Japanese fastening solutions company YKK has launched the YKK Prifa, a zipper that is inkjet printed on the tape and/or elements of the zipper. The company notes that it “can be personalised by using logos, patterns and gradations, to ensure that even the smallest detail of a garment reflects the brand’s vision”.

Customers can create their own individual designs using any design software, explains the company, and the zipper can be incorporated into a range of items, from sportswear to shoes.