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  1. Techprint Welcome’s Congresswoman Niki Tsongas

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    Niki Tsonges
    At Techprint we recently had the opportunity to welcome Congresswoman Niki Tsongas to our facility for a visit and tour. The U.S. Congresswoman for Massachusetts’s 3rd congressional district was visiting as a part of National Small Business week. Along with celebrating this national event the purpose of this visit was to continue her effort to engage local businesses in her district and learn more about them.

    What is National Small Business Week?

    National Small Business Week is a yearly event to recognize the contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. As a large portion of the American population either works for or owns a small business, it is vital to understand their importance and accomplishments.  Each year the President of the United States also issues a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week in an effort to bring attention to the importance of small business. Events and awards are given out around the country to honor these businesses and the people who make positive contributions to the economy.
    Congresswoman Tsongas took the time to visit the Techprint facility in recognition of National Small Business Week.  During the visit the Techprint staff took the Congresswoman on a tour and provided her with a basic overview of the business.  As a manufacturer of specialty graphics and printed electronic products, this was a great opportunity to show off the importance of these products. Our meeting with her also allowed us to discuss some of the challenges we face as a small business that is looking to be successful in a challenging marketplace, and also the responsibility we have as our own economic ecosystem that is supporting our employees and by extension the local economy around us.
    Everybody at Techprint would like to thank Congresswoman Tsongas for taking the time to visit us and discuss the challenges we face as a small business.

  2. The Manufacturing of Force Sensor Resistors

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    One of the breakthroughs of modern technology, Force Sensor Resistors or FSRs are used in many applications. From keyboards to musical instruments to portable devices in which the output has to be calibrated and produced according to the applied pressure, without FSRs many of the dynamic interactions that we have with our technology units would not exist.
    How Do Force Sensor Resistors Work? 
    The FSR produces a variable electrical output as force and pressure are applied. It can do this in two ways. One method relies on the printed ink layer compressing, and changing conductivity as force and pressure are applied. The active layer in this design is a low conductivity printed polymer ink, applied in different thicknesses, or in varying patterns to produce the desired result. A second approach is similar to a membrane switch construction, where a highly conductive layer mates with a less conductive one.  As the two surfaces meet, varying amounts of surface area make contact with each other in relation to the force applied.
    General Construction:
    –          A base substrate layer-usually 75-175 microns.
    –          A printed conducting layer-can be minimally or highly conductive.
    –          An adhesive/bonding layer-can be full or zoned, depending on sensor design.
    –          A top substrate layer- usually 75-175 microns.
    The construction described above produces variable resistance values which in turn are used to trigger different response to the receiving electronics. This capability allows design and electrical engineers to create more sophisticated, intuitive, and responsive systems for monitoring, alerting, or protecting the user or the equipment it controls.
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    Techprint is an ISO 9001 certified market leader that brings only the best to its customers. We have made a name for ourselves manufacturing products as per custom requirements. To this end we have acquired considerable prowess in the sector of manufacturing top notch FSRs, testing them in house for faults and performance and then using them in keyboards and membrane switches for a tactile experience that is unparalleled.
    Contact us here to learn more about our FSR capabilities, and all of the services we offer.  Be sure to follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn for the latest company news and information.

  3. TechPrint Helps the Growing Wearable Medical Devices Market

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    In 2014, the wearable medical devices market took in around $2.7 billion dollars and is expected to grow in large proportions by the year 2023. Estimates are suggesting the market will reach $10 billion dollars by that year globally.
    Concept of connected health and fitness tracker and devices
    Although there are numerous devices that are manufactured in this market, the largest growth rate is found in heart rate monitors and many of the devices are used for home health care. Two of the main reasons the wearable medical devices market is expected to grow is because of the latest in innovation and the many people who use these devices. Although some devices can be prescribed by doctors, many people who take their health seriously use them in an effort to better understand and maintain their own bodies. This demographic tends to be tech-savvy, health conscious, and in the higher income brackets. Those people on the lower income side enjoy the same type of products, but typically tend to look for cheaper models.
    Also growing in popularity is non-invasive diagnostic devices.  These are a type of wearable used in the biosensor market to gather medical information from patients.  Examples of this include devices that can monitor and map areas of the body including cardiac monitoring and brain waves.  This technology is vital to managing the health of the aging population, and will only become more important as technology continues to improve.  The sensors and electrodes that gather this data is one of the most important parts of these diagnostic devices, and is an area where Techprint can assist manufacturers.
    Techprint is a custom designer and manufacturer of specialty graphics and printed electronic products. Our capabilities include the ability to design and produce custom printed electrodes and biosensor products, including those in the non-invasive diagnostic wearable medical devices market. TechPrint is able to design and produce the right product for most any device. Feel free to contact us to discuss your needs and learn more how we can help you with your wearable device development.

  4. Techprint Inc. Renews ISO 9001: 2008 Certification for Improved Customer Satisfaction

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    International standard bodies and their regulations help companies deliver the best possible end user experience to their clients through stringent quality management. At Techprint Inc. we understand the importance of this, and recently were recertified for ISO 9001:2008 certification. The #1 reason to be ISO certified is to achieve the highest customer satisfaction.

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    A body of guiding principles and specific requirements, the ISO 9001:2008 happens to be the gold standard of quality management practices. It is a coveted certification which is handed out only to the organizations that display the ability to:

    • Consistently deliver stellar customer experiences
    • Accurately document processes that impact a buyer’s interactions with the company
    • Improve these documented processes over time so that the business is always updated and relevant in the context of eliminating consumer problems and offering them a rewarding experience

    How Can a Company Apply for and Secure the ISO 9001:2008 Certification?
    It is important to take note of the fact that for a company to be ISO certified all the fundamentals and provisions specified in the body of literature supporting a particular standard must be met. These guidelines are non-negotiable. If a company can’t follow anything in particular because of its business model, then it can’t claim ISO 9001:2008 conformance.

