How to Make Pharma Codes Readable

Product bar codes, lot codes and expiration dates are mandatory elements in nearly every country, and in countries where this information is not mandatory there is sufficient consumer pressure that packages need them present anyway.

There are many things that go into ensuring product codes are readable. For instance, the type of printer, the print surface, and how you choose to read the codes. These all have to be taken into consideration in order to ensure a high-quality and readable code on product labeling and packaging. Manufacturers who take all of these factors into account will be rewarded with a higher quality product and fewer customer complaints.

This white paper explains how codes are read and graded by vision inspection equipment, and what can be done to ensure readable codes.