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  1. New FDA Stand-Alone Symbols on Labels Regulations

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    Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ruled in favor of allowing companies to use graphical representation without added text on their products. This was done in part to bring more American companies in line with symbols that are currently being used in European and foreign markets. As more countries begin to use the graphic symbols, there will be increased cohesion between markets. The new ruling will go into effect on September 13, 2016.

    Along with cohesion across markets, the FDA believes the new labeling will also save companies money in the long term. Instead of changing labeling over the years, the symbols will remain the same without a need to redesign a new one. The FDA has estimated medical device manufacturers will save between $7.7 and $25.5 million dollars over the course of 20 years.

    The Standards Development Organization (SDO) has established labeling without explanatory text. If a company uses these symbols there will be further cohesion as they will be more convenient for companies to use, and it will give companies the ability to conserve resources. Should a company choose to use their own symbols, they are encouraged to make sure consumers will fully understand the symbols used. If there is any confusion; the company will be liable for any adverse events that occur due to misunderstanding of their symbol.

    Along with each product, companies must also provide a glossary of the symbols and a description of where to find the glossary. Companies can further save money by offering the glossary online so they don’t need to worry about additional printing costs. This new FDA ruling gives companies an opportunity to save money in the future when they switch to a graphic symbol. Techprint

    At Techprint we offer custom design and manufacturing for specialty graphics and printed electronic products.  We also offer sheet fed screen printing and roll to roll screen printing and converting to satisfy any label design requirements. To find out how Techprint’s capabilities can meet your needs, contact us.

  2. Getting to Know Techprint’s General Printing Capabilities

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    It’s not always easy to find a company that can combine experience, quality, and innovation. At Techprint, we think we bring our customers all three. As an ISO9001:2008 certified manufacturer, Techprint has 40 years of experience when it comes to a wide range of custom, specialty printed graphics, and electronic products. Let’s take a closer look at what Techprint can do for you.

    Screen Printing
    Techprint offers both high-quality sheet fed and roll-to-roll screen printing.

    Sheet Fed Screen Printing
    Our sheet fed screen printing is one of the most versatile methods of commercial and industrial printing available. Techprint’s innovative screen printing services are perfect for printing on a wide variety of materials, with our specialty being plastic film and sheet. We use this method to create durable labels, graphic overlays, membrane switches, and a variety printed electronic products.

    Roll-to-Roll Screen Printing
    Techprint’s roll-to-roll screen printing is an excellent choice for membrane switch assemblies, flexible circuits, RFID antennas, and other electronics products. This printing process offers unprecedented throughput. Printed products can be presented on rolls or converted into individual parts.

    Flexographic Printing
    Our sophisticated 4-color and 6-color printing methods offers users a professional edge for all their corporate and product branding needs. We can print on almost any type of label stock, and offer laminating and converting capabilities. Our flexographic printing process is fast and highly economical.

    Digital Printing
    If you are looking for short-run or low-volume print jobs, digital printing is the way to go. Techprint offers quality digital printing services that can handle various forms of digital printing options including UV ink jet, piezo ink jet, laser, and thermal transfer. Our digital printing presses are specialized to print on a variety of plastic materials.

    Pad Printing
    A popular printing method with our medical device and electronic component industry clients. is perfect for printing in 3-D parts as well as decorating or finishing. Extremely fine detail and multicolor requirement are easily achievable with pad printing.

    On top of these outstanding printing capabilities, Techprint also offers die cutting, rotary die cutting, laser cutting, laminating, embossing, CNC routing, molding, and contract mechanical assembly. If you want to learn more about what Techprint can do for you and your company, please visit our website or contact one of our commercial and industrial printing experts today!