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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. 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.

  3. Techprint Offers a Wide Range of Screen and Roll to Roll Printing Solutions

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    When it comes to versatility for industrial and commercial screen-printing, Techprint has the experience and equipment to satisfy a variety of product requirements. Their fully automatic, high speed screen-printing presses are specialized for printing onto a variety of plastic film materials, in both sheet and roll formats. They are able to print durable labels, graphic overlays, flexible circuits, membrane switches and printed electronics. When it comes to graphic printing, Techprint can print on any shape, size, and thickness, unlike other printers. Their high speed presses are able to handle large volume runs quickly and efficiently.

    On the converting and fabricating side of things, Techprint offers everything from die cutting to laminating to fabrication and everything in between. Their state of the art equipment can also handle other print technologies. Whether it’s digital, silkscreen, flexographic, hotstamp, or thermal transfer, Techprint can give clients exactly what they’re looking for.

    Techprint’s graphic and engineering design team works with clients in an effort to determine what will work best for them. Besides the wide range of printing options available, Techprint takes pride in being ISO9001 certified, and the company also adheres to standards and is certified by UL, CSA, IPC, ESD, and RoHS.

    In addition to the vast array of screen printing and roll to roll screen printing, Techprint offers clients design engineering support, and prototypes to ensure clients get exactly what they’re looking for. High volume production is easy with inspection and quality controls in place. Should clients need a new or more modern product, they can help with redesigning what clients currently have or envision something completely new.

    When it comes to screen printing and roll to roll printing, Techprint has the state of the art technology that companies are looking for. No job is too big, and their staff of professionals can help any company to look their best.

  4. 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!