World-Leading Research of Printing and Coating Processes

Located on Swansea University’s Bay Campus the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating (WCPC) is one of the world’s leading centres for research and development of printing and coating processes with expertise in screen flexographic, lithographic, rotogravure, digital, pad printing and 3D printing processes.  It is also a world leader in the modelling of the print process, using techniques such as finite element, finite difference and statistical and neural networks.

In the field of printed electronics the WCPC has been recognised as one of only five centres of excellence for plastic electronics in the whole of the UK, a centre with unique knowledge and facilities for additive processing through printing.

Our Focus

At the Welsh Centre of Printing of Coating we have expertise in all aspects of printing and coating, but are specialists in:

Graphics and packaging
an area which covers both traditional printing and integration of functional elements for security, monitoring and novelty value

Printed Electronics
printing conductive and functional components and integration with solid state components

Medical and Biotechnology
using printing solutions to mass manufacture medical devices

WCPC Technician
People in WCPC

Work with us

The Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating actively engages with companies, other academic institutions, commercial research organisations and Not-For-Profit organisations.

The Centre can help solve industry problems and offers access to world leading expertise and facilities. To date the Centre has also undertaken hundreds of collaborative projects with a range of Small–Medium Enterprises, supported through public and private funding.

If you’re looking to upskill your workforce the Centre offers a number of post graduate programmes. Alternatively the Centre can develop bespoke short courses for organisations based on their individual needs. 

To find out more or if you’re interested to find out how you can work with us please visit