Industrial Print means using print technologies within the process of manufacturing. It refers to a procedure whereby ink or another substance is printed onto a product for either functional or decorative purposes. Unlike conventional document or graphic printing, which is used mainly for promotional purposes, industrial print is deployed on the production line itself.
There is a wide range of industrial applications: from functional print that enables an electronic product or device, individually designed mass products and packaging, to decorative print onto various surfaces such as glass, metal or wood. Special technologies such as 3D print are used by industrial designers for prototyping, or to generate tailor-made packaging for fragile goods.
The latest innovations in industrial printing have opened up possibilities in the production process that never previously existed.