Printed Electronics (Rigid PCB, Flexible FPC, Silver Printed PET
Printed electronics is a set of printing methods manufactureers use
to create electrical devices on various substrates. Printing
typically uses common printing equipment suitable for defining
patterns on material, such as screen printing, flexography,
gravure, offset lithography and inkjet. By electronic industry
standards, these are low cost processes.
Deposit the Electrically functional electronic or optical inks on
the substrate, creating active or passive devices, such as thin
film transistors or resistors. Printed electronics is facilitating
widespread, very low-cost, low-power applications such as flexible
The term printed electronics is related to organic electronics or
plastic electronics, in which one or more inks are composed of
carbon-based compounds. Printed electronics includes organic
semiconductors, inorganic semiconductors, metallic conductors,
nanoparticles, nanotubes, etc.
The most important benefit of printing is low-cost volume
fabrication. The lower cost enables use in more applications.
Printing on flexible substrates allows placement of electronics on
curved surfaces, for example, putting solar cells on vehicle roofs.
More typically, conventional semiconductors justify their much
higher costs by providing much higher performance.
Backlighting Your Printed Electronic Application
If you would like to backlight your application, the construction
would incorporate either light guides or LEDs for uniform lighting.
Other options for backlighting are fiber optic backlighting and EL
backlighting. The backlighting options would vary on the
requirements of your application such as thickness preference,
shape, environmental exposure, and other unique options.
You need to select them so they specifically fit the function of
your device. Using the latest LED powered lighting can reduce cost
and reduce power used by a device. Since many devices today are
portable, this backlighting solution is more relevant than ever.
A variety of applications that use backlighting solutions are:
remote controls, laboratory equipment, airplane dashboards. In
addition, we have medical devices in dimly lit operating rooms,
consumer appliances, such as coffee makers and microwaves, laptop
keyboards, and many other applications. These applications will
come in contact with daily or sporadically.
We have various backlighting samples that you can evaluate and
consider for your application. Please feel free to submit a sample
request and we’ll send you a variety of useful samples and tools
you can experiment with for your application.
If you want to know more about our printed electronics services,
please feel free to contact us.