of packaging, including bottles, ampules, syringes, vials, and cartons. The panels of the ECL contain all the necessary information and requirements for the medication, which helps healthcare providers and patients alike make informed decisions about the product.

One of the key advantages of Booklet ECLs is that they offer an ideal platform for printing promotions, coupons, and other forms of communication with patients. This can be done by printing the information on the panels or by utilizing smart technologies such as serialization, NFC, RFID, and more. This allows manufacturers to engage with their customers more effectively and can enhance patient adherence to medication regimes.

ECLs offer a range of security features that ensure the integrity of the product and prevent counterfeiting. These features include back numbering, sequential or random numbering, holograms, and other anti-counterfeiting measures.

The Booklet ECLs offer a highly versatile and efficient solution that reduces administration, improves production line speed, and enhances security, while providing a comprehensive platform for displaying patient information and facilitating communication with patients. Overall, Extended Content Labels are an excellent choice for healthcare brands looking to provide extensive information while maintaining brand identity and improving production efficiency.

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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