Printing on Pharmaceutical Bottles

Domino Coders give your operation a high-quality, accurate product marking solutions for both plastic abd glass – an absolute must in the Pharmaceutical sector to meet legislative and consumer demands - plus, Domino inkjets & lasers maximize uptime while minimizing maintenance.

As with any product, accurate coding and marking on bottles is absolutely essential – but in the Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences sector, the need for clean codes is all the more important. Why? Well, unlike your average Beverage or Food company, you've got to not only meet consumer needs, but ever-changing Legislative requirements as well.

As you know, the myriad of codes on your bottles ensure its contents are trackable throughout the entire processes of distribution and your customers stay safe if a product is used past its use-by date. That is an enormous responsibility and one that shouldn't be taken lightly. 

Unrivaled Pharmaceutical Experience

Here at Domino North America, we've worked with Pharmaceutical and Life Science manufacturers for decades and understand the unique challenges your industry faces.

Just like other industries that use bottles, Life Sciences utilize a massive range of bottle sizes, shapes and material form factors. Think about your own line - do you utilize plastic bottles, glass bottles or something else? How are you currently printing on these bottles? Do you currently use Inkjet? Laser? Label Printers? 

Domino North America has it all. Plus, we have an army of engineers who can assist you in choosing and installing the perfect industrial printer for your line. Let's check out some of those options now.

Laser Coding Options for Glass Medicine Bottles

Our fiber and scribing laser printing solutions create accurate text, graphics and 2D QR and Data Matrix codes on a wide range of substrates – including both plastic and glass, making lasers a viable option. 

Laser marking machines work by using a highly-powered, focused beam of light to mark the surface of a material. Unlike inkjets, or other types of coders or markers, lasers have no need for either inks or solvents, allowing them to use minimal resources and making them an excellent option for achieving sustainability goals. This has the added bonus of making long term upkeep very cost-effective, and it making planning for future costs easier.

As an added bonus, it lessens the need for planned maintenance. Our lasers are also designed to maximize flexibility and minimize size – so that they can be integrated into existing production processes while still offering the same world-class laser marking performance.

In addition to our fiber and CO2-based laser marking machinery, we also offer a range of flexible, high-quality labeling solutions – helping you to achieve accurate marking and coding at all packaging levels.

Laser scribers have plenty of plus sides, but if you're looking for another option, or have a bottle that doesn't have contrasting colors, inkjet is a tried and true option for printing on bottles that Pharmaceutical companies large and small have utilized for decades.

Inkjet Coding Options for Printing on Pharmaceutical Bottles

Chances are that if you're in Pharmacueticals, you're already using inkjets in your operation. They're known - they work, and our inkjets can be deployed and controlled en masse via automation options. In addition, Inkjets have already been deployed on a wide number of substrates, from glass bottles to PET to plastic and more.

If you can think of a traditional medicine bottle material, chances are that there's a Domino CIJ coder somewhere that's already been deployed. The die has been cast and our experienced inkjet engineers can help optimize the perfect setup for your line.

For more information about either inkjets or lasers, contact your Domino representative today.

Domino's user-friendly, scalable software and service products are easy to integrate with existing coding and labeling technologies in your factory. Our QuickDesign suite of label design software is fully-featured and free to use right out of the box, giving your company everything from a powerful Label Editor to an entire range of automation modules


Stay in control of your package messaging, from product to pallet, remotely or right from the factory floor with QuickDesign from Domino North America. Fully scalable to suit the specific needs of your production line, this software will allow you to remain compliant and manage your data with a simple touchscreen PC interface. With QuickDesign, you can create accurate labels from our built-in product table and choose the perfect label for your needs to eliminate mistakes and eliminate recalls

QuickDesign Lite

QuickDesign Lite is our free-to-download, easy-to-use label production software to get you going in mere minutes. From complex labels, including ingredients and allergen information, to large batches of date messages, start creating simple coding at the touch of a button and get your production line up and running.

QuickDesign Modules

Whether it’s plug and play integration and automated interfacing, or order management from the factory floor, our fully scalable automation models come with a range of features developed for the real-world challenges you face. From single coders to site-wide solutions.

Want to learn more about QuickDesign and Coding Automation? Contact the experts at Domino North America.