Medical Device Pad Printing

TouchMark is the medical device marking company that customers have come to trust for high resolution permanent markings on difficult substrates using USP Class VI medical grade and Biocompatible Inks.

TouchMark offers a variety of print capabilities including pad printing, screen printing, and digital printing, along with a variety of custom specialty inks such as: Biocompatible Inks, Radiopaque Inks and Conductive Inks.

Biocompatible Inks: These Class VI Medical grade inks are widely used on medical devices including catheters, microcatheters, tubing, trocars, cannulas, heat shrinks, syringes and other surgical instruments to comply with FDA standards for products that may come in physical contact with the human body.
TouchMark’s custom equipment is optimized to meet the precision printing specifications for unique medical devices including those that require critical 360° rotational markings.
Permanent Ink Adhesion, necessary in the medical device industry, is assured through TouchMark’s quality control systems, custom equipment and years of expertise.
The markings are tested to assure high adhesion and can withstand sterilization techniques such as Ethylene Oxide Sterilization, Gamma Radiation or Autoclave.
Medical devices are routinely processed at TouchMark to achieve critical FDA certification timelines. Working closely with design engineers, the company has come up with pad print solutions for these types of non-invasive and implantable medical devices.
Cleanroom printing capability assures that medical device manufacturing cleanliness standards are exceeded. Production areas offer proper airflow for ventilation and operators are gowned in cleanroom attire.

Medical Device Pad Printing/Marking Examples:

  • Microcatheters
  • Catheters
  • Various Tubing
  • Hypo Tubes
  • Various Tubes
  • Handles
  • Trocars
  • Clips
  • Adapters
  • Shafts
  • Syringes
  • Housing
  • Cannula
  • Guide Wires
  • Connectors
  • Lenses

And other devices in various medical fields:

  • Vascular Devices
  • Orthopedic Devices
  • Dental Devices
  • Neurological Devices
  • Ophthalmologic Devices
  • Pharmaceutical
  • ENT Devices

Prototyping and Production Volume

Servicing the medical diagnostic industry for over 20 years, TouchMark’s engineering staff works closely with the customer’s Research and Development department to assure that the proper materials (PEEK, Polyimide, Nylon, Acrylic, Polycarbonate, Polystyrene, ABS, etc.) and best medical grade inks are properly matched for the device application. We work with you from the design phase to high volume production runs.

Testing protocols and specifications are developed as part of the first article prototypes which enables the printing process to ramp up to full scale manufacturing while preserving the customer’s cost and lead time requirements.