Pill Printer

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Pill Printer
Pill Printer.png
Details
Cost
2000
Process Cost
20
Process Time
2
Research

The Pill Printer is one of the Machines in Big Pharma. Pills are among the most common drug delivery methods in the world and take two forms: caplets and tablets. Caplets are formed from a shell, usually made from gelatin, that dissolves in the stomach to release a drug powder or granule. Tablets are produced by compressing a measure of powdered drug mixed with a binder; under pressure, the powder binds to itself and produces a solid pill which begins to dissolve immediately in the body.

Description[edit | edit source]

The Pill Printer is the most basic drug maker. It's cheap, fast and has a small footprint.

Function[edit | edit source]

Of the various Maker machines, the Pill Printer is the most basic. With a 1x3 footprint and linear path, the pill printer is easy to incorporate into most production lines. It is also inexpensive to buy and inexpensive to operate, making it ideal for early deployment. The Pill Printer is also the only maker that can harness the Easy-To-Swallow booster.

However, despite these advantages, the Pill Printer has one important disadvantage. Unlike all other basic machines, the Pill Printer's process time is 2, meaning that it will create a bottleneck in the production process unless deployed in pairs. Additionally, as its output rate is high, especially when employed in multiples, it can overwhelm output belts and sockets, creating another bottleneck. The Packer is the solution to this problem.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

CLICK TO UPGRADE:
ScienceUpgrade.pngx 1
Red Dot.pngPill Bonus:
$20 Red Arrow.png $23


CLICK TO UPGRADE:
ScienceUpgrade.pngx 2
Red Dot.pngPill Bonus:
$23 Red Arrow.png $26


CLICK TO UPGRADE:
ScienceUpgrade.pngx 4
Red Dot.pngPill Bonus:
$26 Red Arrow.png $29


CLICK TO UPGRADE:
ScienceUpgrade.pngx 8
Red Dot.pngPill Bonus:
$29 Red Arrow.png $32


CLICK TO UPGRADE:
ScienceUpgrade.pngx 16
Red Dot.pngPill Bonus:
$32 Red Arrow.png $35


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