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.
Alert when a change in temperature, UV light, or humidity occurs.
Indicate a biological state or condition with biological indicators.
Detect the presence of alcohol or other substances.
Special inks or adhesives that are visible on radiography scans.
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.
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.
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
- UV Light
- Chemical or environmental gas and liquid
- CT Scan
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