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Large Surface Printing Platform (PICTIC)

Published on 9 August 2016
  • The Pictic large-surface printing platform develops smart plastics, papers, and textiles produced by printing electronic functions directly on flexible, 320   mm x 380   mm 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

50 researchers and technicians


Slot-die, gravure, and flexography process equipment


€9 million in investment


Many industrial partners including Grenoble start-up ISORG


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.