ESMA Academy: Sustainable Digital Printing on Textiles

Basic principles and theory transfer
17-19 September 2024


Education session

Participants receive insights in the procedure of inkjet printing on textile materials and accompanying topics such as textile chemistry and pre-treatment, ink formulation, curing techniques, colour management and characterisation of textile materials and printing quality. In addition, the workflow in digital printing will be shown in a textile microfactory environment. All information is presented in a neutral fashion and theoretical sessions are combined with hands-on practical blocks in which chosen topics are highlighted in small teams. No prior knowledge is required to attend.


In-depth overview

The main focus is laid on all technical aspects that have to be taken into account when operating a digital inkjet printing process in a textile factory. The participants will be able to decide if and to what extent inkjet printing technologies can be applied in their own production and how it contributes to sustainability. The analysis of sustainability for textile processes such as printing, weaving and spinning will be presented and demonstrated.


Interaction with experts

The practical training will be offered in small teams (max. 4-5 people) and will highlight some of the topics that are discussed in the theoretical part. Participants learn and exercise the workflow and each single step required in sustainable digital printing on textiles.  Each of the practical sessions ends with a question or task that is to be tackled by the teams to stimulate the intake of subject matters.


Tuesday 17 until Thursday 19 September 2024 | Online

Tuesday 17/09

13:00 – 13:15 Welcome and introduction

13:15 – 14:15 Material science & chemical pre-treatment

14:15 – 15:00 Pre-treatment in inkjet printing

15:00 – 15:30 Break

15:30 – 16:30 Inks and ink formulation

16:30 – 17:00 Sustainability aspects


Wednesday 18/09

13:00 – 14:15 Studying inks, substrates and their interactions

14:15 – 15:30 Inkjet printing and Inkjet printing machines

15:30 - 16:00 Break

16:00 – 16:30 Post-treatment in inkjet printing

16:30 – 17:00 Sustainability aspects

17:00 – 17:30 Characterisation of textiles and prints


Thursday 19/09

13:00 – 13:45 Colour & colour calibration

13:45 – 15:15 Sustainability analysis for textile processes and products

15:15 – 15:45 Break

15:45 – 16:30 Microfactories

16:30 – 16:45 FAQ & closing session

ESMA Academy: Sustainable Digital Printing on Textiles

Comprehensive online training

17-19 September 2024

Location: Online

Participation fee (theory): 995 EUR

In cooperation with DITF.


Organised by ESMA

ESMA is the knowledge platform for industrial, functional and specialist printing technologies.

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