Medical Packaging for Printers – What to Know

Medical packaging is required to adhere to strict guidelines, ones that can’t be avoided. These are referring to as Unique Device Identification or UDI. Check out more about UDI here. These standards are set out by various regulating bodies to make sure that medical packaging is safe and also sterile.

These UDI numbers are alphanumeric codes that are used to identify individual products at various stages of storage, transport and usage. These require a lot number as well as an expiration date for the product and each item must be labelled with a barcode for easy reading and identification.

The printers require for such tasks are referred to as Tyvek printers or label printers. Today we’re going to introduce some of the printers required for adequate Tyvek labels and how they can help you adhere to UDI codes.

Tyvek Printing – Regardless of whether you are printing on medical items, tags or other items a quality printer like the Thermaprint 64 can be beneficial and meet your needs. These are industrial grade machines that offer a full spectrum of printing ability and come with additional upgrades for faster turnaround.

WristBand Printing and Printers 

These high quality printers allow for a full range of printing on Tyvek wristbands for events or other functions. The advantage of using Tyvek is that the material is both waterproof, light and extremely durable. There are huge advantages over using paper or another traditional wristband substitute.

When selecting a wristband printer it’s important to know the size that you are looking for and how many items you’re planning to print. If there is a smaller number then renting a printer or using a service that prints them out for you may be more beneficial. If it’s a larger amount then selecting a printer might be a better idea.

Once again, we recommend the Doranix’s Thermaprint 64 for a totally function wrist band printing solution. Please click the above link to contact Doranix and ask about the pricing for such units.

Advantages of Tyvek Over Paper

There are numerous advantages over traditional paper substitutes, let’s look at a few of these.

Increased Durability

Tyvek material is built for medical grade usage, so it’s light, flexible and most importantly very durable. This durability allows for the material to be used without issue and also increases the overall value of the material as there is no need to replace it.

Laser Printing/Barcodes

Having a barcode on your wristband or other item is a great advantage which makes it compliant with other forms of labels. Tradition paper printers struggle with barcodes while Tyvek based printing systems can offer a quick solution for anyone looking to add a barcode label onto their tags.

Future Standard

As UDI requirements become stricter more and more people will switch to Tyvek based tags and avoid anything that is paper based. Investing now in these products is a huge advantage that we recommend to anyone looking to expand their equipment.


Four Benefits of Infographics Over Regular Print Graphics

why infographics

An infographic is a combination of text and imagery used to communicate information, often in such a way that is palatable to its consumers. Infographics have become more sophisticated over the last decade, and are used in digital marketing, education, information dissemination during disasters, etc. The possibilities are endless.

Infographics offers a number of distinct advantages over regular print graphics, largely because the way the world creates and consumes content has changed drastically over the last decade. In the past, we relied heavily on printed material, and while we still do circulate newspapers and other regular print, we now look to more advanced technology as our primary sources of information.

They are more accessible.

For one thing, infographics are more rapidly disseminated into our mobile devices than regular print graphics. Infographics are digital. People own smartphones, tablets, computers, and more often than not, a combination of two to three different gadgets. Facebook currently clocks in at about a billion users worldwide. The world is more connected today than it has ever been, and given these platforms, it’s not difficult to simply share a JPEG file over social media and have it on hundreds of screens in a single swipe.

They create more awareness.

In relation to the previous point, infographics are more shareable, and are subsequently more conducive to building brand awareness. Regular print graphics takes longer to disseminate, and often lacks a platform to engage its readers/consumers in conversation. Infographics, on the other hand, exist on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media channels, where you can leverage the power of hashtags to increase visibility, and join in on what others are saying about your content.

In addition to social media, search engine optimization on blogs and websites also helps to boost infographics on page rankings, and can work in conjunction with social sharing. When strategically done, infographics have the potential to go very far in terms of visibility.

They are more visually striking.

Infographics, especially when well designed and well thought out, are visual wonders. Content is laid out (often quite creatively) and presented in such a way that is easily consumed by the average reader. Advancements in technology have given designers freedom to experiment with different styles, and even incorporating animation into their work. This proves to be a powerful means of communication, and will remain in your consumers’ mind long after they see the infographic—definitely good for building brand awareness and memory, and can absolutely result in a lot of social sharing.

They are relatively easy to make.

There is plenty of good software out there that allows even beginners to create good infographics, and then build their skill from there. Imagery is just one part of it; you also need facts to communicate your message effectively, and there are several reliable sources online from where you can extract relevant data. Compared to regular print graphics, which consumes valuable environmental resources, it is much easier to amass the necessary information digitally, put it all together creatively, and  then share this over the Internet. A lot of it can be done, paperless, over a computer—saving time, effort, and quite a number of trees.

Thank to Chris Lange over at Doranix for this great guest post. Doranix is the leading manufacturing of Tyvek based materials for printing and medical products.


4 Reasons Why Ireland is the Best EU Country to Setup a Business


Ireland is considered to be the best place to set up a new business. Large companies like Microsoft, Pfizer, Intel, Google, and Facebook have already in Irish operations. Here are four reasons why Ireland has been chosen as the best country for business globally.

Low corporate tax rates


This low rate attracts many foreign companies to establish their business here. The corporate tax rate is only 12.5% which is the lowest in the world. Companies can also get 25% tax credit against research and development costs. Ireland also has double taxation agreements with 72 countries.

Jobs and skilled workforce


Ireland is one of the European Union members. This means that European citizens can easily move within the European Union to work and live. There is also a special tax relief program for employees who relocate in Ireland. Ireland is the only English-speaking country in the Eurozone. They have highly skilled labor. About 48% of 25 to 34-year-olds are the third level qualified. The majority of the workforce is under 35 years of age.

IP exploitation benefits


The Irish Government offers organizations attractive tax incentives for intangible assets. This makes Ireland a good location for investing in intellectual property.

Irish economy


The Irish economy is increasing at a rate of 2.5 – 3% annually. It is now a fast growing country in Europe. The rate of inflation is below the EU average. Productivity is increasing.

These factors make Ireland the best place to do business. More than 1,000 companies have already set up their headquarters here. You can think of starting a business here too.