During the last couple of years several ink manufacturers have presented metal nanoparticle inks for inkjet printing. These inks provide low resistances on plastic and paper substrates, thus enabling manufacturing of highconductivity conductors that could be used in circuit boards. Inkjet printing of a commercial silver nanoparticle ink on paper and plastic substrates has been investigated. The focus has been on making narrow lines and low resistance structures by varying substrate type, substrate temperature during printing and ink drop size. It has been found that the metal nanoparticle inkjet inks are suitable for making conductors. Also the inkjet technology itself is ready to produce fine details required in circuit board manufacturing.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of 22nd International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies|
|Subtitle of host publication||Denver, USA, 17-22 September 2006|
|Place of Publication||Springfield, VA, USA|
|Publisher||The Society for Imaging Science and Technology, IS&T|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|MoE publication type||A4 Article in a conference publication|
- dynamic interactions
- print quality
Hakola, L. (2006). Improving quality of inkjet printed metal nanoparticle conductors. In Proceedings of 22nd International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies: Denver, USA, 17-22 September 2006 (pp. 99-102). The Society for Imaging Science and Technology, IS&T.