Researchers Use New Technique and a Desktop Printer to Print Ink-Based Electrical Circuitry

Using a new technique and approximately $300 worth of off-the-shelf equipment, Georgia Tech researchers were able to print advanced, ink-based electrical circuitry on a desktop printer. The circuits were printed on resin-coated paper, PET film and glossy photo paper with silver nanoparticle ink.

While printing circuits isn’t new, the team’s technique made the process faster and less expensive. This method uses empty ink jet cartridges like graphene-based printing but it does not require heating for ink placement. The team believes the research will directly impact professionals and university researchers who want to experiment with novel forms of interactive electronics.

Read more about the fabrication techniques and the equipment used in the study.