Medical Pad Printing Capabilities Overview

Employees inspecting catheters after the medical pad printing processEstablished in 1985, CI Medical has an extensive line of state-of-the-art, computerized medical pad printing equipment and operates in a 20,000 square foot clean, environmentally controlled production facility. After more than 20 years of experience in mastering the techniques of medical pad printing, CI Medical is unrivaled in its level of expertise and has developed many proprietary techniques to achieve superior printing (i.e.- quality of image, adhesion of medical grade inks to difficult plastic substrates, etc.) on virtually ANY medical device – regardless of size, substrate or surface irregularity. The permanent markings are impervious to chemical, heat, gas and other sterilization techniques.

 

Innovation & Technology of Medical Pad Printing

Plasma Gas ChamberPlasma gas pretreatment on site, specialty medical grade inks and experienced ingenuity enable CI Medical to print on such "unprintable" substrates as FEP, PTFE, Silicone, Polyurethane, PP, PE, and Delrin. Automated state of the art equipment, such as customized MS 500 medical pad printing machines that our engineering department jointly developed with Microprint, provide unrivalled capabilities and flexibility to our medical pad printing services. These MS 500’s provide versatility to print many different sizes and shapes of medical device components, multi color printing capabilities and automatic pad cleaning between cycles which ensures the most precise, consistent markings possible on difficult medical device components such as catheters, medical grade heat shrink, and medical grade fabrics to list a few.

By developing new tools, designing new medical pad printing equipment and devising innovative medical pad printing techniques, we are actively advancing the technology of medical device printing. Our engineers continually work with MicroPrint to solve common medical pad printing challenges, while increasing production efficiency and speed through proprietary modifications in equipment. As a direct result, catheter OEMs can now expect the highest degree of precision and crispness in the printed image, guaranteed consistency between job lots, quicker turnaround times and higher yields.

 

Prototype through volume production

Catheter InspectionCI Medical’s niche volume market ranges from the prototype stage of new product development through full production runs into the millions. Working with design engineers at the embryonic stages of a new product, CI Medical can provide a full range of creative problem solving medical pad printing techniques. Many solutions have resulted in significant value-added opportunities for customers.

ISO Certified Standards

Pad Printing inspection under a microscopeIn accordance with ISO requirements, CI Medical maintains quality systems throughout the medical pad printing production process to ensure consistency of handling, lot control integrity, product traceability and quality system maintenance. Detailed documentation and seasoned QC professionals ensure strict compliance to customer specifications and tolerances.

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