Veltek Associates Incorporated (VAI – Malvern, Pennsylvania), a leading contamination control specialist and manufacturer for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare industries, has unveiled its Core2Print Cleanroom Documentation Printing System for customers that need to meet requirements in controlled manufacturing areas. The Core2Print system uses a 1600 Series S Digital Benchtop Printer from Colordyne Technologies (Brookfield, Wisconsin) for on-demand inkjet production. For over 40 years, VAI has pioneered the design and manufacturing of hundreds of cleanroom solutions that help customers with contamination control. VAI customers are focused on eliminating contamination in their production environments and assuring sterility in their products. The Core2Print supports these goals by affordably modernizing the printing method required to sterilize documentation within aseptic manufacturing environments. Aseptic processing is a technique whereby commercial, thermally sterilized liquid products (typically food or pharmaceutical) are packaged into previously sterilized containers under sterile conditions to produce shelf-stable products that don’t need refrigeration
“Core2Print is an innovative technology that helps our customers improve productivity and cost-saving margins by reducing interruptions in the cleanroom,” said Kevin McMurtrie, Global Business Manager at VAI. “Before the Core2Print, documents were printed outside the classified area. Users had to exit the cleanroom, remove cleanroom garments, retrieve the printed documents and wipe the documents down. Then, they needed to re-gown and prepare to enter the cleanroom again. Our Core2Print system eliminates all of these steps helping our customers save time and money.”
VAI’s Core2Print is a sheetfed, high-speed, high-quality digital printer that can be paired with VAI’s sterile cellulose-free CleanPrint 10 inkjet receptive substrate, which offers chemical and smudge resistance. The Core2Print allows documentation required in the controlled areas to be signalled to print from outside of the cleanroom. The unit’s exterior is constructed of 316L stainless steel with Lexan windows for durability and a clear view of the Colordyne 1600 Series S printer in use. The stainless-steel cabinet that encases the printer protects it and allows users to completely disinfect and sterilize the exterior of the unit. The design of the Colordyne 1600 Series S further reduces potential contamination. The printer’s fast drying water-based dye ink and thermal print head powered by Memjet do not release particulates into the air, eliminating the potential for contamination. The speed and industrial capabilities of the 1600 Series S allow customers to print large batch records or standard operating procedures (SOPs) without having to frequently reload paper or change ink cartridges. Plus, the compact size of this Colordyne digital printer makes it ideal for the stainless-steel cabinet of the Core2Print. Core2Print units produce rich colours at full bleed and excels in printing readable small fonts and sharp barcodes.