OEM Co-Engineering

Engineering services dedicated to the digital inkjet industry

Since its foundation in 1995, the Matti Group has been working together with the largest players in the digital inkjet web industry. Many well known digital inkjet presses that are available on the market and that have been built thousands of times, had its origins at Matti and are still produced in the factory in Switzerland. We are an experienced team of highly skilled and motivated engineers that bring to life the ideas of OEM partners, or, very frequently, the Matti team approaches OEM partners with own product ideas that fit a market segement that the OEM is not yet covering.

Engineering Capabilities

We have proven expertise in the following areas:

  • Turnkey industrial inkjet solutions
  • Design, protoyping and serial manufacturing of digital inkjet writing systems - print head independent
  • Design, prototyping and serial manufacturing of substrate transports for paper, folding carton, flexible materials and others
  • Subsystems such as die cutting, perforating, cutting and stacking units
  • (N)IR / Hotair / UV drying
  • Software engineering (machine control and digital fron end)
  • Ink chemistry with a strong partner network

Co-Engineering Process

Matti's co-engineering process is focused towards a true partnership between the two engaged companies. It starts off before the development with consultancy tasks, runs through an efficient development process and results in a top performing product with the partnership extending over many years in to the service and support aspects of the mutually developed product.

Market Analysis and Research

Matti is at home in different industrial inkjet segments and has a broad understanding of where the segment is moving towards. From there, Matti defines areas of interest that show good potential and suggests ideas for future products to its OEM customers.

Product Concept

Based on the feedback of the OEM customer, Matti will put together a comprehensive concept and proposal for the new product. This includes all aspects such as the machine itself, all process relevant information and proposals for suitable inks and other consumables.

Financial Feasibility

Running cost is the most critical metric for financial viability of an industrial digital inkjet press. Together with the customer, Matti will assist with all the tests involved to gain the exact figures on required consumables, maintenance and service. With this basis, an extensive analysis can be performed and the financial feasibility is precisely evaluated in comparison with solutions that exist on the market.


After the GO for the product has been received from the customer, Matti will set up an interdisciplinary project team to tackle the development of the new product. This includes mechanical, electronics, software, process and chemical engineers that work seamlessly together in a dedicated environment.


After the design has completed and frozen, parts are ordered and the first prototype unit is built. This will normally lead to some design iterations, that are immediately included into the design files. After installing and commissioning of the protoype at a first friendly customer, all required adjustments are made and the design is signed off for serial production. This latest product revision is EMC and safety tested before it runs into serial production.

Serial Production / Mass Manufacturing

In a serial production context, the OEM customer will normally provide an exact forecast on the amount of units to be produced over the next 3 to 5 years. Based on that forcast, the Matti purchasing department will negotiate parts pricing with the suppliers with the goal to manufacture at the best possible price. Quality and reliability are first priorities and are secured through the documented quality processes.

Life Cycle Management

Due to changing market needs and improvement roadmaps of the OEM customer, changes and / or new features may become necessary for the released product. Matti will support the customer through these changes with the necessary exeperience and ressources to accomodate such changes and feaure developments.

Service and Support

In a normal setup between the OEM customer and Matti, the customer will provide first and second level support to the end customer. Matti provides third level support, i.e. taking interventions to the site of the OEM or end customer, should this become necessary. Besides this, all Matti developped and manufactured machinery are connected remotely which makes software upgrades and diagnosis simple.