Digital ink-jet printing on textiles

Chi Wai Kan, C.W.M. Yuen

Research output: Journal article publicationJournal articleAcademic research


Digital ink-jet printing was developed more than two decades ago, to print image directly from the computer on substrates such as paper, film and plastic, etc. In the past decade, digital ink-jet printing has been extensively used in textile applications also due to improvement of ink, software and machinery. Therefore, a comprehensive review of digital ink-jet printing on textiles was conducted. The technical aspects of digital ink-jet printing are addressed and hardware requirements of digital ink-jet printing system for textiles are also reviewed. Specific criteria of ink and substrate for digital ink-jet printing are discussed. On the other hand, problems of printing quality because of textile substrate are also discussed in this paper.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-24
Number of pages24
JournalResearch Journal of Textile and Apparel
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Digital Ink-jet Printing
  • Textile
  • Substrate
  • Ink

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