    • A gap analysis should be conducted where the present quality Management System (QMS) is evaluated against an ISO compliant QMS. The shortcomings must be rectified.
    • A plan is needed to work on the gap revealed. ISO 9001 has a step by step workbook that lists different approaches to bridging this gap.
    • Next the employees have to be trained in the provisions of the ISO 9001.
    • The QMS processes now need to be documented and the system implemented in the organization.
    • Before the certification providers are called in to carry out their own audit, an in-house audit is necessary to ensure greater probability of approval.

    It is a rigorous and exhaustive journey. But the tangible benefits include better market reputation, strict quality management, consistent and excellent performance, reduced defect rates, documentation and automation of processes for ongoing evaluation, easier growth and most importantly increased revenue from the elimination of obsolete practices.
    Techprint Inc. offers numerous manufacturing capabilities for a variety of industries. For more information on our capabilities and how our ISO 9001:2008 certification demonstrates our company wide commitment to quality contact us here.

  5. National Safety Month

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    It has been estimated that every year almost 4.1 million workers are seriously injured on premise or pick up some form of infection that leads to illness. This statistic translates into loss of productivity for the employer; and high risk for the employee.

    In the competitive market where organizations look to increasingly unique ways to optimize the ROI of their investments, taking precautionary measures and educating employees, especially those who work on factory floors, construction sites, heat transfer systems and in units where toxic chemicals are handled in large volumes is an often over-looked and effective way to boost performance and avoid employee injury.

    June is National Safety Month:
    The National Safety Council has teamed up with thousands of companies and businesses across the nation in a joint effort to raise occupational safety awareness. It works with guidelines developed by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and mobilizes the National Safety Month movement. Useful tip sheets, trainings and checklists covering best practices, gear recommendations and structural enhancements are disseminated to reinforce safety at work.

    Techprint’s Role in Work Safety:
    Techprint Incorporated is a respected name in the market of custom labeling and digital printing. It is well known for its flexographic products, finishing services like lamination, sheeting and die cutting and its ability to work with myriad substrates, dyes and technologies.

    However Techprint also prides itself on being an occupational safety enhancer. As per the mandates of OSHA, labeling is one of the primary precautions that a business can take to ensure that equipment and chemicals are not handled in a way that leads to physical harm to the user.

    In this regard, Techprint supplies:

    • Detailed manufacturer labels that are tear, stain and fade proof. They inform employees about the features of the product they are using and are rather exhaustive in the safety data they convey.
    • Worker labels which prove to be useful especially when chemicals have to be decanted from manufacturer containers into smaller units for easy dispensing. Unlabeled bottles are a recipe for disaster.
    • Danger, warning and caution labels that go on everything from tools and mobile equipment like cranes and forklifts to chemical vats and containers, communicating to users the risks associated with the product through short text, commonly accepted symbols and data sheet values.
    • Unique Device Identification (UDI) labels which are a recent requirement but which can be scanned by workers and employees to access online equipment operation instructions, caveats and precautions.

    Being informed is the first step towards unequivocal work place safety. When people understand how high the stakes are, they automatically become more accountable for their own well-being. Techprint Incorporated is happy to contribute to this awareness in a significant way.

  6. THE MEDICAL DEVICE TECHNOLOGIES MARKET IS GROWING GLOBALLY

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    Growth in the medical devices market always stirs with conflicting emotions. On one hand it stands for the fact that the use of these technologies is becoming more rampant pointing to the rise of chronic and acute diseases. On the other it reflects advancements in medicine and the promise of better care and healing for patients.
    The global market for medical device technologies is expanding at a fast pace. By 2020 this space will boast a cumulative value of $428,970 million. Of this the United States lays claim to a large chunk of 39% making it a significant market player.
    The Top 10 Medical Device Technologies:
    Segmented by type, the following technologies comprise the Top 10 Devices list:

    • IVD devices or calibrators, reagents and kits that facilitate medical procedures in receptacles or test tubes outside the patient’s body.
    • Cardiology devices related to heart centric medical procedures covering both tests and surgeries.
    • Diagnostic imaging devices like X-Rays, CAT and PET scan equipment and MRI set-ups.
    • Orthopedic devices that diagnose and treat defects and problems with the musculoskeletal system.
    • Ophthalmology devices that cover the gamut from lenses and glasses to lasers and surgical instruments for delicate eye related operations.
    • Endoscopy devices that allow surgeons and doctors to probe into the inner cavities and passageways of the human body without surgery.
    • Diabetes care devices that help diabetics monitor their blood sugar and glucose levels and administer the required, measured insulin dosages without seeking medical assistance.
    • Wound Management devices that help sterilize, treat and heal superficial wounds. These generally come packaged in kits.
    • Kidney/dialysis devices that take care of a wide range of nephrology issues.
    • Anesthesia & respiratory care devices which include asthma inhalers, bi-pap machines and ventilators.

    Why This Growth Spurt?
    According to experts there are many reasons that have driven this sudden and phenomenal growth in the medical device technologies market. Stressful lifestyles are leading to an epidemic of hypertension, thyroid, diabetes and other chronic diseases. The ageing, geriatric population requires constant care and attention boosting production of at-home monitoring equipment.
    At Techprint Incorporated we have the capabilities to provide custom products for OEMS in the medical device market. Take a look at our website to see our full capabilities list, or connect with us at 800-225-2538 to learn more about our services.

  7. 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!