PRINTED INDICATORS

Reliable. Consistent. Effective.

Add functionality and reliability to your product with color-changing inks that react to a chemical or environmental change. With our combination of process expertise and experience in a variety of industries, Tapecon can provide the ideal printed indicator for your specific needs.
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Sterilization Indicating Label

What is a printed indicator?

Printed indicators provide the user with visual confirmation that the product has been exposed to a specific change related to sterilization, temperature, UV exposure, and more.

This functionality is achieved by printing chemically reactive inks and coatings on the product. Tapecon’s printed indicators are clear, distinct, and tamperproof – providing the highest level of confidence to all users.

Uses for Printed Indicators

Printed indicators can be used in virtually any industry or application that requires reliable and consistent monitoring of a process or an environment.

Hospital facilities and medical devices

Identify heat or the presence of chemicals to ensure proper sterilization processes with sterilization indicators and temperature indicators.

Environmental monitoring

Alert when a change in temperature, UV light, or humidity occurs.

Biomarker detection

Indicate a biological state or condition with biological indicators.

Toxicity exposure

Detect the presence of alcohol or other substances.

Radiopaque markers

Special inks or adhesives that are visible on radiography scans.

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Flexible ink selection

Tapecon offers a multitude of ink options for your printed indicators. We can use your proprietary ink or we can recommend the best ink from our industry-leading suppliers.

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Versatile printing process

With our advanced printing capabilities, printed indicators can be manufactured with a wide range of ink patterns, substrate materials, and formats. We work closely with your product team to create the application to your exact specifications.

Medical-Grade Quality

At Tapecon, we have a proven track record in producing printed indicators for medical devices. We are ISO 13485 certified, understand the challenges of this industry, and provide solutions that consistently meet or exceed the strictest requirements.

Types of Printed Indicators

Printed Colorimetric Indicators

  • Sterilization process
    • Steam
    • Radiation (gamma)
    • Ethylene oxide gas
    • X-Ray
    • E-Beam
  • UV light
  • Humidity
  • Alcohol
  • Temperature
  • Chemical or environmental gas and liquid

Radiopaque Markers

  • X-Ray
  • MRI
  • CT Scan

Related Applications and Services

If your design calls for a printed indicator, you may also be interested in learning about other ways Tapecon can improve your product.

Let’s get started.

To learn more about printed indicators, fill out this short form and a Tapecon representative will follow up with you as quickly as possible. As a fifth-generation family business, we pride ourselves on being trusted manufacturing partners for our clients, and we look forward to working with you.

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