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The Tips Of The Batch Number Design Reference

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● WHAT IS A BATCH NUMBER?
In the cosmetics field, the batch number is the designation, in number and/or letter, which could identify and trace a set of the production period, like production time, production date, identification code, etc. This number could make sure the product traceability and date on the history and the background of the product.

● WHY DOES THE BRAND NEED TO FORMULATE A BATCH NUMBER? 
1. Easy to track and production management:
The batch number reflects the order date and records the production.
2. To prevent the forgery :
For the brand, internal information could be used as a way to identify.
3. Commodity First in, First out(FIFO) inventory management:
Tell the production date by the batch number to manage inventory.
4. Multi-item management:
Each item with its own batch no. could easily distinguish the products.

●THE COMBINATION OF BATCH NUMBER:
As the previous description,  the batch number show four different efforts for the brand. It could control, keep tracking on the product, and the market trend. Here we use the famous brand "YSL(Yves Saint Laurent) the series of ROGUE PUR COUTURE LIPSTICK, for example, the batch number is" 62S504". The number"62" represents the series, the alphabet "S" represents the year, the number "5" represents the month and the number"04" represents the date. So the batch number "62S504" means the product made on May 4, 2019.
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● FOR THE DESIGN RECOMMENDATIONS:

There are many different ways to mark and design the batch number. Sharing 4 common ways for the design reference.
1.Printing on the packaging 
Designing within the packaging artwork, in the printing of the logo, will also print batch number on the packaging. The common printing method like hot stamping, silkscreen printing, and heat transfer printing.
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2.Imprinted with the packaging 
The batch number will be imprinted on a barrel or tube. This way is less obvious in order to retain the overall design.
Imprinted with the barrel or tube

3.Inkjet printing
Inkjet printing the batch number in the space of the products. 
Inkjet printing

4. Design on label sticker 
It could design the batch number on the label sticker, usually will design with further information like an ingredient, the colour, use guide, etc.
Design on the label sticker

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REFERENCE
https://www.lfatabletpresses.com/articles/why-batch-produce-use-batch-numbers
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