Screen Printing Electronics for Garments and Textiles

Although I have covered the evolution of digital printing over the past 20 years, I am constantly reminded that established “old-school” printing technologies still have plenty to offer. For the February/March 2016 issue of Screen Printing magazine, I wrote about how screen-printing processes are helping manufacturers of textiles and garments develop and test “wearable electronics” that go beyond accessories such as watches and eyeglasses. Designers are suggesting all sorts of ways sensors and transmitters built into wearable garments could improve our health, safety, and well-being. For example: What if technology-infused garments could help doctors reduce hospital stays and improve patient care remotely? What if sensors in infant apparel …

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