High Precision Pad Printing Services

Liberty Clark, Inc. provides high-quality precision pad printing services for the industrial and medical device and diagnostics markets.  The core of our business is focused on medical device pad printing.

Medical device standards are extremely high.  Precision, repeatability, and documentation is key.  Certified ISO 9001:2015, Liberty Clark is committed to continual process improvement.    Our 20 plus years of expertise and state of the art equipment is uniquely suited to meet specifications for all types of industrial and medical devices.

Furthermore, our pre-treatment and post-treatment process dramatically improves adhesion on substrates such as PP, Nylon, PC, Acetal, and Silicone.  Our equipment also allows us to print on irregular shaped surfaces for products such as catheters, syringes, and hypo tubes.

Class 7 Cleanroom

Our certified Class 7 cleanroom is a special-use room reserved for pad printing jobs which require a very low particle count environment.

Before starting a pad printing job for medical devices, we filter all the air out of the Class 7 clean room to remove contaminants.  Throughout the pad printing process, air is continuously recirculated through High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters.

Benefits of Pad Printing

Pad printing is a gravure-printing process that makes it possible to transfer a 2-d image onto 3-d objects.

Unlike other printing processes, pad printing has the ability to print on nearly any shape or surface including concave, convex, curved, uneven and hollows.  For medical devices, this means accuracy and precision on devices such as syringes.

Pad printing is also capable of printing on almost any material including plastic, metal, glass, ceramics and even food.

Lastly, pad printing offers better resolution than other printing processes.  Resolution is key for printing on medical devices for obvious reasons.

Pad Printing Applications on Medical Devices

There are a number of applications for pad printing on medical devices.  Below is a list of some of the applications we at Liberty Clark, Inc. have been involved with along with some images of completed projects…

  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

  • Disposable Suture Device and Components

  • EBUS-TBNA Needle Outer Handle

  • Pacemaker Can Demo

  • Pacemaker Header Demo

  • Infusion Tubing Guide
  • Medical Device Assembly

  • Medical Device Enclosure

  • Medical Device Face Plate

  • Medical Device Housing

  • Polycarbonate Syringe Body
  • Polypropylene Syringe Barrel
  • Respirator Helmet Components
  • And More

EXAMPLES OF OUR MEDICAL DEVICE PAD PRINTING PROJECTS

Pad Printing Challenges

Quality images and precise tolerances are required in the medical industry, which means choosing the right ink sytem and pad for your project is crucial.  Choosing the wrong ink or pad can result in wasted time delaying your medical device from entering the marketplace. 

With over 20 years of experience pad printing on medical devices, we have documented a long list of substrates and compatible medical grade ink systems.  

Our pad printing experts can help you determine what options are available for your project based on the application and substrate of the device.  Fill out our online form and our pad printing experts will help you navigate your options via email.

Regulations for Medical Pad Printing

The medical industry, in general, is very regulated because we are dealing with a number of factors that directly impact the health of a person.

At Liberty Clark, Inc., we are certified ISO 9001:2015.  We are committed to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements and have the documentation to back it up.

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Experienced Medical Device Pad Printing Professionals

Liberty Clark, Inc. are your experienced professionals for your next medical device pad printing job.  We will communicate with you every step of the way to ensure the job is done right the first time and is done on time!

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Medical Device Pad Printing FAQ’s

What percentage of your business is medical device related?

60% of all of our business is directly related to pad printing services for medical devices.

How long have you been providing your services to the medical device industry?

We have been providing our services to the medical device industry for over 10 years.

Is there an optimal size medical device company that Liberty Clark, Inc. services?

Liberty Clark, Inc has the capabilities to handle pad printing jobs of any size.  Whether you have a few thousand medical or tens of thousands of medical devices that need pad printing, we have the equipment and expertise to handle the job.

Do you have the capacity to handle large volumes?

Liberty Clark, Inc regularly completes multiple pad printing jobs that require more than 40,000 units printed per month.

How fast can you turn a job around?

Depends on the volume and number of setups to complete the artwork requirements.  Generally, 1 day to 3-weeks.

Do you use medical grade inks?

Yes.  All Medical Grade ink systems we use are Class VI and sourced only through major manufacturers.

Do you offer any specialty ink and techniques?

We have the ability to color match and mix all PMS colors in-house.

How do I determine if my device requires pretreatment?

A Dyne pen will help determine the surface tension of a given substrate.  Most ink systems will require a surface tension of at least 42 Dyne.  We can perform this test for you. 

Will you help me with the technical aspects of printing my device?

Yes!  It is very wise to consider the artwork requirements of the device before the technical drawing is approved.  We are here to help.

What is your quality certification status?

Liberty Clark is certified ISO 9001:2015

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