Digital decoration of consumer and industrial goods

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    Abstract

    Inkjet printing has a huge potential in direct decoration of three dimensional consumer and industrial goods due to its nonimpact character. As a digital method, inkjet provides several benefits compared to analog printing: Personalized and customized products, on demand production and production optimization due to integration into production line, to mention some. On the other hand, there are also several challenges to overcome, e.g. how to integrate inkjet print heads to transfer system properly, how to handle and monitor complex shaped products and how to ensure substrate-ink compatibility and controlled interactions between them. In addition, applicability and reliability of inkjet technology itself in various challenging conditions needs careful consideration and examination. In this paper we consider different benefits and challenges related to direct decoration using inkjet technology. Based on empirical studies, we present some results which demonstrate applicability of inkjet technology in direct digital decoration
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNIP27: 27th International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies & Digital Fabrication 2011
    Subtitle of host publicationTechnical programs and proceedings
    Place of PublicationSpringfield, VA, USA
    PublisherThe Society for Imaging Science and Technology, IS&T
    Pages823-826
    ISBN (Print)978-0-89208-296-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event27th International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies, NIP27 and 7th International Conference on Digital Fabrication 2011 - Minneapolis, United States
    Duration: 2 Oct 20116 Oct 2011
    Conference number: 27

    Conference

    Conference27th International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies, NIP27 and 7th International Conference on Digital Fabrication 2011
    Abbreviated titleNIP 27
    CountryUnited States
    CityMinneapolis
    Period2/10/116/10/11

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    Keywords

    • Digital decoration
    • inkjet

    Cite this

    Puukko, P., Koskinen, J., Salmi, T., & Marstio, I. (2011). Digital decoration of consumer and industrial goods. In NIP27: 27th International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies & Digital Fabrication 2011: Technical programs and proceedings (pp. 823-826). The Society for Imaging Science and Technology, IS&T.