Jochen Christiaens, a member of the ESMA Expert team, describes the limitations and solutions
Screen-printing production environments exist for years and processes have been optimised over a long period of time.
Also the inks have been undertaking optimisation and so became perfectly adapted for their future application.
Newer print-head technologies, inks and substrates made it possible for ink-jet to evolve to a flexible, short run, economic and industrial print solution.
However, in order to implement this technology into an existing screen-printing production environment and fulfil all its requirements, a lot of questions need to be answered.