The Future of Rotary Screen Fabric Printing: is digital textile printing taking over?


Back in the late eighties, when digital textile printing and reactive inks were being developed, estimating the consequences of these innovations was not yet possible.

However, it was soon thought that digital textile printing would push rotary screen printing into the background and eventually even replace it.

Now, almost thirty years later, we can say that rotary screen printing is still very much alive and kicking, despite digital printing continuing to develop rapidly. Can rotary screen printing keep up with this development? And what are the expectations now? How long will rotary screen printing last? In this blog, I will evaluate the past and forecast the future of rotary screen printing.