Packaging and labels in Braille are in high demand. The relief-tactile labeling is designed specifically to aid blind and visually impaired people to find out what exactly is in the package.
Braille is mandatory labeling for a range of products. So, Ukrainian legislation requires Braille to be applied to the packaging of pharmaceutical products produced domestically and imported from abroad.
Labeling packaging’ features in Braille
Braille duplicates the name and some additional information about the product. The inscriptions are made in a national language. It is possible to reduplicate in other languages at the request of the customer. It is recommended to use the Marburg Medium typographic font in order to standardize.
At the same time, the size and location of the printing made in Braille are not regulated. The main requirement is that they should be easy to read.
Special tactile labeling may also be present on packages or labels. For example, a relief triangle or three convex points indicate that packages contain dangerous substances or agents.
Braille labels & packaging manufacturing
Braille can be applied directly to the packaging material as well as to a self-adhesive label or transparent sticker that sticks to the package.
There are several ways to apply Braille to packaging and labels:
- Hot stamping, a printing method in which a two-sided relief image is formed by compressing the material between the matrix and the counter-stamp.
- Thermal-raised method. The inscription in Braille is created by the use of a special finely dispersed powder which foams and increases in volume when heated.
- Relief varnishing. Braille is applied by screen printing using a special UV-curable varnish and a high profile mesh.
Ordering labels in Braille
Green Trade Company (Kyiv, Ukraine) is engaged in manufacturing self-adhesive labels in Braille.
You can contact us for designing and manufacturing self-adhesive labels in Braille by phone or by filling out the e-form. Please, indicate “A label in Braille is required” in a column “Special labeling conditions”