“Due to the limitations that the traditional printing/painting techniques have in traditional sectors such as textiles and plastics/toys, digital printing is perceived as a method for decorating and colouring fabrics and plastics. Digital printing has the full capacity to automate the printing process, enables a reduction of generated waste and a minimum consumption of raw materials to achieve the colour design effects desired, with the possibilities of customisation and producing small series. However, the traditional sectors find technical and economic obstacles for using and applying digital printing. Therefore this project, involving 8 companies (4 textile companies and 4 plastics/toys companies) and the AIJU and AITEX technology centres, will investigate and develop new processes and products to enable rationalisation of digital printing on textile and plastic materials.”

Start date: 01/06/2011