In the first part of our set of four articles on the suitability of various printing technologies for printed electronics we looked at ones using raised features. Here we look at the suitability, and use to date, of printing technologies using depressed features.
A wide variety of conventional and new printing technologies are being used or tested for the printing of electronic circuits of various types. However, the varied nature of the inks available to create such circuits and the diversity of circuits required means that no one printing technology will ever be used for all applications. Two raised printing processes are compared in the table below.
For more information, read Printed Electronics and RFID Forecasts, Players & Opportunities 2005-2015 by IDTechEx.