Quality Assurance

Quality Policy

We at The Arthur Press Limited are fully committed to provide our customers with quality printing & packaging products and related services that meet their requirements on time, every time. This will be done respecting the requirements of the pharmaceutical industry and the medical device industry. 

To fulfil our commitment, we will continually improve our quality management system through technical advancements, employee training, self auditing, meeting objectives, management reviews and by determining relevant risks and opportunities.

All our employees will work within the strict compliance of regulatory requirements, in particular cGMP for the pharmaceutical industry.

We shall also endeavour to nurture an environment where growth, trust, teamwork, respect, safety and security flourish.

 

Quality Management

Management at Arthur Press will ensure that responsibilities and authorities are defined and communicated within the organization.

Management at Arthur Press will provide for a quality function independent of production that is responsible for monitoring and maintaining the overall quality system.

 

Quality Assurance (QA)

The QA department at Arthur Press (1978) Ltd. has developed its quality management system (QMS) in accordance with the requirements of the ISO 9001 standard.

The Arthur Press has documented, implemented and maintained a quality management system (QMS) and continually improve its effectiveness by:

a) Identify the processes needed for the QMS and their application throughout the organization,

b) Determine the sequence and interaction of these processes,

c) Determine criteria and methods needed to ensure that both the operation and control of these processes are effective,

d) Ensure the availability of resources and information necessary to support the operation and monitoring of these processes,

e) Monitor, measure and analyze these processes, and

f) Implement actions necessary to achieve planned results and continual improvement of these processes.

While on press, our skilled pressmen will print the imposed file assessing image and colour. Quality Assurance department monitors ink colour, paper and quality against approved hard copy or previously printed samples.

Random press sheets are pulled from every skid and run through our EyeC scanner (Text Verification software system). Regardless of the language, numbers and/or font size, the system checks and verifies each character against the customer approved pdf or hard copy. A certificate is generated for each scan and placed into the docket.

As part of our verification process, a line clearance is performed at all stages of production. Folder counters and scanners are challenged before each order. Periodic samplings of trays are weighed to ensure accuracy in count.

Our wide array of equipment can handle simple to the most-complex fold configurations and can be 100% barcode scanned with pharma code and code 128 in-line scanning on both sides, and that correct product codes have current revision numbers. Glue verification has been added to our processes to ensure our clients receive exceptional finished product.

When packaging, each carton must be weighed by using the data that was previously entered at the time the order was received. Our computerized weighing system (Free Weigh System) verifies counts of packaged inserts or outserts within the cartons. This allows a high level of count accuracy; reassuring our clients of reconcile effectively.