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Large Surface Printing Platform (PICTIC)

Published on 7 May 2019

The Pictic large-surface printing platform develops smart plastics, papers, and textiles produced by printing electronic functions directly on flexible 320mm x 380mm surfaces. The applications for these flexible circuits are complementary to those addressed by silicon-based technologies, and include human-machine interfaces, smart lighting, interactive displays, and environmental monitoring.

The platform is Europe’s only specialized R&D facility to bring together all of the necessary printing techniques—screen printing, inkjet, gravure, flexography, and slot-die—under one roof. The platform also has characterization, assembly, encapsulation, and other equipment.

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​50 researchers and technicians

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​Slot-die, gravure, and flexography process equipment

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​€9 million in investment

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​Many industrial partners including Grenoble start-up ISORG

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​600 sq. m of clean rooms


The platform develops formulations for electronic inks, scales up printing processes for industrial rollout, and manufactures prototypes and preseries, working with corporations worldwide, as well as with Grenoble, France-based start-up Isorg.

The processes developed at the platform stand out for their precision and competitive pricing. Electronic functions are deposited on the substrate in a single step, eliminating the need to use lithography and other subtractive processes.