CI Medical specializes in printing on medical tubing as well as on other difficult surfaces and/or substrates, including but not limited to:


A fluoropolymer is a fluorocarbon-based polymer with multiple carbon-fluorine bonds. It is characterized by a high resistance to solvents, alcohol, and sterilization. It is the fluoropolymer that makes the surface coating “non-stick.” Unfortunately, even ink doesn’t want to stick.

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Polyethylene is a thermoplastic polymer with variable crystalline structure and an extremely large range of applications depending on the particular type. It is one of the most widely produced plastics in the world, but is challenging to print on.

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CI Medical has the experience and expertise to print on surgical and implantable textiles. Biomedical textiles (which include low-profile fabrics, monofilament knit mesh and multifilament knit mesh) are manufactured using textile-forming technologies and are integral components of sophisticated devices for cardiovascular, neurovascular, orthopedics and general surgery applications.

Additional Materials & Substrates

Below is an abbreviated list of the most common printed materials by CI Medical. You can learn more about these materials’ characteristics and printing challenges here.

If you would like to inquire about a different material, or medical tubing specifications, please contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you with our custom offerings for all your printing needs.

Trade NameAbbreviationMaterial(s)
Teflon® FEPFEPFluorinated ethylene-propylene
Teflon® PFAPFAPerfluoroalkoxy, or Perfluoroalkoxy alkane
Gore-Tex®ePTFEExpanded Polytetrafluoroethylene
Kapton®n/aPolyimide film
Zytel® PAn/apolyamide nylon tubing
Nylon 6n/apolycaprolactam
Victrex®PEEKPolyether ether ketone
PolyethylenePE, LDPE, HDPEPolyethylene, low density polyethylene, high density polyethylene
Thermoplastic polyolefinsn/apolyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polymethylpentene (PMP), polybutene-1 (PB-1)
PolyolefinPOEpolyisobutylene (PIB), ethylene propylene rubber (EPR), ethylene propylene diene