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Large-area printing platform

Published on 26 April 2016

Pushing back the frontiers of electronics

The Pictic large-area 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. The platform develops formulations for electronic inks, scales up printing processes for industrial rollout, and manufactures prototypes and test runs, working with corporations worldwide, as well as with startup 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. 


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High-precision processes: alignment of electronics layers to within 10 microns; uniform deposition thicknesses


Slot-die printing, gravure, and flexography; sheet-fed printing 


  • 600 sq. m of clean rooms
  • € 9 million in equipment
  • Portfolio of 50 patents
  • 50 research scientists and technicians


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